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  • Magnolia Bank provides scholarships

     Twenty sixth-grade students from LaRue and Hardin Counties were awarded the sixth annual Magnolia Bank “Preparing for Success” scholarships.

    Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career, and how they plan to pursue that career. 

    “The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early.  We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,” said Stefanie Rock, vice president at Magnolia Bank.   

  • Architect joins firm with hometown ties

     When she was in elementary school, Allison Shaw Commings moved into a new house, an event that began her career choice later in life.

  • PHOTO: Door prize winner

     Three people won door prizes from The LaRue County Herald News’ booth at the Extension Expo. Above, Emogene Gardner was the winner of a one-year subscription to The LaRue County Herald News. Sarah Hornback and Kay Whitlock each received a $10 discount on a subscription.

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue

     The Leadership LaRue class met with Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse Wednesday as part of the local government program. The class is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Front from left, Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray; Kelly Clemens, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union; Beth Roberts, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College; Gina Lewis, Lincoln National Bank; Sarah Graham, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home; back, Angel French and Krista Levee, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Jobless rate up in county for January

     Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between January 2012 and January 2013, while 33 county rates increased and four 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 8.3 percent. Of 6,896 potential workers, 573 were unemployed.

    LaRue’s rate in December was 7.6 percent.

  • Kentucky Repertory Theatre closes

     After 35 seasons, the Horse Cave Theatre and Kentucky Repertory Theatre is closing.

    “We are sad to say that we will not be opening our doors for a 2013 season. Economic pressures have made it impossible to continue,” is a message on the theatre’s website.

    The small (355 seats), professional theatre has staged 232 productions. The first production was “Candida” by George Bernard Shaw in 1977.

  • Gran's Dented Deals is a family affair

     Anita Ovesen has a full schedule. Between working at a hospital and owning and operating a hair salon, she is the owner and manager of Gran’s Dented Deals.

  • Magnolia Bank earns 5-Star ranking

     Magnolia Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

  • Magnolia Bank awarded 5-Star rating

     Magnolia Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

    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 the 5-Star rating for the last seven consecutive quarters and a recommended rating of 5-Stars or 4-Stars for 93 consecutive quarters.

  • Bucks for Brains wants new ideas

     Area residents with ideas that could lead to a new business could win assistance to help move their idea forward.

    The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center is accepting applications for the 2013 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” competition through April 17.