• COLUMN: Automotive industry becomes regional point of pride

    For more than a century, America has had a fascination – a love affair, some say – with automobiles.

    Cars and trucks are more than transportation for us. In fact, few things are so deeply rooted in our culture. After all, most of us can hum the tune of “Little Red Corvette,” or “409” and recognize celebrity cars from Steve McQueen’s Mustang to Herbie the Love Bug.

    But part of what gives cars and trucks such a place in our hearts, especially in Kentucky, is our hand in making these celebrated machines.

  • Robinette honored by Nationwide Uniform

    Kyong Robinette has been selected as the July Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since January 2007 and is under the supervision of Shanda Hemmer in the jacket department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Will Phillips joins staff of The LaRue County Herald News

    Will Phillips has joined the staff of The LaRue County Herald News as a reporter.

    The Taylor County native formerly worked at the Henry County Local in Eminence and as a correspondent for The Lebanon Enterprise.

    He is a graduate of Saint Catharine College in Springfield with a degree in English. He served on the school’s newspaper as editor in chief.

    He will cover school board meetings, general news stories and features.

    Will and his wife, Tana, live in Campbellsville.

    He can be reached at 270-358-3118 or

  • Odle named executive VP at Fort Knox

    L. Dean Odle was named executive vice president of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on July 1. Prior to accepting this position, Odle was senior vice president for retail Operations for Fort Knox Federal.

    He joined Fort Knox Federal in April 2013 and was responsible for all branch office personnel, the Member Resource Branch and the retail operations support team.   

  • Krause named senior VP at Fort Knox

    Dave Krause will join Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on July 21 as Senior Vice President for Retail Operations. He was selected after a nationwide search and will be in charge of all branch operations, the member resources call center and retail operations support team.

  • Workforce Investment makes training affordable for Lincoln Trail employers

    Just as most businesses do not find instant success, a new employee won’t hit full capacity on the first day on the job. Hiring and training a new employee takes time and, for some companies, training new employees presents an expense that might even slow growth.

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board and Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail are working to show companies – large and small – how training new employees can be more affordable through On-the-Job Training, a program made possible by the federal Workforce Investment Act.

  • Tourism adds $9 million in economic benefit to area

    A new National Park Service report shows that 163,928 visitors to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in 2013 spent more than $9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 134 jobs in the local area.

  • MILITARY: Captain Turner visits

    U.S. Navy Captain Mark Duell Turner, M.D., has been assigned to Bahrain as medical advisor to the admiral in charge of Fleet Five in the Middle East.

    Turner, a 1978 honor graduate of LaRue County High School, and 1984 honor graduate of the University of Kentucky, is married to Sybil Trasker Turner. They are the parents of Charles Turner, a third year student in engineering at McGill University, and Grace Turner, a recent graduate of Yokohama International School in Japan. Grace plans to attend Princeton University in New Jersey.

  • Cost-free debt management service provided by LaRue native

    For people needing cost-free debt management, Leanna Milby is ready and waiting in Elizabethtown.

    A LaRue County native and 2002 LaRue County High School graduate, Milby is a financial services specialist with Apprisen, a company that has been in Elizabethtown since 1999. Its stated mission is to help people improve their financial well-being through counseling, community outreach, and financial education.

  • Bradley graduates

    Deena Bradley, senior vice president of Magnolia Bank in Hodgenville, was among 190 bankers receiving graduation diplomas from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

    The three-year program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in the session.

    Bradley received 180 hours of classroom instruction and 30 hours of reviews during the course.