• Newcomb Oil won’t be allowed to demolish house by FiveStar

    The Bardstown City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to deny Newcomb Oil Inc.’s request to demolish a brick bungalow beside the FiveStar at 122 E. Stephen Foster Ave.

    The company, which wants to tear down the convenience store and build a bigger one, wants to use the lot at 113 for more gas pumps and parking.

  • Making Bourbon Great Again

    In the spirit of the holiday season, Bardstown Bourbon Company has presented the president-elect with a gift to be enjoyed several years from now — his own barrel of wheated bourbon whiskey.

    The new company’s 45th barrel of bourbon produced is reserved for Donald Trump and has a metal plaque signifying it as his.

  • Accounting firms merge

    Stiles, Carter & Associates CPAs, PSC (SCA), announced Dec. 1, that it is merging with Bardstown CPA firm Blandford & McCubbins CPAs PLLC. The merger is part of SCA’s strategic plan to expand its services regionally. The merger is effective as of Jan. 1.

    SCA offers a full array of accounting, auditing, tax consulting, small business, and specialty services, all tailored to meet each client’s specific needs and goals.

  • Career center offers full lineup of no-cost job search services

    By Carter Dyson

    When I tell people I work for the Kentucky Career Center — Lincoln Trail, I’m often rewarded by their familiarity with the organization’s services. However, I am occasionally met with a look of uncertainty, and it’s almost always because someone has long referred to the career center as the unemployment office.

    While unemployment insurance assistance is a vital service to many of the job seekers who visit our center, it is just one of the many offerings available.

  • ORBIS donates to GO Center
  • Optimist Club donates to Nelson County Community Action

    The Bardstown Optimist Club on Nov. 28 donated $500 to Nelson County Community Action for their use in the annual Angel Tree program to purchase gifts for needy children.

  • Hash named Kentucky Standard circulation manager

    When Arlie Hash was 18, his father turned the tables on the newspaper subscription salesman: He sold the salesman on his son.

    “I needed ambition, I needed direction, and he wanted me to get a job. And he asked the boy point-blank, ‘Are you hiring?’ And that’s where it went,” Hash said. “I never had a different job other than that.”

  • Bardstown insurance executive installed as vice chair of IIAK board

    The Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky (IIAK), the state’s leading insurance trade association, has elected Aaron LaRue as vice chairman. His election took place at the association’s 120th annual Convention and Trade Show Nov. 10, at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.

    LaRue is vice president of LaRue-Carey Insurance Group in Bardstown.

    The LaRue County High School graduate has served IIAK in a variety of capacities, including young agent chairman in 2011 and currently serves as a member of both the Education and Public Relations committees.

  • Bardstown Masters Supply celebrates opening with ribbon cutting
  • City Council sends FiveStar case back to Historic Review Board

    It’s back to the drawing board — or the Historic Review Board — for Newcomb Oil and its plans to replace the FiveStar at East Stephen Foster and North Second.

    After more than an hour of testimony Tuesday night, the Bardstown City Council took a pass on deciding whether to uphold the board’s denial of the company’s proposal to tear down the 1939 house beside the store to make more room for gas pumps and parking spaces.