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  • Community Health Clinic: Meet Rebecca Farris Allen

    Crediting her work to a “servant’s heart,” Rebecca Farris Allen, executive director of Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, believes there’s more to her role than just a job.

    “I feel it’s like an opportunity to be a missionary here at home,” Allen said.

    Several years ago, when her father-in-law was on a ventilator, Allen became aware of how important nurses were. She pursued that occupation and worked for a little more than 13 years at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • William Rissel announces retirement

    William J. “Bill” Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, announced his retirement from that position effective July 1, 2014.

    Rissel leaves after 23 years as CEO of the now $1.2 billion in assets credit union serving more than 80,000 members throughout central Kentucky and around the world.

  • The LaRue County Herald News wins General Excellence Award

    The LaRue County Herald News was honored Friday by the Kentucky Press Association. The newspaper received a 2013 General Excellence Award during the KPA convention, winning second place in the mid-size weekly category.
    General Excellence is determined by the number of individual points earned by newspaper employees.
    Editor Linda Ireland received two firsts, three seconds, two thirds and two honorable mentions; and photographer Terry Sandidge received one first-place award.

  • Ireland named to KPA board of directors

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was named to the Kentucky Press Association board of directors last month.
    She attended her first meeting Jan. 23-24 at the KPA convention in Lexington.
    Scott Schurz Jr., president and publisher of Advocate Communications, Inc., Danville, was installed as KPA president.
     

  • Debbie Matteson chosen as Employee of the Month

    Debbie Matteson has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1987 and is under the supervision of Debra Coursey in the trouser department.
    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Community Foundation shares story

    Thanks to all our members who joined us for the chamber luncheon this week. We had a great turnout.

    Al Rider, president and CEO of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation, shared with our group how they can offer people a way to help strengthen their local community by working with donors who want to make a lasting impact through giving. The opportunity is within our grasp for LaRue County.

  • Leadership class

    The Leadership LaRue participants visited the LaRue County Courthouse Jan. 16 for  Local Government Day. The class is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. From left, Jill Gray, Shelia Dermody, Jason Detre, Missy Milby, Hazel Hinton, Tommy Turner, Paul Richey, Chad Puyear, Krista Levee, Nathan Highbaugh, Dana Jolly, Teleana Davis, Kayla Moore and Martha Read.

  • Hawkins honored as employee of the year

    Venita Hawkins was selected as Employee of the Year for 2013 by Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since Aug. 4, 1976. She is employed in the trouser department.

    She received a special award for her dedication and service at the annual Christmas program on Dec. 23.

  • Rotary

    Andy Frueh with the Hardin County Playhouse was a guest at last week’s Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting. He talked about upcoming productions. At left is Rotarian Cheryl Thomas.

  • Creek Front: Many thanks to area businesses

    A tremendous thank you goes out to the businesses who participated in Christmas at Creekfront. They battled the ever-changing weather elements while putting up and taking down their displays.