KACIE GOODE/The Kentucky Standard
Bjoern Lorenzen shows off some of his leather work with painted details at his antique shop on Court Square.

In with the old, out with the new.

Sitting at an antique table adorned with a set of English dishes from the late 1800s, Bjoern Lorenzen is right at home. The 32-year resident of Bardstown opened his antique shop — Court Square Antiques — almost two years ago after having retired from clock making.

“I’ve always been interested in antiques,” Bjoern said of his motivation to open the shop.

And the business choice is appropriate as the German native is well versed in antiquities and the history behind them.