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  • Cracker Barrel one step closer to Bardstown

     Cracker Barrel is one step closer to building a restaurant in Bardstown after the Development Review Board decided Tuesday to recommend approval of its building site, landscaping and lighting plans. The DRB recommendation will go before Bardstown City Council at its Jan. 25 meeting, said Jan Johnston, Joint City-County Planning Commission director.

    If city council approves, Cracker Barrel will be able to proceed with building and zoning permits, Johnston said.

  • Duckworth Insurance adds AAA policies to lineup

    Duckworth Insurance, a constant in Hodgenville for more than 110 years, is offering a new service.

    It has been appointed an independent agent for auto insurance from another old-timer - AAA.

    AAA has been a “leader in automotive safety and travel services” for more than a century, according to Randi Clark, an agent for Duckworth Insurance. AAA is rated “A” for excellent by A.M. Best, the insurance industry’s largest independent rating organization.

    “We’re excited to have them,” Clark said.

  • David Whipkey named Employee of the Year

    David Whipkey has been selected as Employee of the Year for 2010 by Nationwide Uniform Corporation.

    He has been employed with Nationwide since Feb. 4, 2009. He works in the jacket department and received an award for his service.

  • Lawson named top sales agent

    Betty Lawson with the J.E. Bramblett sales team was named top sales agent for December, announced J.E. Bramblett, principal broker of Re/Max Executive Group Inc. in Elizabethtown. Lawson specializes in residential and new construction sales.

  • Water line constructed at Glendale site

    As a crowd looked over the edge of a trench, a backhoe pushed a water pipe under Ky. 222 into the Glendale Industrial Site.
    The Thursday afternoon ceremony marked the arrival of a key piece of infrastructure for the 1,551-acre tract, which officials hope one day will be home to a large facility with thousands of workers.
    Hardin County Water District No. 2 began construction of the more than five miles of pipes in March 2009.

  • Magnolia Bank earns 5 stars

    Magnolia Bank has been recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation.

    The bank has earned BauerFinancial's highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability.

    To earn Bauer's 5-Star Superior rating, a bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability. 

  • Abell joins staff of Rust-Wright Funeral Home

    Roy Abell of Buffalo has joined the staff of Rust-Wright Funeral Home in Hodgenville.  He will serve as director’s assistant to Funeral Director Ron Rust.
    He recently retired from Core-Mark of Leitchfield after 12 years. He worked also for International Harvester in Louisville for more than 20 years.
    Abell has been married to the former Brenda Helvey for 46 years. They have three children, Rhonda Whitlock of Hodgenville; Ruthie Abell of Oregon; and Annie Bell of Glendale; and two grandchildren.

  • McCorkle and Newby honored by Nationwide

    MCCORKLE

    Antonella McCorkle has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1975 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trousers department.

    NEWBY

    Mi Yang Newby has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 2008 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trousers department.

  • Cracker Barrel considering Bardstown location

     Cracker Barrel is sitting down at the table once again in Bardstown to discuss a possible restaurant on Old Filiatreau Lane.

    The national restaurant chain has submitted a set of site plans for the eatery with the Bardstown Development Review Board. It previously considered building a restaurant in the same location in September 2007.

  • Bluegrass Cellular announces new district manager

    Bluegrass Cellular Inc. has hired Jason Raymer as District Manager. In his new role, Raymer is responsible for the strategic management of multiple retail locations in the northern area including Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Spencer counties and more.

    Raymer brings several years of retail sales and management experience to his new position. He is accountable for managing and training staff, coordinating promotional events with community organizations and attaining monthly sales quotas at seven local retail stores.