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Business

  • Bruckheimer opens new store in Bloomfied

     Linda Bruckheimer said she decided to open her new business, The Old Sugar Valley Country Store, on a whim.

    She didn’t have months to prepare, but rather she had the idea for the store and ran with it.

    “I became aware of this heightened sense of Kentucky crafts,” she said. The store is “going back to the things Kentucky is best at.”

  • Hazle Farm Supply closes

     Hazle Farm Supply closed its doors Oct. 31.

  • Hamilton back at helm of Sunrise

     Crystal Hamilton, Sunrise Manor’s administrator, is back on the job.

  • BBB: Beware of bill payment scams

    Better Business Bureau is warning homeowners and business owners of a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers.

    The caller claims to be a utility company employee (LG&E, KU, or Duke Energy), telling the customer their bill is overdue, and asks for immediate bill payment by Green Dot MoneyPak Card. If the customer does not cooperate, the caller threatens to disconnect the person’s electric or natural gas service.

  • Striking oil in Raywick

    Fans of the television series “Dallas” will recall that Southfork was where the fictional Ewing family made its oil fortune.

    Today, Dry Fork Road in Marion County is producing oil, and it’s real.

    “It’s like anything you’d get out of the Middle East,” said Elmer George, who owns the property in question along with Joe Paul Daugherty.

    They hired Tim Carnes and Paul Whitlow to drill a few months ago, and to date, they have shipped more then 350 barrels of oil.

  • Breathitt federal building transformed into apartments

    AU Associates, Inc., the company that transformed the old Buffalo Elementary School into Buffalo Apartments, has completed another project: Federal Place Apartments, located in Jackson.

    A building, originally constructed in 1914 to house a post office and the federal court, has been repurposed into 14 apartments for seniors – 10 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units.

  • Ruthie's Lincoln Freeze to close Nov. 10

     Nov. 10 will mark the end of an era in LaRue County.

  • Robert Claycomb named chairman of LTADD

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District’s 45th annual meeting on Sept. 18 was highlighted by the presentation of the LTADD Board of Directors’ prestigious Palmer ‘Pete’ Petersen Award to Mayor David Pace of Brandenburg; and the acceptance of the “Dorothy Dolle Award’ by Willena Skees of Leitchfield.

  • Jobless rate down in August 2013

     Unemployment rates decreased in 97 Kentucky counties between August 2012 and August 2013, while 19 county rates rose and four stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 6.5 percent, down from 7 percent a year ago. Of a 6,821 workforce, 441 were unemployed.

  • Food Service Inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.