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Business

  • Peddlers Mall hosts ribbon cutting

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Bardstown Peddlers Mall located at 1020 Granite Drive in Bardstown. This family owned and operated “flea-tique” vendor mall is open seven days a week and specializes in antiques, collectibles, sports memorabilia, vintage goods, furniture (old and new) crafts and more.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital earns outstanding achievement award for cancer programs

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The cancer center at Flaget Memorial Hospital is one of a select group of 16 accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed July 1-Dec. 31, 2017. It is the only Kentucky program recognized by the COC during this time frame, and one of only two Kentucky programs recognized during the calendar year.

  • Sheckles’ new sales job

    Monday was a busy day for Bill Sheckles.

    That morning was his last day at Conway-Heaton, the Ford dealership where he has sold cars and trucks for 32 years.

    At noon, he presided over a meeting of the Bardstown City Council for a public hearing on a bond issue for a school sports complex.

    And that afternoon, he was getting settled into his new office at Bardstown High School, where he is now the new truancy mediator and ombudsman for city schools.

    He believes it’s going to be a good change.

  • BBCo wins drink challenge

    The Bardstown Bourbon Company’s big splash just got bigger, as their “mad scientist” mixologists wowed the crowd with an enthusiastic presentation Tuesday at Spalding Hall to win the 2018 Bourbon Capital Mixed Drink Challenge.

  • Warehouses approved for BBCo

    The Bardstown Bourbon Company will be allowed to build three more distilled spirits warehouses on its property at 1500 Parkway Drive.

    The unanimous decision Tuesday night by the Bardstown Board of Adjustment clears the way for the rapidly growing local distiller to increase the number of its rickhouses from six to nine.

  • COLUMN: New Lincoln Trail Youth Academy explores today’s local careers

    The new Lincoln Trail Youth Academy is offering a summer job like no other. It’s an opportunity for young adults to explore local careers in high-demand fields, gain work experience and learn the job search and soft skills they need for long-term success.

    Plus, they’ll earn $9 per hour for their time spent at a workplace or in a classroom.

  • Huston guest speaker at Rotary
  • Willett Distillery announces changes in leadership

    The historic family owned and operated Willett Distillery announced Thursday the promotion of Kristin Martha-Britt Kulsveen to the role of president and chief whiskey officer. The announcement was made in conjunction with National Bourbon Day at the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

    Kulsveen is the great-granddaughter of founder A. Lambert Willett and succeeds her mother, Martha Harriett Willett Kulsveen, as president. The landmark announcement also came on Britt Kulsveen’s 39th birthday.

  • County awarded for role in bourbon, tourism industries

    Nelson County was recognized for its activity in the bourbon and tourism industries Thursday with a Kentucky Economic Engine Award by Kentucky Travel Industry Association. To earn the award, a county can either be among the top counties in overall economic impact in the state or have a percentage of jobs dedicated to the tourism industry.

    “I’m not only here to tell you you’ve earned an economic engine award,” said Hank Phillips, CEO of KTIA. “But that you have earned it not on one of those criteria, but both.”

  • Culinary students bring international flavor to Bottle & Bond

    The gleaming new Bottle & Bond kitchen at Bardstown Bourbon Company opened to the public last week with a menu full of down-home Southern-style favorites.

    But the kitchen itself features an international flair, with 20 culinary students primarily from South Africa, as well as India and The Philippines and other countries, here to learn under the tutelage of Felix Mosso, the renowned former executive chef at the famed Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.