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Business

  • Operation Roundup funds community agencies

    Nolin RECC members have voluntarily contributed thousands of dollars in a special account to help their community. These dollars began as small change through the Operation Round-Up program at Nolin. Since implementing ORU in June 2006, over $50,000 has been donated to projects/agencies in our communities. 

  • Akin receives funeral director's license

    Coletta Greenwell Akin has received her Kentucky Funeral Directors License.

    Akin took her State Board Examination on Dec. 6 and received her results from the Kentucky State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors on Dec. 13.

    She is a 1979 Graduate of Nelson County High School and a 1985 graduate of the University of Louisville, with a degree in arts and sciences. Most recently she has successfully passed the Kentucky State Boards that allows her to serve as a licensed funeral director in Kentucky.

  • Lincoln National earns 5-Star rating

    The Lincoln National 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.  
    The Lincoln National Bank has earned the rating for 88 consecutive quarters. It’s a distinction claimed by only 3 percent of the nation’s banks.

  • Childress Insurance opens in Mount Sherman

    Bonnie Childress has opened an insurance office in Mount Sherman.
    Childress moved to her new location in October, after spending a two-year stint in her Elizabethtown office.
    She is enthusiastic about the move saying, “The setting is really peaceful and the people are extremely welcoming.”
    Childress lives in Mount Sherman with her husband J.J. They have three children, Josh, Chelsee and Chloe. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in middle grades education and in 2008 became licensed to sell insurance.

  • Dollar General opens in Magnolia

    Magnolia’s Dollar General Store opened last week.
    The grand opening ceremony is planned for 8 a.m. Saturday, but word about the new store has spread quickly in the small community.
    Saturday, the parking lot was packed with vehicles and inside, the aisles were full of residents filling carts with food items, clothing or cleaning supplies.
    Hazel Hodges was looking over every aisle, putting a few items in her cart, but mostly browsing in the well-lit store.
    “It takes awhile to get through everything,” she said.

  • Curves add Zumba classes

    Curves of Hodgenville is adding Zumba classes to its fitness facility.

    Owner Karen Elliott has earned a license to teach Zumba, an exercise regime that relies on high-energy, Latin-inspired music to keep participants motivated.

    Elliott called the simple dance moves “a real stress reliever."

    "It really works the abdomen and hips and tones all over,” she said. “You’ll feel stronger after a workout.”

    Zumba can burn up to 500-calories in a 30-minute workout.

  • 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.