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  • Duckworth joins Farm Credit Mid-America

    Emily Duckworth has been named financial services officer for Farm Credit Mid-America in Elizabethtown.

    Duckworth will service loans and financially related services for a $18.4 billion financial lending cooperative serving more than 96,500 farmer-producers, agribusinesses and rural residents throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Her territory includes the Hardin, LaRue and Bullitt county areas.

  • PHOTO: Ribbon-cutting held for new Flaget Clinic

    Flaget Primary Care Associates, 908 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, held a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. From left, Allison Shepherd, Tammy Davidson, Telena Davis, Angel French, Nina Cundiff, Stephanie Rock, Sara Beery, LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner, Dr. Mark Abramovich, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse, Dr. Melanie Mooney, Rick Vancise and Sue Downs, president of Flaget Memorial Hospital.

  • Wright honored for 50 years in banking

     From sorting canceled checks to serving as president, Rondal Wright has worn just about all the hats available during his 50 years in banking.

  • Better Business Bureau hosts shred event in E'town

     The Better Business Bureau is teaming up with A-Plus Paper Shredding, Securitas Security Services, Walmart, and the Elizabethtown Police Department for a community shred event 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Walmart parking lot, 100 Walmart Drive, Elizabethtown.

    Paper, CDs, paper clips, staples, rubber bands, sprial bounds and floppy disks will be accepted at the event.

    Batteries, pens, plastic bags, cords, string, hard plastic items, metal object or glass will not be accepted.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Beware of Rachel and fake collectors

      1. Beware of scams surrounding Hurricane Sandy. Be cautious of emails or social media that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas, you could end up with a virus on your computer. When giving, don’t fall for high-pressure tactics, beware of organizations with copycat names similar to reputable charities, and make the check payable to the organization, not an individual.

     

  • Kevin Clark accepts position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

     Kevin Clark is the new community engagement branch manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana’s Elizabethtown office, which serves Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Nelson, Marion and Taylor counties in central Kentucky.

  • PHOTO: Chick-fil-a donates sandwiches

     Chick-fil-a donated 130 chicken sandwiches to the Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. The program often serves meals to 70 or more patrons weekdays at 5:30 p.m. at the kitchen. Additionally, each Monday and Thursday volunteers deliver meals to 31 seniors who have mobility problems, no longer drive and are shut in. Warm Blessings volunteer Linda Funk, right, is pictured receiving the donation from Chick-fil-A Training Director Ashley Chaudoin.

  • New medical clinic offers open house Nov. 9

     Flaget Memorial Hospital has opened a primary care facility in Hodgenville.

  • Jobless rate down in county

     Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between September 2011 and September 2012, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate fell to 6.7 percent in September from 7.2 percent in August. In September 2011, the rate was 7.9 percent.

    Of a 6,829 civilian work force, 457 were unemployed.

  • PHOTO: Chamber luncheon speaker

     Mike Harmon was the guest speaker at the Oct. 17 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. His topic was "Preparedness and Continuity of Operations Planning."