• 'Where Opportunity Knox' assists veterans

    Where Opportunity Knox is bringing its breakfast program, “Veterans: A Workforce and Talent Solution,” to Hardin County, providing tools and insights to help companies of all sizes hire veterans.

  • Official says pipeline proposal can be fought

     According to a Kentucky Resources Council official, local government and Boyle County residents may have some recourse against Kinder Morgan’s plans to convert a pipeline to carry volatile natural gas liquids through the county and beneath Herrington Lake.

  • Boyle County dealing with possibility of NGL pipeline

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate-Messenger

    A panel of pipeline industry experts fielded questions Thursday about the safety and environmental impact of a plan to repurpose a pipeline in Boyle County to carry natural gas liquids (NGLs) and had the answer to some questions, didn't know the answer to others and provided fodder for some newly emerging concerns.

  • WORK MATTERS: Career centers focus on advanced manufacturing training

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board and the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail are pleased to announce a new training program to help both job seekers and employers in one of our region’s most promising job sectors – advanced manufacturing.

    Through a grant-funded initiative, called Kentucky Career Center Get Opportunity (KCCGO), we’ve developed intensive, no-cost training to help up to 90 job seekers start or re-enter their career in manufacturing.

  • Shopko closing in April

     Hodgenville’s Shopko Hometown store is closing.

    Employees were notified last week of the corporate decision. Michelle Hansen, public relations director for Shopko, said the final day is April 4.

    Hansen said “the store just was not performing adequately.” Stores in Liberty and Munfordville also are closing.

    Shopko is on track to open 15-to-20 more stores this year, but “these (three) locations weren’t working out for us,” she said.

    The pharmacy located inside the store also will close.

  • Village Post Office opens in Sonora

     In November, the U.S. Postal Service opened a Village Post Office (VPO) in Magnolia. Now, Sonora is following suit.

    Sonora Farm Supply held a grand opening of its VPO Tuesday. 

    George Sadler, who owns the store, said the decision was simple. The post office no longer offered what they considered to be convenient hours and Sadler said the farm supply could offer basic postal service to the community. 

  • Changes may be in store for Guntown Mountain

    By Monica Spees

    Bowling Green Daily News/Kentucky Press News Service

    A Louisville man is negotiating to purchase a Cave City roadside attraction.

    JB Enterprises of Cave City, owner of all 100 shares of stock of Tourco Inc. – licensee of Guntown Mountain – is in talks with Will Russell, owner of souvenir shops WHY Louisville and who also runs Lebowski Fest in Louisville. Lee Bartlett, president of JB Enterprises, said negotiations should wrap up today or next week.

  • Small businesses play big role in local economy

    LaRue County Businesses (rounded figures)

    * 83 percent have fewer than 20 employees

    * 7 percent have 20 to 99 employees

    * 3 percent have 100 to 499 employees

    * 8 percent have 500 or more employees

    – University of Kentucky Small Business Development

    We can’t overemphasize the importance of shopping local, particularly in rural communities with few major employers.

  • Judell Nunn named employee of the month

    Judell Nunn has been selected as the December Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since May 1979 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.

    She will receive a special award for her service.

  • Jerry's Restaurant closes

    Classic rock ‘n’ roll Christmas music played Wednesday at an iconic Elizabethtown restaurant, but no tables and chairs were set for customers.

    Two moving trucks were parked outside Jerry’s Restaurant as two men loaded the remainder of the dining room chairs into one of them. A “closed” sign written on a scrap sheet of paper in orange marker hung on the door.

    The restaurant closed following breakfast service Wednesday after five decades in operation.