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  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union wins statewide awards for sixth year

    For the sixth consecutive year, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union won first place in the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action and Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service competitions for credit unions with $1 billion or more in assets. The awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Credit Union League, honor credit unions statewide for their practical application of the “People Helping People” philosophy that is the hallmark of the credit union movement.

  • Heaven Hill has recovered and rebuilt, but remembers

    Some 20 years ago this week, a fire broke out at Heaven Hill’s Warehouse I and quickly spread to Warehouse K. Aided by strong gusts of wind up to 75 mph, flames reached heights of 350 feet in the air and could be seen from more than 20 miles away.

    “All of this started a bit after lunch” on Thursday, Nov. 7, recalled Max Shapira, Heaven Hill president and CEO. “You could see it was going to be quite serious. Overcast, windy, storms in the area.

  • Consignment store celebrates 40th anniversary
  • Celebrating our region’s entrepreneurial success

    Entrepreneurs are often and rightfully called the backbone of our economy. Most businesses in our region and across the county are small businesses, and they create nearly two of every three new jobs. As importantly, our communities’ entrepreneurs prove time and again that hard-working, determined people can build a better life for themselves and their families. 

  • Eagle Hill Manor wins TripAdvisor award

    Eagle Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast in downtown Bloomfield has been notified by TripAdvisor, Inc. that they have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor.com is a website that provides ratings of accommodations, restaurants and attractions worldwide. Ratings are based on reviews submitted by customers of an establishment. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded for delivering consistently great service as defined by the reviews of travelers.

  • Vancise takes leadership position at Flaget

    As Flaget Memorial Hospital says farewell to its president, Sue Downs, a familiar face will be stepping up to continue her work.

    Rick Vancise, vice president of ambulatory services, has been named interim site executive.

  • Downs retires after more than 40 years in health care

    After four decades in health care, Sue Downs has decided to take a little time for herself.

    Downs officially retired from Flaget Memorial Hospital Oct. 20, where she served five years as its president and many more as a staff member in other areas.

    Observing the hospital’s growth firsthand, Downs said she felt comfortable leaving and that there were “good people in place” to carry on her work.

    Downs began her career as a nurse.

  • >> orbis donation

    Employees of the Bardstown ORBIS plant donated boxes of PopTarts to the Bardstown/Nelson County Friday BackPack Program.

  • Everyone’s ‘Buddy’

    When walking into The Mercantile on North Third Street, business owner Buddy Gulden, makes sure to greet his guests and offers them doughnuts and coffee, or hot chocolate and apple cider in the winter.

    The man has met tourists from all over the nation, giving restaurant recommendations or a map of Bardstown showing all of the prominent locations in the small town.

    Gulden’s store sells whiskey cabinets, chairs and other furniture made from bourbon barrels and crafted by Gulden himself. His store also sells soap and knick-knacks, such as jewelry.

  • Old Talbott Tavern opens hotel expansion

    After acquiring the adjacent Oakley Building downtown a year ago and making extensive renovations, the owners of the Old Talbott Tavern have opened a new hotel space in what is being dubbed the “Talbott Inn.”

    John Kelley, one of the owners of Old Talbott Tavern, said the hotel is aimed at general tourists and business travelers.

    Kelley said he hopes the hotel provides tourists a convenient place downtown within walking distance of restaurants and other nightspots.