A Likely Story, located in Midway, Ky, is owned and operated by mother-daughter duo Ashlee and Anagail (Annie) Denington. The idea for a local independent bookstore was born in 2018 after Annie developed a neurologic disorder that drastically changed her plans for her future. Due to the global covid pandemic, their plans were modified. Originally hoping to open a store front, they opted to open an online bookstore first, as they continued to work through the process of opening a brick-and-mortar store during the pandemic. As of April 2023, their brick-and-mortar is open for business complete with new and "loved" books as well as gifts and other novelty items. Their "loved" offerings are books that have been read and enjoyed by others. Every book in the bookstore has been hand selected by Annie and Ashlee. We also offer online shopping through our Bookshop page where you can browse new books from warehouses all over the country and ship directly to you.
Ashlee Denington is a certified special education teacher and has worked for the federal judiciary for over 20 years. She is a lifelong resident of Woodford County. She graduated from Woodford County High School, Thomas More College (BA) and Georgetown College (MA). She previously co-owned iPotter with her sister for approximately 5 years. As a former teacher, Ashlee understands the importance of reading and access to reading materials. A Likely Story will hopefully help achieve the goal of making reading accessible to everyone! Ashlee’s personal book collection and library is not nearly as extensive as her daughter’s!
Annie Denington is a graduate of Woodford County High School. She successfully completed the #CareerReady program offered by the Women in Business committee of the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce in 2019. She is a lifelong resident of Woodford County. She is also an advocate for people with special needs. She speaks publicly about her life with disabilities in hopes of reducing the stigma associated with the disabled. She is also an advocate for READING! Her goal is to get books into the hands of anyone and everyone who wants to read! As a child with a disability, reading offered Annie a place to grow up where every dream was possible. A Likely Story is that dream! Annie’s personal book collection and library exceeds 500 books.