• Hornback brings Heavenly Harvest Florist and Gifts to Hodgenville

    To Jerry Dale Hornback, the decision to move his florist shop from his home in the county to downtown Hodgenville was simple: it’s more accessible for customers.
    Although business was good at the Salem Lake Road location, it has improved as more people have taken note of the brightly colored wreaths hanging from the awning of Heavenly Harvest Florist and Gift Shop on Lincoln Boulevard.
    “A lot of people didn’t want to travel out that far,” said Jerry. “It’s more convenient here.”

  • LaRue park and eatery named tops by Kentucky Living readers

    Two Hodgenville entities have received top honors in Kentucky Living Magazine’s 2012 Best in Kentucky issue.
    Paula’s Hot Biscuit and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park were both recognized for receiving the most votes in their categories.
    Paula’s Hot Biscuit took first place in the nonfranchise breakfast restaurant category and tied for second place in nonfranchise restaurant.
    Paula Varney, owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit, was thrilled by the announcement which appeared last week in the magazine.

  • ECTC to sponsor job fair for those interested in long-term care

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Nurse Aide Program will host a job fair for anyone interested in the program and careers as a nurse aide or in long-term care. The event will be 3-6 p.m. April 16 in Room 257 of the Academic/Technical Building on ECTC’s Elizabethtown Campus. It is free and open to the public.
    For more information, contact Nurse Aide Coordinator Stephanie Bennett at 270-706-8648 or email sbennett0017@kctcs.edu.

  • Kayla Cruse honored by ADDY

    Imagewest’s Semester at Sea campaign was awarded a 5th District Student Silver ADDY in the second tier of the three-part National ADDY Awards. The piece will advance to the third and final round at the National ADDY Competition.

  • Donald McDowell honored by Mahindra

     Donald McDowell, middle, of McDowell Farm Machinery Sales, was honored for 15 years of Mahindra sales at the company’s convention. 

    He is one of only three dealers nationwide to receive the honor. 

    He is pictured with Cleo Franklin, left, vice president of marketing and strategic development, and Mani Lyer, president, Mahindra USA.

  • Hamilton selected to lead Sunrise Manor

     Crystal Hamilton, Sunrise Manor’s new administrator, knows long-term care because she has worked at so many aspects of it.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise residents enjoy pizza

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents and staff enjoy a meal at Pizza Hut in Hodgenville. From left, are residents Gonda McCubbin, Barbara Abell and Sunrise employee Lorrie McCoy.

  • Youth job fair set for April 5

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers and Youth Services Centers will host a youth job fair 4-6 p.m. April 5 at John Hardin High School Commons, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road. Ages 16 to 21 are invited to attend. Several employers are participating, including UPS, The Reserves Network, E-town Electronics, United Way-Americorps Vista, Nielsen Media, Dollar General and Arby's.

  • LGE assists storm victims through Red Cross donation

    The LG&E and KU Foundation Inc. has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support ongoing tornado-relief efforts in Kentucky. 

  • Septic tanks: Better to maintain than replace

     Many buyers when purchasing a home opt for an inspection to check structural soundness, plumbing, electrical and many other components to eliminate the surprise of underlying major issues. One thing that is often left out of this inspection process is the home’s septic system.