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Business

  • PHOTO: Luncheon speaker

    Stacy Humphreys, right, acting superintendent, at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, was the guest speaker at the April 15 Chamber of Commerce luncheon. She is pictured with Chamber member Pam Stephens, left, and Chamber Executive Director Krista Levee.

  • Fort Knox Federal CU plans annual meeting

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will report on its 2014 business performance to its members, who are also the owners of the Credit Union, during the 64th annual membership meeting on May 12, at the Performing Arts Center, John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

    The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and doors will open at 5 p.m.

     “We (the Board of Directors, volunteers and staff) are very pleased to report to our membership on the progress of their Credit Union,” said Jo Exler, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

  • Sales representative honored by Avon

    Ron McCray from Glendale has been recognized by Avon Products, Inc., as one of the beauty company's top representatives in the U.S.

    In honor of this recognition, the company rewarded McCray, along with other top Avon representatives at the company, a trip to Los Angeles, California, to celebrate their success during the annual President's Recognition Program Celebration.

    The event brings together the nation's top achieving Avon representatives who have distinguished themselves as top performers in sales or leadership.

  • Miller named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

    Jamie Miller was selected as the April Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since August 2013 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department.

    Miller will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • PHOTO: New business at old Polley building

    One new business, an arts store, is occupying part of the old Polley Auto Parts building on Water Street. Local contractor Barry Risinger has refurbished the building which now contains three businesses – Creative Images, a photography studio; Games R Us; and Art Gypsy.
           
     

  • Report: LaRue gains jobs, loses workers, pay

    LaRue County had a net gain of 16 jobs over the last five years, according to a recently released report by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
    The study, “Recovery from the Last Recession: How Kentucky’s Nine Regional Economies Performed,” shows the number of LaRue County jobs went from 2,676 to 2,692, an increase of .6 percent.

  • PHOTO: Saying goodbye to Shopko
  • New CEO named for Southern States

    Jeff Stroburg has been named as president and chief executive officer of the Southern States Cooperative.

    Stroburg succeeds Tom Scribner, who is retiring.

    Stroburg, recently retired from West Central Cooperative, has led profitable growth and successfully navigated major change throughout his 25-plus years in CEO roles at West Central Cooperative, Renewable Energy Group, Countrymark Cooperative, and Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative.

  • From Howardstown to High Grove, country stores anchor communities

    Tommy Roselle, co-owner of the Howardstown Mini-Mart with his wife, Carissa, enjoys some male camaraderie with his lunch guests. Clockwise, starting at Roselle's left, are Mark Underwood, Dean Higdon, Quinn Gray and Casie Wischmeier.

     Unlike many Kentucky counties, Nelson no longer has any of the old wooden country stores that date back to the 19th century, but High Grove Grocery comes close in atmosphere. Built around 1950, it still has the old hardwood floors and old gas pumps of yesteryear.

  • Better Business Bureau: Hot Topics for April

     Beware of a pretrial conference scam. A local consumer contacted BBB saying she received a phone call telling her she had to appear for a pretrial conference and if she didn’t show up, she would be arrested. Then, the scammer tried to get her personal information.