• Focus on Finance: Holiday financial recovery

    Question: I don’t want to damper my (or my family’s) holiday season, but I am already starting to worry about the financial blues that inevitably come on Dec. 26. Any suggestions to combat the post holiday financial flu?
    Answer: Once the gifts have been received, the decorations put back in storage and the big family dinner leftovers finally are gone, will you have some lingering holiday memories? Like the bills?

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Hodges Auction and Gold Star Realty

    What is it? Addition of four offices to Gold Star Realty/Hodges Auction Company, Inc.
    Location: 319 S. Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown
    Square footage: 740
    Completion Date: Weather permitting, middle of January

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

  • Federal procurement information available at Monday event

    A free military contracting forum to explain the process for obtaining contracts at Fort Knox is planned for Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. 

  • Avey takes job with Regional Leadership Council

    The News-Enterprise
    The Regional Leadership Coalition named Beth Avey, owner and president of Elizabethtown-based Heartland Communications Consultants, as its new executive director.
    A Hardin County resident and former U.S. Army officer, Avey also works on the One Knox and Wired65 regional initiatives. Avey will continue in her role with HCC.

  • Focus on Finance: Banking evolution

    Question: How have banking and its services evolved?
    Answer: No doubt about it, banking channels are evolving. It may not be the fastest process on record but there have been some major changes.
    Banks started as single-location entities normally in temples, palaces or centers of trade and commerce. Branches were the first step in the evolution of banking channels. They provided consumers better access and more convenience.

  • Focus on finance: Be a smart shopper

    Question: Any holiday shopping tips?

    Answer: With Halloween just behind us and the balance of the holiday shopping season ahead, it’s the worst time of all for any credit or identity problems.

  • Insurance company holds ribbon cutting

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and grand  opening on Nov. 17 for one of its  newest chamber members, Brown Insurance and Investments Inc./All State Insurance, 4000  N. Dixie Ave., Suite 4, Elizabethtown.  Pictured are Ashley Brown, owner; Tom Hewlett, Chamber Board chairman, staff, family, friends and Chamber ambassadors.

  • Dowell promoted at Commonwealth Bank & Trust

    Dennie Dowell, mortgage loan officer with Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company, was recently promoted to vice-president. Dowell has been with Commonwealth Bank for four years but has over 20 years experience as a mortgage loan professional. He serves Hardin and surrounding areas and specializes in VA and FHA loan programs.

  • Burkes Outlet set to open Friday at Towne Mall

    Burkes Outlet will open its newest store Friday in Towne Mall.

    The 20,117-square-foot store occupies the former Dawahares anchor location in front of the mall.

    The store will introduce departments and assortments that include a full family footwear department, expanded home selection which includes domestics and extensive array in all apparel categories. When the store is fully staffed the store will employ approximately 25 associates and a store manager. 

  • Raising the roof at E-Town Swim & Fitness