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  • Focus on Finance: Is refinancing beneficial in the long run for me?

    Question: Is refinancing beneficial in the long run for me?

    Answer: We hear about it daily on the news, “Rates are at an all-time low.” If you are a homeowner you might be questioning if this is a good time to refinance. The thought of being able to save money each month is tempting, but this decision requires weighing different factors and determining if it is beneficial in the long run.

    Before trying to make this decision first evaluate your current position and determine your goals:

  • Details of customer reviews, complaints available from BBB

    The Better Business Bureau is where consumers turn to find businesses and organizations they can trust. When consumers call the BBB or go to www.bbb.org, they can find business reviews on companies with A-plus through F ratings. However, there are two fairly new features some consumers may not know about. These features will help consumers get even more information on companies when they visit the website.

  • Power providers offer local seminar

    Kentucky Association for Economic Development is offering a training opportunity for best-practices concerning utilities.
    The session is offered by utility companies to provide expanded knowledge about the systems, operations, terminology, rates and other details needed for economic development proposal responses.
    The seminar is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., in Elizabethtown.
    Registration for KAED members is $40, nonmembers’ admission is $55. It is free for manufacturers.

  • Focus on Finance: Hardin County offers its own retirement benefits

    By Frank Anderson

  • ECTC offers seminar for ‘diverse’ potential vendors

    “Diverse” business owners can learn about opportunities for doing business with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College at a June 19 seminar on campus.

    “The key is ‘opportunity,’” said Dr. Thelma J. White, ECTC president.  “We want to provide area diverse business owners with the opportunity to easily learn about, and compete for, the goods and services that are needed here at our college as well as at other area colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.”

  • First Financial completes new leadership team

    First Financial Service Corp. completed a series of key additions to the leadership team of the company and its subsidiary, First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown.

    Frank Perez, a certified public accountant, joins the bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is relocating from the Nashville, Tenn., area and brings more than 15 years of experience in capital markets.

  • First Federal announces sale of Louisville branches

    The sale of four Jefferson County branches will help First Federal Savings Bank’s parent company meet financial assurances required by its consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the corporate president said.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity for the Elizabethtown-based bank, which has failed to record an annual profit since 2008.

  • E'town Snappy Tomato to add company's first fun zone

    Snappy Tomato Pizza in Elizabethtown is adding games and attractions as a test for the corporation to see if Snappy Fun Zones should be added in other locations.

    The facility is planned to open on or before June 1 at its store on Dolphin Drive.

  • First Federal's Louisville branches to be sold

    First Federal Savings Bank announced the sale of its Jefferson County locations this morning.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity to help meet financial assurances required by a consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

  • Two Hart companies adding 140 jobs

    Two Hart County companies are adding about 140 new jobs.

    In a news release from Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin, Dart Container is adding 60 employees and Sister Schubert is adding 80 additional positions.

    Dart Container, which has more than 1,300 employees, recently purchased Solo Cup prompting the additional hires. The company employs more than 7,600 workers at 20 production facilities worldwide and manufactures more than 600 products.