Today's News

  • Ballard named vice president and chief lending officer

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Company recently announced the promotion of Emerson Ballard to vice president and chief lending officer. Emerson began with the bank 12 years ago and has played an integral role in exploring new commercial loan opportunities and cultivating banking relationships. He has been crucial to the growth and success of the bank and is consistently one of the top lenders within the organization.

  • AGING MATTERS: Dear Santa, here’s what I want for Christmas

    In the spirit of the season, it’s time for individuals 55 and over to share their wish list with Santa. I’m not talking about the personal gifts we hope to receive from family and friends, but the kind that city officials, tech innovators, health care professionals, housing developers, and appliance manufacturers and others could design for the aging world.

  • Seek treatment when you experience lasting back pain

    Back pain is a common ailment that affects about 80 percent of Americans, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Many people visit the doctor due to activity-limiting back pain, especially those between ages 35 and 55. Back pain can be the result of an injury, underlying condition or a recurring everyday activity. Therefore, it is important to protect your back and seek treatment for back pain that won’t go away.

  • Legion approves action on veteran projects and services

    The members of the American Legion Post 42 recently approved spending for several community actions. The post authorized $6,000 for the following projects:

    • Five hundred dollars was donated for support of the community partner Room in the Inn and Bethany Haven for homeless veterans.  The donation was received by Sherri McGuffin.

    • One thousand dollars was donated for support of homeless veterans with a new community partner 22 Too Damn Many, a regional homeless shelter for veterans.

  • PHOTO: Higdon, McCoy speak at BCA

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep.  Chad McCoy (pictured) spoke with students at Bluegrass Christian Academy recently. The congressmen discussed the three branches of government, the importance of the Constitution, and the challenges facing policy makers.

  • PHOTO: Author speaks, signs books at Civil War Museum

    Author Bryan S. Bush, right, met with guests at the Civil War Museum Saturday afternoon during a lecture and book signing as part of the national release of his latest book, “Favorite Sons of Civil War Kentucky.” In the book, Bush writes about some of the state’s favorite local heroes. Bush, a native of Louisville, has written dozens of books about the Civil War and has been a Civil War re-enactor for years.

  • Three in custody for vehicle thefts

    Two young women and a juvenile were arrested over the weekend in relation to vehicle thefts in the Cormans Crossing neighborhood.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the break-ins were reported about 6:30 Sunday morning and at least five vehicles had been gone through. Among the property taken from the vehicles were two firearms.

  • Weiner hired as chief investment officer

    First Bankers Trust Company, a division of Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. of Bardstown, recently announced the hiring of Michael Wiener, CFA, as chief investment officer.

    He is an investment professional with more than 30 years of experience. Recently he served as chief investment officer for a nationally-known trust company. He led an investment team that improved the process and speed of asset allocation and mutual fund selection across multiple platforms. He also developed and co-managed dividend growth equity portfolios that attracted $50 million in new assets.

  • Guthrie files for re-election to represent state in Congress

    Congressman Brett Guthrie filed for re-election Monday to represent Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District for a sixth term.

  • Gov. Bevin, Justice Cabinet and Operation UNITE unveil new drug treatment helpline

    The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE are launching a new substance abuse call center that will connect people across the state with drug treatment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced recently.