• Down on the corner: New businesses heading to intersection of Ring Road, Dixie

    The intersection of Ring Road and North Dixie Avenue will witness some drastic changes during the next few months.

    CVS Pharmacy aims to anchor its first Hardin County store on a lot obtained from Herb Jones Chevrolet, Buick and GMC while the FiveStar Food Mart across the street has closed and the property has been sold by Newcomb Oil to a Nashville developer.

  • Focus on finance: Get to know Endow Kentucky

    Question: What is Endow Kentucky?

    Answer: The Endow Kentucky tax credit was authorized by the General Assembly in 2010. It offers taxpayers, either individuals or businesses, an opportunity to help their community and receive a tax credit toward their Kentucky Income Tax. A taxpayer may receive a 20 percent income tax credit not to exceed $10,000 per donor per taxable year for a gift to endowed permanent funds at certified community foundations. This tax credit is in addition to any other deductions, federal or state, for the gift.

  • Bluegrass Cellular reveals new look

    Bluegrass Cellular has undergone a brand refresh.

    The new look, which includes an advertising campaign, refreshed brand identity, revised logo, Web design and top-to-bottom Customer Care Center remodeling, debuted June 13, in an after-hours event at the company’s newly renovated Elizabethtown location.

  • Agriculture packs economic wallop in Ky.

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture recently released data on the economic impact of agriculture for the entire state. Although the data do not show the contribution of all businesses that directly serve the agriculture industry — finance sector, veterinary and transportation, for example — it does include all production agriculture, farm inputs and food processing/manufacturing.

  • Weed control options for fallow fields

    With the wet weather this spring in many areas of the county, planting has been a challenge. As time passes, some producers will have small low lying areas in many fields which will remain unplanted this season.

    With this unplanted farmland, a successful weed-control program still is needed to keep weed pressure down and reduce the introduction of more weed seed into the soil seed bank which can impact future crops.

  • Focus on finance: Tips on updating beneficiaries

    Question: I just updated my will naming my new wife as sole beneficiary. Do I need to also update my 401(k) and life insurance beneficiary or will updating my will suffice?

    Answer: Neglecting to update beneficiaries, or failing to name them, may leave life insurance and retirement accounts to unintended recipients, create probate expenses and cause tax problems. Having a will does not avoid these issues. The best prevention is having updated beneficiary designations.

  • Thank a dairy farmer this month
  • Managing your stored wheat

    With winter wheat harvest set to begin in the next couple of weeks in Hardin County, producers need to keep a few things in mind when 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 your grain during the summer months.

  • Nolin RECC plans 75th annual meeting

    Nolin RECC invites its members and the community to attend the 2013 annual meeting to enjoy the classic country music and humor of Mike Snider and to visit booths and exhibits designed for the family fun.

  • Fescue and spring breeding

    Good old KY31 Fescue. It “holds most of this part of the world together” by preventing soil erosion, etc., and provides an excellent, high-yielding, high-quality durable forage for nearly all species of livestock. Unfortunately, it comes with baggage. mainly in the form of an endophyte or fungus that lives in the plant and provides it protection from natural biological predators. It can cause real problems to some livestock species during certain periods of their life.