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  • Hendrickson expanding Lebanon operations

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Sept. 9 Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems will expand its operations in Marion County.

    Hendrickson, which manufactures suspension systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, will create 60 jobs and invest $12 million into the project.

    “This is a welcomed investment in central Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “The fact that Hendrickson chose to expand here is a further testament to our skilled workforce and thriving auto industry.”

  • FKFCU ranked among healthiest in US

    Radcliff-based Fort Knox Federal Credit Union was ranked No.137 in the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America list, published annually by DepositAccounts.com.

    DepositAccounts, a consumer-focused website for banking and savings information, evaluated more than 6,000 federally-insured credit unions nationwide, factoring three main variables into its rankings: deposit growth, capitalization and Texas ratio.

  • Manufacturing Day recognizes career opportunities, economic impact

    By Mo Miller, Chairman

    Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board

    There is no doubt manufacturing is one of our most critical industry sectors. Last year, manufacturing supported one in six private-sector jobs in America, and it is our state’s top economic driver, representing 17 percent of Kentucky’s GDP.

  • Flaget Memorial featured in Healthcare Design Magazine

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, was highlighted in the September 2014 edition of Healthcare Design Magazine. Kentucky–One Health Cancer Care at Flaget Memorial was showcased for its architecture and interior design.

    “We’re pleased that our beautiful cancer care area was selected to be featured,” said Sue Downs, president of Flaget. “This area of our hospital was built around providing the most comforting patient experience possible, at a time when a patient may feel very unsure of things.”

  • Bourbon rocks glasses available

    The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has a new souvenir glass for sale this year.

    “This is the first time we’ve had a rocks glass that doesn’t say just Kentucky Bourbon Festival — this represents all of our bourbons,” said Linda Harrison, the festival’s director.

  • Kathy Clements named 2013 Outstanding CSR of the Year in Kentucky

    The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research has announced that Kathy Clements is the 2013 Outstanding CSR of the Year recipient for the state of Kentucky.

    To qualify for this top state honor, Clements submitted the winning essay on the topic, “Communication is one of the most important parts of building strong relationships with your clients, companies, and coworkers. Identify and explain the four greatest barriers to effective communication that you face (or have faced) and how you’ve worked to overcome these barriers.”

  • Where Opportunity Knox sets out to make region a veteran talent magnet

    Wendall Lawrence

    Lincoln Trail Area Dev. District

    Finding talented individuals to fill open positions is one of the greatest challenges businesses in our region face.

    But the Greater Louisville Region, including the eight counties of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, has a distinct advantage in developing a pipeline of skilled employees ready for new opportunities.

    That advantage is veteran talent.

    In the U.S. Army alone, more than 100,000 servicemen and women transition from the military to civilian life every year.

  • County loses longtime businessman, leader

    Nelson County lost a longtime business leader with the passing of Dinwiddie Mathis Wednesday.

    Mathis, a native of Bardstown, was born Oct. 8, 1926, to Harlan and Roxanne “Roxie” Mathis. He had two sisters and an older brother, Fabian, who would later become his business partner.

    Those who knew Mathis agreed that his service to the community was commendable.

    “He was a lifelong citizen of Bardstown and Nelson County and contributed many great things to everyone in the community,” said Pike Conway, a lifelong friend.

  • North Nelson Water District honored at annual KRWA conference
  • How to price your home to sell

    By Peggy Smith

    We’ve all heard the age-old reference to what it takes to sell property: “Location, Location, Location!”

    Wrong.

    In the real estate market that we’re dealing with today, it’s all about pricing. Getting it right at the beginning is also vital to a quick sale, as well as the optimum sales price. Overpricing a home at the time of listing, with the understanding that a reduction will be taken after a certain amount of time on the market without a sale is a common mistake with sellers.