The downtown stores in Hazard are normally open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day. But now stores are staying open on Monday nights until 9 pm.
Vic Tedesco, Papania's - "I'm in favor of opening on Monday nights. I think it will work out fine. You can't do any business with your door closed."
Ray Newkirk, Newberry's - "I think it's wonderful to give the people of Perry and surrounding counties the opportunity to shop one evening during the week."
Nelle Harper, Johnson's - "I like it. I couldn't tell much about it last Monday night because of the rain. I think it is better than Saturday night because most people want to go someplace and relax on the weekend."
Jim Altizer, Ammar Brothers - "We'll cooperate in every way to help business. If everyone wants to stay open, we'll be glad to go along."
George Kawaja, George's Shoe Store - "I think the first night went over fairly good. It's a good idea if the merchants will continue backing it up. Perhaps some special bargains would encourage the people to come down town after work."
Hugh Beeler, Stiles - "I'm in favor of it. I think it will take time to educate the people about the stores being open on Monday night. I believe we should stay open one night a week."
Willie Dawahare, Dawahares - "I've been open at nights for a year and have found it very satisfactory. It gives the family with children a chance to come to town and shop. It also helps the working people and the folks in the county." 1961