• Creating business

    Shaded from Saturday’s sunny skies, Emma Wagner of Louisville sat inside her booth occasionally answering questions from festival-goers about her work and hoping they might make a purchase. Like many of the 200-plus vendors at the weekend’s Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair, Wagner was trying to promote her items, the first step in any business big or small.

    “Hoping for the best,” she said.

  • Residents warned of mail thefts

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly warned residents of the Cox’s Creek area Monday to empty their mailboxes promptly and watch for mail thieves.

    “It appears that the person or persons opened some of the mail and then threw the letters out along Louisville Road,” Mattingly said in a media release.

  • Fegenbush named to ‘Farmers Hall of Fame’

    A man who would be easily recognized by anyone paying a visit to the Bardstown Farmer’s Market joined the Farmers Hall of Fame Tuesday night during the Nelson County Farm Bureau annual meeting at the Civic Center.

    Vice President P.J. Milburn announced Maurice “Apple” Fegenbush as the recipient of the annual recognition.

    “This year’s winner has been a lifelong farmer of many crops since he can remember,” Milburn said.

  • KentuckyOne Primary Care holds ribbon cutting
  • Manufacturing Month shines light on opportunities, resources

    By Daniel Carney

    In the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky, employers, educators, economic development professionals and community organizations are turning their attention to modern manufacturing.

    One of our economy’s strongest engines, manufacturers employ more than one of every five workers in our eight-county region. Further, the industry offers plenty of opportunity for new workers as demand grows and older workers retire.

  • K-12 plays vital role in region’s workforce development strategy

    By Evelyn Ellis

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board is embarking on a comprehensive effort to address the workforce supply crisis our region faces.

    The factors affecting labor participation rates are varied and complex, ranging from a technical skills gap, to a lack of soft skills, to a lack of awareness as well the multitude of barriers to employment some in our communities face.

  • NESCO holds ribbon cutting
  • PHOTO: On-The-Go Foods opens second location

    The Bardstown Nelson Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the second location of On-The-Go Foods. Representatives of On-The-Go Foods are Cindy Hutchins Executive Director, Mike Haynes, Food Service Director, Diane Clark, Store Manager. Employees include Cody Hawkins, Joey Daughtery, McKensie Boone. The store is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is across from My Old Kentucky Home.

  • Bardstown Bourbon Co. launches first products

    Bardstown Bourbon Company has already made a name for itself with its collaborative distilling program, and on Friday collaboration was the theme when it unveiled its first project.

    In fact, it is named Collabor&tion and was developed with Copper & Kings American Brandy Company.

  • Kentucky’s signature industry continues to grow

    By Kim Huston

    NCEDA President

    Bourbon is booming, and this week we’ll see further evidence of that as Bardstown — the Bourbon Capital of the World — hosts the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. In 2016, 53,000 people from 44 states as well as the District of Columbia and 14 different countries attended the festival, and we are looking forward to an even more successful 2017 festival.