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  • 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.

  • Should I go back to college?

    Question: I am feeling stagnant in my career and I am considering going back to school. I would have to juggle work, family and school. Would the difference in salary even be worth it?

    Answer: Yes and no, depending on several critical factors. Let me begin by making a disclaimer: I work for Indiana Wesleyan University and I encourage people to go back to school every day. One could say my response is biased; however, my position as an education liaison uniquely qualifies me to answer this question.

  • The Home Depot offers job workshop for military community

    The Home Depot in Elizabethtown will host a civilian career workshop this month to assist transitioning service members and veterans.

    The military community offers strong skills but might face challenges in marketing those skills to the civilian workforce, according to a press release from the company.

    Collaborating with veteran employees, the company’s human resources team will conduct half-day sessions focusing on job searching, resumes and interviewing. More than 100 workshops will be hosted across the country.

  • Focus on Finance: Know your housing options for evaluating long-term care costs

    Question: As my wife and I get older we are starting to think about living arrangements and the cost involved if/when we are ever unable to live independently. What are our options?

    Answer: You or your spouse eventually will become less able to live independently. Knowing your options for alternative living arrangements helps you evaluate your long-term care costs — LTC. Here are some options:

  • Belk marks remodeling with morning celebration

    More than 200 people visited Towne Mall — some more than three hours before it opened Wednesday — to celebrate renovation of Belk department store.

    While lined up in the chill to receive a free Belk gift card, customers were entertained by two-time “American Idol” contestant Kenzi Lewis and a pair of dancing teddy bears.