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Today's News

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  • Jobless rate drops in LaRue

    Unemployment rates increased in 88 Kentucky counties between June 2012 and June 2013, while 26 county rates fell and six 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 dropped from 7.7 percent to 7.5 percent from June 2012 to June 2013. Of a 7,050 person workforce, 6,521 were employed.

  • Citizens Union Bank released from consent order

    Citizens Union Bank, which has been under the scrutiny of state and federal banking regulators because of problem loans since 2010, has been cleared to move forward.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the state Department of Financial Institutions in Frankfort terminated a consent order imposed upon CUB in January 2010.

  • Sunrise sign set
  • Corrections -August 28, 2013

    Identification
    Diane Gant of Saint Ann’s School was incorrectly identified as Terry Cecil in a photo in last week’s Herald News.

    Misspelled name

    Neoma Vann’s named was spelled incorrectly in an article in last week’s Herald News.

    We apologize for the errors and any inconvenience they may have caused.

  • Senior Activities -August 28, 2013

    Prime Time Band to perform
    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band with Jim Walters, Leroy Sherrard, Bill Thompson and Doug Gary, will perform a variety of music. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655 or 766-4437.

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

  • Village Post Office coverage will be available online

    Watch next week’s LaRue County Herald News for coverage of a Village Post Office opening in Buffalo.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 1 p.m. Tuesday – too late to make the print edition.

    A story and photos about the event will be available at www.laruecountyherald.com before next week’s publication date.

    The VPO is available at Y Not Stop, a convenience store at 2202 Greensburg Road.

    The Buffalo Post Office has been closed since July 5 due to a brown recluse spider infestation.
     

  • Flaget to host wellness fair

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free health and wellness fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28 at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown.
     

  • SCHOLAR: Gray receives $1,000 Nolin scholarship

    Nolin RECC awarded $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students in June.

    The cooperative provides electricity to about 33,500 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties. These scholarship opportunities are just one way Nolin helps promote education and growth in the community.  

  • Guthrie to seek re-election

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie announced in July he will run for re-election in 2014 for Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes LaRue County.

    The Bowling Green Republican was first elected in 2008, after former Congressman Ron Lewis retired.

    Guthrie also put to rest any rumors he might be eying the governor’s mansion in 2015.

    “I am not running for any state office in 2015, although I was humbled by the number of people who asked me to run for governor,” Guthrie said in his announcement.