• Restaurant, room tax revenues increase in October


    Revenue brought in by the county’s restaurant tax was much higher than expected and revenue collected from the room tax spiked in October, Dawn Ballard Przystal, vice president of tourism expansion and marketing for the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission, told the tourist board Tuesday.

  • Free wrapping for last minute shoppers

    This holiday season businesses in downtown Bardstown will help last minute shoppers take care of wrapping gifts during Downtown Holiday Wrap Up Weekend.

    “Some shops, not all, offer complimentary wrapping if you buy something in their store,” said Anne Ballard, Director of Bardstown Main Street.

    Downtown Holiday Wrap Up weekend is Dec. 16-17.

    The weekend event is part of “Shop Downtown This Holiday Season,” a campaign launched this month by Bardstown Main Street to get shoppers to help their community by shopping locally.

  • KFC franchise to close

    Nelson County’s only KFC franchise will close its doors for good when its lease ends later this month.

    The franchise, owned by John R. Neal (JRN Inc.), will close Dec. 18. But the owner plans to build a new KFC in Kentucky Home Square, behind Walgreens, across the street from Burger King, according to Lydia Ormes, restaurant general manager.

    “It had been on a 10-year lease and they had been leasing it month-to-month,” Ormes said. “They thought it was time to close and build a new store.”

  • Heaton wins national recognition for community service, industry accomplishments

    Dick Heaton, owner and vice president of Conway-Heaton Inc., a Chrysler, Dodge, Ford and Jeep dealership in Bardstown, was recently nominated for the 2012 TIME Dealer of the Year award.

    Heaton is one of a select group of dealers throughout the country who will be honored at the 95th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas on Feb. 4, 2012.

  • Photo: AVON RTC ribbon cutting
  • Trim Masters bought out by Toyota Boshoku

    Trim Masters Inc. was recently purchased by Toyota Boshoku, but operations will remain the same, according to Todd Sousa, senior manager at Toyota Boshoku America. The name will change to Toyota Boshoku Kentucky headquarters at Bardstown. Sousa added that no jobs will be lost and the company will continue to manufacture trims for Toyota models such as the Camry, Avalon and Venza.

  • Photo: Bardstown Boat & RV Storage
  • Photo: AFLAC insurance ribbon cutting
  • Local hair stylist wins top award in makeover category

    Bardstown hair stylist Carrie Parks, who is a three-year veteran of the local Fantastic Sams hair salon, has won first place in the makeover category of Fantastic Sams National 2011 Artistic Styling Awards Competition.

    There were 593 entries from Fantastic Sams stylists throughout the country. Park’s work was submitted to the hair makeover category. Park has won a trip to the 2012 Fantastic Sams National Convention in Las Vegas. In addition to the trip she won, she also received $100 in cash, a certificate, professional tools and a trophy.

  • Eriksen Chiropractic celebrates one year in Bardstown

    Eriksen Chiropractic Center of Bardstown recently celebrated its one year anniversary.   The center’s grand opening was October of 2010. Dr. Nicklaus Scram, DC and Dr. Kelli Eriksen Schram, DC work at the center.

    The center is at 625 N. Third St. in Bardstown. Eriksen Chiropractic Centers was established in 1972 with the goal of healing people and promoting wellness throughout Kentucky.

    Eriksen Chiropractic Centers has seven locations in Kentucky and has been serving patients with chiropractic care for more than 39 years.