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  • Lincoln National named 5-Star bank

    The Lincoln National Bank, Hodgenville, has been recognized as a Superior 5-Star rated bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.
    A 5-Star rating denotes that LNB is one of the best in the nation in terms of its overall financial performance.
    The Bank has earned the rating for the last 92 consecutive quarters putting it in an even more elite group of “Sustained Superiority Banks.” Only 3 percent of the nation’s banks can claim the distinction.

  • Chamber of Commerce launches new website

     The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has a newly renovated website.

  • Lincoln National Bank earns 5-Star rating

     The Lincoln National Bank, Hodgenville, has been recognized as a Superior 5-Star rated bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

    A 5-Star rating denotes that LNB is one of the best in the nation in terms of its overall financial performance.

    The Bank has earned the rating for the last 92 consecutive quarters putting it in an even more elite group of “Sustained Superiority Banks.” Only 3 percent of the nation’s banks can claim the distinction.

  • Campbellsville University plans business workshop

     Charles “Chuck” Crain, a business and economics instructor for Campbellsville University, said its Hodgenville campus, The Brockman Center, isn’t getting a lot of foot traffic.

  • AU Associates complete project in Lexington

    AU Associates, the Lexington development company that transformed Buffalo Elementary School into Buffalo Apartments, has completed another project.
    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Monday that the company has finished Parkside, a development in Gardenside built on a 6-acre site that was formerly the Cross Keys YWCA.
    The building was the Cabana Club in the 1960s. It housed Lexington’s only ice skating rink.
    In the 1970s it was The Aquatic Club with pool and putt-putt miniature golf course.

  • AU Associates completes project in Lexington

     AU Associates, the Lexington development company that transformed Buffalo Elementary School into Buffalo Apartments, has completed another project.

    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Monday that the company has finished Parkside, a development in Gardenside built on a 6-acre site that was formerly the Cross Keys YWCA.

    The building was the Cabana Club in the 1960s. It housed Lexington’s only ice skating rink.

    In the 1970s it was The Aquatic Club with pool and putt-putt miniature golf course.

  • Better Business Bureau warns of phishing scam

     Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new twist in the ongoing BBB phishing scam. Consumers now are reporting receiving phone calls – in addition to emails – from scammers claiming to be from BBB.

  • Former owners of Sonora Market hit with civil suit

    The former owners of Sammy’s Market in Sonora are the subject of a civil suit filed earlier this month after allegedly falling behind on credit payments.

    Owned by Sammy and Nelda Wooten, Sammy’s Market closed its doors in October after 35 years in business. The locally owned market consisted of a store and gas station.

    In an interview with The News-Enterprise last October, the couple said they were trying to sell the property at 490 E. Western Ave.

    They have retained an attorney, Nelda Wooten said, but she declined to comment further.

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue for Dec. 2011

     Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between December 2010 and December 2011, while six county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.2 percent in December down from 7.4 percent in November and down from 8.4 percent a year ago.

    In the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area, the rate was 8.6 percent in December, down from 8.7 percent in November and down from 8.9 percent a year ago.

  • LaRue named Outstanding Young Insurance Professional

     Aaron LaRue, vice president and Bardstown branch manager of LaRue Insurance Inc., received the Outstanding Young Insurance Professional Award during the 115th Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky annual convention. LaRue is the outgoing chairman. 

    He joined the agency in 2000 and is the third generation in the family-owned business.

    He offers home, farm, auto, business, life and health insurance.