• Bark Bash returns Oct. 22

    In a little more than a week, members of the community will be able to enjoy a nice evening while helping a local animal rescue meet its needs

    Bark Bash, which returns Oct. 22, is a major annual fundraiser for Barktown Rescue in Boston. The non-profit group has been rescuing dogs and cats since 2009.

  • Local business says customer service keeps it competitive

    Bardstown Electronics and Furniture has been in business for 40 years and two new partners of the retail store plan for it to stand another four decades, even while the small store competes with big-box stores such as Walmart or Lowe’s.

    Ken Harmon, a co-founder of the business, recently added two new partners to the business, his son Bryan and a long-time former American Rental employee, Greg Smith.

    “I’m 70 years old,” Ken Harmon said. “It’s time for me to step aside and let these young cats have a family business.”

  • Folmar joins KentuckyOne Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates

    Carmen Folmar, M.D., has joined KentuckyOne Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, located at 4359 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown.

    Folmar comes to KentuckyOne Health from the St. Louis University Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, where she completed her residency training.

  • October spotlights manufacturing

    As the fifth annual national Manufacturing Day, Oct. 7, approaches, manufacturing and the sector’s career opportunities are in the spotlight. Local communities across the country have designated a day, a week or the entire month as a time to recognize and promote the interesting, innovative and rewarding careers found in manufacturing facilities.

  • Planning and Zoning distributes Airbnb compliance letters

    Nelson County public agencies want to ensure those operating Airbnbs are playing by the rules.

    Websites such as Airbnb and VRBO allow for homeowners to temporarily rent out their property to guests or tourists. However, groups such as the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission want to make sure property owners are following the law, just like hotels and bed and breakfasts.

  • Bardstown Bourbon Company emphasizes openness, enhanced visitor experience

    While many distilleries pride themselves on secret recipes or rooms, David Mandell wants his company to be as open as possible.

    Mandell, president and CEO of the Bardstown Bourbon Company, said his company is designed with transparency in mind.

    “There’s no area in the facility that is out of sight of the visitor,” Mandell said.

  • Stave & Thief stewards know their bourbons

    If you want to know something about bourbon, ask a steward.

    For the past year and a half, the Stave & Thief Society, based at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter in Louisville, has been certifying experts, called bourbon stewards, to educate others about Kentucky’s signature spirit.

    Christin Head, the Epicenter’s registrar, said that since 2014, the program has certified 260 stewards.

    There are three levels: certified, executive and master. Of the 260 stewards, 91 are certified and 169 are executive.

  • Don’t judge a bourbon by its price tag

    Some who attend the Kentucky Bourbon Festival want to go back to work on Monday and boast about how they dropped $50 or $100 on a shot of something rare. But others are interested in sampling great bourbons that don’t break the bank. For them, there are alternatives to Pappy Van Winkle and similar brands.

  • Apprenticeships: Growing our own talent

    By Carter Dyson

    Last week, Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey announced the launch of a new apprenticeship campaign: “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” With a goal of helping more Kentucky businesses leverage registered apprenticeships to meet their workforce needs, the campaign is welcome news in the Lincoln Trail region and across the state.

  • Town & Country Bank announces recent officer promotions

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Company recently announced the promotion of two loan officers, Cindy Sanders and Carla Smith.