• Leadership Nelson County welcomes Class of 2018

    Having the chance to meet new people and learn more about the community were the most popular reasons given by members Wednesday night as Leadership Nelson County hosted a welcome reception for the Class of 2018.

  • Buitron selected as 2017 Flowers Spirit Award recipient

    Flowers Baking Company of Bardstown, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, has selected employee Joe Buitron as the recipient of its 2017 Flowers Spirit Award.

    The Flowers Spirit Award recognizes employees who are a positive force at work and in their community. The award was inspired by the kindness and generosity of Langdon S. Flowers, past president and chairman of the board of Flowers Foods. Throughout his life, Langdon Flowers encouraged many people within the company and throughout the country and was an active supporter of many charitable and community organizations.

  • First Bankers Trust hires Steven Gray

    First Bankers Trust Company, a division of Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. of Bardstown, recently announced the hiring of Steven Gray, CFA, as senior portfolio manager and director of investment research.

    As senior portfolio manager and director of research Gray oversees the company’s investment portfolios and the development of additional investment solutions.

  • Town & Country hires Alcorn-Wimpsett as product marketing manager

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. announces the hiring of Elizabeth Alcorn-Wimpsett as product marketing manager.

    Prior to joining the bank, Alcorn-Wimpsett worked as a marketing strategist for Centers Social in Bardstown, and in banking as a loan clerk and teller.

    She received her bachelor of science in business administration with a major in marketing from Sullivan University in 2017.

  • Four Roses Bourbon to feature updated package

    Four Roses Distillery has announced the launch of a new bottle design for Four Roses Bourbon, the brand’s namesake offering.

    The renewed packaging was designed to maintain consistency, in color and style, with the brand’s other signature products. The upgraded packaging features a wood top and cork finish, as well as all new labels. The brand’s iconic rose cluster is prominently featured both on the label as well as embossed in the glass.

  • The Workforce Crisis Task Force: Crisis response in action

    By Dean Schamore

    Kentucky is enjoying economic growth, and the state continues to be home to successful established businesses as well as a hub for emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups.

    The opportunities for Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region are limitless, but the constraints on realizing those opportunities are real. Specifically, we face a workforce shortage in part due to this economic growth in so many sectors.

  • Yuengling coming to Kentucky

    At long last, Yuengling is coming to Kentucky.

    America’s oldest brewery, the Pottsville, Pa., based D.G. Yuengling & Son, announced Friday four wholesalers had been selected to distribute the beer starting in March.

    Clark Distributing Co., River City Distributing, Kentucky Eagle and Stagnaro Distributing were the companies awarded the distributorships.

    Clark will be the distributor in Nelson County. Dennis George, a spokesman for Clark, said they expect to have draft beer by March 5 and package beer by March 19.

  • KDA announces new officers, directors

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced Jan. 4 that Rob Samuels, chief operating officer at Maker’s Mark Distillery, has been named chairman of the group’s board of directors for 2018.

    Samuels, 43, is the fourth generation of his family to serve as chairman of the non-profit trade group that unites, promotes, protects and elevates the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

  • Bardstown Bourbon Company advances membership rank in KDA

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced recently that the Bardstown Bourbon Company has advanced in its ranks, becoming a “Proof” level member in the non-profit trade group that represents the state’s bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

    “Proof” members are the second-highest tier in the group, following an organizational structure based on production and aging barrels, according to KDA President Eric Gregory. To qualify as a “Proof” member, distilleries must have at least 10,000 barrels aging in their warehouses.

  • Wimsett hired as business development officer

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Company announced last month the hiring of Raffo Wimsett III, as a new business development officer.

    Wimsett, a Bardstown native, brings with him more than five years of business development experience working for Commonwealth Credit Union, where he played a pivotal role in developing the credit union’s partnership with the University of Louisville. While there, he was responsible for the development of a strategic plan and providing tactical steps for implementing new marketing strategies aimed at increasing new campus business.