• Supporting a culture of entrepreneurship

    As we work to fuel innovation, create jobs and drive our economy forward, it’s important that we take steps to encourage entrepreneurship.

    “All businesses once were start-ups founded by entrepreneurs,” said Rick Johnson, program director for Kentucky Innovation Network at the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.

  • Chamber members inducted into hall of fame

    Al Rider and Terry Bennett showed up to Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon because they were told to, but had no idea why.

    So it came as a surprise to the two friends they were being inducted into the chamber’s hall of fame.

    “I was shocked,” Rider said. “It’s a great honor.”

  • Experiencing water woes in July?

    Rain makes grain, but too much rain can cause issues, even in the middle of summer.

    It’s hard to believe we can be talking about too much rain in July, but with excessive showers through the month of June and areas in the county receiving several inches of rain on July 3, problems for many crops are inevitable.

  • Lincoln Trail Venture Group holds monthly meetings


    The Lincoln Trail Venture Group met May 28 at Roxie’s Restaurant. Two presentations were given, one by local budding entrepreneurs Anna Nettles and Misty Richardson with their idea for a food truck business. Also presenting in May was Riley Bright with Popplr, an IT company.

  • Bank-holding company changes its name

    Community Bank Shares of Indiana Inc., the holding company for Your Community Bank, officially changed its name Monday to Your Community Bankshares Inc.

    In conjunction with the corporate name change, the company will change the ticker symbol listed on NASDAQ market from CBIN to YCB effective Wednesday.

  • Focus on Finance: A quick benefits checkup

    If you are older than 55, you may be looking for assistance in providing basic livings needs. For help, explore this website: www.benefitscheckup.org. It is a one-stop destination that will give you a list of benefits for which you may qualify. The following comes from their website:

  • Masterson wins Good Neighbor Award

    Charlotte Masterson, business development representative with Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, received the 2015 Fort Knox Good Neighbor Award during the Community Relations Dinner at the 19th Engineer Battalion headquarters at Fort Knox.

  • 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.

  • Understanding DON levels in wheat

  • 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.