• Leadership Academy holds graduation

  • National retailer planning to open next year in Elizabethtown

    A California-based retailer with more than 1,000 locations nationally will open one of its first Kentucky stores in Elizabethtown next year.

    The property management firm for Mall Park Center finalized a contract with Ross Dress for Less for a 30,000-square-foot location at the heart of the shopping center on North Dixie Avenue. Ross will go alongside the new Gap Outlet that’s being developed.

    It fills a vacancy created by the bankruptcy of Goody’s and creates a concentration of clothing retailers in the center that includes Old Navy and T.J. Maxx.

  • Aug. 14 Business Calendar





    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.

  • Woodforest Bank donates to Feeding America

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland was one of three Kentucky food banks to receive a Woodforest Charitable Foundation grant for the BackPack Program. The $5,050 donation was designated for BackPack adoptions within the seven Kentucky counties in which Woodforest National Bank resides (Caldwell, Hardin, Logan, Marion, McCracken, Muhlenberg and Warren).

    The grant will provide 63 children, who are at-risk for being hungry on the weekends, with a bag of food every Friday or prior to the weekend for the entire 2011-12 school year.

  • Chamber holds ribbon cutting

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting/grand opening for one of the Chamber’s newest members, Hardin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine on Aug. 1 at 2407 Ring Road, Suite 108, Elizabethtown, in the Cool Springs Shopping. Pictured are Dr. Michael Krueger; Brad Richardson-Chamber President/CEO; staff, family, friends and chamber ambassadors.

  • Focus on Finance: Credit management of utmost importance for your future


    Question: When did credit come to be?

    Answer: We are a country in debt. A person once told me that it is the American way to buy things on credit and owe people money. While that might not be the best way to think about it, when the price of things such as vehicles and homes is well beyond what we would be able to pay cash for, we have to face the reality that credit is necessary.

  • Under Construction: Metro Auto Spa and Lube Center

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? The Metro Auto Spa and Lube Center
    Location: 4060 S. Dixie Blvd, Radcliff
    When will it open? Expected to be open in early November
    Number of employees: About 15
    Services offered: Full service oil change, car wash (tunnel wash and touch-free)
    Square footage: About 9,500 square feet

  • Area financial advisers point out positives as Dow drops 635 points

    As the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 600 points Monday — the largest one-day free fall since December 2008 — local financial advisers urged investors to be cautious with their reactions, and even found some positives in the situation.

    Jeff Thomas, a financial adviser for Edward Jones, said he always tells customers to remember their long-term goals, and that there was “no reason to push the panic button” because of short-term market fluctuations.

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  • Dr. Henry Bunch attends training course

    Dr. Henry Bunch, D.M.D. recently attended a training course in Lexington on Botox and Dermal Filler treatments sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Now qualified to administer Botox and Juvaderm treatments, Dr. Bunch will add this to the list of cosmetic and medical dentistry services available in his office located in the Helmwood Medical Center on Dixie Highway in Elizabethtown. Bunch Family Dentistry is striving to offer up-to-date cosmetic dentistry practices and highly comprehensive dental care.