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  • Jobless rate down in February

     Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between February 2012 and February 2013, while 26 county rates increased and three 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 percent in February, down from 8.3 percent in January. It was down a full point from the February 2012 rate of 9 percent.

    Of a workforce of 6,872 people, 550 were seeking employment.

  • Hinton's, Lee's named Certified Roadside Markets

     LaRue County is home to two of the 103 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program: Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Golf scramble is April 12

     Come out; come out, wherever you are, sun. It’s time to play some golf.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce 19th annual golf scramble is Friday, April 12 at the LaRue County Golf Course.

    This is a fun time for our members and community to enjoy some fun in the sun and also acts as the Chamber’s main fundraiser. The success of this event ensures the continued promotion of our business community. 

    The golf scramble is also a great opportunity to get involved and promote.

  • 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.