• Photo: Chamber honored by BBB
  • Spirits aren’t the only things lifted during holidays

    During this holiday season, lights, trees and stockings won’t be the only things going up. The most magical time of year brings with it increased cheer, good will toward men — and a jump in the crime rate.

    That was the message Bardstown Police Department Assistant Chief Rick McCubbin sent in a memo to police officers in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Burglaries of homes, robberies of businesses and shoplifting from retail stores are expected to happen more frequently.

  • Wintry weather doesn’t stop Black Friday shoppers

    Freezing temperatures and more than half an inch of snow accumulating in the hours before dawn on Black Friday didn’t deter Nelson County shoppers, who packed into Wal-Mart when sales started around midnight and were waiting at the door when Lowe’s opened at 5 a.m.

    By the time Carol Cambron and Stephanie Holbert got to Wal-Mart with their niece and nephews, many of the popular sale items were sold out.

    “Everything was gone,” Cambron said as they walked out of the store with only a few purchases at 8:45 a.m. Friday.

  • Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to stay local

    Bardstown and Nelson County are joining a national effort to keep people shopping locally this holiday season — especially on Nov. 27. Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton signed a proclamation recently for Small Business Saturday.

    According to a press release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office, Small Business Saturday is designed to drive shoppers to local merchants throughout the United States to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.

  • Photo: Public hearing on electric rates

    Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative representative Nick Comer, right, explains why the generation and transmission utility is asking for a rate increase at a public hearing held by the Kentucky Public Service Commission Monday night.

  • Epperson promoted to Correctional Sergeant at Northpoint Center

    Andrew Epperson, Bardstown, was promoted to the position of Correctional Sergeant, on Nov. 1, 2010, at the Northpoint Training Center. The center is a medium security state prison in northern Boyle County. Epperson began his employment at the Northpoint Training Center as a Correctional Officer in October 1999.

  • Town & Country Bank top posts face shake-up

    Two days after a meeting of Town & Country Bank’s board of directors, two of its top corporate officers are no longer with the company.

    The regional banking company announced Thursday that CEO John Shropshire will retire Dec. 31 after seven years at the helm. According to a press release, Shropshire told Town & Country Bank’s board of directors about his plans to retire at its November meeting.

  • Kresos planning two new restaurants

    At 120 N. Third St., the wooden floors have been laid, the kitchen has been tiled and the back courtyard is ready for the installation of one of two new restaurants, which Kreso’s Family Restaurant owners Merima and Dzevad Kreso plan to open in the spring. Next door, a chandelier illuminates the iron railings and broad dining room of the Kresos’ future Italian restaurant, which Merima Kreso hopes will open by March 2011.

  • Waddell's Scrap Metal is now open

    Waddell scrap metal is now open. Kaelin and Brandon Waddele are the owners. The operation is located at the ned of Parrish Blvd. just off Spencer Mattingly lane.

  • Koger promoted to Wilson & Muir vice-president

    Wilson & Muir Bank President Frank B. Wilson has announced that Loan Officer Shea B. Koger was promoted to Vice President at the institution’s January Board of Directors Meeting. “We are very proud, indeed, to make this announcement,” said Wilson. “Shea has done a remarkable job since joining Wilson & Muir in 1999, working her way from a loan clerk, mortgage loan processor, secondary mortgage loan originator to loan officer and now Vice President. We are very appreciative of her many contributions to the Bank’s success.”