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  • Putting soul in soles

    Will Rivera said he wants his new store on Ring Road to be a destination for runners and walkers and an educational touchstone to improve performance.

    Rivera, a U.S. Army veteran who is retiring from active duty, is opening the first store in Hardin County geared entirely toward natural running techniques.

    Running Soles, Rivera said, is a fully immersive runner’s paradise where customers can find customized shoes to fit their needs and the right equipment to maximize mileage without courting injury. he said.

  • Wal-Mart, Sam's reward teachers

    Sam's Club awarded 20 teachers from Hodgenville Elementary School with $50 reward cards to purchase classroom supplies, as part of the company's Teacher Rewards program.

    Hodgenville Elementary was the winner of a drawing of names submitted from nine school districts.

    For a fifth year, Wal-Mart is donating up to $4.5 million to provide 90,000 teachers across the country with reward cards to offset the cost of classroom expenses. Principal Sue Osborne created a celebratory atmosphere Oct. 4 when the cards were distributed at a school-wide assembly.

  • Scholarship funds defined

    Question: What are scholarship funds?

    Answer: In creating a scholarship, donors invest in our community’s future and show students they care. Central Kentucky Community Foundation provides the expertise to help donors meet their personal goals and award scholarships to deserving students. A scholarship can help students achieve their dreams.

  • CUB celebrates banking anniversary with service

    The News-Enterprise

    Citizens Union Bank is celebrating its 125th anniversary this week with special events at all branches and community service projects.

    To honor its customers, the bank is holding week-long customer appreciation celebrations at all branches, including Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Hodgenville. Treats and goodies are available Tuesday through Friday and all customers are invited.

    The celebration culminates with an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the company’s main office, 1854 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

  • Commercial construction advancing

    Shadows of steel and concrete loom over Dixie Avenue as fall settles into Elizabethtown.

    Several construction projects are feverishly in play before winter weather hits. A new shopping plaza is taking shape at the site of a former Five Star Food Mart at the intersection with Ring Road. Across the street, the outline of a new CVS pharmacy is evident.

  • Chamber speaker offers tips on Affordable Care Act

    Although the federal legislation creating the Affordable Care Act was aggressively opposed by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, that organization is embracing the task of helping businesses adapt to sweeping insurance changes.

    “Whether you are for it or against it, we’re all going to have to deal with it,” Ashli Watts said Wednesday.

  • Office Depot closing shop

    A global office supplier on Dixie Avenue is closing its doors.

    Office Depot has announced plans to shutter its store on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, in the Starlite Center near Kmart and industry competitor Staples.

    Signs dot the grass in front of the store alerting the public to the impending departure, promoting discounts on inventory with nothing held back. Signs on the doors of the store indicate savings of up to 40 percent on all merchandise.

    Store employees referred all questions about the closure to the corporate office in Boca Raton, Fla.

  • E'town business recognized for rapid growth

    For the second consecutive year, Elizabethtown-based Fitness Consulting Group has been recognized by Inc. magazine for being one of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately owned companies.

    The Inc. 5000, which includes 40 Kentucky companies this year, measures revenue growth over a three-year period and Fitness Consulting Group ranks No. 943 on the list for growth from 2009 to 2012.

  • Goats and sheep are Third Thursday topics
  • BBB: Avoid these classified ad website scams

    BBB is warning consumers to be cautious when responding to classified ads on Craigslist, especially when it is about a job or rental property posting.

    Recently, fake job postings and home rental scams are two of the most common Craigslist posting issues reported to BBB. Here are how the scams typically work: 

    1. The Online Rental Scam: