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Business

  • Hazel Hinton joins Herald staff

     Hazel Hinton has joined the staff of The LaRue County Herald News.

    The LaRue County native has been handling front desk duties for about a year on a temporary basis. Her full-time title is administrative assistant.

    She assists customers with subscriptions, newspaper delivery and bookkeeping questions.

    She is married to Eric Hinton. They have a son, Jeremy; a daughter-in-law, Joanna; and two grandchildren, Jacob and Joslyn. 

  • Horse Cave market finds warmth without the costs

      HORSE CAVE – As the temperatures drop, many people are wondering how they can reduce winter energy costs, and one Hart County producer may have it figured out.

    Paul Dennison, a grower of various horticultural crops and tobacco in Horse Cave, hopes to eliminate an energy bill this winter after installing a biomass gasification boiler this past spring at his farming operation.

  • PHOTO: So long, Pamida - hello, Shopko

     Hodgenville’s Pamida offered 95 percent savings on its remaining inventory prior to its closing Saturday. The general merchandise chain merged with Shopko – and will re-open as Shopko. Left, Misty, Madison and Tommy Wilmoth and Eddie Arcaro pushed a full cart to their vehicle. Misty, a 4-H agent, stocked up on green folders for 2 cents each. In the background, workers began painting a new sign on the building. The pharmacy remains open as the building’s interior is refurbished. The Hodgenville store opened in 1999.

  • Hometown Pizza celebrates 30 years

     Hometown Pizza celebrates its 30th year. The Hodgenville store opened Sept. 14, 1998 and is managed by Ramona DeSpain. There are 14 other locations. Mike and Mary Jane Foster opened their first Hometown Pizza restaurant in LaGrange.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union opens branch in Valley Station

     Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has opened a branch at 9915 Dixie Highway in Valley Station. This is the first free-standing Fort Knox Federal branch office in Jefferson County and is located adjacent to the Meijer’s Shopping Center. 

  • Physical Therapy Associates holds ribbon-cutting

     Physical Therapy Associates Inc. welcomed the community to its new facility during an open house Thursday morning. A large crowd of current and former patients, community leaders and other well-wishers attended and many took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    The 3,750-square-feet clinic provides more space, privacy, parking and state-of-the-art equipment for patients. It’s located at 632 S. Lincoln Boulevard, Hodgenville, near American Legion Post 87.

  • Carolyn Drake retires from Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

     After more than 36 years of dedicated service to Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Carolyn F. Drake of LaRue County retired Dec. 1.

    She was appointed to the position of executive vice president more than 27 years ago and has been a key member of the Fort Knox Federal professional leadership team throughout her career.

  • PHOTO: Big wreath at Lincoln National Bank

     Lincoln National Bank employees Arthur Hawkins and Leon Kessinger worked Friday to get a large holiday wreath ready for display.

  • PHOTO: Superintendent speaks to Chamber of Commerce

     Several LaRue County Schools Central Office employees of spoke at last week’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon. From left, Superintendent Sam Sanders, Special Education Director Camille Turner, Instructional Supervisor Denise Skaggs, Instructional Supervisor Amanda Reed, and LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins.

  • Training available for moving van drivers

    Free training is available for people who want to become long-distance moving van drivers.

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board said the jobs could pay $40,000 per year.

    According to industry experts, this is one job category that is about to boom in Kentucky and across the nation.