• Chamber hires North Hardin graduate as relationship manager

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of longtime Hardin County resident Sarah Hart as its relationship manager.

    In addition to meeting with current members, Hart also will visit with area businesses that are not members and share information about how the chamber can help them network, promote, develop and advocate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Belgian company buys Accumetric

    Elizabethtown soon will welcome the fourth international company to base its North American headquarters in the city.

    During an announcement at Accumetric, Gov. Steve Beshear said Soudal Holding NV, a Belgium-based adhesive and sealant manufacturer, will purchase and expand the company.

    “It’s another exciting day for Elizabethtown, Hardin County and the Com­mon­wealth of Kentucky,” Beshear said to the crowd of state and local dignitaries and Accumetric employees.

  • First Federal will become part of Indiana bank company

    After 91 years of operation, First Federal Savings Bank will disappear from the local business landscape later this year.

    First Financial Service Corp., the holding company for First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown, will become part of Community Bank Shares of Indiana. A definitive agreement finalizing the deal was signed Monday night and awaits approval from both shareholder groups and federal regulators.

  • New gift shop in Patton Museum on cutting edge

    The General George S. Patton Museum of Leadership’s new gift shop will sell “everything Patton and Kentucky” this weekend while the nearby restored World War II Barracks will sell something more eerie. 

  • Focus on finance: Time to get ready for winter

    Question: As a new and first time home owner, I’m a little nervous about what the cold weather is going to do to my electric bill. Short of turning the heat way down and freezing out my family, what can I do?

  • Officials acknowledge Manufacturing Month

    A group of local manufacturing leaders and representatives from the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation gathered Friday as Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger and Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry signed proclamations designating October as Manufacturing Month in the city and the county.