Weekend Auction To Feature Multi-Million Dollar Estate

By: Brett Baldeck Email
By: Brett Baldeck Email

"Location is everything and this is a beautiful property. This is where the Turner family started Dollar General store. So this is home. This is their backyard," says Kirby.

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) - The estate of Katherine Elizabeth Turner Campbell, known as Betty to most, will go on the auction block Friday. The estate of the Dollar General heiress is considered one of the finest pieces of land in the area.

It's a 5,500 square foot home, where Betty paid close attention to detail. Now, it will soon go up for auction. But to friends of Betty, the residence has much more meaning.

"The whole time I was with her, several years I was here minimum of 3 days a week with her so there are a lot of memories," says friend Dana Spencer.

Spencer was Betty's personal assistant. She says plenty of memories happened across the 80 acre estate, but none were more memorable than those just outside her 12 car garage.

"She was a fanatic about NASCAR. If you notice on the driveway there are a couple places you will see a few black marks and that's where she did burnouts," says Spencer.

Betty's love for cars didn't outweigh the love for her family. She purchased the home to be closer to her ill father.

"She actually remodeled it when she purchased it and actually in the mid 2000's she added on and extended on," says Spencer.

For guests visiting, a log cabin was built behind the main residence. Now, everything is available for that lucky bidder.

"We should have a nice crowd it is a lifestyle property," says Auctioneer Ron Kirby Jr.

Kirby has plenty of experience as an Auctioneer. He says whoever comes away the winner, will have a piece of South Central Kentucky history.

"Location is everything and this is a beautiful property. This is where the Turner family started Dollar General store. So this is home. This is their backyard," says Kirby.

And soon, a new family can call it their home.

The auction of the home will take place Friday at 1 p.m. A separate auction of farmland will take place Saturday at 10 a.m.


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