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Business

  • First Federal closes on sale of Indiana branches

    Narrowing focus to its core market, First Federal Savings Bank has shed some of its former branches.

    First Financial Service Corp., parent company of First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown,a nnounced Monday it closed on the sale of its four Indiana branches in Corydon, Elizabeth, George­town and Lanes­ville to First Savings Bank, F.S.B., a subsidiary of First Savings Financial Group Inc. The sale was final as of July 6.

  • E'town approves tax incentives for Remington Arms expansion

    Elizabethtown City Council approved a package of tax incentives Monday for expansion of Remington Arms.

    The package includes a five-year property tax abatement and a Kentucky Business Investment program incentive that entails an annual refund of 1 percent of Elizabethtown occupational license fees on new jobs created for a period of 10 years.

  • Managing stored wheat

    With winter wheat harvest wrapping up in Hardin County, producers now need to turn their attention to storing the harvested crop. Unless producers take their wheat crop directly to market, the work is not finished when harvest is complete. Stored wheat needs proper care to maintain quality. Sanitation, aeration and monitoring are crucial points to remember when storing grain in summer.

  • LongHorn opens in Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown will receive its newest restaurant today as LongHorn Steakhouse opens at 1614 N. Dixie Ave. in front of Towne Mall.

    The opening will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting at 10:45 a.m. today. Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker will be in attendance, along with state Rep. Jimmie Lee and restaurant officials led by Managing Partner Chris Sparks. 

  • Widespread dryness affects nation’s crops

    The weather for 2012 has started out to be one for the record books — early warmth, dry spells, storms and cold spells. Now it seems like we’re beginning to dry out yet again. Hardin County isn’t the only area in the county experiencing drier than normal conditions. In fact, many areas across rural America are dry, posing a severe threat to crops.

  • Under Construction: Leo's Donuts

    The building at 605 N. Wilson Road in Radcliff is getting a facelift and will open within 60 days as Leo's Donuts.

    T.W. and Andra Shortt plan to offer doughnuts, pastries and specialty coffees.

    The building features a drive-through window and dining space inside for 24 people where free wi-fi will be offered.

  • Contest helps residents jumpstart businesses

    Dr. Tao Le considers himself a serial entrepreneur.

    His newest business, a technology company called Medsparq that allows patients and health-care providers to schedule appointments more efficiently, is his fifth start-up project.

    “That’s part of the joy and thrill of being an entrepreneur,” he said. “You don’t know what’s around the next corner.”

  • Horse tours seats still available

    There are seats still available on Friday’s chartered motorcoach tour for horse owners in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties. The group leaves from the Hardin County Extension Service office promptly at 8 a.m. and should return around 6 p.m. Cost for the day’s tour is $30 per person and covers the bus expense and lunch.

  • When is the best time to buy a home? It’s now

    By MICHAEL BATEMAN

    Question: When is the best time to purchase a new home?

    Answer: The nation’s housing market is on the mend after its devastating tumble in 2008. And there is even better news for potential home buyers — now may be the best time to buy a house.

  • Planting progress is record-setting

    We all know the mild winter and early warm spring weather has things running ahead of schedule this year in our area. This not only has been the case in Hardin County, but in most areas of the country. Warm temperatures early, along with minimal rainfall created excellent early planting conditions in much of the country, allowing farmers to plant this year’s corn and soybean crops at a record pace.