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Business

  • LaRue shows strong economy

    The economy may be recovering weakly in most of the nation, but figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce show significant improvement for Hardin and LaRue counties.

    The department's Bureau of Economic Analysis showed a gross domestic product gain of about $142 million in 2009 over 2008 numbers.

    The figures represent total gross domestic products for industries across the Elizabethtown metropolitan statistical area, which includes Hardin and LaRue counties.

  • PHOTO: Pamida Foundation donation

    Pamida employee Melanie Creekmore presents LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders with a $750 check from the Pamida Education Foundation.

  • Latham accepts teaching position

    Sarah Latham, a veterinary technician at the LaRue County Animal Clinic, has joined the staff at Brown Mackie College in Louisville. She has accepted a position as veterinary technician instructor.

    Latham is pictured with LCAC mascot, Socket.

  • Rissel named to advisory board

    William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, was recently appointed to a two-year term on the newly formed Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The 12-member council will hold its inaugural meeting March 1-2 to advise Eighth District Federal Reserve Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Bullard on local credit, banking and economic conditions.

  • Brooke Washington named Employee of the Month

    Brooke Washington has been selected as the February Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since April 2008 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trouser department.
    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Charlee Doom: A chainsaw for a princess

    A former LaRue County woman was honored last month by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

  • Attending StoresOnline.com's Kentucky seminars?

    The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky has learned that a Utah business, StoresOnline, will offer several seminars in our area this week.  
     

  • Dr. Asim Piracha named to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

    Dr. Asim Piracha, a partner with John-Kenyon American Eye Institute has been named to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

    The four-year appointment was made by Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Buffalo School Apartments now open for tours

    Buffalo School Apartments will hold an open house Feb. 10 and grand opening Feb. 23.
    LaRue County Director of Economic Development Bob Sims called the renovation of the elementary school into apartments “one of the best projects I have ever worked on.
    The building, located on School Loop in Buffalo, has been vacant since the summer of 2007. It merged with Magnolia Elementary to form Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Gibbs named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

    Vanessa Gibbs has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    Gibbs has been employed with Nationwide since September 2008 and is under the supervision of Judy McKinney in the jacket department.

    Vanessa will receive an award for her dedication and service.