• 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.

  • 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.

  • Manufacturing Day recognizes career opportunities, economic impact

    There is no doubt manufacturing is one of our most critical industry sectors. Last year, manufacturing supported one in six private-sector jobs in America, and it is our state’s top economic driver, representing 17 percent of Kentucky’s GDP.

  • Focus on Finance: For once, the IRS says yes

    Question: I am retiring from my company and I have both pre-tax and after-tax funds in my 401(k). What are my options?

  • Nonprofit organizations practice telling stories in United Way seminar

    Nonprofit organizations from Hardin and surrounding counties practiced storytelling skills in a seminar Wednesday morning through emotions, gestures and paper folding.

  • Yet another data breach

    Question: After data breaches at major retailers, I’m nervous. Should we just start going back to using good old fashioned cash?

  • New Radcliff hotel will be part of Fairfield Inn chain

    A Fairfield Inn by Marriott could begin construction this fall in Radcliff, bringing in 365 short-term jobs and 20 to 25 permanent ones.

    The $8.5 million hotel, which would sit in the intersection of East Lincoln Trail and Dixie boulevards, was announced in February but its national brand affiliation only was recently confirmed.