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  • Realtor honored for the sixth year

    Tracey Cecil-Simpson was named among one of the few to receive the Chairman’s Club Award, for her sixth consecutive year.
    Cecil-Simpson, who has been with Semonin Realtors since 2007, said she is humbled by the achievement. The Chairman’s Club Award is a prestigious award only handed out to realtors selling over a certain amount in real estate.

  • Magnolia Bank awards scholarships

     

    Eighteen sixth-grade students from LaRue and Hardin Counties were awarded the annual Preparing for Success Scholarships from Magnolia Bank. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career, and how they plan to pursue that career.

    “The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,” said Stefanie Rock, vice president at Magnolia Bank.

  • Unemployment rate falls in county

     Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates 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 rate for January 2015 was 6.4 percent, down from 7.8 percent a year ago – but up from 4.3 percent in December 2014. Of a 5,639 workforce, 359 were unemployed. The number does not count those who are not seeking work.

  • Women still paid less than men

    A report released Thursday by the Institute for Women's Policy Research reveals that in nearly half of all U.S. states, the economic status of women has worsened or remained unchanged in the past decade.

    Kentucky ranks in the bottom third, according to a release from the University of Kentucky.

    If progress continues at the current rate, the average gap between U.S. women's and men's wages will not close until 2058 - but will take about 15 years longer in Kentucky.

  • Realtor honored for sixth year

     Tracey Cecil-Simpson was named among one of the few to receive the Chairman’s Club Award, for her sixth consecutive year.

    Cecil-Simpson, who has been with Semonin Realtors since 2007, said she is humbled by the achievement. The Chairman’s Club Award is a prestigious award only handed out to realtors selling over a certain amount in real estate.

  • COLUMN: Work Matters

    Diverse regional team drives workforce development efforts

    Now more than ever, driving a community’s prosperity depends on effectively managing and leveraging workforce development opportunities.

  • Jobless rate down in January

     Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates 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 rate for January 2015 was 6.4 percent, down from 7.8 percent a year ago – but up from 4.3 percent in December 2014. Of a 5,639 workforce, 359 were unemployed. The number does not count those who are not seeking work.

  • COLUMN: Chamber board supports LIFT

     Call to action. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in February unanimously voted to endorse LIFT (Local Investments For Transformation).  This measure passed last month in the Kentucky House and currently awaits action by members of the Kentucky Senate.   

  • Nolin's Operation Round-Up accepting applications

    Nolin RECC offers its members a unique program that allows them to voluntarily contribute to a special account earmarked to help worthy causes in the community. The program, Operation Round-Up, rounds up electric bills to the next highest dollar. The extra change in the form of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies goes into the ORU account. Member participation is voluntary and is open throughout the year. 

  • COLUMN: Chamber endorses LIFT

    Call to action. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in February unanimously voted to endorse LIFT (Local Investments For Transformation).  This measure passed last month in the Kentucky House and currently awaits action by members of the Kentucky Senate.