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  • Office of Employment and Training receives grant

     Kentucky’s Office of Employment and Training will receive a grant of $299,382 from the U.S. Department of Labor to implement the Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment initiative for Kentuckians receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits to help them find a job.

    Kentucky is one of 42 states that will receive about $65 million in grants to implement or continue the REA initiative. According to recent evaluations of existing programs, the use of REAs expedites the re-employment of UI claimants.

  • ECTC offers small business workshop

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center are joining forces to provide information about exporting, procurement and landing those government contracts.

    "Your Fair Share: Government Contracting and Exporting" will be 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 4 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The agenda covers exporting and procurement, including Fort Knox procurement, lunch and breakout sessions.

  • Better Business Bureau warns of Amazon.com scam

     BBB is warning online shoppers to beware. The latest email phishing scam looks just like an order cancellation notice from Amazon.com. Be sure to double check suspicious emails you receive from the online retailer before clicking on any links.

    The scam email comes from an Amazon.com email address, such as order-update@amazon.com, and contains the subject line "Your Cancellation" and an order number. The email tells the recipient that "your order has been successfully canceled" and provides a summary of the order.

  • Curves offers free 30-day membership

     Curves of Hodgenville will give a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits the club during regular operating hours throughout National Women's Health Week, May 13-19.

    This annual awareness week, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health, begins each year on Mother's Day and brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health.

  • Lincoln National employees 'teach children to save'

     Lincoln National Bank employees spoke to about 200 students from Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementary Schools on April 24.

  • Gentry named Nurse of the Year

    Phyllis Gentry, a school nurse at Nelson County High School, has been named the Lucille Ross School Nurse of the Year for 2012.

    Gentry has been a school nurse for the past 20 years of a 42-year career in nursing.

    This is the second time Gentry has received this annual award from the Kentucky School Nurses' Association, making her the only two-time recipient of the award started in the early ‘90s and named in honor of KSNA founder, Lucille Ross.

  • Lincoln National Bank employees speak to students

     Lincoln National Bank employees spoke to about 200 students from Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementary Schools on April 24.

    Employees discussed the importance of saving as part of the ABA Education Foundation's Teach Children to Save program.

    The Teach Children to Save program uses lessons that bring together real life and classroom learning, incorporating hands-on scenarios and children's experiences to help them understand the basic principles of using money wisely. Lessons explore saving, budgeting, prioritizing and more.

  • 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.