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  • 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.

  • Free career testing available to veterans, unemployed

     An important education and workforce credential test will be free to eligible Kentuckians on a first-come, first-served basis through June 15 or until funds are expended.

    Testing to earn a National Career Readiness Certification is for veterans, persons with disabilities and anyone who has been unemployed for more than 26 weeks. The assessments are sponsored by the Department of Workforce Investment, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • PHOTO: Park superintendent speaks at Lincoln Luncheon

     Bill Justice, superintendent of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, spoke at the Lincoln Days Luncheon.

  • Lincoln National Bank honored at Lincoln Luncheon
  • Better Business Bureau warns of Do Not Call scam

     Scammers have been making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the registry or ask consumers to verify their information. Of course, the callers are really trying to solicit personal information, which opens victims up to identity fraud.

    How the Scam Works: