• Wine in Whiskey City

    A wine bar has opened in the capital of America’s bourbon culture.

    The idea is not as counterintuitive as it might seem, Ron May insists.

    May, who opened Bullitt’s Winery & Bistro on Bardstown’s main street last weekend with his son, manager and co-owner Ross May, said that even in storied Bardstown, which is steeped in the heritage of Kentucky’s signature distilled spirit, there is a stronger demand for wine.

  • Local unemployment office to open two days per week

    Bardstown no longer has a full-time Office of Employment and Training — which most people refer to as the “unemployment office” — but its services will be offered at the same location as before two days a week, according to state officials.

    In February, state Education Secretary Hal Heiner announced that that state would consolidate 31 Office of Education and Training sites at 51 Kentucky Career Centers into 12 regional hubs and eight satellite offices.

  • WORK MATTERS: Job seekers with criminal records get second chances at career opportunities

    Jerisia Lamons, Kentucky Career Center

    Felony. It is often a strong word that brings to mind the most serious crimes, and for offenders re-entering society, that commonly equates to barriers in their post-incarceration job search.

    At Kentucky Career Center — Lincoln Trail (KCC-LT), we work with all job seekers regardless of their background. In our work with job seekers with criminal records, we’re seeing two important things emerge in the job market.

  • Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Ooh La La Boutique

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting for Ooh La La Boutique. Located in the heart of Bardstown, Ooh La La offers ladies’ apparel, accessories and gifts for all occasions. They also offer services in monogramming and vinyl lettering. It is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Tower Automotive invests $50 million in Bardstown, Shepherdsville

    Tower Automotive is investing close to $50 million in its operations in Bardstown and Shepherdsville, and the state government is contributing more than a million dollars in tax incentives.

  • Town & Country Bank’s financial strength remains ‘superior’

    For the second quarter in a row, Town & Country Bank and Trust Company has been awarded a five-star, superior rating by Bauer Financial, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union research firm. While a five-star rating is the highest rating a financial institution can receive, Bauer recommends all five-star and four-star institutions.

  • College freshman starts business in Bardstown

    Bardstown alumni Elayne Bischoff is studying entrepreneurship at the University of Dayton. Bischoff landed an internship through the program Young Entrepreneurs Across America. Through the internship, Bischoff is learning professional development and how to run her own business. She is the branch manager of a business called Student Painters for the state of Kentucky.

  • WORK MATTERS: Supporting and growing entrepreneurism essential in the Lincoln Trail region

    There’s no doubt entrepreneurship is essential to the Lincoln Trail region’s economy. Small business owners create jobs and increase opportunities for entire communities. That’s why I’m especially proud of the strong network of resources available to anyone in our region with a great idea for a product or service.

  • Willett Distillery celebrates Irish roots, 80 years

    Falling in line with beverage traditions of St. Patrick’s Day, Willett Distillery in Bardstown welcomed guests to take part in a special, bourbon-related celebration Friday afternoon. But the event on such a holiday was no coincidence. The small, independent distillery proudly celebrates its Irish roots and history.

    Construction on the family-owned distillery began in the spring of 1936, but on St. Patrick’s Day the following year, the first barrels were placed into storage.