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  • Peggy Cecil named Employee of the Month

     Peggy Cecil has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1979 and is under the supervision of Kim Beard in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Jerianne Strange joins Herald staff

     Jerianne Strange has accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News.

    Strange will work as a copy editor and reporter. Her responsibilities include page design, covering school board meetings and writing feature stories.

    She got her start in community journalism at a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania.

    “I really enjoyed the weekly paper and the connection it had with the community,” Strange said.

  • Ron Smith elected to Executive Committee of CTIA

     Ron Smith, president & CEO of Bluegrass Cellular Inc., has been elected to his third consecutive term on the Executive Committee of CTIA – The Wireless Association. 

    CTIA is an international industry trade group based in Washington D.C. representing the wireless communications industry. As an executive committee member, Smith will represent the interests of regional and rural carriers while addressing the essential issues facing the wireless industry to help ensure it remains innovative and competitive. His one-year term began Jan. 1.

  • Heath plans to stay active as she retires from Sunrise

     When Beverly Heath started working at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare in 1987, her “office” was a desk in the Hodgenville nursing facility’s activity room and her duties varied from planning programs for the three seniors who attended to delivering meals.

  • PHOTO: A&B Elves visit Headstart

     A & B Adult Healthcare employees visited LaRue County Head Start. From left, Jennifer Phelps, Amber Florence, Dr. Amanda Florence-Houk holding niece Chevy, and Chasity Woods. Each child received a toy and each teacher and bus driver received a gift. 

  • County's jobless rate up in November

     Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one 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 increased from 6.5 percent to 6.9 percent between October and November 2012, according to the report. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in November 2011.

    Of an estimated 6,914 civilian labor force, 6,439 people were employed.

  • Natural gas rates going up

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission last week approved the unanimous settlement agreement reached by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company and all of the parties  in the base rate cases. The ruling lowers the late payment charge, extends the time period for paying customer bills, gives the company responsibility for natural gas service lines, and provides for additional charitable giving.

  • PHOTO: Durham speaks to Chamber

     Patrick Durham, owner of The Sweet Shoppe & Dessert Cafe in Hodgenville, was guest speaker Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Durham shared his plans to expand the shop by using the kitchen in the Wrolen Pin building next year. Durham began his business in that location several years ago. The Wrolen Pin will close this month, according to the owners.

  • PHOTO: Hosparus speaker

     Jamie Disselkamp, manager of community outreach for Hosparus, gave a presentation Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Hosparus works with families as they make end-of-life decisions.

  • PHOTO: Kevin Morris wins $20,000 from Tatum