■ The Secret Bar & Grill has opened at 841 Lane Allen Road, in the former Friends & Co. location. Jeff and Kim Bullock, former owners of Friends & Co., also own Secrets. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily except Mondays. Phone: (859) 317-8673.
■ Louisville-based Freedom Metals has acquired Bates Iron and Metal in West Liberty. Gary Bates, the former owner of Bates Iron and Metal, will continue as general manager of the West Liberty location. Bates Iron and Metal has been in operation since 2010 and has a warehouse for nonferrous metals and a yard for ferrous metals. Freedom Metals, founded in 1983, now has yards in four Kentucky cities: Louisville, Elizabethtown, Winchester and West Liberty.
■ Diamond Legacy Sports Complex has opened a new indoor sports complex at 2676 Cincinnati Pike in Georgetown. The complex consists of two 12,000-plus square-foot metal strand buildings. The full-service sports facility features a full turf floor for softball and baseball practices as well as indoor soccer, tennis and other sports. The complex also includes five regulation-size batting cages with pitching machines. Anyone interested in scheduling a team practice or wanting a tour of the facility should call (859) 327-8186.
■ Assisting Hands Home Care has opened an in-home caregiving operation in Lexington. Assisting Hands provides non-medical services to seniors, the disabled and the temporarily bedridden in Lexington and the surrounding area. Registered nurse Melissa Boggs is the franchise owner. Web site: Assistinghands.com/lexington. Phone: (859) 264-0646.
■ Columbia Gas of Kentucky customers now may access essential information and pay their bills securely on their smartphones, iPads, iPhones, tablets and other mobile devices. The site may be accessed directly at M.columbiagasky.com. The site also features a safety center and a one-touch gas emergency or call-before-you-dig feature.
Compiled by Dorothea wingo