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  • Focus on finance: Save yourself the scramble

    Question: I know it seems crazy to want to talk about taxes in May when everyone is just recuperating from April’s deadline, however, I am a new entrepreneur and I want to start things out right and not have to scramble next March, Any advice you can give me would be much appreciated.

  • The Cecilian Bank purchases vacant bank for processing center

    The Cecilian Bank is making plans to move this fall into downtown Elizabethtown.

    The local company purchased the building at 227 W. Dixie Ave., which was vacated in March by PNC Bank, for $901,250, said Greg Pawley, president and chief executive officer.

    At this time, Pawley said The Cecilian Bank does not intend to open a banking center in the 20,000-square-foot space. Instead, he said the building will be used as an operations center for customer support and e-banking departments, which have grown in recent years as the bank expanded.

  • Controlling horn flies on cattle

    Warmer weather brings more pest problems. Horn and face flies are key cattle pests in Kentucky. Both species breed in fresh pasture manure piles but present very different threats and management problems. Fortunately, there are a variety of options.

  • Focus on finance: Seeking investment growth

    Question: Which is to my greater advantage, withdrawing from my tax-deferred account or my taxable account?

    Answer: Retirees have tax-deferred and taxable accounts from which to withdraw for their annual expenses. Your overall portfolio growth is greatest when taking withdrawals from taxable accounts first. See the results of this on your total investments after 10 years at any investment rate.

  • Is late planting a bad thing?

    As we continue into spring, it’s obvious farm work and seasonal progression of most crops are well behind average. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, as of April 22, only 15 percent of the corn crop in Kentucky had been planted, compared to 73 percent the same time last year, and a five-year average of 32 percent. Winter wheat is progressing slowly, as only 3 percent of the crop statewide has headed out, compared to 77 percent last year, and a five-year average of 19 percent.

  • Is late planting a bad thing?

    As we continue into spring, it’s obvious farm work and seasonal progression of most crops are well behind average. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, as of April 22, only 15 percent of the corn crop in Kentucky had been planted, compared to 73 percent the same time last year, and a five-year average of 32 percent. Winter wheat is progressing slowly, as only 3 percent of the crop statewide has headed out, compared to 77 percent last year, and a five-year average of 19 percent.

  • Retail, restaurant center desired in downtown

    Heath Seymour said the desire exists for a mixed-use facility in downtown Elizabethtown, providing restaurants and shopping residents who live in the area could walk to.

    City and Heritage Council officials gleaned the information during an informal poll at a quarterly downtown design meeting, in which participants were asked what they would like to see the former Herb Jones Chevrolet property developed into.

  • New subdivision will be eco-friendly

    The Magnolia Farms housing development off the new Patriot Parkway promises 50 large lots and homes featuring the latest ecologically friendly features.

  • Evening pasture improvement tour set

    Wondering what that new weed is in your pasture? Heard about smartgrass, but you did not know grasses went to school? Well then, we’ve got an educational activity for you. Mark Monday, May 6, on your calendar and plan to head to Rineyville for some answers.

    Paul Crutcher is hosting an evening pasture improvement tour at his farm beginning at 6 p.m. Dr. J.D. Green, UK Extension weed specialist, will identify various pasture weeds and discuss the best method to control them. This will be a hands-on exercise, so plan to do some walking.

  • Focus on finance: Changing life insurance?

    Question: As I get older and closer to retirement, my financial needs and priorities in life are changing. I wonder if I should look at changing my life insurance policy. Would that be hard to do?