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Business

  • Jobless rate down in September 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 72 Kentucky counties between September 2010 and September 2011, while 43 county rates increased and five counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Sammy's Market closes

    Nelda and Sammy Wooten did not have much experience when they began operating the store and gas station that became known as Sammy's Market on East Western Avenue in Sonora.

    A friend had the property available for lease 35 years ago, so the couple took it on and later bought the property, Nelda Wooten said.

    “We just got an opportunity, and we did it,” she said.

  • Office of Employment offers online resumes

    To make it easier for job seekers to
    search for career opportunities, the Kentucky Office of Employment and
    Training (OET) has launched a new job-match system. The new tool,
    provided at no cost, helps users create a professionally formatted
    resume highlighting transferable skills from life experiences and work

  • Chamber of Commerce planning holiday events

    BY JESSICA DAVIS

    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

    This year seems to be flying by, but that must be because of everything that the Chamber is involved in and working on. The holiday season is almost here and that is very exciting because two of the Chamber's biggest events are just around the corner.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville have finalized plans for Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square and Christmas at Creekfront.

  • Chamber's kiosk unveils 'live here, visit here, work here' theme

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a kiosk in the front window that promotes a “live here, visit here, work here” theme.
    The 31.5-inch television, donated by LaRue County Community and Economic Development, plays a three-minute video highlighting tourist attractions and key features of LaRue County.
    The project has been in the works since August 2010, according to LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jessica Davis.

  • South Central Rural holds annual meeting

    South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative’s annual meeting was held Oct. 6 at the Cave City Convention Center with an extremely large crowd in attendance.

    The results of the mail ballot trustee election were announced with Ralph Thompson reelected in District I (Munfordville and Bonnieville) with no opposition. In District III (Hiseville and Cave City Exchanges) candidates were Incumbent Trustee Jerry Polson, and Mike Houchens, with Polson receiving 738 votes and Houchens 275 votes. Polson was declared reelected.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union celebrates 60 years of service

    When the 10 founding members pooled $1,000 in initial capital to start Fort Knox Federal Credit Union back in 1950, little did they know that one day their Credit Union would grow to have more than $1 billion in assets.    

  • Cindy Read named director at Wired65

    Cindy Read of Louisville has been named Director, Sector Strategies for Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED65) Regional Workforce Partners. As director, she will work with businesses, education and training providers and the Workforce Investment Boards in 26 Kentucky and Indiana counties along the I-65 corridor to develop innovative workforce training approaches in three growing industry sectors.

  • PHOTO: Hometown Wireless holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Hometown Wireless on Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville, celebrated its grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce. Among those attending are Jim Ferrie and Diane Ferrie, owners; Jill Givan, Stephanie Thomas, Andrea Coomer, Tammy Fischer, Michael Fischer, Nina Cundiff, Stephanie Rock, Jessica Davis, Ramona Coffey, Tommy Turner, Candis Carpenter, Bob Sims.

  • PHOTO: Magnolia Mall holds ribbon-cutting