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Business

  • PHOTO: McDonald's expanding

    Construction workers bricked the front of McDonald’s in Hodgenville last week. The fast food restaurant has removed its playground in order to expand the inside seating area and add another order window. According to Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, the building is expanding by 454-square feet.

  • Amanda Cecil named Employee of the Month

    Amanda Cecil has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1998 and is under the supervision of Carolyn Lafollette as a contractor clerk.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Joey Stanton joins WorkLife HR

    WorkLife HR, a professional employer organization that provides financial and administrative solutions to the workplace including human resource management, payroll administration, employment law compliance and benefits services, announced its recent hire of Joey Stanton as regional vice president of the Blue Ridge region.

  • Kentucky State Police hiring CVE officers

    The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for the position of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer I.

  • PHOTO: J. Marvin Hawk recognized as volunteer

    J. Marvin Hawk, former board of directors chairman for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, was presented the Kentucky Credit Union League’s 2011 Steve Brody Outstanding Volunteer Award by last year's recipient, Mary Ann Brumagen. Hawk received his award at the 77th Annual KCUL Meeting held in Louisville.

  • State adjusts traffic pattern near E'town shopping center

    Following a study regarding high frequency of crashes, the intersection of US 31w and KY 447/Kohls entrance in Elizabethtown will be adjusted with a new traffic signal pattern aimed at reducing collisions. Recent data shows these accidents occur during peak traffic hours and primarily involve northbound vehicles turning left onto KY 447 and southbound vehicles turning left into Kohls colliding with US 31w north and south thru traffic.  

  • Subway restaurant opening in New Haven

    A new Subway restaurant will open in New Haven Thursday.

    The Subway, a chain sandwich restaurant, will open inside the Hometown IGA grocery store at 132 S. Main Street.

    According to Joe Joiner of Houchens Industries, holder company for Subway, the new restaurant will be open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.

    The restaurant is likely to celebrate its opening with a possible ceremony in the next eight weeks, according to Joiner.

  • Library's workforce center now open

     LaRue County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center. The LaRue County Public Library is one of 46 public libraries in the state to become a PLWC. 

  • 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.