• Software startup gets financial help

    A entrepreneur from central Kentucky received a boost Thursday to grow his business.

    Brian Mefford presented his company, Connected Nation Exchange, to a panel of judges during the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s entrepreneur pitch competition in Elizabethtown. For his award-winning idea, CNX received a cash prize and the opportunity to present to the Kentucky Angel Investors Network in Frankfort later this year.

  • 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.

  • New U-Haul dealer announced

    Polks Auto Unlock Service is Hardin County’s newest U-Haul dealer.

    Located at 612 E. Dixie Ave. in the former Nolin RECC building, owner Clyde Polk hired longtime friend Teresa Perkins to manage the U-Haul side of the business, according to a company news release.

    U-Haul partners with business owners to increase convenience for customers in need of moving equipment or supplies. In addition to supporting the truck rental fleet, Polks offers towing equipment and trailers, plus packing materials and boxes. After-hours dropoff is available.

  • Massey Ferguson 4600s available locally

    Whayne Supply Co. has added Massey Ferguson 4600 Series Mid-Range tractors at the company’s Eliza­bethtown store.

    The mid-range tractors deliver versatile performance with the power and maneuverability which makes them ideal for corn, beans, wheat, hay and livestock operations, according to the company.

    To celebrate the announcement, Whayne Supply held a Massey open house Friday at its Elizabethtown store at 312 Peterson Drive.

  • HMH names chief development director

    Hardin Memorial Health announced the selection of Tracee Bell Troutt as chief development officer for the Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation.

    In her new position, Troutt, a longtime Eliza­bethtown resident, plans to expand HMH’s community outreach and improve its capacity to serve the region.

  • 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.

  • Signature HealthCARE takes over Woodland facility

    Signature HealthCARE assumed operations Tuesday of Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation – Woodland, now Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown.

    SHC of Elizabethtown is a 112-bed nursing and rehabilitation center at 1117 Woodland Terrace. The center offers skilled-nursing, occupational and speech therapies, among other services.

    In addition to the Elizabethtown facility, the transaction included the following Kentucky nursing centers:

  • Hendrickson breaks ground on Elizabethtown manufacturing facility

    Gary Gerstenslager said Elizabethtown is not the first Kentucky destination Hendrickson USA considered to build a manufacturing facility, but it perfectly suits the needs of the company, which develops suspension systems and other parts for heavy duty trucks.

    Gerstenslager, the company’s president and CEO, said Elizabethtown has an impressive industrial park, a desirable environment and the type of skilled workforce Hendrickson craves to maintain its market share.

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