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Business

  • Art Gypsy announces new location
  • Comfort food and community: Awesome Café opens in Hodgenville

    Restocking the dessert case on the café counter with fried apple pies and miniature carrot cakes, Marie Riggs smiles—not because she has already sold out of lemon and red velvet—but because she is doing what she loves. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting event on Friday March 2 for Awesome Cafe, which recently opened in downtown Hodgenville.

    Originally from Louisville, owner Marie Riggs started working in food service when she was 18 and said she has loved to cook her whole life.

  • The light stuff: Positive Vibes opens in Hodgenville

    Last Thursday, the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting event for Positive Vibes. Located on Old Elizabethtown Road, the small business offers LED light therapy, facial treatments and foot massages as well as health and beauty products.

    The idea for the business began with a friendship. Three years ago, owners Shannon Minter and Christal Milliner discovered they shared many interests, especially when it came to health.

  • Have Buggy Will Travel

    In 2008, after 40 years of driving semis across the country, Tom Smith turned his hand to driving horses. Purchasing a buggy from a friend, he worked local events for five years until a few surgeries forced him to take a break and focus on his health. Now, the Magnolia resident is back in the driver’s seat.

  • Ribbon cutting held for local church

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 22 for Fruition Church, a church that recently opened its doors in Hodgenville and started meeting in the Civic Center in August.

    As Pastor Keenan Riley was driving through Chattanooga, Tenn. one night in May he drove past a road sign and found a purpose.

  • Hodgenville City Clerk receives certification

    Hodgenville City Clerk Toni Burton was named a Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerk at the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Institute Awards in Lexington on July 21.

    To be a certified clerk, 120 hours has to be successfully completed in the required courses of study outlined by the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association.

  • French sworn in to State Bar of Georgia

    Martha Sue (Curle) French was sworn in to the Georgia Bar on July 10, 2017 by the Honorable Ronnie K. Batchelor, Judge of the Superior Court of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit of Georgia in Lawrenceville.  

    French is also a member of the Kentucky and Florida Bar Associations.  She has spent the past 31 years in various roles with State Farm Insurance Companies where she is currently a training manager in the Atlanta office.  She manages claim trainers in Atlanta; Concordville, PA; and Newark, OH.  

  • The thrill of solving the impossible

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently opened RNR Garage on Friday, June 2.

    The business, a three way partnership between Ronnie Chelf, Nick Fancher and Ray Fancher, offers full automotive repair, welding and tires.

    Ronnie Chelf, the owner of the building, said “I bought the building three or four years ago and we used it for storage. Ray used to be my mechanic years ago,” Chelf said. “He started working on vehicles here and there in the building since it already had a lift.”

  • Parkway Baptist Ribbon Cutting
  • Boundary Oak ribbon cutting