• White to retire as Chamber director

    After more than a decade of being in charge of a business network with hundreds of members, Dorothy White is stepping down.

    White, executive director of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce, is retiring Dec. 31. She has been director since 2003.

    As director, White is in charge of trying to help the success of various businesses throughout Nelson County. She said it has been wonderful working with the chamber for the past 12 years.

  • Business owner looking to change local alcohol ordinances

    Bardstown may be deemed “Bourbon Capital of the World,” but one man feels as though the town’s laws need sprucing up.

    Howard Keene, co-owner of the Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace, said he feels that the city’s current ordinances are too restrictive on Sundays and aired his concerns with the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission Tuesday morning,

  • IMI donation to flag project appreciated

    Jody Bryant, center, presented a certificate of appreciation to David Brown and Perry Wheatley of IMI for their donation to the flag pole project at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

  • Indoor firing range opens next week at Kentucky Gun Co.

    Patrick Hayden is taking aim at a new niche market for his Kentucky Gun Co.

    On Saturday, the big retailer will host an open house for its state-of-the-art indoor firing range, which opens for use on Monday.

    The range will have eight, 25-yard lanes, bright LED lighting, more precise control of target distances, and will be able to accommodate rifles as well as pistols, and ammunition as large as .30 caliber.

    “The range is capable of handling just about anything,” Hayden said.

  • Your Community Bank presents gift for HMH therapeutic playground

    At a Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Your Community Bank presented a $50,000 gift to the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation to fund the construction of a 1,500 square-foot indoor pediatric therapeutic playground.

    The playground will be part of the 3,700 square-foot expansion of the HMH Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, near Ring and Rineyville roads in Elizabethtown.

  • KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates adds nurse practitioner

    Heather Hamilton Hardy, MSN, APRN, has joined KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates, at 875 Pennsylvania Ave. in Bardstown, where she will practice with Mark Duber, MD.

    Hardy, a family nurse practitioner certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, comes to KentuckyOne with 10 years of direct patient care experience and a diverse background in emergency medicine, critical care and family practice.

  • Kentucky official: ‘It’s an employee’s market now’

    The Courier-Journal

    Young professionals and skilled workers who ventured into the labor market eight years ago faced an uphill battle in finding a job as the country sank into recession.

    Payrolls in every economic sector were slashed, in manufacturing plants, retail shops, even accounting offices and law firms between 2007 and 2010. But labor market and unemployment data released last week illuminated — once again — the dramatic reversal underway now in the workforce in Kentucky and across the nation.

  • Diabetes & Nutrition Management center opens
  • Gillis selected to Executive Council of National HR Association

    Larry Gillis has been selected to serve a three-year term on the executive council of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). IPMA-HR is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world, with more than 40 chapters in the United States and abroad. The executive council is a 14-member body that oversees the operations of the entire association.   Mr. Gillis’ first meeting will be in March in Washington, D.C.

  • Flaget receives CNOR Strong Designation

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, recently earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).  

    The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its operating room nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses.