Piggly Wiggly is the last full service grocery store located in downtown Russellville, KY. Originally, the store opened on October 21st, 1981 as a family operation. The owners included Al and Carlene Suhling and their son-in-law and daughter Chris and Nancy Carlson, all of Russellville.
A Note From Chirs and Nancy Carlson:
Family is important to us and we still run a family operation. Thanks to our loyal customers, we moved to our new, larger location in June of 1990, where we continue operations to this day.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our families, friends, and customers for allowing us to follow our dreams and run the best grocery store possible, as voted by our community from 2008 to 2013. It only makes us work harder to continue repeating the honor of being Logan County’s best grocery store. As we look forward to celebrating our 35th year of business in 2016, we look forward to seeing all of our customers old, new and future in the years to come. Thank you!
- Piggly Wiggly of Russellville was named "Best Grocery Store in Logan County" from 2008-2013 and in 2016 by the readers of the News-Democrat & Leader.
- An episode of Surprise Homecomings on TLC was filmed throughout the store. The episode is Supermarket Suprise.
"To be a customer at Russellville Piggly Wiggly is an honor. All employees and owners treat you with hometown friendliness and are always eager to help. No one is a stranger to them. If they do not have a product you desire, they will try their best to get it. Shopping at 'The Pig' is a pleasure!!!"
- Ann Klein, Customer
"Ah - The Pig, - what more could anybody want? Great groceries, super-nice personnel, and the wonderful convenience! It is exactly what you hope to find and, unfortunately, so seldom do these days, - A grocery store that is both modern and old-fashioned at the same time. Thanks to each of you for looking out for your customers in all ways."
- Mary Lucy Franklin, Customer
"I have been a customer at 'The Pig' since Day 1 and consider it one of the top-notch businesses in Logan County. I enjoy my weekly shopping trips, and if I forget something, it is so convenient to drop by. The staff is always willing to stop whatever they are doing to help YOU! This family-operated grocery has become a part of MY family. Thanks Piggy Wiggly for being here and providing excellent service!"
- Pat Basham, Customer
"I just wanted to tell you how fortunate we are to have your Piggly Wiggly Market in our community. During the time it was closed due to the tragic fire, I missed shopping at your store. On reopening day it was like a celebration for our town--shoppers where they were smiling and so happy to have our hometown store back. It is so nice to know where everything is and not having to walk through long aisles and to spend so much time finding and buying groceries as is the case in large stores. You have good meat, produce, and the deli is very good. It is nice to have a grocery which truly tries to satisfy the wants of the shoppers. On several occasions I have asked about an item I could not find and your staff was so kind in securing the items and having it on the shelf in a short time. I make several batches of peanut brittle during the holidays and needed a case of raw peanuts. Your produce manager, Luyana, ordered a case for me. Your checkout people and baggers are always friendly and caring. I appreciate you as owners and employees of Piggly Wiggly. Keep up the good work."
- Sue Wood, Customer