• Former Standard news editor honored with ‘Gold Star’ journalism award

    Stacey Manning, a Bardstown native and former news editor for The Kentucky Standard, has been honored with the Max Heath Gold Star Award for Excellence in Community Journalism.

    The award is a tribute to Heath’s contributions as executive editor for 21 years and his history of recognizing the good work that passed across his desk with a gold star and hand-written notes.

    It recognizes Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) editors who do solid work in their communities year-in and year-out. 

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  • Town & Country Bank board elects new chair

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Company’s board of directors unanimously elected a new chairman March 15 — Tom A. Wimsett, a Nelson County native with more than 28 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Wimsett replaces Bill Conway, chairman of the board since 2009. Conway was elected vice-chairman, also by a unanimous vote.

    Conway said he nominated Wimsett to the position because of Wimsett’s expertise in banking and because Wimsett’s recent retirement would allow him to commit more time to the bank.

  • Bluegrass Assisted Living earns 2011 Best of E’town award

    For the third consecutive year, Bluegrass Assisted Living has been selected for the 2011 Best of Elizabethtown Award in the Senior Assisted Living Facility category by the U.S.  Commerce Association (USCA).

    Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1 percent) 2011 award recipients  qualified as three-time award winners.

    In recognition, a 2011 Best of Elizabethtown Award is displayed at the business.

  • Bluegrass Cellular names Clark Bardstown customer care manager

    Bluegrass Cellular Inc. has promoted Audrey Clark to Bardstown customer care manager. In this role, Clark is responsible for the daily operational management of the Bluegrass Cellular location at 1000 E. John Rowen Blvd., Bardstown.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of earthquake/tsunami charity scams

    After a major disaster like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, many Americans want to help those impacted. Unfortunately, with any major disaster, there are scam artists who will attempt to take advantage of those who want to help. Your Better Business Bureau offers this advice for donors to ensure their donations go to trustworthy relief efforts.

    • Before donating, visit www.bbb.org/charity to research organizations you’re considering supporting.

    • Don’t click on any links in e-mail solicitations for money.

  • Trim Masters makes $50,000 contribution to N.C. Industries

    Representatives from Trim Masters present Communicare/Nelson County Industries (NCI) staff with a check for $50,000 as their contribution to the agency’s capital campaign.

  • Heaven Hill named ‘Distillery of the Year’ in 17th Annual Whisky Awards

    Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the nation’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, was named “Distillery of the Year” in the 17th Annual Malt Advocate Whisky Awards. The nation’s second-largest holder of aging Bourbon, Heaven Hill was also named co-recipient of Malt Advocate’s “Best Buy Whiskey of the Year” award for its Evan Williams Black Label Bourbon, which is  the second largest selling brand of bourbon in the world.

  • Governor visits for Heaven Hill rickhouse dedication

    Gov. Steve Beshear got some hands-on experience in the bourbon industry Wednesday as Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. dedicated its newest rickhouse. At the end of the ceremony, he and Heaven Hill President Max Shapira rolled the first barrel of bourbon into the whiskey-aging warehouse.

    Named Rickhouse J, the new structure is part of a nearly $5 million expansion to the company’s bourbon barrel storage capacity, already the second-largest in the world at 900,000 barrels.

  • Flowers Baking Co. selects Spirit Award winner

    Flowers Baking Co. of Bardstown, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO), has selected Mitchell Holmes recipient of its 2010 Flowers Spirit Award.

    The Flowers Spirit Award recognizes employees who are a positive force at work and in their community. The award was inspired by the kindness and generosity of Langdon S. Flowers, past president and chairman of the board of Flowers Foods. Throughout his life, Langdon Flowers encouraged many people within the company and throughout the country and was an active supporter of many charitable and community organizations.