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  • Bobby Jack Murphy joins Big Cat

    Bobby Jack Murphy has joined the staff of Big Cat 105.5.

    The deejay can be heard 6-10 a.m. daily.

    Cale Tharp will move to the news director chair with eight local newscasts daily, according to Renee Bell, general manager at WLVK. Sunny Stephens moves from nights to afternoons and Leesa Mitchell will switch from morning to evening.

    The station will hold a reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 15 the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

  • LaRue boasts low jobless rate

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2010 and July 2011, while 18 county rates increased and three counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County recorded the 10th lowest jobless rate in the state at 8.2 percent. It was an increase from 7.5 percent the previous month but down from 9.8 percent a year ago.

    Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate at 7.3 percent.

  • Employers, youth benefit from internship program

  • Reception planned for retiring FSA employees

    Judy Berry and Cindy Heady, long-time employees of the Elizabethtown Farm Service Agency, are retiring.

    Berry began working for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service office as a temporary employee in 1987. She left in 1991 to take a position with the Park Service but returned to ASCS in 1993.

    The ASCS was merged with other agriculture agencies in 1994 to create the FSA office.

    Heady began working at the office as a temporary employee in 1987. She became a permanent employee in 1987.

  • Bluegrass Cellular customers may text charitable donations

    Bluegrass Cellular customers can make a difference in their communities by donating to nonprofits of their choice through a simple text message.   Charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations can be made via mGive short codes-keywords established by nonprofits.

    mGive is an organization that assists nonprofits in their efforts to raise money and communicate with donors more effectively through the mobile channel. mGive works with more than 100 nonprofit organizations in the United States. 

  • Suzanne Stillwell named employee of the month

    Suzanne Stillwell has been selected as August Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since April 1979 and is under the supervision of Linda Hisel in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Martinez named employee of the month

    Sherriell Martinez has been selected as the July Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since May 1984 and is under the supervision of Debra Coursey in the re-cuts department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • The Herald News gives away six subscriptions at Fair

    The LaRue County Herald News held free one-year subscription drawings each night of the LaRue County Fair.
    Winners are Dale Rock of Hodgenville, Johnny Hodge of Hodgenville, Sharon Hornback of Elizabethtown, Janelle Mather of Buffalo, Melinda Parrish of Sonora and Erin Perry of Hodgenville.
    Many thanks to everyone who participated and visited The Herald News booth.

  • Better Business Bureau warns against KFC scam

    Better Business Bureau of Louisville, southern Indiana and western Kentucky is warning consumers to not fall for a scam that involves Kentucky Fried Chicken. BBB received a complaint from a consumer who stated she was contacted by the company with an e-mail stating that if she completed a survey she would get a $100 gift card from KFC. This e-mail DID NOT come from Louisville YUM! Brand’s.

  • PHOTO: Dennis Johnson speaks to Rotary

    Dennis Johnson, left, president and CEO of Hardin Memorial Hospital, spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club on July 28 at Paula's Hot Biscuit Restaurant. He is pictured with Denise Brooks.