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  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Visit with The Turtleman

     Ernie Brown Jr., also known as The Turtleman, visited with Cale Tharp, left, and Blake Bault at The Wulf 94.3 Thursday. Brown, who hails from Lebanon, appears on “Call of the Wildman” on the Animal Planet.

  • WorkOne training assists employers

     Area employers who are expanding their workforce can take advantage of a WorkOne training program that can help reduce the cost of hiring and new employees.

    The WorkOne On-the-Job Training Program provides reimbursements to participating employers that helps to compensate for the costs associated with skills upgrade training and loss of production for new employees.

    Employers receive up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the new trainee to help defray training costs.

  • Pamida transitions to 'Shopko'

     Changes are in store for Hodgenville’s Pamida. Sometime this year, it will be rebranded as “Shopko.”