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Fiscal Court hears details of program that helps officers investigate, solve crimes

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 22, 2022 — A program to assist law enforcement’s ability to investigate crime and pursue criminals was introduced Tuesday duirng Nelson Fiscal Court’s regular meeting. The Bluegrass and Central Kentucky United Police Protection System — otherwise known as BACKUPPS — is a program that allows […]

March 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics | Read More »

Bardstown Bourbon Co. acquired by Chicago-based investment firm

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — The Bardstown Bourbon Company, the nation’s largest custom spirits distiller, has been acquired by Chicago-based Pritzker Private Capitol, the companies announced Monday. Mark Erwin, the current president and CEO of Bardstown Bourbon, as well as his management team, will continue to guide the business. […]

March 8th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »

McCoy files bill to legalize distilleries’ ability to offer private barrel selections

By CHAD MCCCOY50th District State Representative Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 — House Majority Whip Chad McCoy filed a bill Monday to legalize private barrel selections at distilleries and boost Bourbon tourism with new programs to attract repeat visitors and enhance local communities. “Bourbon is more than a cultural icon. It is a proven economic powerhouse […]

February 16th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Fiscal Court gives final approval to distillery Industrial Revenue Bonds

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 – Nelson Fiscal Court took the final steps to approve Industrial Revenue Bonds for projects in Bardstown at the 1792 Barton Distillery and the Lux Row Distillery. The IRB for the 1792 Barton Distiller is $28.5 million, while the Lux Row Distillers IRB […]

November 16th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves use of ARPA funds for county worker performance pay

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 — Nelson FIscal Court gave its final approval of an ordinance that will give all county essential workers a performance pay payout for working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The county will use 3.7 percent of its American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide […]

November 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Striking Heaven Hill employees ratify new five-year contract in Saturday vote

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 — Word spread quickly around Bardstown Saturday afternoon following the vote to ratify a new contract between Heaven Hill Distillery employees and its union. More than 400 workers, represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23D, have been on strike for six weeks. The […]

October 24th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »

Fiscal Court OKs resolution seeking ARPA grant funds to expand rural broadband

By JIM BROOKSNeson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a resolution Tuesday morning in support of a grant application to help pay for the joint city-county project to expand the internet to unserved and underserved areas. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear approved a grant program to assist internet […]

October 19th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: Bradford & Brooks hosts tourism director to discuss post-pandemic tourism

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 — Samantha Brady, the executive director of the Bardstown-Nelson County tourist commission, was the studio guest Wednesday on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. -30-

October 15th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Business News,News,Video | Read More »

Bardstown Bourbon co-founder to oversee Kentucky Owl Distillery, Park development

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 — Louisville Business First reported Monday that David Mandell, co-founder of Bardstown Bourbon Co., has been hired to oversee the development of the Kentucky Owl Distillery and Park, located on 420 acres at the former rock quarry at US62 and KY245. Stoli announced plans for […]

October 5th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News,State government | Read More »

Union president: Heaven Hill ended renewed contract negotiations Tuesday

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 — The president of the union that represents striking Heaven Hill employees told the WBRT listening audience Wednesday that late Tuesday night he was told that Heaven Hill was ending the negotiations it had started on Monday. Matt Aubrey, president of the United […]

September 29th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »