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  • A story of Redemption

    Michael Kanbar’s first foray into the bourbon industry was about a decade too early.

    It was around 2000 when Kanbar started developing his first brand of bourbon, 80 Strong.

    “I thought bourbon was cool and was going to be a cool category,” Kanbar recalls. “There were almost no guys doing independent stuff.”

    Kanbar thought bourbon was cool, but the few people who would visit his table at trade shows did not. In fact, he coined his own phrase for their reactions to the taste.

  • Humana retracts letter sent to Medica patients

    Humana has retracted a letter claiming Medica Pharmacy would no longer be in the network for members of the Louisville-based insurance company.

    The letter, which was sent from Humana Pharmacy Solutions in Louisville June 29, reached more than 1,800 Medica patients, said J.T. Roby, Medica's marketing director.

  • Crafting business

    Standing behind the counter, Steve Stivers uses a spoon to texturize the top layer of his freshly mixed batch of soap.

    The creation took less than half an hour to make, but will not be ready for sale for another three weeks to allow the soap to dry.

    The process is one Stivers and business partner Dana Spalding repeat throughout the week to keep their new business stocked.

    “It’s just about the aroma, the experience,” Stivers, owner of Making Good Scentz, said. “There is something different about handmade soap.”

  • 'Outworking them all'

    A Bardstown man and his construction crew have won national recognition through the Cintas and Carhartt’s Tough Crew Contest.

    Charles Miles, employed through Buzick Construction, was announced as the national winner this past month after his crew competed against 11 others throughout the country for online votes.

    “I knew somebody was going to win, but I didn’t think it would be me,” Miles said. “I was surprised, excited.”

    Miles entered the contest after seeing it on Facebook.

  • Down the Bourbon Road

    A new stop at Jim Beam’s American Stillhouse has been added, and it is a sight that those in the bourbon industry can cherish for generations.

    On Friday, Beam held a formal ribbon cutting for the Bourbon Road, a brick walkway featuring the names of nearly 1,800 Jim Beam accounts that have helped the distillery and the industry grow.

    “The Bourbon Road is a salute to each and every one of you,” Master Distiller Fred Noe told guests. “Together, we help make some history to ensure that Jim Beam remains the world’s No. 1 bourbon.”

  • >>Celebrating one year

    Bardstown Copy & Print, LLC, recently celebrated its one year anniversary in business.

  • Fort Knox Credit Union on alert after government data breach

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union shifted its card fraud monitoring service into high alert immediately after the American Federation of Government Employees announced that all federal employees and retirees, as well as one million former federal employees, had their personal information compromised in a federal data breach.

  • Boston-based T&T Cleaning receives top honors

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has named the Whitehaven welcome center along Interstate 24 in McCracken County the Commonwealth’s best-maintained rest area of 2014.

    Certificates were presented to employees of T&T Cleaning Service, of Boston.  T&T Cleaning Service provides janitorial services for the McCracken County facility along with Kentucky rest areas in Bullitt, Carter and Oldham counties. KYTC Department of Highways District 1 maintenance staff is responsible for landscape maintenance. KYTC Division of Maintenance oversees the operation.

  • State warns of business scam

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about an official-looking “2015 Annual Minutes Form” they may receive from an entity called Division of Corporate Services. Division of Corporate Services is not registered, affiliated or associated with the Secretary of State’s office.

    
Several Kentucky businesses have reported receiving the form, which instructs recipients to provide information regarding shareholders, corporate directors and officers and pay a $150 fee.

  • Women complain of Barton’s odor

    Two women complained to the Bardstown City Council Tuesday about the “malodorous air” coming from the Barton 1792 Distillery.

    Mary Jane Greenwell said the stench from the distillery’s treatment lagoon causes some people to suffer headaches, and Mary Drake said it causes her nausea.

    “I think the citizens have been patient as they’re told of different causes of this smell,” she said, including the chemicals used to treat the distillery waste, human error and overflow.