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Business

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Springsteen named president/CEO of credit union

    Ray Springsteen took over Wednesday as president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

    Spring­steen, who previously served as executive vice president, succeeds William J. “Bill” Rissel, who retired after 23 years as CEO.

  • Retailer eyes Ring Road site for supercenter

    A regional retail grocery chain, long rumored for Eliza­bethtown, is planning to anchor a store and fuel station in the city, which would bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.

  • 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.

  • AGC plant gets state recognition for safety

    Safety isn’t just a set of codes and regulations. It’s a culture.

    That was the message given by Anthony Russell, Commissioner of Workplace Standards for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, when he presented the Elizabethtown AGC Automotive facility with its third Governor’s Health and Safety Award.

    The Elizabethtown plant earned a plaque signed by Gov. Steve Beshear after going 2,872,182 hours without a lost-time accident or illness.