FACES with Emily Maxwell: Allison Hines, butcher

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Allison Hines is not your average butcher. The Anderson Township resident and mother of four may be new to the art of butchery, but her style is all her own.

Hines opened Butcher Betties, located inside the Friendly Market in Florence, Ky., in February, but her journey to becoming a butcher began just over a year ago.

With more than 20 years of culinary experience under her belt, Hines wanted to learn the "lost art" of butchery and began an apprenticeship with Avril-Bleh & Sons in downtown Cincinnati. Her time there was cut short, however, when she was presented with the opportunity to buy an available butcher shop at the Friendly Market.

Since then Hines has taken on this new culinary endeavor, with the help of her husband, Patrick, and intern Ali Ulanski.

She adds her own flavor to this age-old trade with a pin-up twist.

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Allison Hines is the subject of WCPO's next installment of "FACES with Emily Maxwell." This series uses photos, audio and video to tell the stories of everyday people in the Greater Cincinnati area. Watch the video in the media player above.

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