• From hobby to large scale success

    A LaRue County man has turned his hobby into a large graphics business.

    Chris Hines of Upton created Uptown Graphics in November 2006 after he wanted to have his bass boat wrapped and he had a hard time finding someone to do it.

    “I fish in a lot of tournaments and wanted to have my boat wrapped,” Hines said. “When I started trying to find someone to wrap my boat, I couldn’t find anyone who did it around here. So, I opened up this business and started wrapping boats myself.”

  • Serving auto needs for 55 years

    One local automotive business has been serving people of LaRue County and other surrounding counties for more than five decades.

    Auto City by Wright’s 210 main location is located on 1461 Campbellsville Road in Hodgenville. The business also has two more locations in Hodgenville, Parts City Auto Parts on 196 Lee Oak Drive and Auto City Service Center on 110 Lincoln Drive.

  • Taking care of your treasures

    Most everyone will agree that death and taxes are two inevitable truisms.

    But, for home or apartment dwellers another inevitable maxim can be etched in stone, stuff accumulates.

    “That’s why we’re here,” acknowledged Judy McGee manager at the Hodgenville office of Treasure Chest Mini Storage located at 1270 Old E’town Road.

    The Hodgenville store is one of three offices, with the other offices located in Elizabethtown and Radcliff. They are owned by Debbie and Jerry Phillips and operated by Mike Phillips.

  • The ever-changing art of framing

    What keeps custom framing so intriguing for Herman and Betty Allen after doing it for 30 years is the uncertainty of what job will come next.

    “You never know what you’ll be asked to frame,” acknowledged Herman, who with his wife of 54 years owns Allen’s Custom Framing located behind their home on College Heights.

    The couple began the business inside their home in 1985.

    “Our showroom was in the house and the storage area was the back porch,” Herman shared. “I did the framing in my shop behind the house.”

  • From farming to agritourism

    One local farm has evolved into an agritourism fall season attraction farm.

    Crawford Farms is located on 3999 Hodgenville Road in Elizabethtown near the LaRue/Hardin County line. The farm is open through November 1 Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. until dusk, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. until dusk.

  • 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.

  • Hard work, fun and passion for beauty

    The Beauty Bar has a vintage vibe with an upbeat and energetic twist. Decorated with rich gold accessories and pastel colors, this salon reminds one of walking into the set of a 1950s movie.

    Ashley England is the owner of Beauty Bar, a multi service salon on South Walters Avenue.

    “I have a passion for hair!” said England, “I always have. I’ve been in pageants and around cosmetology for a long time and it’s just what I love.”

  • Paying attention to details

    Allen’s Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc., at 1302 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville had its beginnings in 1962 while founder Ben Allen was a seminary student in Texas.

    “Dad worked part time on air conditioners and heating while there,” said David Allen, with brother Steve the current co-owners of the company that employs over 25 people.

    Alan Hardwick, sales manager, attributes the longtime success of the business to taking good care of its customers and employees and to continually working toward goals of improvement.

  • Sallee’s Family Taekwondo celebrates new location

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on September 18 for the opening of the new location of Sallee’s Family Taekwondo in Hodgenville.

    Sallee’s Family Taekwondo opened their Hodgenville school in 1997 at their original location on North Lincoln Boulevard. The Sallee’s also have a school in Campbellsville which was established in 2005. The Hodgenville school recently moved to their new location on 106 Greensburg Street, behind Lincoln National Bank in downtown Hodgenville.

  • 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.