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  • COLUMN: Protect your online accounts

     In this time of electronic networking and online banking, your community bank should be committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your account information, whether accessed online, in person or via any other method. There are a few simple steps that can be taken to reduce your risk from cyber-criminals that are hard at work each day trying to steal your identity or account information.

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue for March 2012

     Unemployment rates fell in 104 Kentucky counties between March 2011 and March 2012, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    In addition, 15 counties had a higher unemployment in March 2012 than in March 2011 while the unemployment rate in Clay County remained the same in March for both years.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate dropped from 9.1 percent last March to 8.3 percent. It dropped a full point from last month’s rate.

  • PHOTO: Pamida Foundation donates $1,500 to senior center

     Paul Probst, shift manager of Hodgenville's Pamida, presented a check for $1,500 to Katie Carter, director of the LaRue County Senior Center. The proceeds were donated by the Pamida Foundation.

  • Hardin County Water District honored

     Hardin County Water District No. 2 was named the Kentucky Division of Water “AWOP” Champion April 16 at the Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association’s annual conference at the Galt House in Louisville.

    The District won the honors previously in 2008 and is currently the only water system in the state to win the award twice.

  • Jobless rate down for year

    Annual unemployment rates were lower in 105 Kentucky counties in 2011 than in 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    In addition, 14 Kentucky counties had a higher annual unemployment in 2011 than in 2010 while the unemployment rate in Laurel County remained the same for both years.
    LaRue County’s rate was 8.6 percent. Of a 6,983 average labor force, 6,382 people were employed.
    The Elizabethtown Metro Statistical Area, which includes LaRue County, was 8.9 percent.

  • Career center offers training

     Lincoln Trail Career Centers are taking applications for summer and fall classes for job-seekers interested in advancing their skill sets through training opportunities. Programs vary from short-term up to two years and are available for high-skill, high-demand occupations in fields such as health care, computer and information technology, advanced manufacturing and new automotive. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

  • Creekmur honored by Nationwide Uniform

    Mayvonna Creekmur has been selected as the April Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2002 and is under the supervision of Jo Ann Pearman in the trousers department.
    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Lincoln Trail Career Centers accepting applications

     Lincoln Trail Career Centers are taking applications for summer and fall classes for job-seekers interested in advancing their skill sets through training opportunities. Programs vary from short-term up to two years and are available for high-skill, high-demand occupations in fields such as health care, computer and information technology, advanced manufacturing and new automotive. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

  • Sprowles and Thompson join Century 21 Joe Guy Hagan

    Peggy Sprowles and Amy Thompson are two new agents working with Century 21 Joe Guy Hagan, Elizabethtown

    They will specialize in residential and farm properties in the LaRue County area.

    Sprowles is a native LaRue Countian, having returned home two years ago after moving many times as a military spouse. 

    Thompson has lived in LaRue County for the past five years. She owns a hair salon.

  • Photo: Leadership LaRue and Agriculture Day

     Members of the Leadership LaRue class traveled to Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market April 3 as part of agriculture day. Above, Jeremy Hinton, co-owner of the orchard and member of the Leadership class, described his agribusiness to class members Clint Williams, Marsha Duncan, Beth Turner, Nedra Jurcak and Deidre Brooks.