• Four Roses Bourbon to feature updated package

    Four Roses Distillery has announced the launch of a new bottle design for Four Roses Bourbon, the brand’s namesake offering.

    The renewed packaging was designed to maintain consistency, in color and style, with the brand’s other signature products. The upgraded packaging features a wood top and cork finish, as well as all new labels. The brand’s iconic rose cluster is prominently featured both on the label as well as embossed in the glass.

  • The Workforce Crisis Task Force: Crisis response in action

    By Dean Schamore

    Kentucky is enjoying economic growth, and the state continues to be home to successful established businesses as well as a hub for emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups.

    The opportunities for Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region are limitless, but the constraints on realizing those opportunities are real. Specifically, we face a workforce shortage in part due to this economic growth in so many sectors.

  • Yuengling coming to Kentucky

    At long last, Yuengling is coming to Kentucky.

    America’s oldest brewery, the Pottsville, Pa., based D.G. Yuengling & Son, announced Friday four wholesalers had been selected to distribute the beer starting in March.

    Clark Distributing Co., River City Distributing, Kentucky Eagle and Stagnaro Distributing were the companies awarded the distributorships.

    Clark will be the distributor in Nelson County. Dennis George, a spokesman for Clark, said they expect to have draft beer by March 5 and package beer by March 19.

  • KDA announces new officers, directors

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced Jan. 4 that Rob Samuels, chief operating officer at Maker’s Mark Distillery, has been named chairman of the group’s board of directors for 2018.

    Samuels, 43, is the fourth generation of his family to serve as chairman of the non-profit trade group that unites, promotes, protects and elevates the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

  • Bardstown Bourbon Company advances membership rank in KDA

    The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced recently that the Bardstown Bourbon Company has advanced in its ranks, becoming a “Proof” level member in the non-profit trade group that represents the state’s bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

    “Proof” members are the second-highest tier in the group, following an organizational structure based on production and aging barrels, according to KDA President Eric Gregory. To qualify as a “Proof” member, distilleries must have at least 10,000 barrels aging in their warehouses.

  • Wimsett hired as business development officer

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Company announced last month the hiring of Raffo Wimsett III, as a new business development officer.

    Wimsett, a Bardstown native, brings with him more than five years of business development experience working for Commonwealth Credit Union, where he played a pivotal role in developing the credit union’s partnership with the University of Louisville. While there, he was responsible for the development of a strategic plan and providing tactical steps for implementing new marketing strategies aimed at increasing new campus business.

  • Hutchins joins Barlow Funeral Home as new family service provider

    Antoinette “Toni” Colvin-Hutchins, a native of the Bardstown/Springfield area, is Barlow Funeral Homes’ new family services director. This position will allow her to work closely with families in several key areas. She will place her focus on the education of the community regarding topics such as funeral planning in advance, options with burial and cremation, creating memorable experiences that honor the lives of loved ones, and unique services that can be tailored to each individuals’ preferences regarding the celebration of life.

  • Chamber of Commerce hosts Distinguished Investors ceremony

    A Distinguished Investor membership is an elevated level of sponsorship in the Bardstown Nelson County Chamber that allows participating businesses a higher level of visibility to those businesses as well as helps keep small business membership dues affordable.

  • 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.