• Buzick Construction hosts 4-hour Safe4Work seminar

    With the growth in the bourbon industry, local contractor Buzick Construction is taking a proactive approach to address hazards during the construction process.  On Oct., 1 Buzick hosted a 4 hour safety seminar called Safe4Work provided by Valor Services LLC.  The seminar was attended by more than 80 participants with companies that included Beam/Santory, Heaven Hill, and B&B Fire Protection represented in the audience.

  • New study focuses on bourbon’s statewide impact



    The Kentucky Distillers Association unveiled a study of bourbon’s impact on Kentucky’s economy last week illustrating how much the industry has grown in recent years.

    According to the study’s findings, the industry has nearly doubled its workforce in the last two years, tripled the number of distilleries and set new benchmarks for payroll, tax revenue, exports and barrel inventories.

  • Greer’s Goodies joins Chamber
  • WORK MATTERS: Training future workforce starts with community partnerships

    Teri Thomas

    Client Services Manager

    Kentucky Career Center

    Fall break was a restful time for many, but for several Marion County High School students, it was an opportunity to get a closer look at the high-demand field of engineering. Thanks to a dynamic partnership in Marion County, 19 students in the school’s Project Lead the Way program participated in a weeklong co-op program, gaining valuable, hands-on experience with area employers.



    The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors join Pat Johnson for a ribbon cutting marking the grand opening of Ain’t That Nice, 923 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown. The shop specializes in jewelry, home décor and gifts, including natural gemstone jewelry, soy candles, purses and scarves. Ain’t That Nice is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Johnson can be reached at 348-3373 for more information.

  • Heaven Hill honored with Environmental Pacesetter Award

    The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection awarded Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. recently with the 2014 Environmental Pacesetter Award, a top honor in the department’s annual Environmental Excellence Awards.

    The award is meant to recognize individuals, organizations and businesses for exemplary efforts to protect the environment, conserve resources and set an example of environmental stewardship for the state.

  • KentuckyOne Health receives funding from National Cancer Institute

    The National Cancer Institute has awarded five-year grants to research groups across the country, including KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care, to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research studies in their communities.

    KentuckyOne Health is a member of the Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation’s Oncology Research Alliance. The Alliance is comprised of leadership from CHI’s National Oncology Service Line, Institute for Research and Innovation, and participating research sites.

  • Leadership program expands community understanding

    Leadership Nelson County visited several distilleries Wednesday for their “Bourbon Day,” wrapping up the class of 2014’s program for the year.

    Seventeen participants representing various businesses and areas throughout the county made up this year’s Leadership Nelson County, which focuses on enhancing leadership skills and community understanding.

    In order to gain a better understanding of the community, participants take part in day trips on the second Wednesday of each month that incorporate a theme or area of the county to explore.

  • The final chapter

    When asked why he and his wife, Judy, are closing their business, Bardstown Booksellers, Don Parrish said it’s simply because they want to retire.

    “We’re working on our 18th year right now in the book business,” Parrish said. “I spent 37 years in the concrete block business and three more years building a project in Louisville. It’s just time for us to stop doing what we’re doing and start enjoying life.”

  • Four Roses celebrates opening of new visitor center

    Four Roses Bourbon was joined by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of its new visitor center at the Cox’s Creek Warehouse and Bottling Facility in Bullitt County.

    It is Four Roses’ second destination on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

    The newly constructed 2,500-square-foot visitor center, located off of Ky. 245 in Cox’s Creek, expects to attract more than 20,000 guests annually, and will create a dozen new local jobs.