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We’re Growing!


We are growing! In case you missed it, the February Chamber Luncheon was packed!

Speaker Joseph Danzer, a Google Certified Photographer informed the crowd how to get their business online with Google Search and Maps. It has been exciting to watch the growth of the monthly Chamber luncheons as we continually strive to present programs and opportunities beneficial to your business and family. Thanks goes to luncheon sponsor Lincoln National Bank, and non-profit sponsor LaRue County Public Library and Arrowhead BBQ for catering.

Mark your calendars for this month’s luncheon on Wednesday, March 16 at noon. You don’t want to miss LaRue County’s very own Dale Dobson with the Department of Agriculture highlighting current projects underway and discussing the importance of Ag Safety as we all “Share the Road this Spring.” Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, March 15, by calling the Chamber office at 270-358-3411.

Due to the nature of this presentation with interactive displays, the March 16 luncheon will be held at First Baptist Church Hodgenville located on 730 Tonieville Road. First Baptist Church will also cater lunch. Citizens Union Bank is the luncheon sponsor and LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service is the non-profit sponsor.

Make plans now to stop by the Chamber booth at the LaRue County Extension Expo on Saturday, March 19, which is held at the LaRue County High School gym.

Chamber members are also growing!
The grand opening for Farm Credit Mid America’s new offices will be Friday, March 25 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Their offices are located at 501 South Ring Road in Elizabethtown. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m. Join us as we celebrate this exciting time with Farm Credit.

Did I mention the Chamber is growing?!
The Chamber welcomes the following new members: Ace Hardware, David Harrison, Ricky Alvey, Community Health District and The Best Little Hair House.

The Chamber is grateful to the businesses, organizations, and individuals who continually choose to invest with their time, talents, and contributions. Special thanks to the following renewals: LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner and LaRue County Fiscal Court, Lincoln Jamboree, Citizens Union Bank, Paula’s Hot Biscuit, Lincoln Way, Shirley’s Fabric Shop, Harned Auctioneers LLC, Sunrise Manor, Auto City by Wright’s 210, Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, Farm Credit Mid America, Atria Assisted Living, E.G. Sanders, Hometown Pizza, Countryside Getaway, First Baptist Church, The Sweet Shoppe, Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market, and Kentucky Utilities LG & E.


April 1 Deadline for Students – Scholarship & Youth Board Member

The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce
is excited to offer the following opportunities to our local students!


The 2006-2007 Leadership LaRue County Class established the chamber’s first Leadership LaRue Scholarship. This $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from LaRue County public or private schools, or an adult wishing to begin an educational program.  For more details, see the attached scholarship information.  Applications are also available at the LCHS guidance counselor’s office.  Deadline is April 1.

Leadership LaRue Scholarship Application-2016


This opportunity is available for current LaRue County High School sophomores.  The Youth Board Member will join the 2016-2017 Chamber Board of Directors.  The Youth Board Member’s term will start on July 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2017.  The Youth Board Member has the unique opportunity to experience and participate in the inner workings of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce by attending and participating in monthly Board of Directors meetings, interacting on chamber committees, and involvement in chamber activities.  For more details, see the attached application.  Applications are also available at the LCHS guidance counselor’s office.  Deadline is April 1.

2016 Youth Board Member Application

February Chamber Luncheon

February 17 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Luncheon Sponsor: Lincoln National Bank

Non-Profit Sponsor: LaRue County Public Library

Location: Lincoln Museum Community Room, 60 Lincoln Square in Hodgenville

Catering: Arrowhead BBQ

Speaker: Joseph Danzer, a Google Certified Photographer and Google City Ambassador, Heartland Communications Consultants and the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to bring you a free presentation about getting your business online. Learn about getting listed on Google Search and Maps and making sure that when you are found that you look amazing.

RSVP by noon on Tuesday, February 16th. Reservations $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

January Chamber Luncheon: Snow Schedule

In the event of inclement weather, the Chamber will cancel the January luncheon if the LaRue County Schools are closed.


Kick off 2016 and join us for lunch! The January Chamber Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th at noon. Please note there is a change in location for this luncheon.

Location: LaRue County Extension Office
809 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville

RSVP by Tuesday, January 19th at noon via email [email protected] or contact the Chamber office at 270-358-3411.

Congressman Guthrie
Guest Speaker: Congressman Brett Guthrie

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Thank you!

The Chamber is grateful to the businesses, organizations, and individuals who continually choose to invest with their time, talents, and contributions.

Special thanks to the following September and October renewals: Bob Sims with LaRue County Economic Development, Vision First, Opal Dail, LaRue County Farm Bureau Board, SNAP Fitness, Damon Talley PSC, LaHa’s Red Castle, Vaughn House Flowers Gifts and More, Allen’s Heating & Air Conditioning, West Point Bank, Blakey Printing, Garrett’s Furniture, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, LaRue County Golf Course, Garrett’s Jewelry, LaRue County Extension Office, Magnolia Bank, McDonald’s of Hodgenville, Cromwell Technology, Platinum Plus Realty and Lewis Auction, State Farm Insurance, Adams Family Foods, Arrowhead Archery and Restaurant, Kerr Office Group.

Shop Local this Season!

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With all the holidays around the corner, I have smiled when I encounter people starting their Christmas shopping among the Halloween candy. Their Christmas list is ready and they are crossing gifts off while others wait closer to December 24th to start.

Whenever you choose to start your Christmas shopping, I encourage you to Shop Local first! The businesses and merchants in our community offer such a range of unique gifts and artistic talents that can make your gift giving more personal. Owning a small business is never your typical 9 to 5 with weekends off. It requires long hours, hard work, dedication, perseverance, having family pitch in for extra help, and the list goes on. As a granddaughter of small business owners, I can tell you how much the support of your local community means. There are so many memories I cherish and this time of year I smile and remember the countless New Year’s Eves spent doing inventory at my grandparents store and my grandmother balancing the store books late into the evening at the kitchen table with coffee in hand. They exemplified the meaning of entrepreneurship, strong work ethic, dedication, friendly customer service, perseverance and enjoyed investing in the lives of their customers. It was their dream and life.

Over the next several weeks, local merchants begin welcoming customers to their holiday open houses and the Chamber is excited to partner again with local merchants to encourage Shop Local on November 20-21, before Black Friday weekend. It is all done to accomplish the same goal: Enjoy Shopping Local this Season! It’s your community, invest in it!

The following Chamber Members welcome you to their Christmas Open Houses this weekend, November 6-9: Garrett’s Jewelry, Vaughn House Flowers Gifts and More, The Lincoln Museum, The Sweet Shoppe, Shirley’s Fabric Shop, ArtGypsy, Stormie’s Stitches and Arrowhead Archery & BBQ. For more information check out their Facebook pages and ads in this week’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News. Shop Local this Season!

Welcome to our newest Chamber Members!

The Chamber would like to welcome our newest members! For more information about these great members click on the membership directory!


Last Hope Realty & Auction Co : offering real estate and auction services

Karbec: offering services of design, machining, assembly and integration of automated equipment

Just Jordan Massage Therapy: massage therapy, yoga, and foot detox services

Sallee’s Family Taekwondo: offering taekwondo and self defense

Little Mexico: authentic Mexican open for lunch and dinner

Volunteer at the State Fair


Summer has us gearing up to promote Hodgenville/LaRue County at the 2015 Kentucky State Fair, August 20th-30th. We are currently making plans and recruiting volunteers for our Pride of the Counties booth. This year volunteers will be given free admission to the fair and free parking and t-shirts to wear while they are promoting our great county! Last year, 1,641 people registered for the tourist family fun passes and enjoyed six days of Lincoln look-alikes. Don’t miss the fun and contact the Chamber Office, 270-358-3411,  to volunteer by July 31st.

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