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Business

  • SNAP Fitness has new approach in Hodgenville

    By BOBBIE LANHAM

    Assistant manager and personal trainer Bryan Carroll is enthusiastic about the future of SNAP Fitness in Lincoln Plaza on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. The business is owned by Austin and Kayla McCown of Meade County.

    “We design the workout. All people have to do is show up,” said Carroll of the new boot camp approach to the gym membership. Carroll and his father, Mark Carroll, fitness managers, plan to add other features to the business.

  • Candy maker continues family legacy

    A local business owner is continuing her family’s heritage at her candy shop in Hodgenville.

    MAM Candy is a homemade candy store that is located at 218 North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

    MAM Candy sells a wide variety of homemade candies including chocolates, bon-bons, bourbon balls, caramels, pulled cream candy, candy apples and much more. Everything in the store is homemade and contains no additives or preservatives.

  • Steampuff Vapors hopes to help smokers quit

    A Hodgenville store is providing a service that they hope will help cigarette smokers quit their bad habit.

    Steampuff Vapors is an electronic cigarette and vapor shop that is located on 104 East Main Street, Suite 103 in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

    The vapor store sells electronic cigarettes with more than 60 different e-juice flavors. The store also features a tasting bar with over 40 different flavors.

  • Cake and art make life sweeter

    Sarah Anthony first made a cake for a friend who thought she had done an amazing job.

    “People kept talking about what a great cake it was, so I decided to take some classes on baking cakes and decorating,” Anthony said.

    She started baking cakes at night using the kitchen at Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville. When a store front became available in Elizabethtown she moved there and expanded her business. In the four years she was there she had made quite a name for herself, drawing in customers from as far as Louisville.

  • Creative Image new in Hodgenville

    By BOBBIE LANHAM
    Office Assistant

    The old is new on Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville.

    The new Creative Image Photography has been open since March at its location 201 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite #1 in an old building that housed many different businesses, including an auto parts store. The business location now has a comfortable studio atmosphere for parents and children.

  • ArtGypsy brings art to LaRue County

    By BOBBIE LANHAM

    Amber Gardner, owner of ArtGypsy art gallery in Hodgenville, has a passion for art and promoting other artists.

    Amber Gardner hosts artists in the gallery for three months and then rotates other works into the space. She is now featuring the works of husband and wife artists Daron and Angel Rogers.

    Daron Rogers is a painter of large and colorful abstracts and Angel Rogers is a photographer and multi-media artist.

  • Boundary Oak shares passion for antiques

    Walking through the old wooden screen door at 107 W. Main Street in Hodgenville is like stepping back in time. Friendly shop owners, who are passionate about antiques, wait to greet you.

    Owned by Garry and Rollanda Grubbs, Boundary Oak Antiques and Collectibles offers a variety of antiques, hand-made items, Signs, primitive décor, candles and soaps — something for everyone.

  • Games R Us looks to change gaming in LaRue

    A local store is striving to increase interest in the video game industry throughout LaRue County.

    Games R Us is a video game store located on 201 North Lincoln Boulevard in downtown Hodgenville. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

    Owner Joey Halprin said he buys, sells and trades new or used video games and video game systems. He also repairs video game systems, televisions, computers and several other electronic devices.

  • Business Brief - July 1, 2015

    Ft. Knox Credit Union receives high ranking second year in a row

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has been named to the 2015 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America list by DepositAccounts.

    This marks the second straight year the credit union has been named to the list, one of 66 credit unions to do so. There are 6,655 federal insured credit unions nationwide.

    According to a press release, the “credit union stood out in all of the primary evaluation categories, including Texas Ratio, Deposit Growth, and Capitalization.

  • Work Matters

    Our current workplace culture includes more generations working together than ever before. For the first time in history we have four generations in the workplace at one time – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials. Such a diverse group of people working together can create challenges for workplace culture, but this also provides an opportunity for employees to learn and grow as a team.