• Bottle & Bond

    After spending three years getting its collaborative distilling program and its production capacity up to full strength, Bardstown Bourbon Company shifted its focus somewhat in recent months to work on its public face.

    “This is the culmination of the second piece of Bardstown Bourbon Company,” CEO David Mandell said Friday during a VIP gathering.

  • Tourism extending deadline for annual grant program

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission has extended the deadline to apply for its annual grant program.

    Friday is the deadline for the Commission’s Development Grant applications that are available to area non-profit and government entities that are a tourist attraction, festival or event. The funds can be used to promote tourism in Nelson County or for public capital improvements that meet specific requirements that promote tourist or convention activities in the county.

    There are several guidelines, which include:

  • New businesses open in Bloomfield

    They may not have cashed any tickets on Derby Day, but the first Saturday in May was a winning one for Bloomfield residents.

    Two new businesses opened their doors that day while a third establishment is expected to be ready soon.

    This influx in retail comes a few years after the city lost its only grocery store and at a time when city officials have struggled to get any type of business to locate in the northeast Nelson County town.

    All three businesses are located on Fairfield Hill.

  • Employment Expo connects workers, jobs

    It was workers who had the advantage at this year’s Employment Expo.

    Nelson County has a jobless rate of only about 3 percent, and many manufacturers and other companies are anxious to find reliable, skilled employees, so there were plenty of possibilities for job seekers who came out to the Guthrie Opportunity Center on Saturday to meet with representatives of local companies.

  • Rock Solid Home Services receives Louisville Bats designation
  • Town & Country hires Kempf as commercial relationship manager and vice president

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. recently announced the hiring of Mike Kempf as a new vice president and commercial relationship manager.

    Kempf has more than 39 years experience in banking, lending and business development. He also has an extensive background in commercial lending.

    Mike was hired in March 2018 at Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. Prior to joining the company, he was a vice president and business development officer at Eclipse Bank.

  • Hometown Manor celebrates expansion groundbreaking
  • Heaven Hill supporting hospital project with limited release bourbon

    Bourbon enthusiasts looking to support a good cause have the chance to purchase a limited release bourbon, with a portion of sales going to Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Project Hope.

    The bourbon, an Evan Williams Single Barrel 104 proof, is dipped in bright pink wax and was first made available to guests of the Fifty Shades of Pink Party the distillery hosted on Oaks Day.

  • Preservation opens with links to the past

    Marci Palatella has been making regular trips to Kentucky from her native northern California for about three decades to purchase barrels of bourbon for her and husband Lou’s Preservation Distillery.

    “It wasn’t cool to be making bourbon then,” she said. “Everything was chardonnay and vodka.”

    But make no mistake — bourbon is definitely cool now. So cool, in fact, smaller operations such as Preservation are finding it difficult to get the source supply they need from larger distillers.

  • WORK MATTERS: LTADD marks 50 years of strengthening communities


    CEO, Hardin County Chamber of Commerce

    We have a great deal to be proud of in the Lincoln Trail Region. Our economy is strong. Our communities are regularly recognized on the national stage for any number of things – tops in start-ups, among the safest, a great place to do business, an ideal spot to retire, and much more.