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Business

  • Hay testing a wise investment

    With the drought this past summer, hay supplies are expected to be lower than normal going into the winter and quality is going to be a concern as well. To accurately, efficiently and economically determine your feeding and supplementation program, having your forages tested certainly should be a priority.

    Producers in Hardin County have two good options available to them to provide them with accurate forage testing results.

  • Credit union opens first Jefferson County branch

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union opened its first Jefferson County branch Monday.

    Adjacent to Meijer at 9915 Dixie Highway in Valley Station, it is the credit union’s 14th location. Fort Knox Federal is the largest Kentucky-based credit union in the state with more than $1 billion in assets and has more than 78,000 members worldwide.

  • Pet store reopened as E'town Pets and More

    A local pet store that had fallen on hard times has been resurrected through familial ties.

    The former E’town Pets Center in E-Town Plaza has reopened as E’town Pets and More. The store is being run by Jason Simon, the former owner’s brother, and a grand opening is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

  • 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.