Cool Lexington lamp company celebrates 50 years of business

And apparently they can make a lamp out of anything!

Customers frequently ask the store to make lamps from sentimental items such as jockey boots, football helmets and law or medical books.

One customer had a lamp made out of the antique cast iron water pump from the family farm.

Melanie Turner said she had David Shannon turn a piece of handblown purple glass into an electric lamp that resembles an old-style oil lamp.

“They provide good, old-fashioned service,” said Turner, who lives in Millersburg but works in Lexington. “Things are done one at a time, and in today’s world that means a good deal to me.”