• WBRT becomes member of BBB

     Cathy Williamson, Branch Manager for the Better Business Bureau presents an Accreditation plaque to Roth Stratton of WBRT Radio, Bardstown. WBRT Radio recently qualified to be an Accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. In order to be an Accredited member of the BBB, business must meet the 15 Standards for Membership established by the Better Business Bureau. To see if your company qualifies for accreditation with the Better Business Bureau contact them at 982-1289.

  • Bookends and More opens

     The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting and grand opening on May 20 for one of its newest members, Bookends and More, 809 N. Wilson Road, Radcliff. In attendance at the ceremony were Klaus Brock and Donna Bray of Bookends, Chamber BoardChairman Tom Hewlett, Chamber President Brad Richardson, employees, family, friends and Chamber ambassadors. 

  • WealthGuardians officially opens

     A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for WealthGuardians Financial Advisor was held May 18 at 428 W. Dixie Ave., Suite 111, Elizabethtown. In attendance were owner Gary Peppers, family, friends and Chamber ambassadors. 

  • Cecilian Bank joins with Bluegrass E-Cycle

  • Fishbach announces first-ever retiree

     Fishbach USA Inc., announces it’s first-ever retiree, David Starcher. He retired May 7, 2011, after many years of service as the company controller. 

  • Elliott to lead First Federal in Meade, Radcliff, Knox and Indiana

    First Federal Savings Bank has named Norma Elliott as district manager in charge of First Federal’s retail operations in Meade County and Radcliff/Fort Knox in Kentucky, as well as Harrison and Floyd counties in Indiana.

    Elliott previously served as district manager for much of Kentucky for Chase, served as chief operating officer for iPay Technologies in Elizabethtown and most recently opened and managed First Federal’s new Fort Knox Banking Center. 

  • Bluegrass Cellular reaches business milestone

    Kentucky’s own cellphone company is celebrating two decades in the business.

    Bluegrass Cellular celebrated its 20th anniversary this past week, culminating Friday with a party including food and entertainment for employees and the public.

    Company officials recognize the role the community and its customers have played in keeping Bluegrass running for 20 years, said Michelle Tonietti-Goodman. marketing manager.

    “We wanted to say ‘thank you’ back to the community,” she said.

  • 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





    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.