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  • Focus on Finance: What about scams?

    Question: I get all these phone calls and e-mails offering all types of products. I do not want to be unkind to anyone, but I do not want their products. How can I handle these calls?

  • Liquor Barn heading to Elizabethtown

    Local alcohol retailers soon will have a brand-name competitor in town.

    Liquor Barn is moving into Elizabethtown. The Kentucky-based retail liquor store chain has been awarded a transitional malt beverage license and a transitional distilled spirits and wine license from Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control.

  • Local agency recognized by Allstate

    As a business leader and involvement in the Elizabethtown area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Chris Grinstead has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

  • Focus on Finance: Finding a better return on savings

    Question: What are the pros and cons of CDs versus money market accounts?

    Answer: As interest rates continue to hover around record-low levels for most types of loans and deposit accounts, finding the best return on savings will take some research and, possibly, considering alternative solutions.

  • Springsteen named president/CEO of credit union

    Ray Springsteen took over Wednesday as president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

    Spring­steen, who previously served as executive vice president, succeeds William J. “Bill” Rissel, who retired after 23 years as CEO.

  • Retailer eyes Ring Road site for supercenter

    A regional retail grocery chain, long rumored for Eliza­bethtown, is planning to anchor a store and fuel station in the city, which would bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.

  • Focus on finance: How financially literate are you?

    Question: I consider myself to be pretty savvy in regard to our finances, however, I wonder if I know all I should. What should I know?

    Answer: How financially literate are you? Take this quiz and find out.

    1. Suppose you have $100 in a savings account earning 2 percent interest a year. After five years, how much would you have?

    a) More than $102

    b) Exactly $102

    c) Less than $102

    d) Don’t know


  • Focus on Finance: Income tax savings

    Question: How can I save on my Kentucky income tax next year?
    Answer: Kentucky now offers a tax credit called Endow Kentucky, which offers taxpayers an opportunity to help their community and receive a 20 percent income tax credit toward their Kentucky Income Tax. Applications can be completed now for the new tax credits, which become available July 1.

  • Software startup gets financial help

    A entrepreneur from central Kentucky received a boost Thursday to grow his business.

    Brian Mefford presented his company, Connected Nation Exchange, to a panel of judges during the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s entrepreneur pitch competition in Elizabethtown. For his award-winning idea, CNX received a cash prize and the opportunity to present to the Kentucky Angel Investors Network in Frankfort later this year.