• NCEDA kicks off resolution with info session on new tax credit

    Wednesday’s visit to Bardstown by a representative from the state Cabinet for Economic Development served two purposes — to educate business owners and managers on a new tax credit available to small businesses, and to kick off the Nelson County Economic Development Agency’s New Year’s resolution to make doing business in Nelson County easier.

  • Leathers joins Medica Pharmacy and Wellness Center

    Amanda Bradshaw Leathers, Pharm.D, has joined Medica Pharmacy and Wellness Center. A University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy 2010 graduate, she began work Jan. 3.

    Leathers, who completed a rotation at Medica as a pharmacy student, is delighted to be working again with pharmacy owner Leon Claywell, pharmacists Alyson Schwartz, Vicky Pulliam and Ellen Barger, and all the staff at Medica. She described Medica as a place where she can get to know her customers. She emphasizes customer service and patient care and enjoys the small-town setting.

  • Leadership Nelson County applications due Feb. 4

    Leadership Nelson County is designed to identify the community’s existing and emerging leaders who have the ability and desire to assume positions of leadership, preparing them to meet the challenges of the future.

    The purpose of LNC is to enhance leadership skills and community understanding.

    Applications to the program are due Feb. 4. Applicants must live and/or work in Nelson County. 

  • Douglas promoted at First Citizens Bank

    First Citizens Bank, Elizabeth-town, recently announced Kimberly Douglas was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Director of Marketing.  She joined the bank in 1987 and has served as Marketing Department Secretary, Administrative Assistant, Marketing Assistant, and most recently as Director of Marketing.  Douglas is a 1985 graduate of Nelson County High School and a 1987 graduate of Elizabethtown Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Office

  • Local chiropractor crowned 2010 SCORE Class 2 Desert Racing Champion

    Local chiropractic doctor, Dr. William “Doc” Eriksen won the 2010 Class 2 Points Championship for the SCORE Desert Series.

    There are five desert races in the SCORE Desert Series: Laughlin Desert Challenge, San Felipe 250, Baja 500, Terrible’s Primm 300, and the Baja 1000. Eriksen won them in 2009 as Class 2 with his daughter, Dr. Teddi Eriksen.

    William Eriksen accepted the award in Irvine, California at the 2010 SCORE Awards Banquet Dec. 11 surrounded by his wife Sarah, son, Max, daughter, Teddi, and members of Team Eriksen.

  • Horton to join Nelson County Farm Bureau

    Bob Horton has been appointed as an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in the Nelson County Agency. Horton’s appointment was announced in Louisville by John Sparrow, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.

    Horton, a Marion County native, graduated from Lexington Community College with an associate’s degree in history. He now lives in Bardstown with his wife, Melissa, and their two sons, Ethan and Owen.

  • Cracker Barrel one step closer to Bardstown locale

    Cracker Barrel is one step closer to building a restaurant in Bardstown after the Development Review Board decided Tuesday to recommend approval of its building site, landscaping and lighting plans. The DRB recommendation will go before Bardstown City Council at its Jan. 25 meeting, said Jan Johnston, Joint City-County Planning Commission director.

    If city council approves, Cracker Barrel will be able to proceed with building and zoning permits, Johnston said.

  • Seminar to cover Small Business Investment Credit Program

    Small business owners and managers, or anyone interested in boosting small businesses, are invited to a free seminar. The Nelson County Economic Development Agency and Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce will join the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet’s Small Business Division 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at My Old Kentucky Home State Park’s Great Hall.

  • Applications for Leadership Nelson County Class of 2011 due Feb. 4

    There’s still time to apply for membership in the Leadership Nelson County Class of 2011. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 4.

    Leadership Nelson County is designed to identify the community’s existing and emerging leaders.

    The original program was established by the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce in 1989. LNC became an independent organization with a board of directors in 1998. 

  • State incentives benefit three Nelson County companies

    Three Nelson County companies have benefited from Incentives for a New Kentucky legislation passed in June 2009, according to a release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office Dec. 14. 

    Blend Pak Inc., Polyair Corporation and Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. each received an incentive in the form of tax credits and wage incentives, said Mandy Lambert, communications director for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

    “We basically partner with these companies to lower the cost of business over the course of the agreement,” Lambert said.