• Adult education centers lifeline to those workers looking to expand opportunities

    Adult education centers offer a lifeline to adults who want to expand opportunities available to them. In every county across Kentucky, adult education centers offer a number of free services such as academic instruction, GED preparation, skills training and more. By reaching adults who are underemployed, unemployed or not currently in the labor market, the centers also are key partners in developing a strong workforce.

  • Search underway for Heaven Hill, Liquor.com 2016 ‘Bartender of the Year’

    Heaven Hill Brands and Liquor.com are searching for the 2016 Bartender of the Year.

    The event includes online submissions, regional semifinals and the crowning of the 2016 Bartender of the Year in June 2016 at the St. Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico. 

  • Planners will consider allowing spirits warehouses on farmland

    Is it more appropriate for whiskey warehouses to be built in industrial parks or in agricultural areas, and should heavy industry zoning be required for buildings that employ only a few people and require little infrastructure?

    Those are questions the Joint City-County Planning Commission of Nelson County and Bardstown will consider Tuesday, and residents of the county will have an opportunity to be heard before a decision is made.

    The public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Old Courthouse downtown.

  • Construction permits dropped in 2015 for single-family dwellings

    New home construction starts were off to a record-low pace in Nelson County in the first six months of the year.

    The number of permits for new construction single-family dwellings was about 30 percent lower during the first six months of 2015 when compared to the year prior, according to a report from the Joint City-County Planning Commission.

  • Bardstown considers outdoor sales changes

    Companies that use charities as partners to sell Fourth of July fireworks in Bardstown must have a special business permit to do so, but Girl Scouts selling cookies outside Walmart don’t.

    At a work session Tuesday, City Clerk Barbie Bryant asked the Bardstown City Council to re-examine the issue of special permits and give her guidance on what is permissible.

    “Do we need a system for each and every exception?” she asked.

  • Cheatham named Kentucky Standard advertising director

    Brandi Cheatham is the new advertising director for The Kentucky Standard.

    Cheatham started in her new position Monday.

    She comes to the position after most recently working as an advertising rep with PLG-TV, which is owned by The Standard’s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers.

  • Smell from Barton distillery worsened by cleaning of pond

    The odor from the Barton 1792 Distillery had to get worse before it could get better.

    Jessica Filiatreau, a civil engineer for the city of Bardstown, mentioned the smell during a presentation Monday night during a meeting of the Bardstown Active Neighborhoods Delegation, or BAND.

    Filiatreau said about a week before, the distillery located between Cathedral Manor and West Stephen Foster Avenue had cleaned its lagoons after putting a notice in The Kentucky Standard that they were going to be doing it.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation announces new board member

    The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has appointed Kevin D. Smith, vice president, Kentucky Beam Bourbon Affairs at Beam Suntory, to its board of directors.

    Smith is a 27-year veteran of Kentucky’s bourbon industry having worked with the top distilleries in the state. Currently, he works with legislative and civic leaders — statewide and locally — and charities throughout the region. Smith has promoted and represented the bourbon industry around the world conducting seminars, tastings and media interviews.

  • Chrisco recognized as CFO of the Year
  • Floyd promoted at Your Community Bank

    Trena Floyd has been promoted to vice president and business services officer at Your Community Bank in Elizabethtown. She will cover Jefferson, Hardin, Hart, Meade, and Nelson counties, and will oversee and manage a commercial business loan portfolio by advising business owners on their management and operations. Floyd previously served as the business services officer and cash management sales for First Federal Savings Bank and Your Community Bank. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry.