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  • Heaven Hill fills 8 millionth barrel

    Right before addressing the crowd gathered Monday at Heaven Hill’s cistern facility, the company’s president, Max Shapira, candidly joked “Why are we here?”

    But make no mistake — he knew. It’s just that milestone barrel-filling events at the distillery keep happening so fast, it’s probably hard to keep up with the pace.

  • McDonald’s has grand re-opening

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held a grand re-opening for McDonald’s. They have re-opened their dining room with a full table dine in service and a new look.

  • Mattingly joins Marsha Clark Real Estate

    Tony Mattingly, realtor, has recently joined Marsha Clark Real Estate.

    Licensed in 2017, Mattinlgy specializes in residential, farms, vacant land, foreclosures, relocation, etc.

    Born and raised in the Bardstown community, he brings varied experience to the table, inclusive of military background (U.S. Army), factory experience, and a career in healthcare.

    Mattingly prides himself in quality of service, honesty, integrity, dependability, and knowledge of the market.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace sold

    Five years after Howard and Dee Dee Ford Keene opened Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace on West Flaget, they have sold both the business and the building, to different buyers.

    Kentucky Owl LLC, which is building a new distillery and park on the former quarry property along Ky. 245, purchased the early 19th-century brick building for an undisclosed amount and plans to use it as an events venue.

    “They kind of want to have a downtown presence,” Howard said.

  • 10 tips to make the most of attending a career fair

    By Carter Dyson

    If you’re a job seeker, one of the most valuable benefits of a career fair is the rare opportunity to speak directly to employers who are hiring. It’s a chance to make an impression, and in some cases get an on-the-spot interview. Career fairs are also a way for you to learn information about a company that might not be in its job postings or on its website.

  • Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for LORE Yoga & Wellness
  • Lux Row Distillers joins KDA

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association recently announced that Lux Row Distillers has joined its ranks as a “Heritage” member, the highest level in the non-profit trade group that represents the bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

    Lux Row, which began production in January, is the KDA’s ninth Heritage member and 37th overall member. To qualify as a Heritage member, distilleries must have at least 25,000 barrels of distilled spirits aging in Kentucky warehouses, according to KDA President Eric Gregory.

  • Innovation on the menu

    Teenagers took to the changes like a toddler to a Happy Meal when they were rolled out Tuesday night. But the next morning, there were bewildered looks from older guests who approached the counter at the Bardstown McDonald’s, only to have an employee step out from behind it and guide them to the automated, self-serve kiosks, where they helped them place their orders.

    “We don’t like it,” said Phillip Lindsey of Bardstown, who was having breakfast with his wife, Wanda. “I like hands on hands, where you talk to them.”

  • Some Nelson County dairy farmers losing a way of life

    Last month there were seven dairy farmers in Nelson County.

    Soon there will be only three or four.

    After getting “the letter” from Dean Foods informing them the company would no longer be buying their milk, Terry Waldridge and his father, a dairy farmer for nearly 40 years, decided it was time to quit.

    Waldridge, 37, sorted out a third of his herd Friday morning to send to slaughter.

    “They’re going to be hamburger,” he said.

  • Bardstown welcomes Irish restaurant

    Guests won’t likely hear a fiddler or warm themselves by a peat fire when they walk in, but Rylon Sweeney’s Irish Restaurant & Pub may be as close to Éireann as they could expect to find in Bardstown.

    The restaurant at 885 Pennsylvania Ave. has been quietly testing palates this week with a limited menu and opened its bar. Tonight it will go all out with a midnight countdown to Paddy’s Day and live music.