• Heaven Hill’s Potter promoted to VP

    Heaven Hill’s master distiller has taken on more responsibility.

    Heaven Hill Brands has named Denny Potter vice president of operations. He will also remain master distiller.

    In addition to his current distilling responsibilities, Potter will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership for all Heaven Hill production operations including the Bardstown bottling operations, Louisville’s Bernheim Distillery and Deep Eddy Vodka’s Austin, Texas distillery and production facility.

  • Economic success pinches resources

    Success can bring its own complications.

    That was one of the messages Kim Huston, president of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency, brought to the Bardstown Rotary meeting Wednesday.

    The Bardstown area has seen a run of economic development wins over the past couple of years, and Huston said she fields inquiries from businesses considering moving to the area on a constant basis.

  • PHOTO: Bullitt’s Winery & Bistro holds ribbon cutting

    The Bardstown Nelson Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Bullitt’s Winery & Bistro. They make their own brand of wine as well as unique pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and salads. Being locally owned by father and son, Ron and Ross May, they strive to help their customers feel they are in the heart of Bardstown. Learn more at www.bullittswine.com. Open Monday-Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • The hunt for great food gets easier with Buy Local

    Kentucky Proud has unveiled Buy Local, a new program intended to encourage restaurants and other food service businesses to purchase locally produced food products, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

  • WORK MATTERS: Career services help new high school graduates start strong

    Across the Lincoln Trail region, thousands of high school seniors are counting down the days to graduation and the next exciting chapter of their lives.

    Whether that next chapter is a career or post-secondary education or training, the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail wants graduates to know about free services that can help them start strong.

  • Wine in Whiskey City

    A wine bar has opened in the capital of America’s bourbon culture.

    The idea is not as counterintuitive as it might seem, Ron May insists.

    May, who opened Bullitt’s Winery & Bistro on Bardstown’s main street last weekend with his son, manager and co-owner Ross May, said that even in storied Bardstown, which is steeped in the heritage of Kentucky’s signature distilled spirit, there is a stronger demand for wine.

  • Local unemployment office to open two days per week

    Bardstown no longer has a full-time Office of Employment and Training — which most people refer to as the “unemployment office” — but its services will be offered at the same location as before two days a week, according to state officials.

    In February, state Education Secretary Hal Heiner announced that that state would consolidate 31 Office of Education and Training sites at 51 Kentucky Career Centers into 12 regional hubs and eight satellite offices.

  • WORK MATTERS: Job seekers with criminal records get second chances at career opportunities

    Jerisia Lamons, Kentucky Career Center

    Felony. It is often a strong word that brings to mind the most serious crimes, and for offenders re-entering society, that commonly equates to barriers in their post-incarceration job search.

    At Kentucky Career Center — Lincoln Trail (KCC-LT), we work with all job seekers regardless of their background. In our work with job seekers with criminal records, we’re seeing two important things emerge in the job market.

  • Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Ooh La La Boutique

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting for Ooh La La Boutique. Located in the heart of Bardstown, Ooh La La offers ladies’ apparel, accessories and gifts for all occasions. They also offer services in monogramming and vinyl lettering. It is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Tower Automotive invests $50 million in Bardstown, Shepherdsville

    Tower Automotive is investing close to $50 million in its operations in Bardstown and Shepherdsville, and the state government is contributing more than a million dollars in tax incentives.