• Eatery arriving in E'town in 2014

    A Mexican restaurant chain well-established in Louisville and southern Indiana is moving south to Elizabethtown.

    Qdoba Mexican Grill plans to open its first restaurant in Hardin County at 1570 N. Dixie Ave. by spring, said Emily Gliva, a regional restaurant marketing specialist for the company.

    Gliva said Qdoba still is in the early stages of developing the Elizabethtown site and should have an opening date firmed up by early 2014.

    “As of right now, we really don’t have a date,” she said.

  • GRILLit sets opening date

    A new Latin-Caribbean fusion restaurant in Elizabethtown has settled on an opening date in time for the holidays.

    GRILLit, which focuses on custom cuisine such as crafted rice bowls, pasta, shrimp, wraps and salads, opens its doors to customers on Nov. 11, said franchise owner Perry Patel.

    The restaurant, which launched its first location in Miami in 2011, has renovated the former Church’s Chicken location at 2018 N. Mulberry St. next to Denny’s.

  • Second Pizza Hut location headed to E'town

    A second Pizza Hut location is expected to open in Elizabethtown later this year in response to rising customer demand.

    A drive-thru location specializing entirely in carryout and delivery service is anchoring 907 N. Mulberry St. on existing property across from McDonald’s. Signs marketing the new store have been placed and the restaurant should be open for business before the Christmas holiday, said Rodney Walraven, chief operating officer for the franchise.

  • Regional bank corporation reports quarterly income of $3 million

    Farmers Capital Bank Corp., a regional bank-holding company, reported third quarter net income of $3 million.

    That equates to 34 cents per common share of stock to push the value for the first nine months of the year to $1.19 per share, the bank's news release said.

  • Frost on the pumpkins

    By the time you read this, we’ll have had frost on the pumpkin, as well as on corn, soybeans, alfalfa and pretty much everything else outside. Some crops will be impacted, some won’t, but there are management concerns pretty much for each one.

    Various Extension specialists at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have provided much of the following information relating to frost impacts on various crops this year.

  • Houchens expands insurance holdings

    Houchens Insurance Group announced Monday the addition of Roeding Insurance Group to its line of insurance service entities.

    Based in Lexington and Crestview Hills, Roeding Insurance serves northern and central Kentucky as well as the greater Cincinnati area. The company offers large commercial property and casualty services, home, auto and life insurance, business insurance, employee benefits, public-entity insurance and financial services.

  • Radcliff resident appointed to small business council

    A Radcliff woman has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to serve on the Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy.

    Patricia A. Krausman, who is center director of the University of Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Elizabethtown, will represent the 2nd Congressional District through Aug. 22, 2017, on the independent state commission which is attached to the Cabinet for Economic Development.

    She replaces Patrick J. Clark, whose term has expired, according to the state news release.

  • Focus on finance: Drawing Social Security while working may not make sense

    Question: I know I can start collecting my Social Security early, at age 62, but can I still continue to work?

    Answer: If you think you’ll take your Social Security benefits early but still continue working, think again. It just doesn’t make good financial sense in some cases, depending on how much you earn. The Social Security Administration creates disincentives for taking Social Security before your full retirement age. And here’s how they work it:

  • Heartland Communications recognized

    Heartland Communications Consultants was recognized Tuesday night at the Landmarks of Excellence awards ceremony in Louisville. The annual event, hosted by the Public Relations Society of America’s Bluegrass Chapter and International Association of Business Communicators of Kentucky, recognizes outstanding achievement in public relations. 

  • Putting soul in soles

    Will Rivera said he wants his new store on Ring Road to be a destination for runners and walkers and an educational touchstone to improve performance.

    Rivera, a U.S. Army veteran who is retiring from active duty, is opening the first store in Hardin County geared entirely toward natural running techniques.

    Running Soles, Rivera said, is a fully immersive runner’s paradise where customers can find customized shoes to fit their needs and the right equipment to maximize mileage without courting injury. he said.