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Business

  • Allen joins Farm Bureau

    Bryan Lee Allen has been appointed as an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at LaRue County Farm Bureau. Allen’s appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, vice president of agency support and marketing for KFB Insurance.
    Allen, who earned a degree in business administration from Mid-Continent University, joins LaRue County Farm Bureau after working for Enterprise Rent-a-Car and St. Catherine College.
    Allen will work with Agency Manager Price Smith, and the staff at LaRue County Farm Bureau.

  • Cooking by heart at Farmhouse Diner

    About 11 minutes out of Hodgenville sits a little restaurant by the name of “224 Farmhouse Diner.” It is owned by Angie and Reed Smith, and was built in the middle of their own farm.
    It is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They have an ongoing menu as well as daily specials and cook most things from scratch. They offer, what Angie Smith calls “Southern home-style cooking.”

  • Ola Cobb named Nationwide's Employee of the Month

     Ola Cobb has been selected as the May Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since February 1977 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department. 

  • Gray is Summer Intern

     Felicia Gray is working at The LaRue County Herald News this summer through the Kentucky Press Association’s intern program.

    Felicia is a student at Campbellsville University where she majors in public relations and psychology. Her parents are Tim and Jill Gray of Magnolia.

    She will be covering school board meetings, the LaRue County Fair, writing feature articles and taking lots of photographs. 

    The internship lasts 10 weeks.

    If you have a story idea to pass on to Felicia, give her a call at 270-358-3118.

  • Ola Cobb honored by Nationwide Uniform

    Ola Cobb has been selected as the May Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since February 1977 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department. She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • New truck terminal opens at Upton

     Midwest Logistics Systems, based in Celina, Ohio, has located a new terminal on Weldon Loop in Upton, according to LaRue County Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims. The terminal will be at Exit 76 on Interstate-65 in the former Sullivan Auto Sales building.

  • Wright attends training

     William Steve Wright completed several days of advanced training with America’s IRA Experts on April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida, hearing about key areas that can impact tax planning and ensure his clients and families can keep more of their retirement savings.

  • Fort Knox Federal hosts annual meeting

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will host its 63rd annual membership meeting on May 13 at the Performing Arts Center, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road,  Elizabethtown. 

    Tom Mabe will be the featured entertainment. The membership meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • Toyota pulling out of northern Kentucky

    Toyota is closing its Erlanger headquarters and moving almost 1,600 jobs out of Northern Kentucky as part of a nationwide consolidation of the company's operations.

    Company officials gathered employees at its Erlanger offices Monday afternoon to tell them the news. All workers there will be offered jobs either at Toyota's new headquarters in Plano, Texas, or at an expanded technical center in Michigan.

  • LaRue's jobless rate falls in March

     Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between March 2013 and March 2014, while 43 county rates went up and eight counties stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.6 percent in March, compared to 8.8 percent in February and 8.1 percent a year ago.

    Of a 6,981-person workforce, 6,451 were employed.