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  • NELSON SCENE: Oct. 18, 2017

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  • Heaven Hill expands Bernheim production

    Heaven Hill is set to fill its new and planned rickhouses at an even faster pace after a public unveiling Monday of its Louisville distillery expansion.

    Monday morning the Bardstown-based distiller dedicated a $25 million expansion of its Bernheim Distillery in West Louisville that brings its capacity to 400,000 barrels a year.

  • 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.

  • Jail logs, Oct. 13-17

    Shawn Allen Johnson, 25, second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Melinda Sue Quarles, 29, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Jaymason Allen Thomas, 28, non-payment of fines (2016).

    Jabrea N. Hutchins, 22, contempt of court.

    Jaylee Allen Thomas, 24, second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Brandon Wyatt Bailey, 24, second-degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Matthew D. Stacey, 23, failure to appear (Floyd County).

    Tremain D. Wilson, 28, failure to appear (2016 Grayson County).

  • Fall activities start early with ‘Boo Haven’

    While still a few weeks away, kids in New Haven got the frights and delights of Halloween early with a “Boo Haven” trunk-or-treat event.

    On Saturday, kids in their favorite costumes, rushed through a haunted house in the gym, stopped by decorated “trunks” for candy, followed a pumpkin pathway to show off the pumpkin they had painted, and enjoyed a chili supper. The event was hosted and supported by the New Haven School PTO, and saw dozens of participants.

  • Search begins for new tourism director

    Three weeks after Dawn Przystal stepped down from her role as executive director of tourism for Bardstown, the Tourism Commission is actively looking to fill the role.

    “A lot of people have been asking about the position,” said Kim Huston, president of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency as she attended Tuesday morning’s board meeting. “We’ve had a lot of interest in the position,” both locally and out of state.

  • Fort Knox Federal wins Member Service Award

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is the 2017 winner of the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award in the more than $1 billion asset category. This is the eighth time the credit union has received the award, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Credit Union League and Credit Union National Association, for its commitment to serving members and the community since 1998.

  • Regional Job and Career Fair set for Thursday

    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (ESHRM) and KYJOBS.net will host the 2017 Fall Regional Job and Career Fair Expo Thursday The fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Craft Beer Festival returns Saturday to downtown Bardstown

    Organizers hope to attract up to 1,000 people to the annual Bardstown Craft Beer Festival Saturday.

    In its fifth year, the event has evolved every year and the flavors on tap have grown.

    This year there will be more than 50 beers on tap, including several seasonal brews and rare releases.

    “We have a lot of local breweries that will be highlighted this year,” said Britt Kulsveen, one of the organizers and a member of Next Gen Nelson County, the non-profit that organizes the event.

  • Craft Beer Festival returns Saturday to downtown Bardstown

    Organizers hope to attract up to 1,000 people to the annual Bardstown Craft Beer Festival Saturday.

    In its fifth year, the event has evolved every year and the flavors on tap have grown.

    This year there will be more than 50 beers on tap, including several seasonal brews and rare releases.

    “We have a lot of local breweries that will be highlighted this year,” said Britt Kulsveen, one of the organizers and a member of Next Gen Nelson County, the non-profit that organizes the event.