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Business

  • LaRue businesses contribute to United Way

     United Way of Central Kentucky wrapped up its annual campaign with its third consecutive year of record fundraising thanks to the generous support of local individuals and businesses. UWCK’s five-county region of Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade raised $1,256,868.78, representing a more than 6 percent increase over last year’s total.

  • Fruit of the Loom plant closing in Jamestown

    By Larry Rowell
    Casey County News

    Steve Burchell shakes his head in utter disbelief as he talks about the news he received at work on Thursday.

    “I’m shocked. There were people crying when they told us,” Burchell said, referring to Fruit of the Loom COO Tony Pelaski informing 601 employees that the textile plant in Jamestown was closing by Dec. 31. Layoffs will be scheduled in phases, beginning June 8, according to a letter given to employees.

  • PHOTO: New AC at Rite Aid

     A large crane placed a new air conditioning unit on the roof of Rite Aid last week.

  • Job Fair planned for April 17

     The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, KYJOBS.net, and the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management are hosting the 14th Annual Regional Job and Career Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Cafe featured in Kentucky Monthly

    Kentucky Monthly Magazine featured The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Cafe in Hodgenville in its February issue.
    A full page photo and nearly a page of text is devoted to owners Patrick and Paula Durham, and their children, Forrest and Maria.
    The Sweet Shoppe, which opened 11 years ago, sells about 33,000 pounds of fudge each year, locally, at festivals and on the Internet. 

  • Hintons named certified farm market

     Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market in LaRue County is one of the 104 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

  • PHOTO: Shopko makes donation to schools

     Shopko’s Assistant Manager Debbie Godby presented Superintendent Sam Sanders a check for $1,250 to the LaRue County Schools.

  • PHOTO: Rambo speaks at Chamber luncheon

     

    Kenny Rambo recently led a lively discussion at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce March luncheon meeting. Rambo represented the Workforce Solutions program that is part of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Rambo spoke on the current diversity of today’s workforce, speaking to the Traditionalist era (those born before 1945), the Baby Boomers generation (1946-1964, Generation X, (1965-1976), Generation Y, (1977-1990) and Generation Z (those born since 1991).

  • Charie Glenn named Employee of Month at Nationwide

    Charie Glenn has been selected as the March Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since March 2011 and is under the supervision of Sandy Wheeler in the shipping department. She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • LaRue's jobless rate down from a year ago

    Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties – including LaRue – between January 2013 and January 2014, while 11 county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    LaRue's rate was 7.9 percent, down from 8.6 percent a year ago. In December, the rate was 6.8 percent.
    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 6.4 percent each.