• Sign change request denied after the fact

    New downtown Bardstown signs and the construction of a Colonial-style duplex were on the agenda for the Bardstown Historical Review Board Monday evening.

    While the sign for the Days Inn at 523 N. Third St. may soon change to read “Downtown Super Inn,” the sign itself won’t look much different, according to Pen Bogert, preservation administrator for the HRB.

    “The sign is not going to change its size or design too much,” Bogert said.

  • Modular building proposed behind Flaget

    A modular storage building may be constructed behind Flaget Memorial Hospital to store medical records.

    At a public hearing of the Joint City-County Planning Commission Tuesday evening, no one chose to comment on the request to amend the property’s development plan. The request is slated for a vote at the commission’s regular meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

  • Clark named the Chamber 2011 Ambassador of the Year

    Marsha Clark, Marsha Clark Real Estate, was the recipient of the annual Ambassador of the Year Award for 2011 with The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce. The ambassadors are the welcoming arm for new Chamber members and prospective members. They assist in developing programs for membership retention and welcoming activities of these members and they attend ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and many other events throughout the year. Chamber Ambassadors are “Always on the Go” and highly depended upon by the Chamber.

  • Photo: Beautiful Salon & Spa
  • Bourbon business booming in the Bluegrass

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday that Kentucky’s bourbon industry has undergone its largest expansion since prohibition during the past two years. Distilleries in Nelson County, as well as others across the state, continue to financially impact local and state economies. 

    “During the worst economic crisis and recession of our lifetimes, the bourbon industry has been a very bright spot not only in Kentucky but in this entire country,” Beshear said. “Distilling has helped Kentucky weather this global economic crisis.”

  • Photo: LaRue honored by peers
  • Tucker receives Flowers’ Spirit Award

    Flowers Baking Co. of Bardstown, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO), has selected Ron Tucker as recipient of its 2011 Flowers Spirit Award.

    The Flowers Spirit Award recognizes employees who are a positive force at work and in their community. The award was inspired by the kindness and generosity of Langdon S. Flowers, past president and chairman of the board of Flowers Foods. Throughout his life, Langdon Flowers encouraged many people within the company and throughout the country and was an active supporter of many charitable and community organizations.

  • Burba joins Mann and Greenwell Funeral Home

    Mann and Greenwell Funeral Home welcomes J. Michael Burba to its staff as a funeral director/embalmer apprentice. He is a Bardstown native, a 2005 graduate of Bardstown High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of arts degree in business economics. He is a member of the Rotary Club, Ducks Unlimited, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce and has been a lifelong member of St. Michael Parish, Bloomfield. He enjoys golf, skiing and fishing and is a fan of all sports.

  • Photo: Wildflowers Ribbon Cutting

  • Wimsett retires from Town & Country

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Company recently announced that Raffo Wimsett, Executive Vice President and senior lending officer, retired at the end of 2011 after more than 28 years of service. Wimsett will continue to serve as a director of the Bank and its holding company, First Farmers Bank Holding Company, following his retirement.