• Small Biz Saturday hopes to keep shoppers local

    With Thanksgiving over and the Christmas shopping season in full swing, local businesses are encouraging Nelson Countians to shop local, especially this coming Saturday.

    Small Business Saturday, a nationwide shopping holiday that began in 2010 by American Express as a way to encourage people to support local businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving, brought in about $14.3 billion nationwide at small businesses last year, according to the American Express website.

  • Nelson County winery gets grant

    Wine is traditionally made from grapes, but that’s about the only kind of fruit Tommy McIntyre doesn’t use.

    He makes wine from blueberries, apples, pomegranates and dandelions, and on Friday afternoon, he had a tub filled with rose petals from the flowers that grow around the front porch of the small wooden building that houses McIntyre’s Winery and Berries just off of Springfield Road near Botland.

    The petals will produce only about 40 gallons of the unusual vintage.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital recognized for Excellence in Rural Healthcare

    The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics, a private research firm that compiles a hospital strength index to recognize excellence, has named Flaget Memorial one of 10 rural hospitals in Kentucky recognized for excellence in outcomes.

    The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength Index, the first rating system in the country to include all rural providers.

  • Franklin Family Auto welcomes new sales associates

    Chad Winkler from Bardstown has joined Franklin Family Auto as a sales associate.

    Father of three children (Caden, Grant, and Brooklyn), he graduated from Bardstown High School.

    He started in the landscaping and mowing business and moved into the auto industry several years ago. Chad can be reached at the dealership or call him on his cell phone at (502) 331-1121.

  • Cox Interior opens its doors
  • Bluegrass Cellular president and CEO keynote speaker at conference

    Ron Smith, president and CEO of Bluegrass Cellular, was a featured keynote speaker at this year’s CTIA Super Mobility 2015 Conference in Las Vegas.

    Smith, who is currently serving as the 2015 CTIA chairman, spoke to influencers and leaders in the wireless industry about the importance of being a unified leader in a competitive mobile market, as well as the advancements Bluegrass Cellular has made on local and national levels.

  • Region committed to soft skills development

    Carter Dyson
    One Stop director for Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail

    Awareness of the need for soft skills in the workplace has undoubtedly increased in recent years. Time and time again, we hear from employers seeking personal traits such as punctuality, strong work ethic and leadership ability. Often, soft skills take priority over hard skills, as employers are willing to train candidates who possess characteristics like loyalty, strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.  

  • Breastfeeding moms balance priorities

    Lauren Carrico is a working mom pursuing a master’s degree. Balancing a family, career and studies could leave any woman overwhelmed, but the Bardstown mom is also dedicated to breastfeeding her 7-month-old son.

    “I had never planned on breastfeeding,” the emergency room nurse said. But when she found out she was pregnant, she and her husband discussed the health benefits and cost efficiency of breastfeeding and made the decision.

  • Post partners with Lowe’s
  • Flowers donates to Colonial