• Flair 4 Fashion celebrates Grand Opening

    Flair 4 Fashion held its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, May 18. The boutique, owned by LaToya Calbert is at 117 Banjo Street, Suite D in Bardstown. Flair 4 Fashion offers clothing, jewelry, gifts and novelties. The Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, family and friends attended the ceremony.

  • Thomas Brelage, O.D. attends Optometric Educational Congress

    Dr. Thomas Brelage, optometrist, whose office is at 206 W. John Fitch Ave. in Bardstown, attended the Kentucky Optometric Association’s 110th Annual Spring Educational Congress, April 26-29  at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville.
    At the conference, Dr. Brelage attended lectures on ocular emergencies, macular degeneration, glaucoma and pharmacology updates. In addition to four days of continuing education, the conference also included an exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services in optometry.

  • Design approved for new bank in town

    The Nelson County Development Review Board approved the design of a 5,300-square-foot branch of Lincoln National Bank June 12. The vote brings it one step closer to becoming the first Lincoln National branch to be built outside of LaRue County.

    The branch may create as many as 10 new jobs in Nelson County, Lincoln National President Doc Meredith said.

    “We plan to hire all local people,” he said.

    Meredith added he hopes the branch will open during the first quarter of 2013.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union unveils new facility

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union unveiled its new facility during a grand opening celebration on East John Rowan Avenue Wednesday. The celebration marked the end of renovations that began in December.

    The facility held a pre-opening two weeks ago. According to President/CEO Bill Rissel, the new building will offer a better experience for customers.

    “It provides better service and more room for (Fort Knox Federal Credit Union) to grow,” he said.

  • American Fuji Seal plant to expand

    American Fuji Seal recently announced its plans to expand its facilities — which could create 45 new jobs in the area.

    The announcement is something that Kim Huston, president of the Nelson County Economic and Development Agency, views as a positive enhancement to the community.

    It’s exciting when a company expands, but it’s even more titillating when it’s a business that has such a rich history with Bardstown, Huston said.

  • Hardin hired to teach criminal justice

    Larry Ray Hardin recently retired from the Department of Justice and has been hired as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix and at National University of Phoenix and at National University to teach criminal justice.

    He has also opened his own private investigative business in California.

    He is the son of Ray and Elizabeth G. Hardin, Bardstown, and the grandson of Edward and Mattie Johnson of Nelson County and Ray and Sarah Hardin of Spencer County.

  • Graphic designer joins Standard staff

    A graphic designer with a knack for illustration has joined the staff of The Kentucky Standard.

    Matt Tichenor, 28, is a lifelong Bardstown resident, except for the year he lived in Savannah, Ga.

    “I was an art director for a screen-printing place. We did T-shirt designs,” Tichenor said.

    In fact, Tichenor’s interest in the arts began with a job in screen-printing. A Bardstown High School graduate, Tichenor went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in geography and geosciences at the University of Louisville.

  • New facility slated for Industrial Park

    Bardstown Warehousing has plans to construct a new 100,000-square-foot facility on Withrow Court in Industrial Park.

    The project, which will take up to seven months to complete, is set to begin in two weeks. Studio Kremer Architects and Horizon Engineering of Bardstown will head construction on the $2 million project.

    “We’re excited because we feel Bardstown needs it,” said Chris Monin, co-owner of Bardstown Warehousing. “We felt like there was a big need.”

  • DRB to review plans for new bank branch

    There may soon be a new bank in town.

    Hodgenville-based Lincoln National Bank comes before the Development Review Board June 12 with plans to build a 5,300-square-foot branch on Lincoln Way, formerly Mainstream Boulevard. The property is across KY 245 from Inoac and Nutter Drive.

    The proposed structure is relatively large for a bank branch, Joint City-County Planning Commission Director Janet Johnston-Crowe said.

  • First Federal announces sale of Louisville branches


    Landmark News Service

    The sale of four Jefferson County branches will help First Federal Savings Bank’s parent company meet financial assurances required by its consent decree with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the corporate president said.

    Coupled with a previously announced sale of its Indiana branches, the deals provide $44 million in equity for the Elizabethtown-based bank, which has failed to record an annual profit since 2008.