• New restaurants to bring an array of food choices

    Those looking for something different for lunch or dinner will soon have fresh options.

    Several new restaurants are opening in Bardstown that will provide a wider variety of dining experiences.

    Fresh, a coffee shop that will also serve sandwiches, sweets, salads and soups in season, is supposed to open this week in the building on North Third where Mammy’s used to be.

    By the holiday season, there will be a Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen on North Third Street, just south of John Rowan Boulevard.

  • Cook joins Area One Realty

    Cecily Cook has joined Area One Realty as its newest licensed Realtor.

    Cook was born and raised in Nelson County. After graduating from Nelson County High School, she continued to further her education by attending college to pursue a career in the medical field, and after earning a degree she began work as an ophthalmic assistant in Bardstown, where she worked for more than four years.

    She also has experience with working for a local loan agency. While exploring different fields of work, she realized that her true passion was in the real estate business.

  • WORK MATTERS: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act helps young adults pay for training, tuition

    So many young adults have sincere interests in developing the skills they need to start a career in one of our region’s thriving industries. Too often, though, these job seekers are discouraged because they don’t think they can afford the training needed to qualify for high paying, in-demand jobs.

  • Growth of internet, drop in cable show reason for city’s cost shift

    For years, Bardstown’s cable television customers have supported the cost of the city’s internet service at the same time the cable service has been losing customers to video streaming on the internet.

    Now city officials have decided that turnabout is fair play.

  • Painted rock craze incorporated in state Don’t Let Them Die initiative

    The fad of painting, hiding and hunting rocks has been trending not only throughout the county, but the state as well. Now, Gov. Matt Bevin is using this craze as an effort to raise awareness of the state’s opioid epidemic.

    “Last year, 1,404 Kentuckians died as a result of an opioid overdose,” said Director of Communications Amanda Stamer in a press release from the governor’s office. “Gov. Bevin is committed to providing the policies and resources necessary to ensure we eradicate this scourge.”

  • Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for PeopleReady

    The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for PeopleReady, a TrueBlue Company on July 27.  It is a staffing agency that has opportunities and flexibility of various jobs that match job-seekers’ experience and skills.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Nichols at (502) 331-9675 or visit www.peopleready.com.

  • Bardstown Bourbon Company hires Greenbrier food director

    David Mandell, president and chief executive officer of The Bardstown Bourbon Company, and his partners wanted the best food service director they could get for their restaurant, whiskey and vintage spirits bar and hospitality experience, so they did a national search.

    They found him in West Virginia.

    Pedro Gonzalez, executive director of restaurant operations for the prestigious Greenbrier Resort in Sulphur Springs, W. Va., is coming to Kentucky to lead a hospitality experience that Mandell said will be like no other.

  • Heaven Hill acquiring Irish whiskey brands

    Heaven Hill is growing adding to its portfolio again this week with the acquisition of two Irish brands that will increase the company’s sales by more than half a million cases globally.

    The company is purchasing Carolan’s Irish Cream Liqueur and Irish Mist Liqueur from Gruppo Campari.

    “The historic brands are certainly complementary fits for a Heaven Hill portfolio built on quality and innovation,” Max Shapira, president of Heaven Hill Brands, said in a statement announcing the purchase.

  • KentuckyOne Health partners achieves elite status

    KentuckyOne Health Partners, the state’s largest and most successful accountable care organization, has achieved Elite 5-Star status from CAPG, the nation’s leading professional association for accountable physician groups. KHP is one of only 87 organizations nationally to achieve the coveted Elite honor in 2017. This recognition, along with recent qualification as an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (Advanced APM), comes as the organization is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

  • WORK MATTERS: Millennials are vital to our workplace

    Did you know by 2020 millennials will make-up 50 percent or more of the workforce? It is an alarming statistic if you buy into the negative stereotypes that exist around this generation, born between 1977 and 1995.

    They are “easily bored” so they job-hop. They are “entitled.” They are “lazy.” Certainly, in some cases, millennial-age employees bear out the negative stereotypes but I would caution those who comprise the ‘older’ generations to let these negative stereotypes shape your impression of every 22 to 40-year-old.