• Ballard named vice president and chief lending officer

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Company recently announced the promotion of Emerson Ballard to vice president and chief lending officer. Emerson began with the bank 12 years ago and has played an integral role in exploring new commercial loan opportunities and cultivating banking relationships. He has been crucial to the growth and success of the bank and is consistently one of the top lenders within the organization.

  • Weiner hired as chief investment officer

    First Bankers Trust Company, a division of Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. of Bardstown, recently announced the hiring of Michael Wiener, CFA, as chief investment officer.

    He is an investment professional with more than 30 years of experience. Recently he served as chief investment officer for a nationally-known trust company. He led an investment team that improved the process and speed of asset allocation and mutual fund selection across multiple platforms. He also developed and co-managed dividend growth equity portfolios that attracted $50 million in new assets.

  • Shop local, shop small

    As businesses across the country will be crowded with eager patrons before Thanksgiving Day even comes to a close, the weekend start of holiday shopping is a great opportunity for local merchants to promote themselves.

    Businesses in Downtown Bardstown — and other parts of Nelson County — have spent at least the last week pulling out Christmas décor, perfecting holiday window displays and stocking sweaters, candles, ornaments and other cold-weather items to sell. While Friday sends attention to the big box stores, Saturday is all about shopping local.

  • PHOTO: Something Borrowed celebrates ribbon cutting

    The Bardstown-Nelson Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Something Borrowed. The business rents out tents, tables, chairs and more. Learn more at www.somethingborrowedky.com.

  • County to issue bonds for bourbon projects

    Nelson County will issue industrial revenue bonds for two bourbon distillery companies totaling nearly $87 million.

    The Fiscal Court, which had previously approved inducement resolutions committing to the projects, had the first reading Tuesday of the actual ordinances to issue the bonds for Heaven Hill Brands and Lux Row.

    The Heaven Hill project is for whiskey warehouses off Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) in Cox’s Creek. Those bonds are for up to $51,900.

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week: A celebration of innovation

    By Lisa Boone

    Communities in more than 165 countries are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 13-19, a time to help potential entrepreneurs explore the possibilities of turning their bright idea into a thriving business. Here in the Lincoln Trail region, we’re excited to again be counted among those communities, especially considering the immense role entrepreneurship plays in our economy.

  • HMH receives ‘A’ safety rating

    The Leapfrog Group released its bi-annual hospital safety grades recently, giving Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) an “A” rating, up from a “B” this past spring and a “C” grade last fall. The national nonprofit evaluates and reports the safety and quality performance of more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Of the 50 hospitals rated in Kentucky, only 13 received an “A” rating.

  • Kentucky Owl coming to Bardstown

    There have been signs pointing to it since September, but on Wednesday, representatives of the Stoli Group and Gov. Matt Bevin made the official announcement: Kentucky Owl is coming to Bardstown.

    The super-premium, small-batch Kentucky bourbon will be distilled on the site of the Cedar Creek Quarry along John Rowan Boulevard (Ky. 245), which the new owners will purchase in its entirety over time from Haydon Materials as it expands its business.

  • Moses Black closed

    The lights are out at Moses Black Tavern.

    The bourbon bar with its black leather sofas and old brick interior, which took its name from the keeper of a tavern there in the 1830s, is no more.

    “Moses is closed, and Tap House is expanding,” said Troy Dennison, who owns both the whiskey bar and the craft beer pub across the street.

    Dennison opened Moses in March at 129 N. Third St. in the former Bardstown Booksellers building, a year and a half after opening 3rd Street Tap House at 112 N. Third.

  • Workforce Development Board convenes Crisis Task Force

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Setting out to ultimately increase workforce participation to meet the needs of employers and ensure continued economic health, the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) on Tuesday convened key stakeholders representing all aspects of the workforce development system and employers that are struggling to meet their workforce needs.