"It was always my dream since I was 13 to have my own butcher shop," said Greg Chamberlain.
Nearly 30 years later, Chamberlain is living that dream, serving fresh meat and lunches at Fat Baby Meats in Scott County.
But getting there has been tough.
"I thought, 'What are we going to do? No money, no way to pay our bills,'" said Jackie Chamberlain, Greg's wife.
The Chamberlains original location was destroyed by fire in January 2011. They only had the minimum insurance coverage and it didn't cover all of their extensive losses. They had poured their life savings into it.
"He [Greg] almost went into a depression and it was hard for me to encourage him because I was so down myself. We were both feeling sorry for ourselves. But our friends were calling..." she said.
Those calls and encouragement on Facebook from the community came pouring in.
The messages said, "Open this store back up. You gotta open it somewhere. If there's anything I can do to help you, I will," Greg explained.
And that's just the beginning.
The owner of their new building gave them free rent until they could get back on their feet. The hardware store offered free credit. Customers and friends, like Nancy Chambers, donated supplies and time to help them open.
"It was really hard to see them suffer. I wanted to see them do good. The county needs them. There's not a lot going on here," said Chambers.
Thanks to a community that's seen more than it's fair share of job loss, Fat Baby Meats is off the economic chopping block.
They celebrated their one year anniversary in late April at their new location in Helenwood.