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  • Women complain of Barton’s odor

    Two women complained to the Bardstown City Council Tuesday about the “malodorous air” coming from the Barton 1792 Distillery.

    Mary Jane Greenwell said the stench from the distillery’s treatment lagoon causes some people to suffer headaches, and Mary Drake said it causes her nausea.

    “I think the citizens have been patient as they’re told of different causes of this smell,” she said, including the chemicals used to treat the distillery waste, human error and overflow.

  • Mackin’s Antiques moves to new location on North Third

    As Betsy Mackin walked from room to room of her new building, she pointed out where each vendor had set up and talked about how the rooms weren’t accessible to the public when the building was a funeral home.

    “There are so many hidden areas,” Betsy said. “You can actually get behind the walls. It’s really cool.”

    Mackin’s Antique Mall had been located on West Stephen Foster for about eight years, but two months ago Betsy and her husband, Mike, decided they wanted to move down the road to North Third Street.

  • Nelson County student receives $2,500 scholarship

    One Nelson County student will find it a little easier to pay for college thanks to a scholarship from local McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana owner/operators and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana.

    Thomas Nelson High School student Marissa Greenwell was recognized and awarded a $2,500 scholarship in a May 19 ceremony at the Greater Louisville Medical Society.

  • Angela Billings hired by Louisville’s strADegy

    Angela Billings was recently hired as the integrator/agency operations manager with strADegy in Louisville.

    In her new position, Billings provides both short-term planning and long-view look at current and new business.

    Billings is originally from Bardstown, is a 1984 graduate of Bethlehem High School, did her undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville and received her Master of Business Administration degree from New Hampshire College, Manchester, N.H.

  • Find the benefits of a multi-generational workforce

    By Kenny Rambo

    Our current workplace culture includes more generations working together than ever before. For the first time in history we have four generations in the workplace at one time – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials. Such a diverse group of people working together can create challenges for workplace culture, but this also provides an opportunity for employees to learn and grow as a team.

  • Four Roses expanding distillery in Anderson and warehousing operation in Bullitt County

    Kentucky’s bourbon industry continues to reach new heights. Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen this month joined company officials and local leaders to break ground on a significant expansion at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg. The company also announced a second expansion of its warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.

    Four Roses plans to invest $34 million to add two new buildings and new equipment in Anderson County, which will double the size of the distillery and annual production. The investment, which will be completed in 2018, also will create 15 new jobs.

  • TCBT promotes Spalding to vice president

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. recently announced the promotion of Rhonda Spalding to Vice President and Compliance Officer. Rhonda began with Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. in April of 2012 and has played a vital role ensuring the bank meets all regulatory requirements and complies with internal policies.

    In addition to more than 14 years of banking experience, Rhonda is a licensed CPA. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bellarmine College and later received her master of business administration from Bellarmine.

  • Trucking company associates honored for career milestones

    Averitt Express recently honored associate Mike Brown, of Bardstown, for 30 years of service. Additionally, associates Brian Clark, of Taylorsville, Vernon Smith, of Louisville, Wallace Curry, of Greensburg, and Adam Snyder, of Shepherdsville, were recognized for 20 years of service.

    They are among more than 800 Averitt associates who are members of the company’s Over 20 Team, an exclusive group of associates who have served 20 or more years with Averitt.

    Averitt’s Louisville service center is located at 4020 McCollum Court.

  • Lincoln Trail tourism drives economy forward

    By Dawn Przystal

    Throughout Kentucky, tourism is playing a greater role in local economies and the Lincoln Trail region is no exception. Our region’s rich history, beautiful natural landscapes, ability to quench the world’s thirst for bourbon and much more not only make our region a great place to live and work, but also a great place to visit.

  • U.S. court denies appeal in Flowers Foods case

    A federal appellate court has denied Flowers Foods’ request for another appeal in a wage-and-hour lawsuit.

    According to Shawn J. Wanta of the Minneapolis law firm, Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP, the U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit in Virginia issued a ruling May 21 denying the Thomasville, Georgia-based bakery goods company’s request to appeal a class certification decision by a U.S. District Court in North Carolina.