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  • Leadership program expands community understanding

    Leadership Nelson County visited several distilleries Wednesday for their “Bourbon Day,” wrapping up the class of 2014’s program for the year.

    Seventeen participants representing various businesses and areas throughout the county made up this year’s Leadership Nelson County, which focuses on enhancing leadership skills and community understanding.

    In order to gain a better understanding of the community, participants take part in day trips on the second Wednesday of each month that incorporate a theme or area of the county to explore.

  • The final chapter

    When asked why he and his wife, Judy, are closing their business, Bardstown Booksellers, Don Parrish said it’s simply because they want to retire.

    “We’re working on our 18th year right now in the book business,” Parrish said. “I spent 37 years in the concrete block business and three more years building a project in Louisville. It’s just time for us to stop doing what we’re doing and start enjoying life.”

  • Four Roses celebrates opening of new visitor center

    Four Roses Bourbon was joined by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and local leaders to celebrate the grand opening of its new visitor center at the Cox’s Creek Warehouse and Bottling Facility in Bullitt County.

    It is Four Roses’ second destination on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

    The newly constructed 2,500-square-foot visitor center, located off of Ky. 245 in Cox’s Creek, expects to attract more than 20,000 guests annually, and will create a dozen new local jobs.

  • Max Shapira honored with Industry Executive of the Year award

    Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., President Max L. Shapira was recently awarded Industry Executive of the Year by Market Watch magazine, a highly influential information leader in the drinks industry that provides analysis and coverage of industry trends and news.

    Shapira was honored for taking the family-owned and operated company “beyond its traditional bourbon roots and transforming it into the nation’s sixth-largest spirits player, with a diversified portfolio of whiskeys, liqueurs, vodkas, rums and other spirits.”

  • WORK MATTERS: Creating opportunities for workforce enhances a collective community

    Increasing the caliber of our community starts with a commitment to affecting the lives of individual citizens.

  • Club Purple membership
  • Rachelle Durbin moves to Hair Gallery Salon

    Rachelle Durbin, formerly of All About You, has moved to Hair Gallery Salon, 101 Buchanan Blvd. across from Dollar General Store on Bloomfield Road. For appointments call her at (502) 331-1522.

  • Two Bardstown bars named among America’s 60 Best Bourbon Bars

    The bourbon industry publication, The Bourbon Review, has compiled a list of America’s 60 Best Bourbon Bars as part of the magazine’s sixth anniversary issue. The Old Talbott Tavern and The Rick House were selected as part of the list.

    To celebrate, The Bourbon Review partnered with Four Roses Bourbon for a nationwide toast to each of the 60 establishments recently selected.  

  • Town & Country raise money for ALS
  • Bardstown native named director of sales

    Cliffe Allen, formerly of Bardstown, was recently appointed to the position of director, sales — Americas, Anatomical Pathology Division, effective September 2014, by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is based in Waltham, Mass., with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. The Anatomical Pathology Division has global sales over $400 million and is based in Kalamazoo, Mich.