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  • Read honored with Million Mile Award

     Magnolia mail carrier Raymond L. “R.L.” Read was honored by the U.S. Postal Service Monday for his safe driving record while delivering mail.

  • Martinez honored as Employee of the Year

     Sherriel Martinez was selected as Nationwide Uniform Corporation’s Employee of the Year for 2011.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since May 16, 1984 and is in the re-cuts department.

    She received an award for her dedication and service.  

  • The Pamida Foundation gives back to communities

     The Pamida Foundation has donated more than $128,000 to local food banks through a series of fundraising events.

    The donation was raised, in part, through the generosity of customers during in-store fundraisers at Pamida locations in December. The program offered customers the opportunity to round up their purchase at store registers. The Foundation also matched a portion of funds raised in each Pamida community. 

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue

     Unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties – including LaRue County – between November 2010 and November 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 7.4 percent, down from 8.8 percent the previous month; and down from 8.2 percent in November 2010.

    Of a 6,951 civilian labor force, 6,434 were employed in LaRue County

  • PHOTO: McDonald's donates $100 to Santa Project

        Tom Burrell, owner/operator of Hodgenville McDonald's, presented a check for $100 to Ann 'Snookie' Morrison and the Santa Helpers. The volunteers provide toys and clothing to children throughout LaRue County on Christmas Eve. Morrison said she will purchase toys with the funds.

  • Better Business Bureau: Tips on returns and exchanges

     A survey by the National Retail Federation shows more than one in three consumers, 38 percent, are expected to return at least some portion of their holiday gifts this year.

    When it comes to returns and exchanges, not every retailer is the same.

    Some businesses even implement separate policies around special sales and holidays. BBB is encouraging consumers to carefully read and understand all policies before buying or returning. Your BBB has the following advice for hassle-free returns and exchanges:

  • State jobless rate drops to 9.4 percent

     Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent in November 2011 from 9.6 percent in October 2011, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary November 2011 jobless rate was .8 percentage point below the 10.2 percent rate recorded for the state in November 2010. The state’s November 2011 rate is the lowest since the January 2009 rate of 9.2 percent.

  • Food service inspections - November 2011

  • EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: Herring honored by Nationwide

     Kathy Herring has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Herring has been employed with Nationwide since April 2002 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Georgetown man says his business was taken from him

    BY CHRIS MORRIS
    NEWS AND TRIBUNE

    Kevin Carroll was once one of the top dealers for Clayton Home’s Hodgenville plant. He was selling $5 million in homes a year from his Georgetown location – Carroll’s Mobile Homes, Inc.
    Carroll said he was selling prefabricated homes in a 100-mile radius, and was going strong even during a slow economy. In fact, he said Clayton, which is based in Knoxville, Tenn., built the plant in Hodgenville to help supply his demand and to build homes with “a northern” look.