• Weather’s impact on pasture weeds: What to expect in 2014

    Dr. J.D. Green, University of Kentucky Extension weed specialist, has conducted weed identification and control programs across the state, including one in Hardin County. He recently was asked to provide information to forage producers on the impact of the past year’s weather on pasture weeds. The following are his thoughts on this subject.

  • The latest in a long line of scams

    Question: What are the latest scams according to the BBB?


    1. IRS Phone Scams are on the rise. Scammers call, saying they are with the IRS, telling the taxpayer he or she owes money, then threatens the taxpayer with arrest unless they pay right away. Scammers also call “fishing” for personal information, claiming the taxpayer is owed a large refund.

  • Prevent income tax identity theft

    Question:Identity theft is such a huge issue right now. Is it possible for someone to file a tax return in someone’s else’s name?

  • 5 often-overlooked tax credits

    Question: Is itemizing on my taxes even worth the trouble?

    Answer: Many taxpayers choose to take the standard deduction instead of itemizing because they wrongfully assume it won’t be worth their time. Many people believe they can’t or shouldn’t itemize, but they need to do the math. Most of the time, the deductions add up to much more than they think.

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  • Is your planter ready for spring?

    Last week, at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, John Deere released its new line of planters with its new ExactEmerge metering systems.

    Producers lined up for a chance to talk to Deere techs about the 48-row planter on display, while a sign hung above the planter that read, “Plants accurately at 10 mph.”

  • Focus on finance: Planning ahead pays dividends

    Question: This winter has been a disaster for me. The pipes in my house froze requiring a plumber, cost $500. When the thermometer hit -3 my radiator froze, cost $700. Then my power went out because of a tree falling on the lines during the ice storm and I had to go to a motel because I did not have any backup heat, cost $250.  How do I get out of this run of bad luck?

  • Dollar General opens second new E'town store

    For the second time in six months, Dollar General will celebrate the opening of a new store in Elizabethtown. A grand opening ceremony for the building at 1512 N. Dixie Ave. begins at 8 a.m. Saturday.

    In celebrating the event, Dollar General says it continues to make shopping more convenient for customers in Elizabethtown.

  • New mortgage rule explained

    QUESTION: What is the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule and what does it mean?

    Answer: The new Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule or “QM Rule” is designed to require creditors to make a good faith determination that a borrower has the actual ability to repay a loan before credit is extended.

  • New manufacturer will bring 75 jobs to E’town

    Hendrickson USA plans to build a facility on approximately 30 acres in Elizabethtown’s T.J. Patterson Industrial Park.

    Hendrickson, which manufactures suspension systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, will create 75 jobs as a result of a $20 million investment here.

    Hendrickson said it chose Hardin County because of its available skilled workforce, training programs and centralized location. The company already employs 450 Kentuckians at its operations in Lebanon and Somerset, according to the state Cabinet for Economic Development.