• Chamber seminar series starts with best-selling author

    Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the first seminar in a four-part series focused on increasing business’ success by leveraging their greatest asset: their employees.

    The series, SUCCESS – It’s All About People, includes a lineup of presenters, starting with Glenn Shepard. He will present “How to Supervise People and Lead a Team” from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 11 at American Legion Hardin Post No. 113 at 1251 Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Focus on Finance: Using a tax refund to fund an IRA in 5 easy steps

    Question: Can I use my tax refund to directly fund an IRA?

    ANSWER: An income tax refund can be directly deposited to an IRA up to the annual contribution limit. The contribution limit is $5,500 ($6,500 for individuals age 50 or older) for 2013 and 2014. It also can be split among multiple accounts.

    1. It is tax time. Prepare your tax return for the year.

  • Fair is opportunity for applicants, employers

    Job seekers soon will have an opportunity to meet with employers looking to add to their staffs, and employers can meet with potential new hires.

    Four local agencies are combining forces to present the 2014 Regional Job and Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Hendrickson breaks ground on Elizabethtown manufacturing facility

    Gary Gerstenslager said Elizabethtown is not the first Kentucky destination Hendrickson USA considered to build a manufacturing facility, but it perfectly suits the needs of the company, which develops suspension systems and other parts for heavy duty trucks.

    Gerstenslager, the company’s president and CEO, said Elizabethtown has an impressive industrial park, a desirable environment and the type of skilled workforce Hendrickson craves to maintain its market share.

  • Recent winter weather impacts Kentucky’s cow-calf herds
  • Test driving vehicles to benefit Flaherty school

    Test driving a vehicle Saturday from Ray’s Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep of Brandenburg will mean added money for Flaherty Primary School.

    From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during the Spring Bazaar at Flaherty Primary School, Ray’s will host a Chrysler “Drive For the Kids” fundraiser for the school.

    For every test drive taken during the bazaar, the school earns $10 from Chrysler to be put toward enrichment programs of the school’s choice. The event is in the parking lot at 2635 Flaherty Road in Ekron.

  • Where will I get income for retirement?

    Question: I just turned 40 and am concerned about how I will be able to have enough money for retirement. I am afraid Social Security will not be enough and right now that is all I have lined up. How can I get the extra income that I will need in retirement?

  • 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?