• PHOTO: Stormie's Stitches has ribbon-cutting
  • Nolin RECC returns capital credits

    Nolin RECC is returning nearly $5 million to its members in the form of capital credits or margins. Altogether, 32,682 checks were mailed last week to nearly 33,000 former and current Nolin RECC members.

    To understand why Nolin RECC members are receiving this money, you must first realize what makes a cooperative unique. Electric cooperatives have been in America for more than 75 years and came into existence to order to provide a service that was not available from privately owned businesses.

  • Dollar Stores continue to boom all over
  • LaRue's jobless rate down

    Unemployment rates fell in 98 Kentucky counties between December 2012 and December 2013, including LaRue County, while 14 county rates increased and eight stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue’s rate was 6.9 percent, down from 7.5 percent a year ago and 7.3 percent a month earlier.

  • Community Health Clinic: Meet Rebecca Farris Allen

    Crediting her work to a “servant’s heart,” Rebecca Farris Allen, executive director of Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, believes there’s more to her role than just a job.

    “I feel it’s like an opportunity to be a missionary here at home,” Allen said.

    Several years ago, when her father-in-law was on a ventilator, Allen became aware of how important nurses were. She pursued that occupation and worked for a little more than 13 years at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • William Rissel announces retirement

    William J. “Bill” Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, announced his retirement from that position effective July 1, 2014.

    Rissel leaves after 23 years as CEO of the now $1.2 billion in assets credit union serving more than 80,000 members throughout central Kentucky and around the world.

  • The LaRue County Herald News wins General Excellence Award

    The LaRue County Herald News was honored Friday by the Kentucky Press Association. The newspaper received a 2013 General Excellence Award during the KPA convention, winning second place in the mid-size weekly category.
    General Excellence is determined by the number of individual points earned by newspaper employees.
    Editor Linda Ireland received two firsts, three seconds, two thirds and two honorable mentions; and photographer Terry Sandidge received one first-place award.

  • Ireland named to KPA board of directors

    Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was named to the Kentucky Press Association board of directors last month.
    She attended her first meeting Jan. 23-24 at the KPA convention in Lexington.
    Scott Schurz Jr., president and publisher of Advocate Communications, Inc., Danville, was installed as KPA president.

  • Debbie Matteson chosen as Employee of the Month

    Debbie Matteson has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1987 and is under the supervision of Debra Coursey in the trouser department.
    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • Community Foundation shares story

    Thanks to all our members who joined us for the chamber luncheon this week. We had a great turnout.

    Al Rider, president and CEO of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation, shared with our group how they can offer people a way to help strengthen their local community by working with donors who want to make a lasting impact through giving. The opportunity is within our grasp for LaRue County.