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  • New truck terminal opens at Upton

     Midwest Logistics Systems, based in Celina, Ohio, has located a new terminal on Weldon Loop in Upton, according to LaRue County Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims. The terminal will be at Exit 76 on Interstate-65 in the former Sullivan Auto Sales building.

  • Wright attends training

     William Steve Wright completed several days of advanced training with America’s IRA Experts on April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida, hearing about key areas that can impact tax planning and ensure his clients and families can keep more of their retirement savings.

  • Fort Knox Federal hosts annual meeting

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will host its 63rd annual membership meeting on May 13 at the Performing Arts Center, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road,  Elizabethtown. 

    Tom Mabe will be the featured entertainment. The membership meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • Toyota pulling out of northern Kentucky

    Toyota is closing its Erlanger headquarters and moving almost 1,600 jobs out of Northern Kentucky as part of a nationwide consolidation of the company's operations.

    Company officials gathered employees at its Erlanger offices Monday afternoon to tell them the news. All workers there will be offered jobs either at Toyota's new headquarters in Plano, Texas, or at an expanded technical center in Michigan.

  • LaRue's jobless rate falls in March

     Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between March 2013 and March 2014, while 43 county rates went up and eight counties stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.6 percent in March, compared to 8.8 percent in February and 8.1 percent a year ago.

    Of a 6,981-person workforce, 6,451 were employed.

  • Magnolia Bank earns 5-Stars

     Magnolia Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm. The data is based on Dec. 31, 2013, financial data.

    A 5-Star rating indicates that Magnolia Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn the designation, the bank must excel in capital quality, asset quality and profitability.

    Magnolia Bank has earned a recommended rating of 5-Stars or 4-Stars for 98 consecutive quarters.

  • Williams honored by Herald News

    Randy Williams, delivery driver for The LaRue County Herald News, was honored for his fifth year anniversary with the company.

  • PHOTO: Best speaks at luncheon

     Sara Jo Best, left, director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, was guest speaker at the April 16 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. At right is Community Health Educator Diana Leathers.

  • American General Contractors endorse LaRue

     Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Political Action Committee have endorsed J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville in his bid for state representative.

    LaRue is running in the 24th district, which includes LaRue, Green and Marion counties.

    The Associated General Contractors is the leading organization in the state’s commercial construction industry, providing services for more than 700 member companies.

  • SCRTC seeks franchise in city

     South Central Rural Telephone Company would like to expand its services within Hodgenville city limits.

    Hodgenville City Council agreed April 14 to advertise for sealed bids on a 15-year nonexclusive franchise to give SCRTC a chance to extend telephone, Internet and video services from the county to the city.

    Bids are to be submitted to the city clerk.