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Business

  • Strange joins Smith & Company CPA

    Smith & Company CPA’s, PLLC recently announced the addition of Jason O. Strange, CPA, as a partner. Strange has more than nine years of experience in auditing and accounting and will bring his skills and background to Smith & Company CPA’s, PLLC to assist in auditing and assurance, tax, and business consulting services for existing and future clients.

    His areas of expertise include auditing and accounting for non-public companies, state and local governments, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans.

  • Lakeview Photography wins Bride’s Choice Award

    Lakeview Photography, Bardstown, has been selected to receive the annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2011 for Photography.

    Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from more than 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds.

  • Photos: Inoac Packaging anniversaries
  • New territory sales manager for Southern States/Springfield Service area named

    Southern States and Springfield Service, Springfield, recently welcomed Mike McHolan as a new Territory Sales Manager for Washington, Marion and Nelson Counties and the surrounding area. In his new role, McHolan will be responsible for sales of all product lines, including feed, fertilizer, seed and ag chemicals, to customers in central Kentucky.

    McHolan has served Southern States customers since 1994, with the past 12 years in Management and Field Sales. He is a resident of western Boyle County, where his family has farmed for several generations.

  • Akin receives funeral director’s license

    Coletta Greenwell Akin, has received her Kentucky Funeral Director’s License.

    Akin took her State Board Examination Dec. 6, 2010, and received her results from the Kentucky State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors on Dec. 13.

    She is a 1979 graduate of Nelson County High School, and a 1985 graduate of the University of Louisville, with a degree in Arts and Sciences. Most recently she successfully passed the Kentucky State Boards that allows her to serve as a Licensed Funeral Director in Kentucky.

  • Heaven Hill Distillery, Governor Beshear to dedicate new rickhouse Feb. 16

    Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. will cut the ribbon and roll in the first barrel of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey into Rickhouse “J” — the latest addition of a nearly $5 million expansion of the company’s barrel storage capacity. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is scheduled to join Heaven Hill President Max L. Shapira and other senior executives for the ceremony, and will make brief remarks regarding the Bourbon industry and Heaven Hill’s growth.

  • Bluegrass Assisted Living receives 2011 Best of Elizabethtown Award for third year

    NEW YORK, NY — 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).

  • Eugene Wilson & Company welcomes business partner

    As Eugene Wilson & Company Insurance enters its 129th year of operation, owners Wes Parrish and Anita Burkett welcome Danny Patterson as a business partner. Patterson joins Parrish and Burkett to further expand their presence in Kentucky. With affiliated offices in Somerset, Nicholasville and Richmond, Eugene Wilson & Company will provide expertise for the property and casualty divisions at those locations.

    Parrish and Burkett will continue their daily management of operations in Bardstown along with Chief Commercial Officer Chuck Parrish.

  • More than 500 turn out for job fair

    As Debbie Worthington packed up her belongings at the end of the Nelson County Job Fair Wednesday, she pulled out a hefty manila folder, inches-thick with resumes of hopeful job seekers.

    Worthington is a human resource assistant at Bardstown auto parts manufacturer NPR and said during the four-hour fair, she received more than 300 applications. The plant will produce a new line of parts in the spring and of those hundreds of applicants, Worthington said a minimum of 10-15 will be hired.

  • Buyer Beware: Company coming to Bardstown has F rating with BBB

    When Steve Fenley, Bardstown, heard StoresOnline Inc. was coming to town, he got upset. One of Fenley’s relatives had a negative experience with the company, and Fenley wanted to give people a heads-up to not do business with it.