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  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Changes to mortgage rules bring out scammers

    Starting today, some homeowners who are “under water” with their mortgages can refinance under the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), but the BBB is warning consumers that banks and mortgage companies aren’t the only ones gearing up for the rush of applications. Whenever there is a new or updated government program that may be confusing, scammers come out of the woodwork! There are already hundreds of websites claiming to be able to help homeowners through the HARP process, but many of them are scams.

  • Employers win higher percentage of unemployment cases

    Employers were the winners of the majority of employer-contested unemployment insurance cases in 2010 and are emerging the winners of these types of cases in 2011, state lawmakers were told last week by the state official who oversees unemployment insurance for Kentucky.

  • American Coin Buyers Guild coming to Bardstown

    The American Coin Buyers Guild will be at Hampton Inn, 985 Chambers Blvd., Bardstown, through Dec. 3.

    The Guild is looking for items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion.

    Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

  • September - November 2011 Food Service Inspections

  • PHOTO: McDonald's expanding

    Construction workers bricked the front of McDonald’s in Hodgenville last week. The fast food restaurant has removed its playground in order to expand the inside seating area and add another order window. According to Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, the building is expanding by 454-square feet.

  • Amanda Cecil named Employee of the Month

    Amanda Cecil has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1998 and is under the supervision of Carolyn Lafollette as a contractor clerk.

    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Joey Stanton joins WorkLife HR

    WorkLife HR, a professional employer organization that provides financial and administrative solutions to the workplace including human resource management, payroll administration, employment law compliance and benefits services, announced its recent hire of Joey Stanton as regional vice president of the Blue Ridge region.

  • Kentucky State Police hiring CVE officers

    The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for the position of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer I.

  • PHOTO: J. Marvin Hawk recognized as volunteer

    J. Marvin Hawk, former board of directors chairman for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, was presented the Kentucky Credit Union League’s 2011 Steve Brody Outstanding Volunteer Award by last year's recipient, Mary Ann Brumagen. Hawk received his award at the 77th Annual KCUL Meeting held in Louisville.

  • State adjusts traffic pattern near E'town shopping center

    Following a study regarding high frequency of crashes, the intersection of US 31w and KY 447/Kohls entrance in Elizabethtown will be adjusted with a new traffic signal pattern aimed at reducing collisions. Recent data shows these accidents occur during peak traffic hours and primarily involve northbound vehicles turning left onto KY 447 and southbound vehicles turning left into Kohls colliding with US 31w north and south thru traffic.