• Focus on finance: Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(K)

    Question: It is my understanding I may be able to invest in a Roth 401(K). Is that true?

    Answer: For many years people have been able to invest in their own personal Roth IRA accounts, but not inside their company’s 401(k) plan.  Recent legislation has made that possible.

  • Despite loss, First Financial stresses improvement

    The parent company of First Federal Savings Bank reports improved credit quality in its second-quarter financial statement that shows a loss of $1.4 million or a decline of 29 cents per share.

    In its formal statement issued Friday, First Financial Service Corp. said its performance for the three months ending June 30 was improved from the net loss to common stockholders of $4.4 million for the same quarter in 2012.

    First Financial also reported a net loss of $1.5 million for the first six months of 2013, which is down from $5 million in 2012.

  • New fusion restaurant cooking up Latin vibes

    A restaurant specializing in Latin and Caribbean fusions will stake its second franchised restaurant in Elizabethtown.

    GRILLiT — which launched its first location in Miami in 2011 and focuses on custom cuisine such as crafted rice bowls, pasta, shrimp, wraps and salads — intends to open its Elizabethtown establishment by the end of September. The restaurant is under construction at the former Church’s Chicken on U.S. 62.

  • Focus on finance: Paying for college: Advice for entrepreneur parents

    Question: As a small-business owner, I worry a lot about paying college tuition for my sons. The funds we invested in 15 years ago that were supposed to double in size to pay their tuition dropped in value during the Great Recession. So how do small-business owners pay for college?

  • Radcliff McDonald's closes for remodeling

    A McDonald’s location that has been a fixture in Radcliff for nearly 40 years is temporarily closed for extensive remodeling.

    The restaurant at 110 S. Dixie Blvd. and Lincoln Trail Boulevard closed July 31 and will undergo a full renovation, according to a news release from McDonald’s.

    The location, which has been open since 1974, is pending demolition. Construction is expected to begin mid-August, according to the release.

  • Mulberry Florist lands award for quality products, service

    The News-Enterprise

    Mulberry Florist in Elizabethtown has received the Award of Quality Achievement from BloomNet, one of the floral industry's leading wire service providers.

    Located at 811 N. Mulberry St., Mulberry Florist won the award for floral products and customer service from the BloomNet Florist Quality Care Program, according to a news release.


  • Cox, SERVPRO of Hardin/LaRue Counties, earn award

    The News-Enterprise

    DeWayne Cox, owner of Servpro of Hardin/LaRue Counties, received the Director's Silver award for outstanding revenue performance during Servpro’s 44th annual convention June 17-21 in Anaheim, Calif.

  • Focus on finance: Bank On Central Kentucky explained

    Question: What is Bank On Central Kentucky?

  • Should you spray? Guidelines for economical corn fungicide decisions

    With today’s corn prices and this year’s awesome yield potential, producers are looking for every way possible to increase yield. From new, more accurate planting and harvesting equipment, to stacked trait seed corn, to irrigation systems, it seems anything that has a possibility of increasing gross income goes.

  • Photo: Berger learns about burgers

    Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new White Castle restaurant Friday, Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger was invited into the kitchen to learn to prepare burgers on the state-of-the-art steam grill.

    Daniel J. Wooldridge, the company's senior training and development manager, provided her instruction. He has spent the past week with the 50 employees of the restaurant, which replaces the previous White Castle building on the same spot off U.S. 62 near the Interstate 65 interchange.