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  • LaRue Insurance adds The Hartford's AARP program to lineup

    LaRue Insurance, Inc. in Hodgenville has added The Hartford's AARP Insurance Program to its lineup of insurance offerings.

    LaRue Insurance was selected after satisfying a number of eligibility requirements including demonstrating a commitment to community service, meeting a high-level of business and ethics standards and completing a training program designed to highlight the needs of the 50-plus population.

  • Sherremy Meadows named Employee of the Month

    Sherremy Meadows has been selected as the April Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2008 and is under the supervision of Claire Greyling in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Yuleni Zaragaza named Employee of the Month

    Yuleni Zaragaza has been selected as the March Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Zaragaza has been employed with Nationwide since January 2006 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Springhaven at odds with United Way

    Representatives of SpringHaven Inc., the state-funded domestic violence shelter for the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, are upset that United Way of Nelson County chose not to fund it this year and said the reasons given for its decision are invalid.

  • Lincoln Trail Career Centers offer financial assistance to employers

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers are offering financial assistance to employers to help offset the cost of training new employees. The Career Centers’ Project RENEW (Regional Economy Needing an Experienced Workforce) program matches unemployed workers who are interested in pursuing a new career with employers who have full-time job openings.

  • Don Taylor receives Mentorship award

    The Southern Graphics Council International at their annual conference, sponsored by Washington University in Saint Louis, presented Don Taylor with the 2011 Mentorship in Printmaking Award, on Saturday March 19. Twelve students have transferred to Washington University, from Brookhaven Community College in Dallas, Texas. Taylor is a native of Hodgenville and a 1967 graduate of LaRue County High School, where he was a student of art instructor Betty Mitchell. He has been a subscriber to The LaRue County Herald News for the past 44 years.

  • Midsouth Cattle website offers alternative to stockyards

    Cattlemen in the southern half of the United States have a new outlet to buy and sell bovines.
    Lanny and Linda Vincent, who raise Limousin cattle on their 90-acre farm outside Buffalo, have developed a virtual stockyard at www.midsouthcattle.com. The website, which was under development about four months, offers an economical way to bring buyers and sellers together, Lanny Vincent said.

  • Jobless rate down in county - February

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between February 2010 and February 2011, including LaRue County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Twenty-four county rates increased, while three county rates stayed the same.
    LaRue County’s rate declined from 10.6 percent in January to 10.4 percent in February. It declined 2 percent from February 2010.
    Fayette and Woodford counties recorded the lowest jobless rates in the Commonwealth at 8.6 percent each.

  • Sunrise Board signs with Signature Healthcare

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is now under management of Signature Healthcare.
    The nursing home’s board of directors signed the agreement Wednesday at the LaRue County Courthouse after a fractious meeting with a group of Sunrise Volunteers and other interested persons.
    Signature, a Louisville-based company, took immediate management responsibilities of the 1967-era nursing home and will continue under a new contract when residents and staff move into the larger facility still under construction.

  • Bardstown's Cracker Barrel may open late-summer

    Construction on a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Bardstown began mid-March and is moving forward quickly, according to Logan Spaulding, chief building inspector for Nelson County Code Enforcement.