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Business

  • 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.

  • Jobless rate down from a year ago

     Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between July 2011 and July 2012, while 18 county rates increased and five 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 jobless rate fell from 8.8 percent to 8.3 percent in that time period. However, it jumped from 7.7 percent to 8.3 percent between June and July 2012. Of a 7,042 workforce, 6,457 people were employed.

  • The business of vintage

     Nancy Lincoln Inn, adjacent to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, might be a mecca for both today’s kids and their grandparent baby boomers looking for games made before the advent of high tech entertainment.

    “We’ve got jacks, Pick-up-Sticks, and even wooden tops that they can spin,” said Jennifer Harris, site supervisor of the business which, since May is under the management of Eastern National, a not-for-profit “cooperating association” that supports the National Park Service.

  • Flea market bringing in customers

    LaRue County’s only flea market has met with moderate success since it opened in May at the LaRue County Fairgrounds on Greensburg Street.

    As many as eight bargain booths have been utilized on Saturdays, according to fair board members Tom and Phyllis Smith who organized the event.

    The flea market is located at the old horse barn.

    Saturday, about six people had a variety of items at their booths ranging from toys to antiques.

  • LaRue's unemployment rate falls again

     Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between June 2011 and June 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 from 7.8 percent in May 2012 to 7.7 percent in June 2012. It decreased from 7.9 percent in June 2011.

    Of 7,050 eligible workers in the civilian workforce, 6,507 had jobs according to Kentucky Labor Force estimates.

  • LTADD to survey local businesses

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD), along with several other employment organizations, is about to embark on the largest employer outreach and workforce survey ever undertaken in the region.

  • McDowell's success based on hard work and service

    Several hundred people attended the open house and anniversary celebration of McDowell’s Farm Machinery Saturday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    At least 300 people stopped by to congratulate owner Donald McDowell on his business success, feast on hamburgers catered by the LaRue County Beef Producers and look over a dozen or so Mahindra tractors parked on the grounds.
    Customers from several counties, employees, bankers, county officials, friends and family were part of the crowd.

  • Bank of Buffalo named tops in nation

     Bank of Buffalo has been named the nation’s top performing community bank in its class by the American Banker’s Association. According to the monthly “ABA Banking Journal,” banks are segregated by asset size and corporate status.