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  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Beware of Rachel and fake collectors

      1. Beware of scams surrounding Hurricane Sandy. Be cautious of emails or social media that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas, you could end up with a virus on your computer. When giving, don’t fall for high-pressure tactics, beware of organizations with copycat names similar to reputable charities, and make the check payable to the organization, not an individual.

     

  • Kevin Clark accepts position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

     Kevin Clark is the new community engagement branch manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana’s Elizabethtown office, which serves Hardin, LaRue, Grayson, Nelson, Marion and Taylor counties in central Kentucky.

  • PHOTO: Chick-fil-a donates sandwiches

     Chick-fil-a donated 130 chicken sandwiches to the Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. The program often serves meals to 70 or more patrons weekdays at 5:30 p.m. at the kitchen. Additionally, each Monday and Thursday volunteers deliver meals to 31 seniors who have mobility problems, no longer drive and are shut in. Warm Blessings volunteer Linda Funk, right, is pictured receiving the donation from Chick-fil-A Training Director Ashley Chaudoin.

  • New medical clinic offers open house Nov. 9

     Flaget Memorial Hospital has opened a primary care facility in Hodgenville.

  • Jobless rate down in county

     Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between September 2011 and September 2012, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate fell to 6.7 percent in September from 7.2 percent in August. In September 2011, the rate was 7.9 percent.

    Of a 6,829 civilian work force, 457 were unemployed.

  • PHOTO: Chamber luncheon speaker

     Mike Harmon was the guest speaker at the Oct. 17 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. His topic was "Preparedness and Continuity of Operations Planning."

  • Flaget Memorial has groundbreaking for new medical office building

     Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, a part of KentuckyOne Health, broke ground Oct. 2 on a $7.8 million medical office building dedicated to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who founded the hospital in 1951. When finished, the SCN Medical Office Building will be a two-story structure that contains about 32,000 square feet.

    Tentative plans call for locating the Flaget Center for Orthopedics on the first floor, along with outpatient rehabilitation services. The top floor will house physician offices.

  • Durham joins Joe Guy Hagan auction team

     Patrick H. Durham has joined the newly formed Joe Guy Hagan auction team as an apprentice auctioneer and will be working under auctioneer Neil Cook out of the Bardstown area to provide  auction services to all of Central Kentucky.

    He is a graduate of LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University with a degree in agriculture. Durham resides in Hodgenville with his wife Jennifer Durham and two sons, Thomas and Lucas.  

  • South Central Telephone announces trustees

     South Central RTC’s Annual Meeting was held at the Cave City Convention Center Oct. 4.

  • Nationwide honors Christy Girdley

     Christy Girdley has been selected as the October Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Girdley has been employed with Nationwide since May 1993 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.