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  • Focus on finance: Budgeting for retirement

    Question: I am concerned about having enough money to retire. Where do I start?

    Answer: As we approach retirement age we are confronted with many challenges and questions about which to stress. Probably the most frequent question in the minds of those contemplating retirement is “Will we have enough money?”

  • E-town Exterminating celebrates 35 years in business

    A business committed to ridding homes of pests has stayed home for 35 years.

    E-town Exterminating Co. Inc. celebrated its 35th anniversary Friday, hosting a barbecue lunch for employees and community members at its Ring Road location.

    Shawn Rich serves as the CEO of the company. He took the helm from his father, Roy Rich, who started the business and still works at the company part-time.

    Roy Rich said it’s a “great feeling” to reach 35 years.

    “It’s really been a labor of love,” he said.

  • Hodgenville woman working with grocery-delivery business

    Vicki Curry of Hodgenville, an independent affiliate with MPB Today, attended the company's first national convention held Aug. 4-6 in Atlanta.

     

    MPB Today is the marketing for Southeastern Delivery, a grocery-delivery company based in Pensacola, Fla. A growing trend, home delivery of groceries has an estimated industry revenue of $12 billion per year. MPB Today has more than 80,000 affiliates throughout the United States.

     

  • Online catalog available for Coca-Cola auction

    Items headed to the auction block next month at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia are available for view online.

    More than 700 items will be available for purchase Sept. 17 and 18 and now can be seen in an online catalog, according to a statement released by the museum. Items available on Sept. 17 can be viewed at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/26077 and items available on Sept. 18 can be viewed at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/26082.

  • Cowser named new clinical director

    Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System announces the addition of Jim C. Cowser, LCSW, ICADC, ICCDP-D, to the staff as its new Director of Clinical Services.

    A native of Tennessee, Cowser is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin and completed his Master of Science in social work at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. Cowser comes to LTBHS with years of diverse and extensive psychiatric experience, including residential care, juvenile social services, chemical dependency treatment and individual and family counseling.

  • Business Calendar

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    Academic and Employment Improvement, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; POC: North Hardin HOPE, 351-4673.

    Adult education (GED preparation, adult basic education, literacy and English as a second language): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Mulberry Helm Education Center, 114 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. POC: 769-8866.

  • Super Slant Express holds grand opening

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting/grand opening on Aug. 2, for one of the Chamber’s members, Super Slant Express, 1339 N. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff and can be reached at 351-6111. Pictured in the Ribbon Cutting are: Jerry Howard-owner, Edward Palmer, Radcliff councilman, Brad Richardson-chamber president/CEO, staff, family, friends and chamber ambassadors.

  • First Financial Service Corp. records $12.2 million loss

    First Financial Service Corp., parent holding company of First Federal Savings Bank, has recorded a second-quarter net loss of $12.2 million, which equates to a loss of $2.57 per share of the company’s stock.

    Bank officials said First Federal removed a number of nonperforming assets from its books, primarily problematic high-end residential loans that have stalled and lost value related to national real estate trends.

  • Under Construction: Ashton Park

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Ashton Park subdivision
    Location: Off Hayden School Road in Elizabethtown
    When it opened? The 83-acre development initially approved in February 2010
    Number of lots: Total is for 256 lots; first 30 lots have been recorded
    Lot size: Average lot acreage is 0.229 acres

  • Leadership Academy holds graduation