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Business

  • 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.

  • Karbec chooses LaRue

    County officials have announced that a manufacturing business is moving to LaRue County.

    Karbec, which specializes in automated machinery for manufacturers, will begin operations in early July.

    Lead Engineer Troy Fackler said Karbec is a machine integration company that specializes in the automotive industry, railroad industry and several other manufacturing sectors.

    Fackler said the company plans on hiring eight or ten employees at their facility by the end of 2015. He said their plans are to employ and expand to 40 employees.

  • Keeper of the Stars

    Walking into Joel Ray Sprowls’ restaurant is like taking a dinner theater excursion into country music history.

    Lining the wall above the food serving line are histories, photos, and mementos of many of the great stars of the musical past.

    A life-size statue of “Kawliga,” the wooden Indian who was the subject of the Hank Williams song, stands like a maître-de near the front of the serving line.

  • Talley joins Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

    Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Damon R. Talley has joined the firm’s Utility & Energy practice as Of Counsel, and will work out of the Louisville, Lexington and Hodgenville offices.