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  • Focus on finance: How financially literate are you?

    Question: I consider myself to be pretty savvy in regard to our finances, however, I wonder if I know all I should. What should I know?

    Answer: How financially literate are you? Take this quiz and find out.

    1. Suppose you have $100 in a savings account earning 2 percent interest a year. After five years, how much would you have?

    a) More than $102

    b) Exactly $102

    c) Less than $102

    d) Don’t know

     

  • AGC plant gets state recognition for safety

    Safety isn’t just a set of codes and regulations. It’s a culture.

    That was the message given by Anthony Russell, Commissioner of Workplace Standards for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, when he presented the Elizabethtown AGC Automotive facility with its third Governor’s Health and Safety Award.

    The Elizabethtown plant earned a plaque signed by Gov. Steve Beshear after going 2,872,182 hours without a lost-time accident or illness.

  • Focus on Finance: Income tax savings

    Question: How can I save on my Kentucky income tax next year?
    Answer: Kentucky now offers a tax credit called Endow Kentucky, which offers taxpayers an opportunity to help their community and receive a 20 percent income tax credit toward their Kentucky Income Tax. Applications can be completed now for the new tax credits, which become available July 1.

  • Software startup gets financial help

    A entrepreneur from central Kentucky received a boost Thursday to grow his business.

    Brian Mefford presented his company, Connected Nation Exchange, to a panel of judges during the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s entrepreneur pitch competition in Elizabethtown. For his award-winning idea, CNX received a cash prize and the opportunity to present to the Kentucky Angel Investors Network in Frankfort later this year.

  • Work Matters: Transformed career center grows opportunity for job seekers, employers

    At Kentucky Career Center — Lincoln Trail, we’ve transformed the way we empower job seekers and employers.

    You might have heard we changed our name or you might have noticed the bright green arrow adopted as our new logo. But for job seekers and employers, our transformation means much more.

    We’re here with an unyielding dedication to connecting job seekers and employers. That means providing the career, job training and educational opportunities job seekers need and developing the qualified work force employers need.

  • Focus on Finance: Halfway through the year

    Question: Well, it’s June and my New Year’s Resolution is shot, what can I do to regain financial traction before the end for the year?

  • Work Matters column: Opportunity and economic growth rely on a skilled workforce

    As a small business owner, I learned many years ago that my success is dependent on a team of loyal, skilled employees. Ask any large employer and they’ll tell you the same. A business can’t exist, a profit can’t be made and an economy can’t thrive without skilled employees.

  • Focus on Finance: 9 legal tips every renter should know

    Question: My daughter is about to rent her first apartment. What advice can you give her before signing the lease?

    Answer: These tips were developed to help you understand general rights and obligations as a renter. Your rights and obligations most often are determined by the terms of your lease and laws that vary greatly among states and provinces. Speak with an experienced attorney who will review the lease document before you sign it and explain your rights and obligations.

  • New U-Haul dealer announced

    Polks Auto Unlock Service is Hardin County’s newest U-Haul dealer.

    Located at 612 E. Dixie Ave. in the former Nolin RECC building, owner Clyde Polk hired longtime friend Teresa Perkins to manage the U-Haul side of the business, according to a company news release.

    U-Haul partners with business owners to increase convenience for customers in need of moving equipment or supplies. In addition to supporting the truck rental fleet, Polks offers towing equipment and trailers, plus packing materials and boxes. After-hours dropoff is available.

  • Massey Ferguson 4600s available locally

    Whayne Supply Co. has added Massey Ferguson 4600 Series Mid-Range tractors at the company’s Eliza­bethtown store.

    The mid-range tractors deliver versatile performance with the power and maneuverability which makes them ideal for corn, beans, wheat, hay and livestock operations, according to the company.

    To celebrate the announcement, Whayne Supply held a Massey open house Friday at its Elizabethtown store at 312 Peterson Drive.