• Towne Mall donates fountain money to CASA

    Towne Mall presented $675.94 to CASA that was collected from the mall fountain. CASA is Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization that promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children.

  • Focus on Finance: Money available to help Kentuckians bridge the gap

    Question: I lost my job last year and I am having trouble keeping up with my mortgage. Is there a program that can help me until I get back on my feet?

  • Focus on finance: Talk financial wishes with children before retiring

    Question: I am retired and my adult children are coming to take me out for Father’s Day. I don’t want to be a downer but I really, really feel that is a good time (while we are all together) to discuss my finances and wishes upon my death. What should I share with them so that they are prepared while still maintaining some privacy while I am still living?

  • Towne Mall presents grant to American Red Cross

    Towne Mall presents to Donnie Board of American Red Cross a grant check for $500 from the Louise Marquez Volunteer Grant Program. Towne Mall and The Macerich Company are committed to enhancing the well-being of the communities we serve and the people who live in them.

  • BBB accepting nominations for Torch Awards

    The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is now accepting nominations for the BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics.

    BBB hosts its annual Torch Awards event to recognize and honor those companies and non-profit organiza­tions whose business practices and related activities in the community exemplify the BBB’s mis­sion of advancing marketplace trust. The program awards businesses and non-profit organizations that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their business practices in an ethical fashion.

  • Comcast announces local service upgrade

    Comcast has announced plans to provide wideband digital technology customers in Elizabethtown and Hardin County beginning next month. 

    Promoted under the slogan “World of More,” the upgrade will provide ­­­­more than ­­­50 new high-definition channels, more than 10 new standard definition channels and additional Video On Demand choices.

    The upgrade also eventually will increase Internet access speeds up to 50 Mbps.

  • Navy Federal Credit Union becomes BBB member

    Cathy Williamson, branch manager for the Better Business Bureau, presents an accreditation plaque to Kate Safstrom, branch operations manger for Navy Federal Credit Union. Navy Federal Credit Union recently qualified to be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. In order to be an accredited member of the BBB, the business must meet the 15 Standards for Membership established by the Better Business Bureau. To see if a company qualifies for accreditation in the Better Business Bureau contact them at 982-1289.

  • Towne Mall presents grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Towne Mall recently presented a grant of $500 to Emily Saul of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana from the Louise Marquez Volunteer Grant Program. Towne Mall and The Macerich Company are committed to enhancing the well-being of the communities we serve and the people who live in them.

  • Focus on Finance: Why estate planning is important – not just for the wealthy

    Question: My mother seems to think that because my siblings and I get along well that no estate planning on her part is necessary and we can just take care of everything together when she passes. I am trying to convince her that tough decisions in the best of families can cause conflict and put strain on relationships. What can I tell her to make her understand how important her involvement is now, even if she doesn’t have a lot of money?

  • Wright named to Court of the Table

     Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Steve Wright of Elizabethtown to qualify for the exclusive “Court of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table — The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.