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Business

  • KOGA names Watts executive director

    The Kentucky Oil and Gas Association (KOGA) announced recently that Ryan Watts, of Frankfort, will serve as executive director. Watts joins the association after spending nearly 14 years in Kentucky state government where he worked in various communication roles.

    Watts is originally from Bardstown.

  • PHOTO: Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Cedar Creek Realty
  • PHOTO: Chamber holds ribbon cutting at The Critter Cradle

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at The Critter Cradle, owned and operated by Kacie, Angie and Todd Greenwell. The Critter Cradle is a place to care for your pets while you are away from home. Pictured from The Critter Cradle are: Kacie Greenwell, Todd Greenwell, Angie Greenwell, Carolyn Wimsatt, Clay Greenwell, Tanner Clark, Donnie Allen, Katie Rogers, Emily Powell and their builder Henry Hayden. Also pictured are Chamber ambassadors, board members, Chamber Director Samantha Brady and volunteers.

  • Stiles, Carter and Associates adds new manager

    Stiles, Carter and Associates CPAs PSC, the largest locally owned CPA firm, recently announced the addition of a new manager, Jason O. Strange, CPA.

    Strange will be working primarily out of SCA’s Bardstown branch, and has worked in the community for many years. His responsibilities at the firm include auditing and accounting, general business consulting, preparation of financial statements and tax returns.

  • Reiter joins Stiles, Carter and Associates as senior accountant

    Stiles, Carter and Associates CPAs PSC, the largest locally owned CPA firm, has announced the addition of a new senior accountant, Jill Reiter, CPA.

    Reiter comes to SCA after working more than 11 years at Blandford & McCubbins CPAs, which is now Stiles, Carter & Associates’ Bardstown branch.

    Her experience includes preparation of tax returns, financial statements and reviews. She also has industry experience, which gives her a more complete understanding of the complex issues her clients face daily.

  • PHOTO: Ribbon cut for O’Bryan’s Farm Equipment

    The Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for O’Bryan’s Farm Equipment. This local home, farm and garden supply store is owned and operated by Devin and Kenny O’Bryan. The store is open Monday-Friday 8:30a-5:30p and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Officials discuss solutions to the workforce shortage

    Good help is hard to find. But one solution is to build your own.

    State workforce and education officials came to Bardstown on Tuesday to implore business leaders looking for good help to become part of the solution.

    “I’m here to ask you to be on our team,” said state Sen. Jimmy Higdon. “The days of being able to find a kid who grew up on a farm and is a good worker are over.”

  • Heaven Hill expands Bernheim production

    Heaven Hill is set to fill its new and planned rickhouses at an even faster pace after a public unveiling Monday of its Louisville distillery expansion.

    Monday morning the Bardstown-based distiller dedicated a $25 million expansion of its Bernheim Distillery in West Louisville that brings its capacity to 400,000 barrels a year.

  • Fort Knox Federal wins Member Service Award

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is the 2017 winner of the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award in the more than $1 billion asset category. This is the eighth time the credit union has received the award, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Credit Union League and Credit Union National Association, for its commitment to serving members and the community since 1998.

  • Regional Job and Career Fair set for Thursday

    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (ESHRM) and KYJOBS.net will host the 2017 Fall Regional Job and Career Fair Expo Thursday The fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.