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Business

  • Workforce Center opening this fall in LaRue library

    Job seekers will have a new resource available in LaRue County, thanks to a $1.3 million grant.
    LaRue is among 45 counties with a high unemployment rate to receive funding for a public library workforce center. The center, located in the LaRue County Public Library, will give residents more access to computers, training and job workshops.
    LaRue County’s workforce center will open in the fall, perhaps as early as August, according to Paige Sexton of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Mark B. Carter named CEO of Passport Health Plan

    University Health Care, Inc. which does business as Passport Health Plan announced July 7 that Mark B. Carter has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Carter has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since December.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers 'texting only'

    Bluegrass Cellular, a cellular service provider and pioneer in the wireless industry in rural Kentucky, is launching a text only service plan for customers who, because of a disability, are unable to communicate over a voice network. 

  • AT&T expands broadband in Hodgenville

    AT&T is expanding its mobile broadband network in Hodgenville and parts of LaRue County, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and video content to customers in the area.
    Cathy Lewandowski, senior public relations manager for AT&T Strategic Communications, said the company is adding new cell sites, upgrading hundreds of others and deploying fiber optic cable to boost capacity across the state.
    “More and more people depend on our technology to stay connected,” she said.

  • New owners share vision for Magnolia school mall

    After sitting empty for four years, Magnolia Elementary School is getting spruced up to serve a different purpose under new ownership.
    Christine and Brent Shelton and Terry and Diane Shelton purchased the property by sealed bid from the LaRue County Board of Education through their company Quarry Hill Monuments for $60,000 last November.

  • Chamber of Commerce honors several at annual banquet

    An educator, a pair of sports-minded men and one of LaRue County’s oldest businesses were among those honored Thursday night as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church.
    Paul Mullins, principal at LaRue County High School, was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Mullins was praised for his positive attitude and the improvements made at the high school as he led faculty and students through the Laptops of LaRue project.

  • U.S. Bancorp holds ribbon-cutting

  • Food Service Inspections: May and June 2011

  • Local eateries face challenge on the menu

    Making ends meet in this sluggish economy is tough enough for individuals, but it causes even more of a challenge for small businesses.
    Still, some are meeting that challenge by finding a niche – a product or service – that, coupled with hard work, determination and the ability to adjust to an ever-changing environment, allows them to keep going.
    Several local restaurants are finding ways to stay afloat even though they are located off the beaten path.
    Take, for example, Beth Keith, owner of Pizza Zone in Buffalo.

  • Wood joins Commercial Vehicle Enforcment Division

    Brian Wood of Hodgenville recently accepted a position with the Kentucky State Police. Wood joined the ranks as a Kentucky State Police officer assigned to Region 2 of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcment Division. Region 2 is based in Louisville and covers 27 counties.