• Bankers predict modest improvement for 2012

    Area bankers had a uniform message about their predictions for the economy, especially the housing market.

    They said things could be much worse and there are reasons to expect improvement in the future, but there won’t likely be much change in store for 2012.

    Three local bankers gave their opinions about the state of the economy Monday while speaking to the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors at the Historic State Theater Complex in Elizabethtown.

  • Flex Films to host job fair

    Those interested in landing one of the jobs coming to Elizabethtown through Flex Films USA’s new manufacturing facility will have a chance to gather more information later this month.

    Flex Films is hosting a job fair Jan. 26 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, where the company will brief visitors on the details surrounding hundreds of new jobs coming to the area, some of which will be filled and in place by the end of the year, said Devon Logsdon, human resources manager for Flex Films.

  • Dow Corning retiree opens tutoring business in Elizabethtown

    Families looking for assistance for their children in school have a new tutoring option at their disposal.

    The Hoviet Learning Center, a new program run by Thien Ho, has opened and will host tutoring sessions beginning in February.

    Enrollment has opened for the center, which will operate in the St. James Loretto Center, the same location Ho operated a Kumon Learning Center locally for 15 years.

  • Hundreds of new jobs possible in Leitchfield

    Landmark News Service

    More than 400 jobs could be added to Leitchfield’s industrial numbers in the next two years with construction of a meat production facility.

    John D. Bulicek, Patrick A. Toth and Chuck Pharr have visited Leitchfield several times since October to negotiate construction of a facility that would produce snack foods.

    E&E Renewable Energy LLC, a company incorporated last week, would produce high-protein snacks such as beef jerky and pork rinds under the name Kentucky Snack Foods.

  • Focus on Finance: Credit and auto insurance can upset your budget

    Question: Recently I was asked by my insurance agent on a scale of 1-10, what is the rating of my credit score. My reply: I have a good credit rating. But after thinking about it, what was the point of the question? 

    Answer: Credit scores determine how much we spend or even how much we can save. They also determine what types of products you buy and how long those products may or may not last.  

  • Looking at fertility programs for next year


    Hardin County Extension Service

  • Focus on Finance: Five tips for charitable giving

    Question: Can I still make donations to charities and receive a tax deduction for 2011?

    Answer: Absolutely. Your generosity will be rewarded in two ways: a warm feeling of helping others and in terms of a lower tax bill next April 15. Below are five tips you need to know.

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Radcliff Waffle House

    What is it? Waffle House
    Location: 188 S. Dixie Blvd. in Radcliff
    Work Being Done: Renovation on interior and exterior of building
    Cost: About $230,000
     Completion Date:  Around early February

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

  • Vine Grove lumber store closing Dec. 30

    A Vine Grove store is closing because of the economy.

    Don’s Lumber & Hardware Inc. is scheduled to close Dec. 30 and consolidate with the Elizabethtown location on Leitchfield Road.

    That location will remain where it is. Vice president Troy Basham doesn’t know whether changes will be made there as part of the consolidation.

    “The main thing is, we still plan on taking care of and servicing all our customers,” he said.

  • Focus on Finance: Holiday financial recovery

    Question: I don’t want to damper my (or my family’s) holiday season, but I am already starting to worry about the financial blues that inevitably come on Dec. 26. Any suggestions to combat the post holiday financial flu?
    Answer: Once the gifts have been received, the decorations put back in storage and the big family dinner leftovers finally are gone, will you have some lingering holiday memories? Like the bills?