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Business

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Rock

     Thursday, the elders at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home danced to rock and roll tunes from the 1950s. Above, Charles Rogers danced with Certified Nursing Assistant Vanessa Combs.

  • Elizabethtown funeral director dies

     An Elizabethtown funeral director died Nov. 19 while vacationing in Charleston, S.C.

  • Scammers pretend to work for LG&E

     Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company want to alert customers of a new telephone scam whereby a caller claims to be a utility  employee and asks for bill payment over the phone or in person, and threatens to disconnect electric or natural gas service if the targeted customer does not cooperate.

    The companies have alerted authorities and offer the following advice to residential and business customers in the wake of this new scam:

  • LaRue's unemployment rate among lowest in state

     Unemployment rates fell in 101 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County - between October 2011 and October 2012, while 17 county rates increased and two 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 October rate was 6.5 percent, compared to 6.7 percent in September and 9 percent a year ago. Of a workforce of 6,913, only 452 were unemployed.

  • D & A Clothing holds ribbon-cutting

     LaRue County has a new clothing store.

    D&A Clothing, named for owners Debra and Anthony Atwell, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    The Atwells said they are excited to be part of the Hodgenville/LaRue County area, and welcome everyone to come in and see their new store.

    “We have fallen in love with this community and are very excited to be part of this area,” Debra Atwell said.

  • Lint Eliminator has ribbon-cutting

     Lint Eliminator, 8455 Campbellsville Road Hodgenville, held a grand-opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday Nov. 16. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event.

    From left, Nina Cundiff, Pam Stephens, owners Karen and Ron Hickman, LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner, Katie McDowell and Angel French.

  • Expect natural gas bills to increase by $4

     Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company have reached a unanimous settlement agreement with all of the parties in the base rate cases before the Kentucky Public Service Commission. The recommended agreement, which is subject to KPSC approval, 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: Turkeys donated to Warm Blessings