• Board honors entrepreneur’s service

    By Tommy Turner

    As a resident and elected official within the Lincoln Trail region — comprised of LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties — I see so much of which to be proud, and without hesitation, I include our region’s workforce development system among our points of pride.

  • RJ Corman creates new apprenticeship program

    Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey joined officials from RJ Corman Railroad Group in Nicholasville recently to announce the creation of a new apprenticeship program.

    This four-year registered apprenticeship focuses on developing skills as an electrician. Apprentices will receive 2,000 on-the-job and 144 classroom training hours per year and will earn a nationally recognized journeyman certificate upon completion of the program.

  • ‘It’s a package deal’

    There is an inseparable bond between most twins that is closer than that of other siblings. They are often best friends.

    Sometimes they’re even business partners.

    In Bardstown, there are two sets of twins who have worked together since they were teenagers and are now entrepreneurs with multiple businesses.

    Taylor and Tyler Nalley, 26, operate T&T Feed & Seed, run a trucking business and farm together.

  • Locals come out to meet Comeback Cats

    It’s called the “Shot Heard Across the Bluegrass.”

    The Kentucky Wildcats had trailed the Duke Blue Devils by 18 points in the first half and remained behind with 2:15 left on the clock. That’s when guard Cameron Mills hit a long three-pointer to put his team ahead for the first time and changed the game’s momentum.

  • Aviva MedSpa celebrates ribbon cutting

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Aviva MedSpa, owned and operated by Amanda Grace along with co-owner Tricia Pulliam. The medical spa is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on weekends by appointment only.

  • Insurance exec installed as chair-elect of IIAK Board

    The Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky — IIAK, the state’s leading insurance trade association, has elected Aaron LaRue as chairman-elect.
    His election took place at the association’s 121st annual convention and trade show on Nov. 9, 2016 at The Brown Hotel in Louisville.
    LaRue is vice president of LaRue-Carey Insurance Group in Bardstown.  He has served IIAK in a variety of capacities, including young agent chair in 2011, and currently serves as a member of the Education, Membership Services, and Public Relations committees.

  • Hamilton named employment and training specialist

    Kentucky Farmworker Programs has announced a Richard Hamilton as a new employment and training specialist. He will be serving Nelson, Washington and surrounding counties with services for eligible farmworkers.

    KFP is an employment and training program funded by the National Farmworker Jobs Program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

    KFP’s services are offered to eligible farmworkers or their families who are seeking work, want to improve their work-related skills, or want greater financial stability that comes with a better job.

  • ‘Bourbon and beer’

    Willett Distillery and the Kentucky Guild of Brewers are collaborating on an experiment, which will recycle charred oak barrels for a special beer showcase to be released in Louisville this summer.

    A mix of bourbon and beer experts gathered Monday morning inside the Bardstown distillery’s newly finished visitors center to kick off the collaboration, which was attended by 25 craft brewers from around the state. The event allowed the brewers to pick up the used barrels, which will be recycled for the purpose of creating barrel-aged beer.

  • Travel Channel mentions Bardstown in holiday shopping segment

    An online segment for the Travel Channel lists Bardstown as one of “10 Romantic Small-Town Holiday Shopping Getaways.”

    The feature, set up as a slide show, urges shoppers to forgo the mall and check out towns on the list for their holiday shopping needs. In the section covering Bardstown, the city was painted as a “quaint town” with a “lavishly festooned Court Square.”

  • Captain D’s opens with big first day

    About 11:30 Wednesday morning, the Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen, which had opened an hour before, was encircled by cars, and the lobby was crowded.

    “It’s exceeded our expectations,” Shaun Hill, who owns the new restaurant with his sister, Kelly Boernsen, said of the first day. “We’ve had a least a few hundred, and it’s not even lunch yet.”