• New pharmacy coming to Radcliff

    Radcliff residents will soon have a new independent pharmacy to patronize after losing several recently.

    Save Rite Drugs Radcliff is to open soon in the city, likely at the end of the month, owner Jonathan Van Lahr said. Van Lahr owns Save Rite Drugs Irvington and Brandenburg Pharmacy Care, and decided to open a store in Radcliff after seeing several independent pharmacies close recently.

    Van Lahr said he felt the city needed a strong independent pharmacy, especially after seeing Lincoln Trail Pharmacy, Radcliff Drugs and Wooldridge Drugs close.

  • Local home sales decline after strong 2010

    After a significant boost from the Base Realignment and Closure initiative in 2010, residential home sales in the Hardin County area declined slightly in 2011.

    According to numbers from the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors, the number of residential sales in its area fell from 2,207 in 2010 to 1,643 in 2011.

  • Local bank doubles its dividend

    After experiencing its most profitable year to date in 2011, Hardin County-based Kentucky Neighborhood Bank announced to shareholders it will double its dividend.

    The bank will double its dividend from 50 cents to $1, it announced to shareholders last week in a letter.

    “I give credit to the customers we’ve got and the great employees,” said President and CEO Ronnie Pence, who called the bank’s successful year “humbling.”

  • Manufacturers group highlights legislative filings

    The News-Enterprise
    The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers tells its members the following bills pending in the General Assembly should be of interest:

  • Focus on Finance: Motivate your heirs with an incentive trust

    Question: I want to set up a trust for my son but honestly I worry about how responsible he would be with the money. Are there any “safeguards” I can put in place to ensure the money would last?
    Answer: Like most Americans with assets that they intend to leave to their heirs, you have worked hard to accumulate what you have. And while you can feel good about leaving your designated heirs with a financial legacy, you may have some reservations about their ability to use their inheritances wisely.

  • South-side Radcliff grocery to close

    After weathering a rough financial summer, Michael Monasmith has lost his job.

    Monasmith, a Radcliff resident, is a full-time meat cutter at Food Lion on South Dixie Boulevard, which is one of 113 Food Lions across the nation shuttering its doors.  

    Delhaize America, parent company of Food Lion, announced last week it would close a number of underperforming stores, displacing roughly 4,900 workers. Kentucky-based Food Lions in Cynthiana, Danville, Dry Ridge, Morehead, Paris and Stanford also are closing, according to a list released by the company.

  • Bankers predict modest improvement for 2012

    Area bankers had a uniform message about their predictions for the economy, especially the housing market.

    They said things could be much worse and there are reasons to expect improvement in the future, but there won’t likely be much change in store for 2012.

    Three local bankers gave their opinions about the state of the economy Monday while speaking to the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors at the Historic State Theater Complex in Elizabethtown.

  • Flex Films to host job fair

    Those interested in landing one of the jobs coming to Elizabethtown through Flex Films USA’s new manufacturing facility will have a chance to gather more information later this month.

    Flex Films is hosting a job fair Jan. 26 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, where the company will brief visitors on the details surrounding hundreds of new jobs coming to the area, some of which will be filled and in place by the end of the year, said Devon Logsdon, human resources manager for Flex Films.

  • Dow Corning retiree opens tutoring business in Elizabethtown

    Families looking for assistance for their children in school have a new tutoring option at their disposal.

    The Hoviet Learning Center, a new program run by Thien Ho, has opened and will host tutoring sessions beginning in February.

    Enrollment has opened for the center, which will operate in the St. James Loretto Center, the same location Ho operated a Kumon Learning Center locally for 15 years.

  • Hundreds of new jobs possible in Leitchfield

    Landmark News Service

    More than 400 jobs could be added to Leitchfield’s industrial numbers in the next two years with construction of a meat production facility.

    John D. Bulicek, Patrick A. Toth and Chuck Pharr have visited Leitchfield several times since October to negotiate construction of a facility that would produce snack foods.

    E&E Renewable Energy LLC, a company incorporated last week, would produce high-protein snacks such as beef jerky and pork rinds under the name Kentucky Snack Foods.