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Business

  • Facebook shuts down, then restores KyGunCo’s social media feed

    A local business found itself caught up Thursday in the raging firestorm over gun control that is enveloping the country.

    Sometime in the early morning hours Thursday, representatives of Kentucky Gun Company (KyGunCo) in Bardstown noticed its Facebook page had been shut down, with the social media outlet posting a notification that the firearms dealer had violated Facebook’s terms of use prohibiting gun sales between private parties.

    “The last 24 hours, we were at the lowest of lows,” said Patrick Hayden on Friday afternoon.

  • Oliver joins staff at McClellan and Patrick Eye Care

    Dr. Heather Ward Oliver is now employed by McClellan and Patrick Eye Care in Bardstown.

    She is a native of Salyersville. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehead State University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University.

    Oliver completed internships specializing in pre and post-op management of cataract and LASIK surgery in Orlando, Fla., and glaucoma and dry eye disease in San Antonio, Texas. She has also completed internships in co-managing retinal diseases, pediatrics, and low-vision.

  • Best Places to Work in Kentucky winners announced

    The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) have announced the companies that made the 12th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, presented by Kentucky Career Center and the State Information Data Exchange System (UI SIDES).

    Making the list for the small companies category is Town & Country Bank and Trust Co., which is headquartered in Bardstown.

  • Adult education is making strides in Lincoln Trail

    By Diane Kelley

    As an adult education instructor, I’ve seen firsthand how education leads to a higher standard of living and an increased quality of life.

    With that in mind, the Lincoln Trail region has reasons to take pride in our adult education programs and the students who access these programs.

  • Oakley Building back in the family

    One day back in September, John Kelley IV and his brother, Jim, noticed an auction sign in front of the Oakley Building on the southwest corner of the courthouse square in Bardstown.

    “We said, ‘Let’s go over and see what happens,’” John Kelley said.

    One-by-one, bidders started dropping out of the auction for the historic building, which began as law offices for the brothers’ ancestors, and has hosted several different businesses during its more than a century of use.

  • Fort Knox Federal names Andi Williams as new mortgage loan manager

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union announced the appointment of Andrea “Andi” Williams as mortgage loan manager.

    She will succeed Dawn Stankovic, who is retiring after 16 years of service to the members of Fort Knox Federal.

    Williams will be responsible for all mortgage lending operations including origination, underwriting and disbursements.

    She will also continue to develop and maintain relationships with real estate agents, as well as assist with the credit union’s commercial lending efforts.

  • Retirement and promotion at Wilson & Muir Bank Bloomfield

    Wiggington retires

    Wilson & Muir Bank congratulates Tom Wigginton on his retirement Dec. 31.

    Wiggington began his banking career on Nov. 1, 1971, at the Bloomfield office formerly known as Muir, Wilson & Muir Bankers. He retires as vice president, lending officer and branch manager of Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co.’s Bloomfield Branch.

  • KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss adds general and laparoscopic surgeon

    Thomas Schory M.D., FACS, has joined KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates, located at 4359 New Shepherdsville Road, Suite 245 in Bardstown. The office was recently voted “Best in Customer Service” for 2015.

    Schory, a general and laparoscopic surgeon, comes to KentuckyOne with more than eight years of experience, much of it in the Central Kentucky area. Most recently, he was employed at Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox.

  • Shear Magic cuts ribbon
  • Pikesville Straight Rye named No. 2 world whiskey in 2016 Whisky Bible

    Only five months after the introduction of the ultra-premium offering, Heaven Hill Distillery’s historic Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey rounded out 2015 on top as Jim Murray’s No. 2-rated whiskey in the world in the esteemed Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016.