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Business

  • Odle named executive VP at Fort Knox

    L. Dean Odle was named executive vice president of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on July 1. Prior to accepting this position, Odle was senior vice president for retail Operations for Fort Knox Federal.

    He joined Fort Knox Federal in April 2013 and was responsible for all branch office personnel, the Member Resource Branch and the retail operations support team.   

  • Krause named senior VP at Fort Knox

    Dave Krause will join Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on July 21 as Senior Vice President for Retail Operations. He was selected after a nationwide search and will be in charge of all branch operations, the member resources call center and retail operations support team.

  • Workforce Investment makes training affordable for Lincoln Trail employers

    Just as most businesses do not find instant success, a new employee won’t hit full capacity on the first day on the job. Hiring and training a new employee takes time and, for some companies, training new employees presents an expense that might even slow growth.

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board and Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail are working to show companies – large and small – how training new employees can be more affordable through On-the-Job Training, a program made possible by the federal Workforce Investment Act.

  • Tourism adds $9 million in economic benefit to area

    A new National Park Service report shows that 163,928 visitors to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in 2013 spent more than $9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 134 jobs in the local area.

  • MILITARY: Captain Turner visits

    U.S. Navy Captain Mark Duell Turner, M.D., has been assigned to Bahrain as medical advisor to the admiral in charge of Fleet Five in the Middle East.

    Turner, a 1978 honor graduate of LaRue County High School, and 1984 honor graduate of the University of Kentucky, is married to Sybil Trasker Turner. They are the parents of Charles Turner, a third year student in engineering at McGill University, and Grace Turner, a recent graduate of Yokohama International School in Japan. Grace plans to attend Princeton University in New Jersey.

  • Cost-free debt management service provided by LaRue native

    For people needing cost-free debt management, Leanna Milby is ready and waiting in Elizabethtown.

    A LaRue County native and 2002 LaRue County High School graduate, Milby is a financial services specialist with Apprisen, a company that has been in Elizabethtown since 1999. Its stated mission is to help people improve their financial well-being through counseling, community outreach, and financial education.

  • Bradley graduates

    Deena Bradley, senior vice president of Magnolia Bank in Hodgenville, was among 190 bankers receiving graduation diplomas from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

    The three-year program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in the session.

    Bradley received 180 hours of classroom instruction and 30 hours of reviews during the course.

  • Magnolia Bank earns 5-star rating

    Magnolia Bank has been recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation, based on June 30, 2014, financial data.

    The bank has earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability.

    To earn Bauer’s 5-Star Superior rating, a bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability. 

  • South Dixie Pharmacy brings a personal touch to Sonora area

    After working 35 years as a pharmacist with national chains, Diana Bowles opened a pharmacy in her hometown of Sonora.

    South Dixie Pharmacy opened in December 2012.

    “This is my hometown, I’ve lived here all my life and I wanted to come here and start something, and thought why not give it a shot,” said Bowles.

    She and her co-owner, Matt Daniels, have a combined 50 years of experience working with Wal-Mart, Rite Aid and Sam’s Club.

  • Patty Holbert selected as EFNEP assistant

    Patty Holbert was hired as the new Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program (EFNEP) assistant for LaRue County’s Cooperative Extension Service in March. She just completed her training period, which lasted roughly eight weeks, and wants to make sure everyone knows she is available to help.

    Holbert, who lives in Buffalo, is a LaRue County native and has been involved in Extension Services for most of it.