Dollar General location planned in Freetown

The sixth Dollar General location in Jackson County is planned to serve residents in the northeastern part of the county.

A special exception application recently was filed with the Jackson County Planning and Zoning Office for the company to construct a 10,640-square-foot retail store in a residential zone at 4992 W. State Road 58, Freetown.

Officials with the Jackson County Plan Commission will review that application during a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 220 E. Walnut St., Brownstown.

The store will be constructed on a 0.95-acre site where State Road 58 and State Road 135 meet.

The application was submitted by Curt Rafferty of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Rafferty could not be reached by phone for comment.

Details about when construction will begin or when the store would open were not available.

The site includes a home owned by James and Shirley Lookingbill. The property includes a 1,150-square-foot-home, an existing 700-square-foot retail building and a garage.

The nine-member plan commission can give the request a favorable recommendation, an unfavorable recommendation or no recommendation before passing it on to the Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals. That five-member panel can give the project final approval.

Jackson County has two Dollar General stores in Brownstown and Seymour and one in Crothersville.

Dollar General, established in 1939, has more than 15,000 stores in 44 states, according to Merchandise includes food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, family apparel, housewares, seasonal items, paper products and more.