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Business

  • Focus on Finance: Can you retire with confidence?

    Top of mind with today’s workers are the questions:

    Can I retire with confidence?

    Will I run out of money before I run out of life?

    How much will health care costs be?

    Can I count on my Social Security check?

  • Beekeeping business being bought

    Now in its 90th year as a manufacturer and distributor of beekeeping products, the Walter T. Kelley Co. soon will have a new owner.

    Its purchase by the Minnesota-based Frandsen Corp. was announced in a statement released Friday. The acquisition is scheduled to close Sept. 9.

  • Obtain the skills that employers want

    Every job requires a certain mix of skills and knowledge. A welder must read blueprints, retailers must have merchandising knowledge, software developers typically need to know C++ and so on.

  • Quest’s global clients mean 45 jobs in E’town

    To better service its customers in the bourbon business, Quest Industries is investing $10 million in a new Elizabethtown plant, which was celebrated Thursday afternoon by state and local officials.

  • Organizing back to school finances

    Question: I have three children and I dread back-to-school shopping. I want them to have the nice, new things that all of the other children have but that’s really tough with my budget. How can I make my children happy while not breaking the bank?

  • Workforce Investment program makes training affordable for area 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 slow growth.

  • Jenkins-Essex recognized for performance

    Jenkins-Essex Construction Inc. has been named a High Performance Builder by Butler Manufacturing, which provides design-build construction solutions and innovative building technology to the nonresidential market.

  • Liquor Barn heading to Elizabethtown

    Local alcohol retailers soon will have a brand-name competitor in town.

    Liquor Barn is moving into Elizabethtown. The Kentucky-based retail liquor store chain has been awarded a transitional malt beverage license and a transitional distilled spirits and wine license from Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control.

  • Work Ready designation sends signal to job creators

    As communities look for an edge in today’s competitive global economy, there are few things as powerful as developing a high-quality workforce.

    Here in the Lincoln Trail region, it’s exciting to see multiple counties taking steps to develop a highly skilled workforce that is ready to go to work. Leaders in those counties have applied or are in the process of applying for Work Ready Community certification.

  • Building a business with Legos

    After hours of painting walls in primary colors, assembling shelves, unloading merchandise and setting up displays, Tommy Linton and Nick Williams may be ready to retreat into a world of fun escapism.

    But they must leave those games to their customers. The two local residents are less than 48 hours from the grand opening of a new business venture as they open Bricks and Minifigs in Towne Mall.