OF PAUL'S DISCOUNT
or around the year 1856 Franklin Neikirk and his spouse
purchased a parcel of land north of Somerset at the headwaters
of Caney on Pitman Creek for 500 cords of wood. Little
did they know that Paul E. Neikirk and Frances R. Neikirk
would build and operate the first discount store in South
Central Kentucky, on this very site 104 years later.
the early spring of 1960 PAUL E. NEIKIRK, an electrician,
built and opened PAUL'S SURPLUS, a store of about 1800
square feet of space with three (3) employees, in the
building that Paul's Discount store now occupies. Most
of the beginning merchandise was army surplus material
and furniture. That relates to the business being incorporated
as Paul's Surplus & Distributing Inc.
PAUL E. NEIKIRK, deceased Oct 16, 1974. Over the period
of almost 40 years PAUL'S DISCOUNT offers over 20,000
square feet of selling space plus 3 warehouses while employing
over 30 people. The store is now under operation of Joe
and Jamie Neikirk.
are always welcome to visit our store at 1616 North US
2227, Somerset, Ky. We are open Monday through Saturday,
8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time
is a family owned corporation located at 1616 North US
2227 in Somerset, Ky. We are just off of US 27 on the
North Edge of Somerset. and being only five miles from
Lake Cumberland we have over the years built a base of
regular boating customers from as far away as Dayton,
Ohio. Phone calls and Phone Orders are always welcome
customers like our store because its one of those “If
they don’t have it, you don’t need it” type of places.
We’ve also been called the “Men’s Mall” because we’re
well known for hardware, hunting, fishing, and auto parts.
Women (and men) who enjoy making crafts come from miles
away for supplies.
have five major departments:
to the great people of Pulaski and surrounding counties
the business has continued to expand in size and offer
more and better service to the people of South Central
Kentucky. And thanks be to God who has seen fit to bless
this business for over forty years; giving the service
of good personnel and the patronage of valued customers.
To Him be the honor and glory forever.