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Business

  • The new year is here. Now what?

    By Lance Minnis

    It’s a New Year….what now?
    December has passed, and we are now halfway into January.
    I hope that everyone had a prosperous holiday season for their business, and a personally fulfilling one. For me, the holidays are a time of rejuvenation, to step back and take stock of the past year.

  • We need your help with awards nominations

    The annual Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner will be April 25. The Chamber invites you to submit your nominations for these awards.

  • Unemployment down in 99 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Scott County, 5.9 percent; Fayette, Franklin, Oldham and Union counties, 6 percent each; Daviess, Madison and Shelby counties, 6.2 percent each; and Ohio and Owen counties, 6.3 percent each.

  • Fall doesn’t mean a slow down in county activities

    The air is certainly cooler, and before we know it, it will be time to “fall back” on our clocks (Nov. 4).  The best thing about fall is the variety of opportunities for festivals and events.  It also brings news of new businesses and personnel.

  • Brent joins UCB as a VP

  • Small businesses are a big deal

    By Lance Minnis

     

    This being an election year, the economy is a constant topic on the news, in the blogs, around the counter and the dinner table.

    This is normal and usual, and for someone in my line of work, daily grist for my mill. However, the current state of our economy is not usual, and normal election year hype has given way to extraordinary partisan exaggeration centered on how to move forward towards growth and economic health.

  • Quiet county is buzzing with activity

    Henry County may look quiet, but if you explore the many things going on around this beautiful area, you will find variety and fun for all ages.

  • Homemade Pie and Ice Cream coming to Prospect

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    North Oldham residents with a sweet tooth will have a new place to grab a bite when a new dessert shop opens in Prospect.

    Popular local chain Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen will open in mid-October on U.S. 42 at the corner of River Road.

    Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle said the company has looked for a Prospect location for about four years — and thinks he found the perfect spot in the former Java Brewing Company.

  • Chamber summer fun is for everyone

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce Car Show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Harry Hill Park. Admission is free, and entertainment will be provided by DJ Rick Johnson. There also will be cake walks, kids games and 50-50.

  • Jobless rate down in all but 12 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between June 2011 and June 2012, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.8 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 6.5 percent; Union County, 6.6 percent; Oldham and Shelby counties, 6.7 percent each; Hancock County, 6.8 percent; and Daviess, Franklin, Owen and Scott counties, 7 percent each.