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  • 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.

  • Extension intern considering career in agriculture

    Lindsey Boone, daughter of Ken Boone of Buffalo, and the late Georgia Wimpsett Boone, started her 12-week internship at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service six weeks ago.

    Her main job is to assist Misty Wilmoth, the county 4-H Extension agent, with any projects she may be doing. However, David Harrison, county Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, has also taken her out to wheat plots and orchards to teach her about diseases and pest control related to local agriculture.

  • Communities getting 'work-ready'

    As communities look for an edge in today’s competitive global economy, there are few things as powerful as developing a high-quality workforce.

    Here in the Lincoln Trail region, it’s exciting to see multiple counties taking steps to develop a highly skilled workforce that is ready to go to work. Leaders in those counties have applied or are in the process of applying for Work Ready Community certification.

  • Nunn joins PCA

    Amy Nunn, A.R.N.P., has joined the KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates practice at the Flaget Memorial Hospital campus in Bardstown. Flaget is a part of KentuckyOne Health.

    The board-certified nurse practitioner holds two bachelor’s degrees: one in nursing from the University of Louisville, and one in health science from Northern Kentucky University. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Nunn is now practicing with Dr. Paula Johnson, an internist who specializes in the care of adults.

  • Springsteen appointed president/CEO at Credit Union

    Ray Springsteen, executive vice president at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, was appointed president and chief executive officer. He succeeds William J. “Bill” Rissel upon his retirement.

  • Glendale Children's Home sells

     Ron Biddle of Carlisle traveled more than 200 miles to look at Glen Dale Children’s Home one final time Saturday as the property was being sold at auction.

    The property that once housed troubled and orphaned children and closed five years ago included more than 272 acres and 13 decaying structures broken up into 10 tracts sold Saturday for more than $1.77 million, including buyer’s premium. The sale averaged more than $5,900 an acre.

  • Transformed career center grows opportunity for job seekers, employers

    At Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, we’ve transformed the way we empower job seekers and employers.

    You might have heard we changed our name or you might have noticed the bright green arrow we adopted as our new logo. But for job seekers and employers, our transformation means much more.

    We’re here with an unyielding dedication to connecting job seekers and employers. That means providing the career, job training and educational opportunities job seekers need and developing the qualified workforce employers need.

  • Allen joins Farm Bureau

    Bryan Lee Allen has been appointed as an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at LaRue County Farm Bureau. Allen’s appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, vice president of agency support and marketing for KFB Insurance.
    Allen, who earned a degree in business administration from Mid-Continent University, joins LaRue County Farm Bureau after working for Enterprise Rent-a-Car and St. Catherine College.
    Allen will work with Agency Manager Price Smith, and the staff at LaRue County Farm Bureau.