• Magnolia Bank receives five-star rating

    Magnolia Bank, Magnolia Kentucky, is honored to announce it has once again earned BauerFinancial, Inc.’s highest five star Superior rating. A five star rating indicates that Magnolia Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more. Magnolia Bank has earned Bauer’s recommended rating (either five stars or four stars) for 106 consecutive quarters.

  • The Lincoln National Bank Earns 'Best of Bauer' 5-star rating

    It is with great pleasure that BAUERFINANCIAL Inc., Coral Gables, Florida announces that The Lincoln National Bank, Hodgenville, Kentucky has once again earned its coveted 5-Star Superior rating. Having earned and maintained Bauer’s highest rating for the most recent 108 consecutive quarters, The Lincoln National Bank has also achieved “Best of Bauer” status, a designation reserved only for those banks that have earned a 5-Star rating for 25 straight years or longer.

  • Promise Land Blueberries celebrates new location

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting last Friday for the opening of the new LaRue County location of Promise Land Blueberries in Hodgenville.

    Owner Randy Schmidt moved the business last fall from their Munfordville nursery to their current location on 379 McDowell Road in Hodgenville. Schmidt said that they were able to plant three acres of 3 to 8-year-old plants that are currently producing.

  • Four functions of management

    By Dr. Chuck Crain

    Business owners recognize the four main functions of management: planning, organizing, controlling, and leading and motivating. These four functions are invaluable when it comes to ensuring that your business runs effectively and efficiently. When determining how the four functions of management apply to your business, business owners have to evaluate their resources.

  • Magnolia Bank acquires CUB branch

    The main motivation for buying the LaRue branch of CUB was to get the physical space for the Magnolia Bank operations center.

  • A place where friends gather

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit is a family owned business that is located on 311 West Water Street in Hodgenville. The restaurant serves a special every day with several plate lunches that feature a wide variety of breakfast and lunch food items including bacon, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, soups, sausage, sandwiches, cakes, pies and more. Paula’s Hot Biscuit also caters to several different events including wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversary parties and others.

  • Bringing exclusive fashion to Hodgenville

    LaRue County fashionistas will have to look no further than downtown Hodgenville for a place to find today’s boutique fashions.

    Lorrie McGonigle has always loved shopping in boutiques.

    “I’m a girls girl,” McGonigle said, “I love dresses. I’m always wearing dresses or leggings and boots. I like shopping in boutiques, but would walk away with almost a buyers remorse.”

    She explained that while the dresses and clothing were beautiful, they were also very expensive.

  • Nolin RECC presented safety award

    Employees worked 500,000 hours without a lost time injury or illness in two years

    Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes presented the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to Nolin RECC, located in Elizabethtown on April13, 2016. The award was presented to Nolin RECC for its dedication toward workplace safety.

  • Parsley-Byrd Honored as Top Financial Advisor

    Local U.S. Bancorp advisor Regina Parsley-Byrd is among a select number of financial advisors for U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. who has earned the 2015 President’s Club recognition award. She earned the distinction by ranking as one of the region’s top achievers and for displaying outstanding leadership qualities and superior dedication to his clients.

  • A family business with a country charm

    A local garden center constantly strives to provide their customers with the advice and products they expect, but with a “little country charm” and a family approach to how they run their business.

    Lee’s Garden Center is located on 1918 Bardstown Road in Hodgenville. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.