• Financial benefits of prepaying your final expenses

    By Roman Bozio

    Question: Financially speaking, is it better to pre-pay for my funeral expenses or to wait and let my loved ones use money from my estate to take care of the arrangements?

    Answer: The average funeral can range from $6,000 to $10,000 depending on what state you live in, and this is not taking into account a burial plot or memorial service, if so desired.

  • Cardinal Health Foundation awards $53,000 in grants

  • Under construction: Red Oak Apartments, West Point

    Under Construction highlights building projects around the area.

    What is it? Red Oak Apartments
    Location: Dixie Loop off U.S. 31W at the base of Muldraugh Hill in West Point
    Square footage: Two apartment buildings and office building with clubhouse
    Investment: $3.1 million

  • Beshear announces AT&T adding 20 jobs at Grayson call center

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that AT&T is adding 20 full-time customer service representatives to its East Park call center in the Carter County community of Grayson.

    According to a news release, AT&T also is hiring an additional 38 full- and part-time positions at retail stores in six Kentucky communities, including Bowling Green, Owensboro, Lexington, Louisville, Corbin and Winchester.

  • Massive phone survey reaching out to employers

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District, along with several employment organizations, is about to embark on what it calls the largest employer outreach and workforce survey ever undertaken in the region.

    Businesses throughout the region with five or more employees soon will be asked to participate in a labor market survey. The call should last from seven to 10 minutes, according to a news release.

  • Managing your money in 2020

    Question: Along with everything else, the banking industry has really developed technologically. Is online banking the norm now?

    Answer: Although we don’t have flying cars or other sci-fi gadgets futurists were predicting would be commonplace in the 21st century, we are on the verge of a revolution the likes of which have not been seen in the financial services industry.

  • Under construction: Family Dollar in Radcliff

    Under Construction highlights building projects around the area.

    What is it? Family Dollar general merchandise store
    Location: 1807 S. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff, at the corner of Dixie and Blackjack Road.
    Square footage: 8,000 square feet
    Cost of structure: $350,000 material and labor; $450,000 land purchase
    Opening date: Construction is scheduled to be completed in less than a month with opening date to be announced.

  • 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.