Local Truck Stop Featured on Food Network For Home Style Cookin'

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Someone's in the kitchen with Juanita, Janet, Lorraine and all the ladies at the Smokey Valley Truck Stop.

It's become a local tourist attraction after being featured on the Food Network. Smokey Valley isn't known for it's gimmicks, just good food after 30 years, but its Coconut Cream Pie caught the attention of folks from national TV.

Juanita Flannery owns the place. Since the segment aired, she says, "people have been calling and coming in from all over the country."

Juanita never realized what kind of following the Food Network has from its loyal fans. Last week, one couple stopped by, crisscrossing the country, eating at the hot spots they've seen on TV. The star attraction here has been the coconut cream pie.

Since the TV show spotlight, the ladies have been making about two dozen a day. Janet Littleton's a cook in the kitchen. She says, "I never expected all these people coming from everywhere, and I mean everywhere!"

The Food Network is profiling several local businesses in coming weeks, including Rocco's, Hillbilly Hotdogs and Central City Cafe, all in Huntington.

A rebroadcast of the show that featured the Smokey Valley Truck Stop will air on April 11th at noon.

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