• Bunny’s Boutique opens

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a grand opening-ribbon cutting for Bunny’s Boutique, 2486 South Dixie Highway, Radcliff and can be reached at 352-0020. The building was formerly Affordables Consignment & Gift Shop. Pictured at the Ribbon Cutting are Bunny Vachon, owner; Radcliff Mayor JJ Duvall; former Board Members, John Wright, Ronnie Penwell, Tom Hewlett; and family, friends and chamber ambassadors

  • Icon Engineering opens in Elizabethtown

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a grand opening and ribbon cutting for Icon Engineering’s new offices in renovated location at 35 Public Square, Elizabethtown. Joining owners Christy and Michael Childers were Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker, interim Chamber President Rik Hawkins, board members, family, friends and chamber ambassadors.

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  • Hooray for Heroes accepting sponsorships and booth applications

  • Focus on Finance: Electronic payments are a must

    Question: Is getting my Social Security check directly deposited even an option?

    Answer: For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security, and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not only be the best way to receive federal benefit payments — it will be the only way.

    That’s because the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a new rule that will phase out paper checks for federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013.

  • Farm Bureau celebrates “Food Check-Out Day” in Frankfort

    Phyllis Amyx, Chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, made a trip to Frankfort on Feb. 24 to present Rep. Tim Moore, Sen. Dennis Parrett and Rep. C.B. Embry with a basket of Kentucky products in recognition of the annual “Food Check-Out Day.” Kentucky Farm Bureau holds the event each year in mid-February to mark the date when the average American has earned enough income to meet his or her annual cost of food–about 10 percent of a person’s disposable income, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital receives program accreditation

    Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown recently received program re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

    To receive a five-year re-accreditation, a sleep center must met or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involved detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts and physician training. Hardin Memorial Hospital is directed by Dr. Elisa B. Garcia and is located at 913 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

  • Home Instead Senior Care Tops List for Franchisee Satisfaction

    Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, tops the list of franchisers with high franchisee satisfaction for 2011.

    Franchise Business Review bestows the Top Franchise awards annually to franchisors with the highest overall franchisee satisfaction, according to an annual survey of franchisees. The award is based on a survey of more than 10,000 franchisees representing more than 300 franchise brands.

  • Griffith recognized by Housing Authority of Elizabethtown

    Nelda Griffith, secretary for Housing Authority of Elizabethtown, left, was recently honored and presented with a gift by Executive Director Margaret Peake for 15 years of outstanding service to the Housing Authority.

  • Beekeeping School to be held in March

    The Bluegrass Beekeeping School will be held March 12 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.

    The annual program offers two tracks, a basic introductory course for new beekeepers and those who may be interested in beekeeping as a hobby, and a large number of sessions for experienced beekeepers to deepen their knowledge of bees, behaviors and management.

    More than 400 beekeepers from more than 50 Kentucky counties and several surrounding states attended last year's school.