• 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.

  • Statewide workshop to examine renewable energy, efficiency

    A March 13-15 workshop in downtown Louisville will focus on  renewable energy and energy efficiency and look at ways to make those energy technologies work in Kentucky.

    The 2011 Kentucky Statewide Workshop in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is expected to attract industry representatives, scientists, policymakers and professionals from energy-related fields and organizations to the Kentucky International Convention Center.

  • Fort Knox Federal CEO named to Federal Reserve Bank Council

    William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, has been appointed to a two-year term on the newly formed Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The 12-member council will hold its inaugural meeting March 1-2 to advise Eighth District Federal Reserve Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Bullard on local credit, banking and economic conditions.

  • Alliance Printing joins BBB

    Cathy Williamson, manager of the Lincoln Trail branch of the Better Business Bureau, presents an accreditation plaque to Pam Ogden-Crum, owner, and Justin Pack, graphic manager, of Alliance Printing. Alliance Printing recently qualified to be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. To be an accredited member, businesses must meet the 15 standards for membership. For more information about the Better Business Bureau and accreditation qualifications, visit www.bbb.org or call 982-1289.

  • Lisa’s Corner of America Opens

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Lisa’s Corner of America, one of it’s newest Chamber Members, on Jan. 29. They are located at 3046 Dolphin Drive, Suite 104, Elizabethtown (beside Snappy Tomato Pizza). Pictured are Lisa Emmerling, owner; Mayor Tim Walker; Rik Hawkins, president of the chamber; Tim Moore state representative; EG Thompson and Bill Wiseman, Hardin County magistrates; family, friends and Chamber ambassadors.

  • Reeves completes auctioneer instruction

    Bruce Reeves of Elizabethtown has begun a new journey as a Professional Auctioneer as he recently became a graduate of the Kentucky Auction Academy. The Academy provides 80 intensive hours of classroom instruction, a requirement for those who hope to hold a new auctioneer’s license in several states, including Kentucky. While there are other auction schools in the United States, the Kentucky Auction Academy was the choice of many who wanted to learn the skill of an Auctioneer.

  • Winnelson President Promoted

    WinWholesale, one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of residential and industrial supplies and materials, has appointed Mike Atwell as area leader in the company’s eastern region.

    Atwell, based in Elizabethtown, is responsible for overseeing the growth and operation of 55 Win companies in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The companies represent the Winnelson, Winair, Winlectric, Windustrial and Winfastener brands.

  • Focus on Finance: Protect your financial information

    By Michael Bateman

    Question: Have there been any new developments in protecting yourself against identity theft?

    Answer: One in every 20 Americans is at risk of being a victim of some form of identity theft this year. That’s the trend according to Javelin Strategies, a prominent research firm, based on the reported incidences of identity theft increasing by 11 percent over the last year.