• 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
  • Bluegrass Cellular moves to new location
  • Chamber Unites

    The start of 2017 has brought many changes in my life and in the life of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Knowing your target group

    The last four articles focused on the resources of the business and some ways to mange those resources. Specifically, the focus was on the organization’s human resources and how to get them to work in an effective and efficient manner, so the business can achieve its goals.

    Once the planning and organizing functions are done (two of the four functions of management), leaders should look at the specific ways they intend to market their product or service. Before the marketing avenues are determined, the specific target market should be determined.