• LaRue's jobless rate down from a year ago

    Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties – including LaRue – between January 2013 and January 2014, while 11 county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    LaRue's rate was 7.9 percent, down from 8.6 percent a year ago. In December, the rate was 6.8 percent.
    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 6.4 percent each.

  • Paula's, Laha's featured in magazine

     Kentucky Monthly Magazine has named two Hodgenville eateries in its food series “120 Eats,” which features the best restaurants in each of the state’s 120 counties.

  • I-65 work continues

     Widening of Interstate 65 continues through Hart County, requiring several bridges to be reconstructed, including the KY 88 bridge over the interstate just west of Munfordville. Traffic on KY 88 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge. The lane closure may create delays, especially during morning and afternoon peak travel times. Motorists should plan accordingly.

    Width restrictions will also be in place during construction. Loads wider than 10 feet will not be permitted and must seek an alternate route.

  • Food Service Inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.

  • William R. Rust Funeral Home, Hodgenville Chapel, has ribbon-cutting

    William R. “Ronnie” Rust knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.
    At the age of 7, or perhaps 8, he saw an ambulance drive by his home in Lyons Station. He watched it until it passed out of sight.
    “I said, ‘That’s what I want to do … help somebody.”
    Helping others who are “going through a tough time” continued to appeal to him. As he grew older, he realized that dealing with the death of a loved one was a tough time indeed.

  • Glendale woman speaks to Women's Alliance

    Women getting together and women helping students are the main purposes of a new Campbellsville University Women's Alliance.

    The group's first brunch was Feb. 8 at the Badgett Academic Support Center; the second one will be Sept. 27. The alliance plans on hosting two brunches annually, one each semester.

  • Stillwell named Employee of Month

    Denise Stillwell was selected as the February Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2000 and is under the supervision of Claire Greyling in the trouser department. She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • PHOTO: Magnolia Bank branch celebrates 10 years
  • KentuckyOne Health announces layoffs

    KentuckyOne Health, the parent organization of Flaget Memorial Hospital, announced this week it will lay off employees but didn’t release many details.

    “The process is under way, and we will be reaching out to those employees affected first through the end of the month,” KentuckyOne Health spokeswoman Barbara Mackovic said in an email Tuesday.

  • Week filled with setbacks on financial, public perception fronts for pipeline

     Last week proved to be a tough one for the Bluegrass Pipeline project, on both the financial and public perception fronts.

    Opponents to the pipeline pointed to a pair of unrelated events Wednesday and Thursday as proof their concerns with the project are justified. On Wednesday, it was a sinkhole in Bowling Green swallowing eight Corvettes, followed by a natural gas pipeline explosion on Thursday that rocked an Adair County community.