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  • Keeper of the Stars

    Walking into Joel Ray Sprowls’ restaurant is like taking a dinner theater excursion into country music history.

    Lining the wall above the food serving line are histories, photos, and mementos of many of the great stars of the musical past.

    A life-size statue of “Kawliga,” the wooden Indian who was the subject of the Hank Williams song, stands like a maître-de near the front of the serving line.

  • Talley joins Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

    Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Damon R. Talley has joined the firm’s Utility & Energy practice as Of Counsel, and will work out of the Louisville, Lexington and Hodgenville offices.

  • PHOTO: Reception

    A retirement reception was held May 8 for Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News. Linda began her tenure with Landmark in the mid-1990s, worked as a correspondent several years and became editor in 2001. She worked also with the newspaper when it was owned by the McDonald family. Linda, left, visited with former co-worker Ramona Coffey, long-time office manager at the Herald. Ramona retired due to medical reasons and continues her battle with ovarian cancer.

  • PHOTO: Derby goes to daycare

     

    Ramona Dever’s horse won the race at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare.

  • Hosparus Central Kentucky honored

    Hosparus Central Kentucky, Elizabethtown, has been named a 2015 Hospice Honors Elite recipient. Established by Deyta, this prestigious annual honor recognizes the top hospices that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the family caregiver’s point of view.

  • Safelite AutoGlass recognized by KEQC

    Safelite AutoGlass, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement, has been recognized by the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission with an Earth Day award granted each year to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to environmental protection.

  • PHOTOS: Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
  • Park an economic boon to area

     A new National Park Service report shows that 241,264 visitors to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in 2014 spent $13 million dollars in communities near the park.

    That spending supported 227 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of Hodgenville.

  • Unemployment rate falls from 2014

    Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s jobless rate was 5.6 percent in March 2015, compared to 7.7 percent a year ago.

  • Unemployment rate fell in all 120 counties in 2014

    Annual unemployment rates were lower in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2014 than in 2013, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s annual rate was 6.5 percent in 2014, down from 8 percent in 2014.

    There were 374 people unemployed on average in 2014, compared to 471 in 2013. The number of employable workers (civilian labor force) decreased from 5,882 in 2013 to 5,714 in 2014.