Dollar General open­ed its newest Hardin County store last week at 3081 Battle Training Road in Elizabethtown, near the intersection of Shepherdsville Road.

The opening Tuesday came just days after the retailer celebrated its 17,000th store last weekend in Fountain, Colorado.

Dollar General provides residents with a convenient spot to purchase household essentials including food, cleaning supplies, paper products, over-the-counter medicines, hygiene products and baby items at everyday low prices, its statement said.

With approximately 75 percent of the American population within five miles of a Dollar General, the company statement said it is committed to remaining open and in-stock to provide customers and communities with an affordable and convenient retail option.

The new store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 people.

Dollar General also continues to hire new full- and part-time employees across its store, distribution and private fleet networks. Interested candidates can review and apply for available positions on the company’s website.

Dollar General touts its involvement with communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services.

Established in 1993, the Dollar General Liter­acy Foundation has awarded more than $186 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.

For more information about the foundation and its grant programs, go to dgliteracy.com.