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Business

  • 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.

  • January 2011 Food Service Inspections

  • Green Akers Cafe opens in Mount Sherman

    Many years ago, Mount Sherman was a bustling community with several grocery stores, a feed store, a restaurant and gas station. Its landmark business, Clyde’s, was a popular spot to purchase jeans and boots up until the 1970s.

    The businesses dwindled over time and about 18 months ago the last holdout, a restaurant, closed. Residents in the small community and in the northern part of Green County had to drive several miles to simply purchase a gallon of gas or a quart of milk.

  • Buffalo School Apartments holds ribbon-cutting

    The old Buffalo Elementary School gymnasium was full last Wednesday, with people wanting to show their support for the remodeling of the old Buffalo Elementary School to 19 apartments.
     Johan Graham, Director of Development for AU Associates, who oversaw the project, said their goal was to build “something that would be a lasting memory.” Graham said that without the assistance of several local agencies and individuals, the project would have not been possible.

  • Sharon Jaggers joins Rust-Wright Funeral Home

    Sharon Jaggers has joined the staff of Rust-Wright Funeral Home in Hodgenville. She began duties as office manager Feb. 28.
    She has two children, Eric Jaggers of Charlestown, Ind., and Rachel Phillips of Hodgenville; and four grandchildren, Anna Kind of Jeffersonville, Ind., Emily Jaggers of Charlestown, Ind., and Hunter and Makayla Phillips of Hodgenville.
    Jaggers is a graduate of LaRue County High School and formerly worked at Nationwide Uniform.
    Her hobbies include landscaping and watching her grandkids play ball.

  • 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.