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  • Jobless rate down in LaRue for Dec. 2011

     Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between January 2011 and January 2012, including LaRue County.

    Five county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Branscum Construction honored for Sunrise design

     Branscum Construction Company was presented the 2011 “Build Kentucky” Award by the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky at an awards banquet on Feb. 24. The Russell Springs-based company was honored for the design and construction of the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • Job fair caters to veterans

     Job seekers who are transitioning personnel, veterans, members of the National Guard, reservists and their dependents will have an opportunity to meet nearly 45 employers at a March 29 job fair. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown.

    The free event is sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in conjunction with the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veteran.

  • Eddie Cruse named Employee of the Month for Nationwide

    Eddie Cruse has been selected as the March Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Cruse has been employed with Nationwide since October 1983 and is under the supervision of B.J. Gaskin in the maintenance department.

    He will receive a special award for his dedication and service.

  • Credit Union announces art contest winners

     Fort Knox Federal Credit Union sponsored the “clean slate” art contest in the January issue of “The Cornerstone” newsletter.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union announces winners of 'clean slate' art contest

     Fort Knox Federal Credit Union sponsored the “clean slate” art contest in the January issue of “The Cornerstone” newsletter.

    About 100 people entered.

    Nick Knight of Radcliff won the $2,500 grand prize for his best entry depicting cleaning products renamed for bill consolidation loans, savings and other financial services. 

  • Tourism ads receive national award

     Kentucky’s new tourism TV advertising campaign, “There’s Only One,” has received national recognition in the 2012 Telly Awards.

    New West LLC was notified Friday that it won a silver award, the highest honor, for the campaign. The award was given in the Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable category within the subcategory of Campaign – Promotional/Branding.

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is part of the campaign: “Only one birthplace of Lincoln.:

  • Pamida and Shopko complete merger

    The merger between two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko and Pamida, is now complete, creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller, rural communities.

    With nearly $3 billion in annual revenues, the combined entity, which is retaining the Shopko name, features nearly 350 locations in 22 states with more than 20,000 employees.

    Financial details of the merger were not disclosed. 

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue visits Frankfort

     Members of the Leadership LaRue County class visited Frankfort in February. From left, Jessica Davis, Jeremy Hinton, Faith Miller, JoAnna Hinton, Allison Shepherd, Adam Gordon, Beth Turner, Diana Leathers, Nedra Jurcak, Clint Williams and Patti Donahue. The class is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Mumford named medical director for Passport

     Dr. James Mumford has accepted the position of medical director for Passport Health Plan. He is joining the Plan’s medical affairs team and will be responsible for improving the Plan’s quality and clinical processes. Dr. Mumford was most notably a previous surveyor for the National Committee for Quality Assurance.