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Business

  • Work Matters column: Opportunity and economic growth rely on a skilled workforce

    As a small business owner, I learned many years ago that my success is dependent on a team of loyal, skilled employees. Ask any large employer and they’ll tell you the same. A business can’t exist, a profit can’t be made and an economy can’t thrive without skilled employees.

  • Focus on Finance: 9 legal tips every renter should know

    Question: My daughter is about to rent her first apartment. What advice can you give her before signing the lease?

    Answer: These tips were developed to help you understand general rights and obligations as a renter. Your rights and obligations most often are determined by the terms of your lease and laws that vary greatly among states and provinces. Speak with an experienced attorney who will review the lease document before you sign it and explain your rights and obligations.

  • New U-Haul dealer announced

    Polks Auto Unlock Service is Hardin County’s newest U-Haul dealer.

    Located at 612 E. Dixie Ave. in the former Nolin RECC building, owner Clyde Polk hired longtime friend Teresa Perkins to manage the U-Haul side of the business, according to a company news release.

    U-Haul partners with business owners to increase convenience for customers in need of moving equipment or supplies. In addition to supporting the truck rental fleet, Polks offers towing equipment and trailers, plus packing materials and boxes. After-hours dropoff is available.

  • Massey Ferguson 4600s available locally

    Whayne Supply Co. has added Massey Ferguson 4600 Series Mid-Range tractors at the company’s Eliza­bethtown store.

    The mid-range tractors deliver versatile performance with the power and maneuverability which makes them ideal for corn, beans, wheat, hay and livestock operations, according to the company.

    To celebrate the announcement, Whayne Supply held a Massey open house Friday at its Elizabethtown store at 312 Peterson Drive.

  • HMH names chief development director

    Hardin Memorial Health announced the selection of Tracee Bell Troutt as chief development officer for the Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation.

    In her new position, Troutt, a longtime Eliza­bethtown resident, plans to expand HMH’s community outreach and improve its capacity to serve the region.

  • Focus on Finance: Avoiding spousal beneficiary mistakes in five easy steps

    Question: Who is a spousal beneficiary?

    Answer: A spousal beneficiary must be married to the account owner at the time of the account owner’s death and must be named on the beneficiary form (or inherit directly through the document default provisions). A spousal beneficiary has a number of unique options.

  • Focus on Finance: Aging and our parents

    Question: My parents are getting older and I feel we need to discuss the inevitable. Can you offer a check list of topics to make sure we cover?

    Answer: It is never easy to talk to parents about what their wishes are as they age. But it is a conversation that must be had, and more importantly, had before a major crisis occurs.

  • Cardinal Health to lose more than 20 positions

    A pilot program at Cardinal Health’s call center in Radcliff is being discontinued.

    The announcement came after running the program for six months at the Radcliff and Sherwood, Arkansas, call centers, said Corey Kerr, director of media relations for the company.

    By the end of September, a mix of 45 full- and part-time employees split between the two centers will be affected by the cancellation of the program. Employees will receive at least 30 days notice and are encouraged to apply for other Cardinal Health positions, she said.

  • Gifts that give back

    Question: As a business, I get a lot of requests from local charities to sponsor events or make donations. Can I deduct that on my taxes?

    Answer: While your purpose for giving to charity should be altruism, it is important to know  great tax benefits exist for those who give, both as individuals and as businesses.

  • Lakewood Elementary names interim principal

    Lakewood Elementary School Assistant Principal Jonathon Williams will serve as interim principal next year.

    Williams moves into the post after current principal, Shelee Clark, was selected to fill the one-year job of director of Professional Growth and Effectiveness. She will return to Lakewood as principal before the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.