• Stiles, Carter & Associates join with Whelan Doerr & Co.

    Two of Elizabethtown’s largest and most established certified public accounting firms are joining forces to offer exemplary service to thier combined clients.

  • Focus on Finance: Tax tips for 2011

    Question: Any advice on how to “get” the most out of our taxes this year?
    Answer: The year 2010 is past and now we must prepare to make a tax settlement with the federal and state governments. As we look back to 2010 we must re-evaluate our tax status for 2011. Here are some items to consider.

  • Magnolia Bank awarded

    BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s bank rating firm, recdently recognized Magnolia Bank in Magnolia, as one of the strongest banks in the nation. Having earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability, Magnolia Bank has once again proven its commitment to superiority. To earn Bauer’s 5-Star Superior rating, Magnolia Bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability to name just a few.

  • AGC donates toys

    The employees of AGC Automotive of Elizabethtown helped make this a Christmas to remember for the children across the state as they donated thousands of dollars worth of toys to Sunrise Children’s Services. The toys will go to children in foster homes and in residential programs operated by Sunrise across Kentucky.

  • Fisher Auto Parts holds ribbon cutting

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting/relocation for one of its new members, Fisher Auto Parts, on Dec. 29. They are located at 1201 North Dixie, Suite 100, Elizabethtown and can be reached at 765-6183. Pictured in the Ribbon Cutting are newly elected Mayor of Elizabethtown, Tim Walker, Chamber President, Rik Hawkins, Arthur Westover, Manager, Family, Friends, Employees and Chamber Ambassadors.

  • Aire Serv makes “Franchise 500” List

    Entrepreneur magazine listed Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., which has an independently owned and operated franchise in Elizabethtown, at No. 197 in its 2011 “Franchise 500” list.

    The magazine bases its rankings on financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

    The Aire Serv of Elizabethtown provides heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality service to home and businesses with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency service, satisfaction guarantees and no overtime fees.

  • First Citizens Bank Announces Promotions

    First Citizens Bank announces the following promotions:

  • 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.

  • Hardin County Farm Bureau receives excellence award


    Hardin County Farm Bureau received the 2010 Gold Star Award of Excellence for recent achievements in its Young Farmer Program during the recent Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.

    With more than 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization. Approximately 1,300 members attended the 91st annual meeting, December 1-4, to recognize this year’s achievements and adopt policy for 2011.

  • Bluegrass Cellular Hires District Manager


     Bluegrass Cellular Inc. announces the hiring of Jason Raymer as district manager. In his new role, Raymer is responsible for the strategic management of multiple retail locations in the northern area including Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Spencer counties and more.