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Business

  • 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.

  • Getting things right

    For diesel owners there’s nothing like the hum of a diesel engine. But when one breaks down or needs to be worked on, there can be nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out the problem and work on it yourself. Finding a mechanic that specializes in diesel can be equally difficult.

    Justin Lafollette opened Crimson Diesel in the spring of 2012 with a partner, Michael Lawless, who has since left the business.

  • Shepherd named Publisher of Herald News

    An official announcement from Michael G. Abernathy, President of Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. was made this week, naming Allison Shepherd, Publisher of the LaRue County Herald News.

    Shepherd began her career as General Manager and Advertising Manager of The Herald News in August 2010.

  • More than a barbershop

    A Hodgenville barbershop is more than just a place to get a haircut and a shave, it’s also one of the local sports information hubs in LaRue County.

    TIno’s barbershop is located at 29 Lincoln Square in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. However, the barber shop closes at 4 p.m. on Fridays during high school football season.

  • 27 years of hair cutting fun with the ‘Fantastic Four’

    The Fantastic Four Rick Linder, Cindy Smith, LaDona and Phillip Childress have a good time everyday they work together. The group has been in business together for 27 years.

    “We have fun here,” said Cindy.

    Rick and Cindy started working together in the Silver Blade Barber Shop with Jim Howell. Cindy started cutting hair when she was 19 and Rick has been cutting hair since he was 17.

    Howell was going to close the Silver Blade, so Cindy and Rick decided to set out on their own.

  • My Gal Boutique and Invite Me pair up on the square

    Linda Lindsey and Claudia Silva are the business duo of My Gal Boutique and Invite Me on the square in Hodgenville. They offer unique gifts and other products to LaRue County.

    My Gal Boutique

    My Gal Boutique started as a formal wear consignment shop in a different Hodgenville location. Linda Lindsey stocks wedding gifts, local artisan crafts, wedding dresses and other clothing. She runs a tuxedo rental business from the location as well.

  • Almost a century of meeting pharmacy needs

    By watching customers at Smith Drugs greet the pharmacist by his first name and inquire as to how he’s doing, an observer quickly understands why Steve Doom decided to continue like his father before him in a small town pharmacy.

    “My customers know me as a person and trust me as a friend to take care of their medicinal needs,” said Doom, owner of the drugstore that has been in the same Hodgenville location since 1917 and in the same family since 1985.

  • Making dreams into realities

    When Pat Davis moved to LaRue County from Jacksonville in 1990, she brought with her a dream—to open a nice gift shop in Hodgenville.

    For over 20 years she and her husband Larry Davis have made that dream come true as owners of Almost Home, a gift shop at 48 Lincoln Square known for its creative and innovative items.