• Better Business Bureau: Watch out for new wave of fake BBB.org emails

     Businesses and consumers across the country have been hit by an on-going email scam that appears to be from a bbb.org address. Now, a new wave of fake BBB emails is using a different strategy to scam recipients into downloading a virus.

  • PHOTO: Visit with The Turtleman

     Ernie Brown Jr., also known as The Turtleman, visited with Cale Tharp, left, and Blake Bault at The Wulf 94.3 Thursday. Brown, who hails from Lebanon, appears on “Call of the Wildman” on the Animal Planet.

  • WorkOne training assists employers

     Area employers who are expanding their workforce can take advantage of a WorkOne training program that can help reduce the cost of hiring and new employees.

    The WorkOne On-the-Job Training Program provides reimbursements to participating employers that helps to compensate for the costs associated with skills upgrade training and loss of production for new employees.

    Employers receive up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the new trainee to help defray training costs.

  • Pamida transitions to 'Shopko'

     Changes are in store for Hodgenville’s Pamida. Sometime this year, it will be rebranded as “Shopko.”

  • 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: