• Local studio offers ‘Photo with Santa’ for the price of a toy

    Photographer Melanie Wells is using her skills with a camera to assist a community charity during the holidays.

    Wells is participating in the LaRue County Holiday Open House promotion with several other businesses. During that time, Nov. 21 and 22, she will offer customers the chance to have their photo taken with Santa – for the price of a toy.

    The gifts should be unwrapped and can be for a boy or girl, from toddler to pre-teen. All items will be donated to Snookie Morrison’s Santa Bus program.

  • The Shoebox Shop teaches vintage skills to new class of students

    If you love old cars, you’ve probably already heard of the Shoebox Shop.

    Owned by Jim and Patricia Hornback, the Shoebox Shop, located on Old Elizabethtown Road, started as a hobby and eventually grew into much more.

    Jim gained an affinity for cars from his first boss, and from there, he’s made it a career. The shop has been the couple’s full-time job for about 20 years. They focus on the restoration of classic automobiles.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union among 'healthiest'

     Fort Knox Federal Credit Union was named to the 2014 edition of the Top-200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America that DepositAccounts just released. Fort Knox FCU stood out in all of the primary evaluation categories, including Texas ratio, deposit growth and capitalization.

    FKFCU was 137th on the nationwide list. The credit union is based in Hardin County with branches in Hodgenville, Campbellsville and other area communities.

  • Aguilar honored by Nationwide Uniform

     Veronica Aguilar has been selected as the September Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2013 and is under the supervision of Charie Glenn in the trouser department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Cobb named Employee of the Month

     Shirley Cobb has been selected as the October Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She began employment in November 1980 and has been most recently been under the supervision of Debra Coursey in the trouser department.

  • Thompson is Employee of Month at Nationwide

    June Thompson has been selected as the August Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since December 1998 and is under the supervision of Sandy Wheeler in the shipping department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Ireland recognized for writing, photography

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was recognized by parent company LCNI in the annual editorial contest.
    Ireland took first in Column Writing for “Linda’s Lines.” The judges said, “Ireland connects with readers through personal accounts of her life experiences. The columns flow well because of the way she deals with the subject matter, but also because of things readers probably don’t notice – such as sentence length and structure. All of it blends together nicely for columns worthy of a first place award.

  • CUB Bank is 'outstanding'

    Citizens Union Bank has received an “Outstanding” CRA Rating from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
    CRA stands for the Federal “Community Reinvestment Act”. The Act was put into place in 1977, requiring regulators to evaluate each bank’s record of meeting the credit needs of the communities they serve and operate in, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound banking operations.

  • Joel Ray's Restaurant reducing hours

    Joel Ray Sprowls, owner of the Lincoln Jamboree Restaurant, said the restaurant will be open on Saturdays only after this weekend.
    Sept. 28 will be the last day he will serve meals on Sundays.
    Sprowls, who celebrated his 60th year with the Jamboree earlier this month, has been running the restaurant for 55 years. He recently fell and injured his arm and legs. In addition, his restaurant manager, Mary Lois Morris, is taking some time off due to a medical issue.
    “Fifty-five years is enough,” said Sprowls.

  • Population declines, workforce leaves home

    Eighty percent of LaRue County’s workforce travels outside the county for work. They are most likely to drive to Hardin, Jefferson and Nelson Counties. Their average travel time is 27 minutes – to and from work.
    Conversely, 52 percent of LaRue County’s jobs are filled by people outside the county – mostly from Hardin and Hart Counties.
    Those are a few of the many statistics Mike Burress, deputy director of the Lincoln Trail Development District, included in a presentation Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.