• Kentucky businesses setting export records

    When the U.S. Commercial Service office in Louisville — the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration — first approached Bardstown manufacturer Armag Corp. in 2009 about selling overseas, the company was busy running a well-known domestic business in a niche market.

  • Cut smart when trimming costs

    With the vast majority of corn and soybean budgets in Kentucky showing losses for the 2015 growing season, many producers are looking for ways to cut costs in 2015. While the budget of a row crop operation has many line items, some things just cannot be cut without economic implications.

    One thing that many will try to cut will be fertilizer and/or soil test.

  • Lincoln Trail is first to earn region-wide certification of career centers

    As an economic developer for Springfield and Washington County, my job centers on business attraction and retention for our community. Much like my counterparts throughout the Lincoln Trail region, my success is typically measured in job growth and more broadly what I do to help position the community for greater economic prosperity.

  • Liquor Barn confirms new location in Starlite Center

    The former Office Depot building in the Starlite Center in Elizabethtown soon will have a different look and a new tenant.

  • Elizabethtown properties see speculative development

    Two developers are hoping to capitalize on the growing economy with hopes of finding businesses for newly developed commercial property in Elizabethtown.

    Eight acres at the intersection of South Wilson Road and North Dixie Avenue are being developed by Pence Construction. Significant changes were required on the property.

  • New firearms firm gets state support

    A firearms and ammunition product development company based in Elizabethtown will receive $315,000 in state incentives for creating up to 18 jobs. Including benefits, the jobs are expected to earn an average of $32 an hour, according to the state.

    The proposal from Atlas Development Group described its $2.9 million investment to produce ammunition cartridge cases.

  • Two local establishments collaborate

    RobinBrooke Senior Living plans to partner with a family-owned Elizabethtown restaurant “to bring a local culinary flare” to the assisted living community under development on Elizabethtown’s north side.

  • New manufacturer lands in LaRue County

    County officials have announced a manufacturing business is moving to LaRue County.

    Karbec, which specializes in automated machinery for manufacturers, will begin operations in early July.

    Lead Engineer Troy Fackler said Karbec is a machine integration company that specializes in the automotive and railroad industries and several other manufacturing sectors.

  • Communication service disrupted briefly Thursday

    Several telephone, wireless and Internet customers in the area had service disrupted for about five hours Thursday.

    Although he could not speak specifically to the cause, Kelly Roberts, commercial manager for Brandenburg Telecom, said the problem originated with a regional fiber-optic network.

  • Fort Knox invites businesses to procurement open house

    Procurement professionals on post are inviting local small business operators to an opportunity-laden open house at Fort Knox.

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command will conduct its forecast forum Tuesday to discuss anticipated opportunities in the coming year.