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  • Lincoln Trail ADD conducting largest ever workforce survey

    Lincoln Trail Area Development Center is reaching across the state in what is its largest regional workforce survey to date.

    The survey targets 104 counties and more than 30,000 employers, contacting approximately 3,300 businesses in the Lincoln Trail region including Hardin, LaRue, Grayson and Meade counties.

    The seven to 10-minute telephone surveys conducted by ERISS Corp. pinpoint key factors of workforce and employment in an effort to compile information about the state of the workforce to see what’s working and what could change.

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  • Lincoln Village delays move until October

    Transition of departments at Lincoln Village Youth Development Center is delayed until October because the facility is not ready for reopening.

    “We just didn’t think we could get everything out and make everything happen,” said Eric Vowels, director of alternative programs at Hardin County Schools. The October move will occur during a school break because classrooms will be empty.

    The decision came before discovery of an infestation of mold in a classroom.

  • Summer concert tickets go on sale next week

    Tickets to Elizabethtown’s annual summer concert series go on sale Aug. 10 at Pritchard Community Center. The Sept. 28 show at Freeman Lake Park features Absolute Queen, a Queen tribute act; Toys In The Attic, an Aerosmith tribute band, and headliners Highway To Hell, which pay homage to Australian rockers AC/DC. General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on concert day while VIP tickets are $20 in advance and $30 the day of the show.

  • Customers support Chick-fil-A in hundreds

    Hundreds of community members turned out throughout Wednesday to show support for Chick-fil-A at the business’s location on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Customers stood in a line that trailed along the outside on the building and reached nearly 100 people while drive-thru traffic backed up to the street entrances at Dixie Avenue and Routt Drive. The show of support followed company President Dan Cathy answering a question in the Baptist Press on July 16, saying that he supported the one-man, one-woman marriage model.

  • E'town pursuing traffic, sign improvements

    Elizabethtown plans to install new directional signs leading motorists to Elizabethtown Sports Park and number the city’s traffic lights to make navigation easier for visitors.

    Mayor Tim Walker said the city is working with state and tourism officials on improvements to alleviate driver concerns and heighten highway safety.

  • Nolin to send veteran to D.C.

    A World War II veteran in the area will have a chance to remember their past in the capital of the United States — Washington, D.C.

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. is offering its second Honor Flight, a free one-day trip that takes one veteran and a guardian Oct. 6 to visit the World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Monument and Korean War Veterans Memorial.

    The trip also includes a bus tour that transports the veteran and his guardian throughout the city.

  • USA Cares taps new leader

    A national military charity headquartered in Radcliff has a new man in charge.

    Peter L. Giusti, a native of Seneca Falls, N.Y., took over as president of USA Cares early last month, succeeding Bill Nelson, a U.S. Navy veteran and former executive director.

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  • ADD regions work to promote broadband usage in state

    The local area development district, along with the 14 others in the state, is working to promote broadband Internet usage.

    The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development and the Kentucky Council of Area Development District recently released the results of a study of usage of and access to broadband Internet in the state.