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Business

  • 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.

  • 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.