• PHOTO: New business at old Polley building

    One new business, an arts store, is occupying part of the old Polley Auto Parts building on Water Street. Local contractor Barry Risinger has refurbished the building which now contains three businesses – Creative Images, a photography studio; Games R Us; and Art Gypsy.

  • Report: LaRue gains jobs, loses workers, pay

    LaRue County had a net gain of 16 jobs over the last five years, according to a recently released report by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
    The study, “Recovery from the Last Recession: How Kentucky’s Nine Regional Economies Performed,” shows the number of LaRue County jobs went from 2,676 to 2,692, an increase of .6 percent.

  • PHOTO: Saying goodbye to Shopko
  • New CEO named for Southern States

    Jeff Stroburg has been named as president and chief executive officer of the Southern States Cooperative.

    Stroburg succeeds Tom Scribner, who is retiring.

    Stroburg, recently retired from West Central Cooperative, has led profitable growth and successfully navigated major change throughout his 25-plus years in CEO roles at West Central Cooperative, Renewable Energy Group, Countrymark Cooperative, and Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative.

  • From Howardstown to High Grove, country stores anchor communities

    Tommy Roselle, co-owner of the Howardstown Mini-Mart with his wife, Carissa, enjoys some male camaraderie with his lunch guests. Clockwise, starting at Roselle's left, are Mark Underwood, Dean Higdon, Quinn Gray and Casie Wischmeier.

     Unlike many Kentucky counties, Nelson no longer has any of the old wooden country stores that date back to the 19th century, but High Grove Grocery comes close in atmosphere. Built around 1950, it still has the old hardwood floors and old gas pumps of yesteryear.

  • Better Business Bureau: Hot Topics for April

     Beware of a pretrial conference scam. A local consumer contacted BBB saying she received a phone call telling her she had to appear for a pretrial conference and if she didn’t show up, she would be arrested. Then, the scammer tried to get her personal information. 


  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings donation

     Pictured with Warm Blessings volunteers is frequent supporter Sergeant Major William C. McDaniel who recently delivered several cases of canned items to the Elizabethtown soup kitchen. From left, Steven Richardson, McDaniel, Ruby Gabbert and Becky Grant.  

  • United Way announces personnel changes

     ELIZABETHTOWN – United Way of Central Kentucky has announced the addition of two new employees who will help advance the organization’s mission of connecting the community for the common good.

    An increase in grant funding to support UWCK’s growing AmeriCorps VISTA program led to the hiring of Stephanie Hester in the newly-created part-time position of economic opportunity programs coordinator. 

  • Farm Credit breaks ground for new E'town office

    Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses, broke ground March 24 for a new office at the corner of Ring Road and Western Kentucky Parkway in Elizabethtown.

    Aaron Miller, regional vice president, Farm Credit, said the new location will allow “for the appropriate amount of space to best serve this growing market.” In 2000, Farm Credit had about $80 million in loan volume and now has about three-times that much.

  • COLUMN: Fun in the sun with the annual golf scramble

    Join us for lunch! The LaRue County Chamber luncheon this month is noon Wednesday, April 15 in The Lincoln Museum Community Room next door to the Chamber office.