• Now is the time to ‘fall’ into a swarm of buyers


    Association Executive

    Old Ky Home Board of Realtors


    Well, autumn is here! I imagine that anyone who had considered selling their home might be thinking the year is almost over, and winter is coming, so maybe waiting until spring would be a good idea.

    Let me tell you why that might be the wrong way to think about selling now.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit donates to Radcliff Veterans Center tribute

    When officially open later this year, the new Radcliff Veterans Center will be a state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility for 120 veterans and will be the fourth such facility in Kentucky. To honor the veterans in residence there and their families, statues depicting a symbolic service member and family will be erected in front of the center’s main entrance.

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union made a donation of $10,000 toward phase one of the project to install the commemorative flag poles and wall. 

  • Bardstown Bourbon Company joins Kentucky Distillers’ Association

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association recently announced that the Bardstown Bourbon Company is the newest member of the nonprofit trade group that unites and leads the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

    “David Mandell, Steve Nally and the entire BBC team have done an incredible job building this distillery from scratch,” said KDA President Eric Gregory. “They are a welcome and inspired addition to our distilling family and we couldn’t be happier for them and their continued success.”

  • Gritton named president of SSW Holding Company Inc.

    Mark A. Gritton has been promoted to president of SSW Holding Company Inc.

    To begin his new role, Gritton assumes overall responsibility for the company’s expanding Mexican operations, leading a quality initiative company-wide and continuing with overall responsibility for sales, marketing and product development throughout North America.

  • Beam union members vote to strike

    Jim Beam workers voted overwhelmingly to strike Tuesday rather than agree to a new contract.

    Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 111D provided few details to media or the public of the details of the contract dispute.

    But The Kentucky Standard was able to confirm that 201 out of 220 votes cast as of late Tuesday rejected the contract terms.

  • Union members of Jim Beam vote to strike

    Update 2:35 p.m. Thursday:  The article has been update to include comments from Beam Suntory and a revised statement from the union.

    After taking about 25 minutes to count 220 votes, Jim Beam employees that were members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 111D announced that they were going on strike.

    Jim Beam employees that were present Tuesday afternoon declined to speak to a Kentucky Standard reporter on record. Employees mentioned that a contract dispute was at leat one reason for the strike.

  • Bourbon City Firearms celebrates opening with ribbon cutting
  • Entrepreneurial summit brings resources, expertise to veterans

    By Lisa Williams Boone

    Throughout the Lincoln Trail region, you’ll find strong connections to our nation’s military and a deep appreciation for the men and women who serve our country. At the same time, ours is a region that strongly supports entrepreneurship and small businesses. It’s no surprise that so many veterans have chosen to start businesses in Central Kentucky.

  • Bark Bash returns Oct. 22

    In a little more than a week, members of the community will be able to enjoy a nice evening while helping a local animal rescue meet its needs

    Bark Bash, which returns Oct. 22, is a major annual fundraiser for Barktown Rescue in Boston. The non-profit group has been rescuing dogs and cats since 2009.

  • Local business says customer service keeps it competitive

    Bardstown Electronics and Furniture has been in business for 40 years and two new partners of the retail store plan for it to stand another four decades, even while the small store competes with big-box stores such as Walmart or Lowe’s.

    Ken Harmon, a co-founder of the business, recently added two new partners to the business, his son Bryan and a long-time former American Rental employee, Greg Smith.

    “I’m 70 years old,” Ken Harmon said. “It’s time for me to step aside and let these young cats have a family business.”