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  • 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

  • Curves waives new member fee in October

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment. Throughout the month, Curves of Hodgenville women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

  • Pamida Foundation generous to schools

    The Pamida Foundation has donated more than $125,500 to local schools in Pamida communities.

    The donation was raised, in part, through the generosity of customers during in-store fundraisers at all Pamida locations last month. The program offered customers the opportunity to donate $1 or round up their purchase at store registers. The Foundation then matched up to $250 of store proceeds in each Pamida community. In addition, this donation includes a contribution from The Pamida Foundation of 5 percent of sales at Pamida stores on Aug. 21. 

  • Sunrise Manor staff, residents move to new facility Wednesday

    July 22, 2009, was called a “day of history-making” at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
    More than two years later, another piece of history is complete as is construction on the 100,000-square feet facility. The state has made its final inspection and given approval for the 120-or-so Sunrise residents to be moved to their new rooms Wednesday, Sept. 28.

  • Nationwide celebrates 50 years in community

    Nationwide Uniform Corporation on old Shepherdsville Road celebrated 50 years in Hodgenville last weekend with a picnic at Sportsman’s Lake for employees and their families, drawing several hundred people.
    The company, which began production lines in Hodgenville in 1961, is the nation’s largest supplier of police dress (Class A) uniforms and also makes them for the United States military, postal employees, Naval Academy, police, sheriffs and fire department personnel.

  • Independent audit finds problems with customer service at LG&E and KU

    An independent review ordered by the Kentucky Public Service Commission has found numerous problems with customer service operations at Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co.

    In a report issued by the PSC, an outside consultant noted that the two utilities – the largest in Kentucky – are regularly failing to meet their own internal performance standards. The report makes specific recommendations to correct the shortcomings.

  • Akebono announces plant expansion in Glasgow

    Gov. Steve Beshear last week joined community leaders and officials from Akebono Brake in Glasgow to unveil a major expansion at its Barren County facility. The $20.6 million project, which added 60,000 square feet to its existing facility, is expected to result in 224 new jobs in the Commonwealth.