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Business

  • CUB Bank is 'outstanding'

    Citizens Union Bank has received an “Outstanding” CRA Rating from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
    CRA stands for the Federal “Community Reinvestment Act”. The Act was put into place in 1977, requiring regulators to evaluate each bank’s record of meeting the credit needs of the communities they serve and operate in, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound banking operations.

  • Joel Ray's Restaurant reducing hours

    Joel Ray Sprowls, owner of the Lincoln Jamboree Restaurant, said the restaurant will be open on Saturdays only after this weekend.
    Sept. 28 will be the last day he will serve meals on Sundays.
    Sprowls, who celebrated his 60th year with the Jamboree earlier this month, has been running the restaurant for 55 years. He recently fell and injured his arm and legs. In addition, his restaurant manager, Mary Lois Morris, is taking some time off due to a medical issue.
    “Fifty-five years is enough,” said Sprowls.

  • Population declines, workforce leaves home

    Eighty percent of LaRue County’s workforce travels outside the county for work. They are most likely to drive to Hardin, Jefferson and Nelson Counties. Their average travel time is 27 minutes – to and from work.
    Conversely, 52 percent of LaRue County’s jobs are filled by people outside the county – mostly from Hardin and Hart Counties.
    Those are a few of the many statistics Mike Burress, deputy director of the Lincoln Trail Development District, included in a presentation Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Ribbon-cutting held at Arrowhead Pawn & BBQ

    Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, positioned just off Lincoln Parkway, celebrated some changes inside their business Friday with a ribbon cutting, sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    Louie and Melissa Payne, the owners of the multi-faceted business, said they’ve revamped recipes and the results are paying off.

  • Clayton Homes building sold

    After sitting vacant for almost six years, the Clayton Homes building in LaRue County’s Industrial Park has been sold.

    Businessman Tim L. Aulbach, through Bella Development LLC, purchased the property from CMH Hodgenville, Inc. of Nashville, Tenn., for $1.5 million.

    LaRue County Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims made the formal announcement of the sale at Thursday’s meeting of the LaRue County Industrial Foundation.

  • Food Service Inspections - Aug. 27, 2014
  • PHOTO: Operatin Round-Up
  • PHOTO: Chamber luncheon speaker

     Brian Smith was the guest speaker at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon in August. Smith was speaking on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 


  • COLUMN: Automotive industry becomes regional point of pride

    For more than a century, America has had a fascination – a love affair, some say – with automobiles.

    Cars and trucks are more than transportation for us. In fact, few things are so deeply rooted in our culture. After all, most of us can hum the tune of “Little Red Corvette,” or “409” and recognize celebrity cars from Steve McQueen’s Mustang to Herbie the Love Bug.

    But part of what gives cars and trucks such a place in our hearts, especially in Kentucky, is our hand in making these celebrated machines.

  • Robinette honored by Nationwide Uniform

    Kyong Robinette has been selected as the July Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 2007 and is under the supervision of Shanda Hemmer in the jacket department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.