• First Federal's Louisville branches to be sold

    First Federal Savings Bank announced the sale of its Jefferson County locations this morning.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity to help meet financial assurances required by a consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

  • Two Hart companies adding 140 jobs

    Two Hart County companies are adding about 140 new jobs.

    In a news release from Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin, Dart Container is adding 60 employees and Sister Schubert is adding 80 additional positions.

    Dart Container, which has more than 1,300 employees, recently purchased Solo Cup prompting the additional hires. The company employs more than 7,600 workers at 20 production facilities worldwide and manufactures more than 600 products.

  • Company cools Leitchfield job woes

    Landmark News Service

    Another 125 jobs are coming to Leitchfield’s industrial base. 

    The New York Blower Co., a manufacturer of commercial fans since 1889, purchased the Trim Masters building. The deal, made through the local industrial development office and the city of Leitchfield, was official as of May 3, said Mayor William H. Thomason at Monday’s council meeting.

  • Under Construction: Big M Chevrolet
  • Bloat problems continue

  • Focus on Finance: Overview of health care options for retirees at 65

    Question: As a retiree, what are my health care options?

    Answer: Most retirees have two main health care options —Medicare and managed care. Medicaid is a program that pays for medical assistance only for those with low incomes or disabilities.

    As long as you’ve contributed enough through FICA taxes, you’ll be eligible — retired or not — for Medicare when you turn 65. Apply for Medicare coverage three months before your 65th birthday.

    Medicare is divided into components:

  • Under Construction: Minit Mart in Radcliff
  • Don’t like the tax bill you got this year? Check your Social Security income

    Question: Does my Social Security vastly affect my taxes?

    Answer: When you filed your income taxes this year, your tax bill may have unpleasantly surprised you. And if this is the case, you are by no means alone.

  • Bank buys country club at auction

    The properties that comprise Pine Valley Country Club have been purchased by a bank to which Hardin Circuit Court recently determined the club owed money.

    The only bid placed Thursday from a group of about 70 attendees at the Hardin County Justice Center was an opening offer of $1,825,000 from representatives of South Central Bank.

    The bank recently won a foreclosure suit against Pine Valley Country Club Inc. and the properties were put up Thursday for public bid as one unit.

  • Area ‘Angels’ offer business advice

    A crowd of about 50 people visited the Historic State Theater on  Wednesday to learn about local investors and the experiences they have gathered.

    Investing Angels of the Heartland featured several local business-minded men and women speaking about their successes and sharing tips with potential entrepreneurs and investors.

    The event was sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln Trail Innovation Center and the Lincoln Trail Venture Group to promote the venture group and draw members.