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Business

  • Radcliff bookstore closing after 35 years

    Technology may have killed a local bookstore.

    The Bookstore on Lincoln Trail Boulevard in Radcliff is expected to close in June. Owner Jerry Brown said he had a couple hundred customers, but he has lost about 10 or 20 percent of them and about half of his sales during the past year and a half.

    Customers have told him electronic readers likely are to blame for declining business because owners can download books onto them.

  • 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.

  • Water District No. 2 recognizes employees

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 recently recognized employees for successfully earning their Kentucky State Certification License in Water Distribution. Back row, from left, Stephen Schueller, Levi Meredith and Aaron Lindsey; and front row, B.J. LaFollette, Chris Thompson, Steven Warren, J.R. Russell and Jeff Gaddie.

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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.

  • DeWitt retires from Water District No. 2

    Mark DeWitt, Water Quality Technician, for Hardin County Water District No. 2 retired in March 2011 after many dedicated years of service. The District congratulates DeWitt on his retirement.

  • Federal Reserve orders mention First Financial

    The Federal Reserve announced enforcement actions Tuesday for First Financial Service Corp. of Elizabethtown, the holding company that owns First Federal Savings Bank.

    To ensure its stability, the company agreed not to pay dividends, incur or guarantee debt, or purchase any shares without prior approval from the Fed. The order also said First Financial will detail cash flow projections within 60 days, according to the statement.

  • Fort Knox Federal plans 60th anniversary

    Celebrating 60 years of service, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will host its annual membership meeting Tuesday, May 10, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. 

    The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and doors open at 5 to The PAC, which is at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown 

    “This is a tremendous milestone for Fort Knox Federal and the occasion is made even better because we will report on another strong year of growth in 2010,” said J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the Board of Directors. 

  • Aldridge and Aldridge joins Chamber of Commerce

    Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting for one of its newest Chamber members, Aldridge and Aldridge PSC on April 22. 

    The law firm’s office is at 2600 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, in the Overall Building. Attending the ribbon cutting were attorneys Carey and Jeremy Aldridge, owners; Mayor Tim Walker; staff, family, friends and Chamber ambassadors.

  • Focus on Finance: Identity theft – what to know

    Question: What exactly is “identity theft”?
    Answer: Identity theft is stealing people’s personal information to defraud them. Using their personal information, criminals then make charges to a person’s credit cards or cellphone, or perhaps impersonate them for access to bank accounts and more. Identity thieves like to prey on elderly who often lack the clarity and technical sophistication of younger adults.
    You can take steps to reduce your exposure to identity theft. Three major strategies to take are:

  • Standard Register explains company's new approach

    Standard Register introduced its new corporate focus on advancing its customers’ reputations during the shareholders’ annual meeting Thursday.

    The company, which has a manufacturing plant in Radcliff, also revealed its new brand identity that reflects how the nearly 100-year-old company delivers value to customers. A new corporate logo and complementary brand logos for its three business units, Commercial, Healthcare and Industrial, emphasize what Standard Register calls its market-driven strategy.