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Business

  • 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. 

  • John-Kenyon announces upgrade to procedure

    John-Kenyon American Eye Institute announced last week an upgrade to its LASIK vision correction procedure with the upgrade to the advanced iFS laser. This new, blade-free laser offers patients a faster, safer procedure with a shorter recovery time and fewer dry eye symptoms.

  • Herald staffers win national photo contest

    Two staff members of The LaRue County Herald News combined talent to win a national contest.
    Editor Linda Ireland and staff writer Candis Carpenter won the best photo essay category in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. They entered the Lincoln Days 2010 wrap “It’s Lincoln Time” in the non-daily division for newspapers with less than 6,000 circulation.
    Only one other Kentucky newspaper was honored in the contest. The Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville took honorable mention for best feature series.

  • Former CEO Wade expands suit vs. Citizens Union Bank

    Defendants, claims added; jury trial scheduled for spring

    Former CEO Billie Wade’s lawsuit against Citizens Union Bank is headed for a jury trial next spring – with some new defendants and claims that were added this week.

    Wade, who had led CUB since 1991, left the bank in March 2010 amid state and federal reviews of the bank’s lending practices, and in July 2010 filed suit, charging wrongful termination, that the bank lied about his departure, cost him income and discriminated against him.

  • The Sweet Shoppe fudge offered in gift shop

    A new gift shop opened Monday inside Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Grayson County.
    Besides expected gifts such as cards, balloons and flowers, there will be a more varied fare.
    Many items in the store are USA and Kentucky made with Grayson County items featured. However, Hodgenville fudge maker Pat Durham of The Sweet Shoppe will present more than six flavored fudges, including Creamsicle and Turtle fudges.

  • 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.