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  • Hundreds of new jobs possible in Leitchfield

    By DEANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    More than 400 jobs could be added to Leitchfield’s industrial numbers in the next two years with construction of a meat production facility.

    John D. Bulicek, Patrick A. Toth and Chuck Pharr have visited Leitchfield several times since October to negotiate construction of a facility that would produce snack foods.

    E&E Renewable Energy LLC, a company incorporated last week, would produce high-protein snacks such as beef jerky and pork rinds under the name Kentucky Snack Foods.

  • Focus on Finance: Credit and auto insurance can upset your budget

    Question: Recently I was asked by my insurance agent on a scale of 1-10, what is the rating of my credit score. My reply: I have a good credit rating. But after thinking about it, what was the point of the question? 

    Answer: Credit scores determine how much we spend or even how much we can save. They also determine what types of products you buy and how long those products may or may not last.  

  • Looking at fertility programs for next year

    By MATT ADAMS

    Hardin County Extension Service

  • Focus on Finance: Five tips for charitable giving

    Question: Can I still make donations to charities and receive a tax deduction for 2011?

    Answer: Absolutely. Your generosity will be rewarded in two ways: a warm feeling of helping others and in terms of a lower tax bill next April 15. Below are five tips you need to know.

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Radcliff Waffle House

    What is it? Waffle House
    Location: 188 S. Dixie Blvd. in Radcliff
    Work Being Done: Renovation on interior and exterior of building
    Cost: About $230,000
     Completion Date:  Around early February

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

  • Vine Grove lumber store closing Dec. 30

    A Vine Grove store is closing because of the economy.

    Don’s Lumber & Hardware Inc. is scheduled to close Dec. 30 and consolidate with the Elizabethtown location on Leitchfield Road.

    That location will remain where it is. Vice president Troy Basham doesn’t know whether changes will be made there as part of the consolidation.

    “The main thing is, we still plan on taking care of and servicing all our customers,” he said.

  • Focus on Finance: Holiday financial recovery

    Question: I don’t want to damper my (or my family’s) holiday season, but I am already starting to worry about the financial blues that inevitably come on Dec. 26. Any suggestions to combat the post holiday financial flu?
    Answer: Once the gifts have been received, the decorations put back in storage and the big family dinner leftovers finally are gone, will you have some lingering holiday memories? Like the bills?

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Hodges Auction and Gold Star Realty

    What is it? Addition of four offices to Gold Star Realty/Hodges Auction Company, Inc.
    Location: 319 S. Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown
    Square footage: 740
    Completion Date: Weather permitting, middle of January

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

  • Federal procurement information available at Monday event

    A free military contracting forum to explain the process for obtaining contracts at Fort Knox is planned for Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. 

  • Avey takes job with Regional Leadership Council

    The News-Enterprise
    The Regional Leadership Coalition named Beth Avey, owner and president of Elizabethtown-based Heartland Communications Consultants, as its new executive director.
    A Hardin County resident and former U.S. Army officer, Avey also works on the One Knox and Wired65 regional initiatives. Avey will continue in her role with HCC.