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  • PHOTO: Spirited cruise

    A group from Hodgenville and surrounding counties had a lunch cruise Sept. 4 on the Spirit of Jefferson in Louisville. The cruise was sponsored by Bancorp Investment Office and hosted by local representatives Regina Byrd, Page Beard and Gail Kelly.

  • Hemmer named Nationwide Employee of Month

    Shanda Hemmer has been selected as the October Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2011 and is under the supervision of Janice Perkins in the jacket department.

    She will receive an award for her service.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline offers community grants

    Officials with the Bluegrass Pipeline are accepting applications for its community grant program, which benefits projects in counties affected by the pipeline. The pipeline has been proposed to transport natural gas liquids along a 1,100-mile route that crosses through more than a dozen Kentucky counties as it hooks to an existing line near Hardinsburg running to the Gulf Coast.

  • PHOTO: Rotary Guest

     State Representative Terry Mills spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club. Rep. Mills was the guest of Rotarian Todd Skaggs.

  • PHOTO: CUB donation

     The Elizabethtown branch of Citizens Union Bank donated $1,000 to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. The money will help support the BackPack Program.  Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland currently serves 42 counties, including Hardin and LaRue counties. Of those 42 counties, 33 currently have the BackPack Program. Pictured from left are Melissa Jones of CUB Bank, FAKH Executive Director Gary Miles and Mary Jo Schmitz of CUB Bank. 

  • PHOTO: Rotary Guest

     Dave Armstrong, middle, from Sports Data Solutions, spoke last week to the Hodgenville Rotary Club about positive business practices. From left, Rip Collins, principal at LaRue County alternative school, Armstrong, and LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders. 

  • EMS receives $9,600 grant

    LaRue County EMS received $9,600 in grant money to purchase technology that will improve its ability to treat emergent heart patients.

    Paramedic and Education Coordinator Jerry McBride Jr. wrote the grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in May and the ambulance service received the funds in June. The department received four Apple iPads along with Bluetooth upgrades to go with their cardiac monitors.

    McBride said the upgrade would allow EMS to send electrocardiogram data through a wireless transmission to the hospital.

  • Cut Above celebrates 25 years of style

    Remember big bangs, rattails and hair picks?

    Mullets, Farrah Fawcett, crimps and funky side ponytails?

    Those hairstyles were all the rage when Cut Above opened its doors 25 years ago.

    The styles come and go – and recycle. But the four stylists and co-owners at the Hodgenville salon –Phillip and LaDona Childress, Rick Linder, and Cindy Smith – have remained the same through the years.

  • Jobless rate decreases in LaRue

    Unemployment rates decreased in 72 Kentucky counties between July 2012 and July 2013, while 42 county rates rose and six 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 down from 8.1 percent to 7.6 percent.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.8 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 6.4 percent; Oldham County, 6.5 percent; and Scott County, 6.6 percent.

  • Sims retires after 17 years

    Linda Sims, director of the Lincoln Trail Health Department, announced her pending retirement on Sept. 10 during a Board of Health meeting in Hodgenville.

    Her last day with LTHD was Sept. 30. She served the district 17 years.

    Sims said she has enjoyed working with each community, being able to help bring many needed services to members in LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.

    Sims got her start with LTHD in 1996 after replying to an ad for a director.