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Business

  • 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.

  • Jobless rate down in county

    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.

  • Magnolia Bank provides scholarships

    On March 8, 20 sixth-grade students from Hardin and LaRue Counties were awarded the fourth annual Magnolia Bank “Preparing for Success” Scholarships. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career, and how they plan to pursue that career.  
    “The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,” said Stefanie Rock, Assistant Vice President at Magnolia Bank.    

  • Treasure Hunters Roadshow coming to Elizabethtown

    The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be held this week in Elizabethtown.

    During the free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see more than 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles. Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts.

    They are interested in coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memorabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives and daggers.

  • Nolin RECC nominated for Freedom Award

    Nolin RECC was among 71 Kentucky businesses nominated for the Secretary of Defense’s 2011 Employer Support Freedom Award.

    The announcement Thursday from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, said Kentucky Guard and Reserve service members recommended their employers for honor. The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers showing exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees.

  • 'Brains for Bucks' offers reward for entrepreneurial ideas

    Area residents with ideas that could lead to a new business could win valuable assistance to help move their idea forward.
    The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center http://www.cr-icc.com/ is accepting applications for the 2011 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” http://www.bucksforbrightideas.com/ competition through April 15.

  • On-the-Job Training available for LaRue workers and employers

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District has funding available for on the job training opportunities.
    On-the-Job Training is a training option designed for the highest skill occupations appropriate for the Workforce Investment Act client. It is not subsidized employment for low-skill occupations that need very little training time. OJT is only appropriate for the length of time necessary for the WIA client to be trained in the specific occupation, but not to exceed six months.