• Focus on finance: Need a tax deduction now? Set up a charitable remainder trust

    If you are in one of the higher tax brackets and seek a substantial tax deduction now, you may want to consider establishing a charitable remainder trust. This is an arrangement that can allow you to gift a highly appreciated asset to a charity of your choice. Then the charity can sell the asset and pay no taxes on the sale. This means both an immediate tax deduction for you based on the value of the item donated, and an additional tax savings from not having realized the capital gain on the sale of the asset.

  • Bradshaw joins ICON Engineering & Inspection Services

    Timothy J. Bradshaw, PE, has joined ICON Engineering & Inspection Services, PLLC as a senior structural engineer and project manager. Bradshaw is a licensed professional engineer with more than 15 years of experience as a consulting engineer in the construction industry, and holds both a bachelor of science and master of engineering degree in civil engineering from the Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville.

  • First Citizens Receives Five-Star Rating

    First Citizens Bank has been awarded a five-star rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., a bank-rating firm in Coral Gables, Fla. The rating, which is the highest possible, indicates that BauerFinancial considers the bank to be one of the strongest in the nation. Among the factors evaluated are capital adequacy, loan delinquency levels, and profitability.

    First Citizens Bank was established in 1964. It operates offices in Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Shepherdsville and Mount Washington, and can be found at www.first-citizens.com.

  • 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: