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Business

  • 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

  • National retailer planning to open next year in Elizabethtown

    A California-based retailer with more than 1,000 locations nationally will open one of its first Kentucky stores in Elizabethtown next year.

    The property management firm for Mall Park Center finalized a contract with Ross Dress for Less for a 30,000-square-foot location at the heart of the shopping center on North Dixie Avenue. Ross will go alongside the new Gap Outlet that’s being developed.

    It fills a vacancy created by the bankruptcy of Goody’s and creates a concentration of clothing retailers in the center that includes Old Navy and T.J. Maxx.

  • Aug. 14 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.

  • Woodforest Bank donates to Feeding America

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland was one of three Kentucky food banks to receive a Woodforest Charitable Foundation grant for the BackPack Program. The $5,050 donation was designated for BackPack adoptions within the seven Kentucky counties in which Woodforest National Bank resides (Caldwell, Hardin, Logan, Marion, McCracken, Muhlenberg and Warren).

    The grant will provide 63 children, who are at-risk for being hungry on the weekends, with a bag of food every Friday or prior to the weekend for the entire 2011-12 school year.

  • Chamber holds ribbon cutting

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting/grand opening for one of the Chamber’s newest members, Hardin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine on Aug. 1 at 2407 Ring Road, Suite 108, Elizabethtown, in the Cool Springs Shopping. Pictured are Dr. Michael Krueger; Brad Richardson-Chamber President/CEO; staff, family, friends and chamber ambassadors.

  • Focus on Finance: Credit management of utmost importance for your future

    By ROBERT WILKINS

    Question: When did credit come to be?

    Answer: We are a country in debt. A person once told me that it is the American way to buy things on credit and owe people money. While that might not be the best way to think about it, when the price of things such as vehicles and homes is well beyond what we would be able to pay cash for, we have to face the reality that credit is necessary.

  • Under Construction: Metro Auto Spa and Lube Center

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

    What is it? The Metro Auto Spa and Lube Center
    Location: 4060 S. Dixie Blvd, Radcliff
    When will it open? Expected to be open in early November
    Number of employees: About 15
    Services offered: Full service oil change, car wash (tunnel wash and touch-free)
    Square footage: About 9,500 square feet