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  • Bailey honored by Nationwide

     Heather Bailey has been selected as the June Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since June 2000 and is under the supervision of Claire Greyling in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: Jeanine Creason

     Jeanine Creason was selected as the May Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 1986 and is under the supervision of Kim Beard in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Joel Ray's Restaurant celebrates 53 years

     Joel Ray’s Restaurant in Hodgenville celebrates its 53rd anniversary this weekend. 

  • Lincoln National plans branch in Bardstown

    There may soon be a new bank in Bardstown.
    Hodgenville-based Lincoln National Bank comes before the Development Review Board June 12 with plans to build a 5,300-square-foot branch on Lincoln Way, formerly Mainstream Boulevard. The property is across KY 245 from Inoac and Nutter Drive.
    The proposed structure is relatively large for a bank branch, Joint City-County Planning Commission Director Janet Johnston-Crowe said.

  • PHOTO: New sign for The LaRue County Herald News

    Workers from Rodgers Sign Service in Elizabethtown installed a new sign Friday morning for The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Water plants honored for producing high quality product

     Forty-nine water treatment plants in Kentucky have been recognized by the Energy and Environment Cabinet for their demonstrated success in producing drinking water in 2011 that consistently met or exceeded state water quality standards.

  • Jobless rate down in April

     Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between April 2011 and April 2012, while nine county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue’s rate was 7.6 percent in April, down from 8.3 percent in March 2012 and in April 2011. Of a 6,876 workforce, 6,351 were employed.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.1 percent.

  • Dairy Dog opens in Sonora

     Sonora’s newest restaurant, Dairy Dog, opened its doors last week and owner/operator Chris Smith said he sold the first hot dog at 10:45 a.m.

    The hot dog and ice cream stand is on East Western Avenue in the former Hardin Pharmacy building next to The Cecilian Bank.

    Smith and his fiancee, Lisa Price, recently moved to Sonora and wanted to get to know their new neighbors and help the local economy.

    “That’s what sparked the idea,” Smith said, “And we’re following that dream.”

  • Bluegrass Cellular introduces wireless emergency alerts

     Bluegrass Cellular last week announced the introduction of “Wireless Emergency Alerts,” a system that allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver warning messages to wireless carriers. Bluegrass Cellular Motorola Milestone X2 customers will be among the first to receive the service.

  • Hodgenville man a winner in Buck$ for Bright Ideas program

     The 13 winners in the 2012 Buck$ for Bright Ideas program are one step closer to making their business dreams a reality.

     “We will be meeting with each winner to determine their needs and we will tailor the award to meet those needs,” said Doug Rohrer, Associate Vice President for Research and Development at Western Kentucky University and Executive Director of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center.