• Bardstown Bourbon Co. puts second still in place

    With a careful crane hoist and drop Wednesday that went smoothly despite a gusting wind, The Bardstown Bourbon Company climbed its next rung on the ladder toward becoming one of the biggest bourbon producers in the world.

    “It was almost two years to the day that we stood right here for the first still event,” BBCo CEO David Mandell said Wednesday morning at the distillery as crews from Buzick Construction lowered the second still into the new facility.

  • Bardstown again among U.S. top 10 micropolitans

    Bardstown has again been chosen by Site Selection magazine, an industry trade publication that tracks investment, as one of the top 10 micropolitans in the nation.

    This is the second consecutive year the city and its surrounding area have made the top 10 and the third year in the top 100.

    For 2017, Bardstown was tied with Danville and Frankfort for 10th place. Richmond and Berea together ranked fifth.

    In 2016, Bardstown ranked seventh.

    In 2015, it was tied with eight other communities for 13th place.

  • United Way distributes $200k to local charities

    Tri-County Kentucky United Way announced this month that $200,000 was allocated to 35 programs in Marion, Nelson and Washington counties for 2018.

    This funding amount is a 10-percent increase over 2017 funding and includes five new agencies.

    The Tri-County Kentucky United Way’s Allocations Committee, which is comprised of local volunteers, reviewed grant applications, visited agencies, and met to discuss how to effectively and efficiently allocate the funds donated in 2017 for the 2018 calendar year.

  • Gartland wins Derby award for framing

    With Derby just around the corner, Bardstown’s supply of talented community members is once again on display. Jimmy Gartland, manager of Gartland’s Art Sales in Bardstown, is the recipient of the 2018 Festival Unveiled Judge’s Award from the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation for his framing of this year’s Festival poster.

    “I was seriously shocked,” Gartland said of the win, adding when he heard the news he was texting his dad, who had been anticipating the results.

  • Fields promoted to officer at Town & Country Bank

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. announces the promotion of Trevor Fields to officer.

    Fields is a Springfield native and began his career with the bank in 2016 as a credit analyst. He came to Town & Country after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

    “Trevor has been a true asset to the bank’s credit administration and underwriting functions. We look forward to seeing his career continue to develop with our bank,” said David Greenwell, chief credit officer.

  • PHOTO: Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Mermaid’s Cove

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Mermaids Cove located at 101 N 3rd Street. Mermaids Cove offers clothing for all sizes. Photographed is owner Ariel Reed with her husband, Tim Reed, and parents, Steve and Re Re Nicholson. Also pictured are Samantha Bradley executive director of the Chamber Board, and ambassadors.  

  • Takigawa breaks ground

    They started with 150 potential sites and narrowed the list to 50. Then it was five.

    But in the end, it was Bardstown that topped the list of sites for Takigawa Corporation’s first North American site, said its president, Hiroyuki Takigawa, at the company’s ceremonial groundbreaking Friday.

    Takigawa said it was on their second visit, while he was talking with Kim Huston in her Nelson County Economic Development Agency office, that Judge-Executive Dean Watts stopped by just to say “Hi” and shake his hand.

  • Lux Row open for business

    Luxco, the parent company of Bardstown’s newest distillery, Lux Row, knows how to put on a first-class party with all the trimmings.

    At a massive celebration Wednesday at the historic John and Nancy Ballard farm where Luxco has set up shop for its new Kentucky base of operations, the company pulled out all the stops for the grand opening of Lux Row.

    “We only do things one way,” said Michele Lux, wife of owner Donn Lux and the creative vision behind the look and feel of the new facility.

  • 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.