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  • Packard named to School Readiness Task Force

    Crystal Packard, LaRue County Public Library’s youth service librarian, has been named to the Kentucky Public Library School Readiness Task Force.

    The task force’s goal is to promote early literacy and school readiness programs at Kentucky’s public libraries.

    The 54-member task force is made up of public librarians, representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, a University of Kentucky professor and staff from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

  • County jobless rate stable in November

    Unemployment rates rose in 96 Kentucky counties between November 2012 and November 2013, while 16 county rates decreased and eight stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Leadership

    Members of the LaRue County Leadership class visited The LaRue County Herald News Dec. 12. Front from left, Jason Detre, Nathan Highbaugh, Trevor Skaggs, Paul Richey, Michelle Rogers, Krista Levee, Dana Jolly, Martha Read, Hazel Hinton, Teleana Davis and Missy Milby. The class is sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Cecilian Bank makes donation

    Cecilian Bank in Elizabethtown recently conducted a very successful children’s book drive. The books were then donated to LaRue County Schools to be used with the LaRue County Community Early Childhood Council and LaRue County Health Department joint project, “My First Teacher,” to get books and information to parents participating in the WIC program. 

  • Wolford promoted to team manager

    Bonnie Wolford, a Hodgenville resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a team manager with the national direct seller of delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.

  • LaRue’s unemployment rate increases

    Unemployment rates rose in 96 Kentucky counties between October 2012 and October 2013, while 14 county rates decreased and 10 stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Citizens Bank buys Horse Cave Theatre

    Citizens First Bank was the winning bidder for four Horse Cave Theatre buildings that once served as business offices, the scene shop, the education facility and the theatre itself at a recent Master Commissioner’s sale, according to the News-Herald. Twenty people attended the sale.

    The bank paid $197,000. The property was appraised at $295,000.

    Horse Cave Theatre was unable to make payments on a note to Citizens First and was forced to shut its doors last February, leaving a debt of $366,621.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline joins Chamber of Commerce

    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Director Krista Levee confirmed last week that Bluegrass Pipeline has joined the Chamber.

  • CUB announces appointments

    Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. the parent company for Citizen Union Bank, Shelbyville, and First Farmers Bank, Owenton, KY announced the following executive management appointments effective Dec. 1:

  • Food Service Inspections

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