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Business

  • ECTC offers seminar for ‘diverse’ potential vendors

    “Diverse” business owners can learn about opportunities for doing business with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College at a June 19 seminar on campus.

    “The key is ‘opportunity,’” said Dr. Thelma J. White, ECTC president.  “We want to provide area diverse business owners with the opportunity to easily learn about, and compete for, the goods and services that are needed here at our college as well as at other area colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.”

  • First Financial completes new leadership team

    First Financial Service Corp. completed a series of key additions to the leadership team of the company and its subsidiary, First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown.

    Frank Perez, a certified public accountant, joins the bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is relocating from the Nashville, Tenn., area and brings more than 15 years of experience in capital markets.

  • First Federal announces sale of Louisville branches

    The sale of four Jefferson County branches will help First Federal Savings Bank’s parent company meet financial assurances required by its consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the corporate president said.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity for the Elizabethtown-based bank, which has failed to record an annual profit since 2008.

  • E'town Snappy Tomato to add company's first fun zone

    Snappy Tomato Pizza in Elizabethtown is adding games and attractions as a test for the corporation to see if Snappy Fun Zones should be added in other locations.

    The facility is planned to open on or before June 1 at its store on Dolphin Drive.

  • First Federal's Louisville branches to be sold

    First Federal Savings Bank announced the sale of its Jefferson County locations this morning.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity to help meet financial assurances required by a consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

  • Two Hart companies adding 140 jobs

    Two Hart County companies are adding about 140 new jobs.

    In a news release from Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin, Dart Container is adding 60 employees and Sister Schubert is adding 80 additional positions.

    Dart Container, which has more than 1,300 employees, recently purchased Solo Cup prompting the additional hires. The company employs more than 7,600 workers at 20 production facilities worldwide and manufactures more than 600 products.

  • Company cools Leitchfield job woes

    By DEANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    Another 125 jobs are coming to Leitchfield’s industrial base. 

    The New York Blower Co., a manufacturer of commercial fans since 1889, purchased the Trim Masters building. The deal, made through the local industrial development office and the city of Leitchfield, was official as of May 3, said Mayor William H. Thomason at Monday’s council meeting.

  • Under Construction: Big M Chevrolet
  • Bloat problems continue

  • Focus on Finance: Overview of health care options for retirees at 65

    Question: As a retiree, what are my health care options?

    Answer: Most retirees have two main health care options —Medicare and managed care. Medicaid is a program that pays for medical assistance only for those with low incomes or disabilities.

    As long as you’ve contributed enough through FICA taxes, you’ll be eligible — retired or not — for Medicare when you turn 65. Apply for Medicare coverage three months before your 65th birthday.

    Medicare is divided into components: