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Business

  • National Career Readiness Certificate now available

    The Lincoln Trail Career Centers announced last week that a new resource called the National Career Readiness Certificate is now available for job seekers and employers in Kentucky. The National Career Readiness Certificate is a work-related skills credential that provides objective documentation of an employee’s skills that can be accepted nationwide.

  • Joy! Monty Justice films commercial at Lee's Garden Center

    Montrose “Monty” Justice, the 84-year-old co-founder of “Monty’s Plant Food” filmed a commercial for his unique plant booster and visited with customers Saturday at Lee’s Garden Center in Hodgenville.
    The LaRue County 4-H Garden Club was part of the program as Lee’s owners, Scotty and Robin Lee, shared gardening advice and provided free vegetable plants to the children. Justice added a sample bottle of “Monty’s Joy Juice” to each bag of tomato, okra and cantaloupe plants.

  • Magnolia school may see new life as mall

    The owners of Magnolia Elementary School have requested the property be rezoned from public usage to business district.
    According to records filed with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, Christine and Brent Shelton and Terry and Diane Shelton requested the rezoning of 5.2 acres to accommodate a business.
    The Sheltons, through their company Quarry Hill Monuments, paid $60,000 to the Board of Education through sealed bid for the school.

  • Clay Underwood to perform at Nolin RECC meeting

    Musical performers, speakers and informative programs will highlight the 73rd annual co-op meeting of Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation Friday. Festivities commence at 5 p.m. June 10 at John Hardin High School.  

    For musical entertainment, LaRue County native and rising Nashville star, Clay Underwood, will sing.

    “We are very excited about having him perform at the annual meeting,” said Patsy Whitehead, Nolin Communications coordinator.

  • Debbie Baker named Employee of the Month

    Debbie Baker has been selected as the June Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform in Hodgenville.

    Baker has been employed with Nationwide since September 2008 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.

    Debbie will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Tammie Jenkins named Employee of the Month

    Tammie Jenkins has been selected as the May Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform in Hodgenville.

    Jenkins has been employed with Nationwide since July 1981 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Lee's Famous Recipe celebrates 45th year

    To celebrate 45 years of serving fresh, never frozen chicken, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is asking fans to shake a tail feather this summer and show the world how their version of the chicken dance is done.

    In addition to several giveaways totaling more than $6,000, Lee’s is hosting the 2011 Chicken Dance Contest, an effort to reward the most original and funky fan video.

  • Paul Davis Emergency Services opens new offices

    Paul Davis Emergency Services has opened to serve customers in Clarksville and Hopkinsville and communities in Christian and Montgomery counties. Becky Jansen is the general manager and brings industry knowledge and management skills to the company. Also, Gary Brown will serve as lead supervisor for the Paul Davis crews. Brown has many years of experience in the construction industry.

  • Gream offers variety in 'Kentucky Art Lady' shop

    Janet Gream is quick to point out her downtown Elizabethtown business is called Kentucky Art Lady, not “the” Kentucky Art Lady.
    Gream didn’t want the name of her gallery to focus on her or have her name in it. The name of her shop doesn’t refer to anyone in specific.
    “My daughter came up with it,” she said of the name.
    The work of local and regional artists fills the business. Baskets, paintings, drawings, pottery, soaps and even socks are some of the handmade arts and craft items in her store.

  • Dale Buckles receives award of distinction

    Dr. Dale Buckles, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Chief Student Affairs Officer, received the Administrator Award of Distinction at the annual Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Seattle, Washington in April.
    He was one of 25 chosen from among thousands of college administrators. Recipients have served in their position for at least two years as of the annual convention and have demonstrated during their tenure a strong level of support for the Society.