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Business

  • 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.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Tips on finding a tax preparer

     Most Americans will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business Bureau encourages taxpayers to use caution when selecting tax preparation help. Using the wrong preparer could cause the taxpayer a lot of headaches, fines and fees.

  • PHOTO: Crain speaks to Chamber of Commerce

     A large crowd turned out for the Jan. 18 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The networking event was held in the Brockman Center, Campbellsville University, Hodgenville. Charles R. Crain, an instructor of business at Campbellsville University, was the guest speaker.

  • Better Business Bureau gives Award Notification an 'F'

     Jeannette Benningfield of Hodgenville recently received a large, official-looking envelope from the “Award Notification Commission.”

  • Tiffany Perry earns certified regulatory compliance manager designation for banking

     Tiffany Perry, vice-president of Lincoln National Bank in Hodgenville, has been honored by the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, DC.

    She earned the designation of certified regulatory compliance manager, which is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of bank regulatory compliance.

  • Better Business Bureau: Watch out for new wave of fake BBB.org emails

     Businesses and consumers across the country have been hit by an on-going email scam that appears to be from a bbb.org address. Now, a new wave of fake BBB emails is using a different strategy to scam recipients into downloading a virus.