• Nelson County Farm Bureau–East Agency relocates to Stephen Foster

    The Nelson County Farm Bureau board of directors recently approved a measure allowing the Nelson County Farm Bureau–East Agency, managed by Jay Allen, to relocate its office from 102 Manor Drive to 119 Stephen Foster Ave., in Bardstown. The move was effective Sept. 18.

    The new agency address is:

    Nelson County Farm Bureau–East Agency

    119 Stephen Foster Avenue

    Bardstown, KY 40004

    Phone and fax numbers remain the same:

    Phone: 350-1320

    Fax: 350-1322

  • Leah Byrd joins V’s Salon
  • State business registration website wins award

    Kentucky’s newly revamped business registration Web portal, onestop.ky.gov, has received a 2015 Digital Government Achievement Award in the government-to-business category from the Center for Digital Government.

    “Making it easier to do business in Kentucky has been a high priority of my administration,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “We’ve focused on ways to make navigating state government much easier for businesses, and this award is evidence of our success in that area.”

  • Women part of solution to manufacturing skills gap

    By Cathy Wilson

    It’s no secret that women are underutilized in the manufacturing field. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise nearly 50 percent of the total U.S. labor force, yet only account for 27 percent of all workers in manufacturing.

  • Kentucky ADDs struggle to reach pre-recession employment

    Just three of Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts have recovered jobs lost to the 2008 recession, according to a new analysis of federal employment data.

    The analysis was conducted by Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD), an initiative of the Haile/US Bank College of Business.

    CEAD compared the number of employed from 2014 and 2007 and aggregated the data by Area Development District.

  • Gov. Beshear urges tourism legislation for Bourbon Heritage Month

    For his eighth and final time before leaving office, Gov. Steve Beshear today declared September to be Bourbon Heritage Month in the Bluegrass and praised the thriving signature industry for its monumental growth during his tenure.

    Since 2007 when Beshear took office, the number of distilleries has tripled, Bourbon production and jobs have both nearly doubled, and the number of aging barrels has actually exceeded the state’s population — a fact the governor often touts in appearances.

  • Your Community Bank completes merger with Scott County

    Your Community Bankshares Inc. announced it has successfully completed the merger and system conversions of its two banking subsidiaries, The Scott County State Bank and Your Community Bank, with Your Community Bank as the surviving entity, effective Aug. 28, 2015.

    The boards of directors of Your Community Bank and The Scott County State Bank approved the merger in June, and all regulatory approvals were completed in August.

  • Grimes calls for nominations for the Commonwealth Award

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling for nominations for the Corporations for the Commonwealth Award.

    Grimes established the award earlier this year to recognize Kentucky businesses that commit to being leaders in their communities and the state. The deadline for nominations for the period ending Sept, 30 is Oct. 2, 2015.

  • 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition now accepting applications

    The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are now accepting applications for the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky program. The program is a multi-year initiative encouraging companies to focus, measure and advance workplace environments toward excellence. If you think your company is one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky, apply at bestplacestoworkky.com. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 23.

  • Tractor Supply hosting pet adoptions

    The Tractor Supply Co. store in Bardstown will host activities for families and their pets — including pet adoptions — Saturday as part of Pet Appreciation Week.

    Held Sept. 16-20, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pet owners and their furry friends.