For more than 4 decades, Juanita Flannery and her crew at the Smokey Valley Truck Stop have been serving up down-home, country meals for locals and passing motorists. On September 30, at 12:00 pm, the truck stop’s doors will shut forever.

The Smokey Valley Truck Stop sits at the junction of I-64 and KY 2 in Olive Hill, Kentucky.  The institution has charmed diners with its home-cooked meals and hospitality for decades and has even been featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Dives and Drive-ins.”

While the truck stop stopped selling fuel years ago, that hasn’t discouraged truck drivers from stopping by, Flannery said.

Truck drivers and tourists, hungry for a taste of home and maybe a slice of Flannery’s famous coconut cream pie, will surely be sad to see the truck stop shut down.

Flannery and her crew cooked food from scratch.  She made dozens of homemade biscuits each day and at least 3 coconut cream pies each day.

No doubt, many will be sad to see the place shut down.

If you’re in the area before the 30th, swing by and grab a slice of pie.

Check out those biscuits and gravy.  My mouth is watering.