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  • PHOTO: Best speaks at luncheon

     Sara Jo Best, left, director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, was guest speaker at the April 16 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. At right is Community Health Educator Diana Leathers.

  • American General Contractors endorse LaRue

     Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Political Action Committee have endorsed J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville in his bid for state representative.

    LaRue is running in the 24th district, which includes LaRue, Green and Marion counties.

    The Associated General Contractors is the leading organization in the state’s commercial construction industry, providing services for more than 700 member companies.

  • SCRTC seeks franchise in city

     South Central Rural Telephone Company would like to expand its services within Hodgenville city limits.

    Hodgenville City Council agreed April 14 to advertise for sealed bids on a 15-year nonexclusive franchise to give SCRTC a chance to extend telephone, Internet and video services from the county to the city.

    Bids are to be submitted to the city clerk.

  • New Haven business concerned over bunco parking

     The upcoming New Haven Bunco tournament sparked debate between event organizers and local businesses at the city’s Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday.

  • Annual jobless rate down slightly

     Annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, while 57 county rates went up and 12 counties had the same annual rate for both years, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in 2013, compared to 7.6 percent in 2012. Of a 6,935 civilian labor force, 6,424 were employed in 2013; compared to a 6,924 civilian labor force with 6,398 working in 2012.

  • PHOTO: Dollar General moving

    Dollar General Store in Lincoln Plaza closed early April 14 so employees could move inventory to the new location on Lincoln Boulevard. Above, employees Brenda Slaughter and Tiffany Franklin waited on some of the day’s last customers. The newly-constructed store opened Tuesday morning. The old store had been in Lincoln Plaza since the 1970s.

  • Seward named Employee of the Month

    Mary Seward has been selected as the April Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since November 1977 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • LaRue businesses contribute to United Way

     United Way of Central Kentucky wrapped up its annual campaign with its third consecutive year of record fundraising thanks to the generous support of local individuals and businesses. UWCK’s five-county region of Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade raised $1,256,868.78, representing a more than 6 percent increase over last year’s total.

  • Fruit of the Loom plant closing in Jamestown

    By Larry Rowell
    Casey County News

    Steve Burchell shakes his head in utter disbelief as he talks about the news he received at work on Thursday.

    “I’m shocked. There were people crying when they told us,” Burchell said, referring to Fruit of the Loom COO Tony Pelaski informing 601 employees that the textile plant in Jamestown was closing by Dec. 31. Layoffs will be scheduled in phases, beginning June 8, according to a letter given to employees.

  • PHOTO: New AC at Rite Aid

     A large crane placed a new air conditioning unit on the roof of Rite Aid last week.