• Get the skills employers want most

    By Carter Dyson

    Kentucky Career Center/Lincoln Trail

    Every job requires a certain mix of skills and knowledge. A welder must read blueprints, retailers must have merchandising knowledge, software developers typically need to know C++ and so on.

    Yet, the skills that many employers value the most apply to nearly every position in every field. These skills, commonly referred to as soft skills, can give you an incredible edge whether you’re looking for your next career opportunity or already on the job.

  • Hampton Inn Bardstown recognized with 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award

    Hampton Inn Bardstown has been recognized with a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its fourth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

    Hotels must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five. Volume, timing of reviews as well as a hotel’s tenure and popularity ranking are all factored into the selection process.

  • New officers installed for public retirees chapter

    Officers for the Lincoln Trail Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees for 2014-2015 are Margret Short, Vice President; Donna Brangers, Secretary; Judith Lesher, President and Mary Dick, Treasurer.

     The Lincoln Trail Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees meets the second Monday of each month at Ryan’s Family Steak House in Elizabethtown at 11:30 a.m.  

  • Maria Cano celebrates decade on job at Inouac
  • Dr. Sara Rogers joins dentistry

    Bloomfield Family Dentistry announces Dr. Sara Rogers as the new associate at the Fairfield Hill road location in Bloomfield.

    She grew up in Bloomfield, living on a dairy farm. Rogers is thrilled to begin practicing dentistry in her hometown. She received her B.S. in biology from Western Kentucky University and her doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

    She practiced in Elizabethtown for four years prior to joining Bloomfield Family Dentistry.

  • Heaven Hill adds ginger liqueur to its portfolio

    Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., the nation’s largest family-owned-and-operated distilled spirits company, announced July 8 it has acquired the worldwide rights to the Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur from Maurice Cooper et Cie. of Miami, Fla.

  • Dollar General proposed on Cathedral Manor

    A new Dollar General could be coming to Bardstown.

    According to an agenda for its Tuesday meeting, the Development Review Board will hear a proposal by Curt Rafferty for a 9,100-square foot commercial building on Cathedral Manor, just south of Southern States and across the street from Barton 1792 Distillery.

    The proposal is one of two on the agenda for the 11 a.m. meeting, which will be in the Fiscal Court Room on the second floor of the Old Courthouse.

  • WORK MATTERS: Automotive industry a regional point of pride

    Rick Games

    President & COO

    Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation

    For more than a century, America has had a fascination – a love affair, some say – with automobiles.

    Cars and trucks are more than transportation for us. In fact, few things are so deeply rooted in our culture. After all, most of us can hum the tune of “Little Red Corvette,” or “409” and recognize celebrity cars from Steve McQueen’s Mustang to Herbie the Love Bug.

  • Barton wins honors at L.A. contest

    Barton 1792 Distillery’s namesake brand, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, was named Best of Category in the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, and the Distillery’s Zachariah Harris Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Kentucky Tavern Straight Bourbon Whiskey each took silver medals in the competition.

    All entries submitted from the distillery in this year’s competition took home an award.

  • Mattingly awarded for excellence