• Focus on Finance: Three tips for tax-time preparation

    Question: Always open to tips for an easier tax season. Any advice?

    Answer: The holidays are over and yes, here it is, the dreaded filing of a tax return. To help make that task a little easier this year, here are three simple, but key tips, to keep in mind.

  • Focus on Finance: What is a charitable bequest and how does it work?

    Question: What is a charitable bequest and how does it work?

  • Bill Rissel announces plans to retire

    After 23 years in the position, William J. Rissel will retire July 1 as president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

  • How to find a lost insurance policy

    Question: My uncle just passed. I know he has life insurance but we can’t find the policy. How do I find a lost insurance policy?

    Answer: First of all, so sorry for your family’s loss. The grieving process can get convoluted when trying to tie up affairs.

  • Know your money personality

    Question: My husband and I have very different attitudes and ideas towards our finances, Is that common in marriages?

    Answer: It is important to know the money personality or styles of you and your partner so you can work as a team to achieve your family’s financial goals. You may find you are a combination of styles. To have a financially fit lifestyle, you have to look deeper at your money values and personalities.

  • A 52-week savings plan to try

    Question: It’s the end of the year and Jan. 1 always is the perfect time to start a savings plan.

    My New Year’s resolution is to start saving. I’ve never been a dedicated saver and I do not make a lot of money, but I know I need to start somewhere. Are there any plans you can recommend?

  • The 12 scams of Christmas

    Question: It’s that time of year, jolly, folly and scams. What are the con artists up to this year?

    Answer: The Better Business Bureau is warning about these common holiday scams and frauds:

    Malware e-cards: Viruses and malware often travel in e-mail attachments or links. Don’t click on an email from someone you don’t know or a name you don’t recognize. When it doubt, delete.

  • Photo: Concept car on display
  • Firehouse Subs to open E'town franchise

    A sub shop that claims to provide the best meats, cheeses and toppings will be serving up its sandwiches in Elizabethtown next year.

    Firehouse Subs has secured a location in a newly developed shopping plaza at the intersection of Ring Road and Dixie Avenue at 1570 N. Dixie Ave, according to a property transfer. The plaza was constructed on property once occupied by a Five Star Food Mart and sits across the street from the CVS Pharmacy under construction.

  • E'town approves lease agreement for one-stop career center

    Elizabethtown has entered a lease agreement with the state that clears the way for development of a one-stop Kentucky Career Center on Ring Road.

    The agreement would supply the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment with office space at $15 per square foot for eight years, according to a municipal order approved by Elizabethtown City Council. The annual rental costs would amount to $210,810 for the full term of the lease, according to the city.