• LaRue chamber welcomes new executive director

    Krista Levee, the new executive director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, is no stranger to the county – or the state.

    Levee lived in LaRue County almost seven years before moving because of her husband’s job change. They were gone four years before returning to the area.

    “Now we’re back and it’s like coming home,” said Levee, a Hopkins County native. “It’s good to be back in a small town where you know everybody.”

  • Business groups honor Brett Guthrie

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie recently was named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business.

    The award is based on the voting record of each member of Congress in support of small business and job creation. The NFIB says it scores legislation relating to small businesses and all representatives scoring above 70 percent are honored.

    Guthrie, a Republican from Warren County who serves the 2nd Congressional District, received a score of 100 percent in the 112th Congress.

  • Three signs you are ready to sell your business

    Question: I have gone back and forth trying to decide whether or not to sell my business. I can supply myself with plenty of pros and cons. What deciding facts should I focus on?

    Answer: Selling your company is a long and arduous process. If you can answer these three questions, you just might be ready for it.

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  • Credit union honored for military support

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has been awarded the Department of the Army’s 2011 Distinguished Service Award for Credit Unions.

    The award was announced during the Defense Credit Union Council Annual Conference last month in Denver.

    The credit union was selected from all on-post credit unions in the nation to receive the honor because of its activities that support soldiers, civilian employees of the military, veterans, military retirees and their families who serve or are affiliated with Fort Knox.

  • How secure is your credit?

    Question: If I have a company monitoring my credit, and they give me credit alerts, my identity should be secure right?

    Answer: Unfortunately, the answer is no.

  • Majority of liquor licensees now open

    Nearly a year after Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove residents voted to expand alcohol sales, the majority of liquor store owners licensed to sell have opened their businesses.

    But local Alcoholic Beverage Control administrators said some licensees are still working on their establishments while one licensee turned his license back into the state.

  • Focus on Finance: Shop to save

    By Michael Bateman

    Question: I try to remain “debt free” as much as possible but financing a big ticket item like a car is sometimes unavoidable. How do I eliminate the  “guess work” and ensure that I can getting the best financing available?

    Answer: “Interest rates at an all-time low.”  “Special financing available.”  “Zero down, zero percent interest.”

  • Shopko changes Pamida timetable

    Shopko Hometown revised its announcement regarding plans for close outs at three regional Pamida locations.

    The liquidation sale which begin the final phase of renovation plans will begin Sept. 9. A previous company announcement issued Tuesday listed an earlier date.

    Shopko and Pamida merged earlier this year. Stores in Hodgenville, Munfordville and Brandenburg will be renovated and reopen as Shopko Hometown, a smaller version of the retailers’ discount stores.

  • Store conversion begins with liquidation

    A liquidation sale will begin the final phase of renovation plans that introduce the retailer Shopko to this area.

    Based in Green Bay, Wis., the company merged with Pamida earlier this year and will be remodeling and rebranding its stores in Hodgenville, Munfordville and Brandenburg later this year. The stores will become Shopko Hometown, a smaller version of the retailers’ discount stores designed for smaller communities.

    Tara Powers, a spokeswoman for the company, said the firm wants to fill “a void in the retail landscape.”