• Jobless rate up in county for December

     Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between December 2011 and December 2012, while 21 county rates increased and two 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 in December was 7.6 percent, up from 6.9 percent in November; and up from 7.5 percent in December 2011.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Union counties, 5.9 percent each.

  • PHOTO: Operation Round-Up
  • PHOTO: Krausman speaks at Chamber luncheon

    Patricia Krausman of the Small Business Development Center, University of Kentucky, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 16 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Better Business Bureau reports top scams of 2012

    The Better Business Bureau has named the Top Ten Scams of 2012:

    Scam of the Year: Newtown Charity Scams

  • PHOTO: Shopko donation

     Shopko of Hodgenville donated $2,500 to LaRue County High School during the grand opening Jan. 10. LCHS Principal Paul Mullins, right, accepts the check from store manager Ryan Miller.     

  • Connie Reiter named Nationwide's Employee of the Year

     Connie Reiter was selected as 2012 Employee of the Year for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since March 3,1979, and works in the busheling department.

    She received an award for her dedication and service on Dec. 21 at the company’s annual Christmas program. 

  • Peggy Cecil named Employee of the Month

     Peggy Cecil has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1979 and is under the supervision of Kim Beard in the trousers department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Jerianne Strange joins Herald staff

     Jerianne Strange has accepted a position with The LaRue County Herald News.

    Strange will work as a copy editor and reporter. Her responsibilities include page design, covering school board meetings and writing feature stories.

    She got her start in community journalism at a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania.

    “I really enjoyed the weekly paper and the connection it had with the community,” Strange said.

  • Ron Smith elected to Executive Committee of CTIA

     Ron Smith, president & CEO of Bluegrass Cellular Inc., has been elected to his third consecutive term on the Executive Committee of CTIA – The Wireless Association. 

    CTIA is an international industry trade group based in Washington D.C. representing the wireless communications industry. As an executive committee member, Smith will represent the interests of regional and rural carriers while addressing the essential issues facing the wireless industry to help ensure it remains innovative and competitive. His one-year term began Jan. 1.

  • Heath plans to stay active as she retires from Sunrise

     When Beverly Heath started working at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare in 1987, her “office” was a desk in the Hodgenville nursing facility’s activity room and her duties varied from planning programs for the three seniors who attended to delivering meals.