• Hubbard named a 2016 Senior Counselor

    Local attorney John Douglas Hubbard was honored as a 2016 Senior Counselor during the Kentucky Bar Association’s annual convention in Louisville May 13. This year the KBA honored a total of 165 Senior Counselors.

    Senior Counselors are those attorneys and judges who have distinguished themselves as such by virtue of having been admitted to the practice of law for 50 years or by having celebrated their 75th birthdays.

  • Edward Jones celebrates opening of Granite Drive location
  • Workforce investment update run by state legislative panel

    Lawmakers received a rundown recently of a newly created $100 million workforce development bond pool and a $15 million dual credit scholarship program from Kentucky workforce development officials.

  • Understanding a potential employer’s values

    By Jerisa Lamons

    We often think of a job search as a time to let employers know as much as possible about our skills and experience. But for a job search to be successful, learning about an employer is equally valuable. When I meet with a job seeker, I can’t overemphasize the importance of researching the industries and specific employers that interest them.

  • Ribbon cutting for On the GO Foods
  • Hampton Inn awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

    Hampton Inn at 985 Chambers Blvd. in Bardstown has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

    Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

  • Kentucky’s first-quarter 2016 exports surge on aerospace, automotive parts

    Strong exports totaling nearly $7 billion in the first quarter of 2016 landed Kentucky among the top 10 states for growth in sales of goods and services across national borders.

    Led by aerospace products and parts, automotive components and pharmaceuticals, the January-March numbers pushed 1.2 percent ahead of the same timeframe in 2015. That performance comes amid shrinking U.S. exports.

  • Bourbon Women, KDA honor bourbon tourism trailblazer

    Peggy Noe Stevens, a renowned image branding consultant who has helped transform Kentucky’s Bourbon tourism industry, received the third annual “Lois Mateus Networking Award” for her decades of hospitality and professional prowess.

    During her 27-year career, Stevens has served as the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster, built tourism destinations for famous distilleries, authored two books, created innovative bourbon culinary programs and represented Kentucky for Julia Child, Bobby Flay and the Prince of Spain.

  • WORK MATTERS: The rewards of workforce development

    At the start of the summer of 1980, I was a college student looking forward to a seasonal job near Hardinsburg, Ky., my hometown. I was charged with overseeing a summer youth employment program, matching 16- to 21-year-old workers with non-profit employers.

    That summer, I first realized the impact the workforce development system has on individuals and our entire communities. But little did I know, the job was the start of my own lifelong career and passion.

  • Brothers go from farm to feed and seed

    Two years ago, when brothers Tyler and Taylor Nalley, decided to expand their existing feed and seed business, T&T Feed and Seed in Bardstown, they turned to the staff at the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development for business planning and financial projection assistance.