• The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Cafe featured in Kentucky Monthly

    Kentucky Monthly Magazine featured The Sweet Shoppe and Dessert Cafe in Hodgenville in its February issue.
    A full page photo and nearly a page of text is devoted to owners Patrick and Paula Durham, and their children, Forrest and Maria.
    The Sweet Shoppe, which opened 11 years ago, sells about 33,000 pounds of fudge each year, locally, at festivals and on the Internet. 

  • Hintons named certified farm market

     Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market in LaRue County is one of the 104 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market has committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

  • PHOTO: Shopko makes donation to schools

     Shopko’s Assistant Manager Debbie Godby presented Superintendent Sam Sanders a check for $1,250 to the LaRue County Schools.

  • PHOTO: Rambo speaks at Chamber luncheon


    Kenny Rambo recently led a lively discussion at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce March luncheon meeting. Rambo represented the Workforce Solutions program that is part of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Rambo spoke on the current diversity of today’s workforce, speaking to the Traditionalist era (those born before 1945), the Baby Boomers generation (1946-1964, Generation X, (1965-1976), Generation Y, (1977-1990) and Generation Z (those born since 1991).

  • Charie Glenn named Employee of Month at Nationwide

    Charie Glenn has been selected as the March Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since March 2011 and is under the supervision of Sandy Wheeler in the shipping department. She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • LaRue's jobless rate down from a year ago

    Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties – including LaRue – between January 2013 and January 2014, while 11 county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    LaRue's rate was 7.9 percent, down from 8.6 percent a year ago. In December, the rate was 6.8 percent.
    Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 6.4 percent each.

  • Paula's, Laha's featured in magazine

     Kentucky Monthly Magazine has named two Hodgenville eateries in its food series “120 Eats,” which features the best restaurants in each of the state’s 120 counties.

  • I-65 work continues

     Widening of Interstate 65 continues through Hart County, requiring several bridges to be reconstructed, including the KY 88 bridge over the interstate just west of Munfordville. Traffic on KY 88 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge. The lane closure may create delays, especially during morning and afternoon peak travel times. Motorists should plan accordingly.

    Width restrictions will also be in place during construction. Loads wider than 10 feet will not be permitted and must seek an alternate route.

  • Food Service Inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center.

  • William R. Rust Funeral Home, Hodgenville Chapel, has ribbon-cutting

    William R. “Ronnie” Rust knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.
    At the age of 7, or perhaps 8, he saw an ambulance drive by his home in Lyons Station. He watched it until it passed out of sight.
    “I said, ‘That’s what I want to do … help somebody.”
    Helping others who are “going through a tough time” continued to appeal to him. As he grew older, he realized that dealing with the death of a loved one was a tough time indeed.