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Business

  • Focus on Finance: What about scams?

    Question: I get all these phone calls and e-mails offering all types of products. I do not want to be unkind to anyone, but I do not want their products. How can I handle these calls?

  • 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.

  • Local agency recognized by Allstate

    As a business leader and involvement in the Elizabethtown area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Chris Grinstead has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

  • Focus on Finance: Finding a better return on savings

    Question: What are the pros and cons of CDs versus money market accounts?

    Answer: As interest rates continue to hover around record-low levels for most types of loans and deposit accounts, finding the best return on savings will take some research and, possibly, considering alternative solutions.

  • 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.

  • Focus on finance: How financially literate are you?

    Question: I consider myself to be pretty savvy in regard to our finances, however, I wonder if I know all I should. What should I know?

    Answer: How financially literate are you? Take this quiz and find out.

    1. Suppose you have $100 in a savings account earning 2 percent interest a year. After five years, how much would you have?

    a) More than $102

    b) Exactly $102

    c) Less than $102

    d) Don’t know

     

  • 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.