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  • All aboard for a bus tour

    The annual motorcoach tour sponsored and coordinated by the Hardin County Cattlemen’s Association is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The tour is open to anyone interested, you don’t have to be a member of the HCCA or a cattle producer to participate. Typically families from Hardin, LaRue, Meade and Nelson counties participate in this enjoyable and educational tour.

  • Workforce Investment Board undergoes review

    The News-Enterprise

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board recently completed a two-day review necessary in order to be designated as a High-Impact WIB.

    High-impact status is one of 25 initiatives of WorkSmart Kentucky, the strategic plan of the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.

    Under the federal Workforce Investment Act, the Lincoln Trail group receives, allocates and manages federal money designated to assist in building a trained workforce for employers in the eight-county region.

  • Focus on Finance: Grants and loans: 5 financial resources for small businesses

    Question: In trying to pursue the American dream and open my own small business, I have run into roadblock after roadblock when it comes to getting a small business loan. Please share any resources you may have to help myself as well as others looking to get started.

  • Implications of a cool, wet growing season

    The 2013 growing season certainly has been an unusual one. Following record drought in 2012, rain has been plentiful all spring and summer in Hardin County — sometimes too plentiful. While the wet conditions have boosted potential for crop yields, it has come with some unwanted circumstances.

    Recently, two University of Kentucky grain crops specialists touched on two of these implications by posting in the UK Grain Crops Blog.

  • Implications of a cool, wet growing season

    The 2013 growing season certainly has been an unusual one. Following record drought in 2012, rain has been plentiful all spring and summer in Hardin County — sometimes too plentiful. While the wet conditions have boosted potential for crop yields, it has come with some unwanted circumstances.

    Recently, two University of Kentucky grain crops specialists touched on two of these implications by posting in the UK Grain Crops Blog.

  • Implications of a cool, wet growing season

    The 2013 growing season certainly has been an unusual one. Following record drought in 2012, rain has been plentiful all spring and summer in Hardin County — sometimes too plentiful. While the wet conditions have boosted potential for crop yields, it has come with some unwanted circumstances.

    Recently, two University of Kentucky grain crops specialists touched on two of these implications by posting in the UK Grain Crops Blog.

  • Focus on Finance: Endowments explained

    Question: How does an endowment to Central Kentucky Community Foundation work?

    Answer: When you create a charitable fund through Central Kentucky Community Foundation, you have the opportunity to benefit your charitable interests forever with a permanent fund. An endowment is a permanent gift. Only the earnings are distributed as grants, giving you an opportunity to benefit the community forever.

  • CUB released from consent order

    Citizens Union Bank, which has been under the scrutiny of state and federal banking regulators because of problem loans since 2010, has been cleared to move forward.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the state Department of Financial Institutions in Frankfort terminated a consent order imposed upon CUB in January 2010.

  • Tennessee company acquires U.S. Cavalry

    A Tennessee company has assumed ownership of U.S. Cavalry Store Inc. in Radcliff after the company filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to reorganize debt earlier this year.

    ERMC Property Management Co., a privately owned facilities services company headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., took control July 23 of U.S. Cavalry, according to an emergency management agreement filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky. U.S. Calvalry is a retailer that equips military and law enforcement officials with boots, packs, uniforms and tactical gear.

  • Focus on finance: Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(K)

    Question: It is my understanding I may be able to invest in a Roth 401(K). Is that true?

    Answer: For many years people have been able to invest in their own personal Roth IRA accounts, but not inside their company’s 401(k) plan.  Recent legislation has made that possible.