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Business

  • Former Shopko building remains vacant

    Rumors are still circulating about a possible buyer of the former Shopko building located on West Main Street in Hodgenville.

    LaRue County Community and Economic Director Bob Sims said that a retail client had a purchase contract on the former Shopko property dating back to August 2015. However, he said the sale did not close and that the property is still available. The name of the retail company with the purchase contract was not released by Sims.

  • They've got your goat

    As more people show a propensity to wholesome locally grown food that is sustainable, one LaRue county farm is here to offer just that. What they offer may not be what you expect.

    Brian and Denise Martin have been raising goats since 2003. They started with a few goats and loved it so much they grew their herd. The Martins raise African Boer Goats, which are considered the best for meat production.

    “We take good care of our goats, their living conditions are optimal and we work hard to make sure our herd stays healthy.” said owner Denise Martin.

  • Freelance trend offers benefits to employers

    By Jack Daniel Taylor

    Today’s workforce has seen a shift away from the standard job with fixed salary and paid holidays. For many reasons, more people than ever are choosing a freelance career.

  • Shifting focus to local community

    Higgins Rig company has been buying and selling drill equipment for water wells, oil well drilling, gas well drilling and mining industries for over 25 years. They buy old equipment and rebuild it to work like new. Some of their inventory includes equipment such as air compressors and Boosters, auger drills and rigs, bucket rigs, cable tools and draw works, drill casing and pipe, generators and engines, grout pumps, mud pumps and mud systems, oilfield equipment, pump hoists, rotary drills and rigs as well as water trucks.

  • Shifting focus to local community

    Higgins Rig company has been buying and selling drill equipment for water wells, oil well drilling, gas well drilling and mining industries for over 25 years. They buy old equipment and rebuild it to work like new. Some of their inventory includes equipment such as air compressors and Boosters, auger drills and rigs, bucket rigs, cable tools and draw works, drill casing and pipe, generators and engines, grout pumps, mud pumps and mud systems, oilfield equipment, pump hoists, rotary drills and rigs as well as water trucks.

  • Cozy with Cabin Fever

    After putting an ad in the newspaper for a small farm and livable home, Bob and Nadine Jennings found the small farm they were looking for in LaRue County on Old Elizabethtown Road.

    “We bought the house in 1997 and made it a bed and breakfast in 1999” said Nadine, “We had this big ol’ house and just the two of us so we decided to rent out rooms.”

  • Side job turns into the business

    A Magnolia man has turned a side job for supplemental income into a thriving business.

    Leonard Thompson of Magnolia founded his business Triple T Auto in 1981. Thompson said he worked as a mechanic at a local car dealership and started Triple T Auto as a “side job” on the nights and weekends.

    “I started the business in a two car garage with my brother-in-law Norman Stilts,” Thompson said. “As time went on and the business continued to grow, we outgrew that area and we now have a five car garage.”

  • Reduce reuse recycle, repeat

    The old adage one man’s trash is another man’s treasure is certainly true in the case of Renaissance Repeats. Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator for LaRue County, has seen many things come through the Recycling Center that were still functional or could be reused.

  • Alter your outlook with a perfect fit

    For one Hodgenville woman sewing has been such a big part of her life that she made a business from it. Rosa Smith started learning to sew at a very young age, “My mother was a seamstress and I remember her making costumes for my uncle who was a mariachi performer. I would have to be her manikin and hold up the coat while she sewed the embellishments on it.” Smith said.

  • Carrying on a family tradition

    A local business owner is carrying on the family tradition of working on vehicle transmissions.

    Wolford Transmission provides a wide variety of mechanical work to customers including rebuilding or overhauling transmissions, reprogramming computers in vehicles, towing and much more. The business is located on 226 East Main Street in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.