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Business

  • Crimson Diesel offers vehicle diagnostics, repair and graphics

     Justin Lafollette and Michael Lawless are LaRue County natives, LaRue County High School graduates and now LaRue County business owners.

  • Jobless rate down in August

     Unemployment rates fell in 98 Kentucky counties between August 2011 and August 2012, while 20 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 unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in August compared to 8.2 percent in July. It was 7.9 percent a year ago.

    Of a 6,843 civilian workforce, 6,346 people were employed.

    Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.5 percent.

  • Curves offers free sign-up for proof of mammogram

     Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Curves fitness centers in the U.S. will focus on raising awareness about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and early treatment of breast cancer.

  • Lincoln Trail Workforce program a success

     Each summer, The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board funds a Summer Youth Program. This past summer, 55 youth in the area took advantage of this program, many of whom had no prior experience.

    Beginning June 4, these youth were placed into jobs of their interest or chosen career paths. The youth were matched with 32 different employers and worked in accounting, legal, maintenance, child care, medical, information technology, banking and manufacturing.

  • Levee selected as Chamber's executive director

     Krista Levee, the new executive director for the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, is no stranger to the county – or the state.

  • Reiter honored by Nationwide Uniform

     Connie Reiter was selected as the July Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Reiter has been employed with Nationwide since March 1979 and is under the supervision of Casey McCubbins in the busheling department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Vera Cox honored by Nationwide Uniform

     Vera Cox was selected as the August Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since July 1981 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Rezoning approved for MVP Nursery

     The Nelson County Fiscal Court has approved a zone change request by the MVP Garden Center to expand its operation on New Haven Road.

    The owners, Charles Richard Bryan, Thomas Frederick Newton and MVP requested a zone change from B-1 (neighborhood business district) to B-3 (regional retail business district).

    The Planning Commission recommended approval for the zone change and a conditional use permit for the property at 5749 New Haven Road (US 31 E) because a nursery and greenhouse are not conditional uses in a B-3 zone.

  • Free events planned for Jamboree's anniversary

     The Lincoln Jamboree’s 58th anniversary celebration begins with a free gospel sing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The Edmonton Quartet and Heartland will perform.

  • Shopko transformation to be complete by year's end

     Hodgenville’s Pamida store will transform into Hometown Shopko by year’s end.