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Business

  • Purchasing a puppy over the holidays? Check your list twice

    What could be more charming than surprising the kids with a puppy under the Christmas tree? Not so fast. Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to think twice before investing in and giving a puppy as a present this holiday season.

  • First Federal hangs on to Louisville branches

    The First Federal Savings Bank company will include four Louisville branches for the time being, now that a deal to sell the branches has fallen apart.

    First Security Bank of Owensboro Inc. no longer plans to purchase the four Louisville branches of First Federal Savings Bank. The bank has terminated the branch purchase agreement with First Federal’s parent company, First Financial Service Corp.

    The Owensboro bank couldn’t raise the necessary capital from its investors to make the purchase, First Financial President Greg Schreacke said.

  • Health South celebrates 25th anniversary
  • Chamber polls members through online survey

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce has turned to its membership base for feedback on its performance since the merger of the four county chambers last year.

    A 17-question email survey was circulated to the chamber’s full membership of more than 750 between June and August. Of those numbers, 109 members responded, the bulk of which represented businesses with fewer than 100 employees, according to Executive Director Brad Richardson.

  • Intrepid USA's local office earns recognition

    For the sixth time in the past seven years, Intrepid USA Healthcare Services in Elizabethtown has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health providers in the United States.

    Winners are recognized for superior achievement on measures of quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performance. 

  • Planet Fitness set for mid-December opening

    The newest player on the Hardin County fitness scene will be open for business around mid-December.

    Planet Fitness, with nearly 600 facilities throughout the country, will open next month in Lakeshore Plaza off North Dixie Avenue.

  • Interesting info about nitrogen

    Nitrogen is one of the most widely distributed elements in nature since it is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere. It is not found in mineral form like phosphorous or potassium are, but is largely present in organic compounds. When it is present in soil, it is subject to many complex biological transformations that make it challenging to manage.

  • Bluegrass Cellular announces move to 4G

    Bluegrass Cellular announced plans to launch the first phase of its 4G network in conjunction with Verizon Wireless LTE's Rural America  program.

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff are listed among the first cities to experience faster data speeds as a result of the network launch. The initial launch includes the Interstate 65 corridor between Louisville and Nashville. It also will serve Bowling Green, Glasgow, Bardstown and smaller communities in between.

  • E.W. James & Sons shutting doors

    Customers packed into E.W. James & Sons Supermarket in Elizabethtown on Wednesday, filling aisles, grocery carts and the parking lot as the life of the store neared an end.

    Employees were told Wednesday morning the store would close as soon as its inventory was gone. Customers were greeted with a 50 percent discount on all items.

    As news among customers spread, the vast parking lot became a sea of vehicles and loaded carts.

  • Who wants breakfast? IHOP sets grand opening

    Holiday shoppers will have a new eating choice to fuel their buying power in early December as IHOP in Elizabethtown is set for a Dec. 3 opening.

    International House of Pancakes, occupying the former Frisch’s site on North Dixie Avenue next to Cheddar’s, will open its doors just in time for holiday season shoppers.