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Bardstown Bourbon announces purchase of Owensboro’s Green River Spirits

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 4, 2022 — The Bardstown Bourbon Co. announced plans last week to purchase Owensboro’s Green River Spirits. The purchase includes the historic Green River Distilling Co. in Owensboro, which is the 10th-oldest distillery in the state. The deal should close by the end of July, according to […]

July 4th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets details on the Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Judge Executive Dean Watts and Nelson Fiscal Court members got their first look Tuesday at the proposed Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park. The park will be built on property owned by the county on Springfield Road across from McDonalds. Jerry Janes, speaking for […]

June 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News | Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council meeting of Tuesday, June 14, 2022

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, June 18, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council met in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the council chambers next to the Rec Center gym on Xavier Drive. Running time: About 1 hour, 22 minutes. -30-

June 18th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,City Government,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Full day of events set for 2022 Fairfield Homecoming on Saturday, June 26th

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 16, 2022 — You won’t want to miss the 2022 Fairfield Homecoming all day Saturday, June 25, 2022, at various locations in Fairfield. The Fairfield Cemetery Committee will be cooking with all sales proceeds going for maintenance and restoration of the Fairfield Cemetery. Additional homecoming attractions include: […]

June 16th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Community News,Entertainment,Historic,News | Read More »

Heaven Hill breaks ground on new distillery named for one lost in 1996 blaze

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 6, 2022 — Bardstown’s Heaven Hill broke ground Monday on its new $135 million distillery, bestowing it with the name of the company’s original distillery that was destroyed by fire in 1996. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear joined Heaven Hill President Max Shapira and the company’s master distiller, […]

June 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves sale of 24-acre tract to Bardstown Bourbon Co.

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 24, 2022 — Bardstown Bourbon Co. is growing again. Tuesday morning, May 24th, Nelson Fiscal Court agreed to sell the company a 24-acre tract in Nelson County Industrial Park the company says it will eventually use for construction of rickhouses. The tract is located on […]

May 24th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government,Tech | Read More »

Bardstown City Council takes first steps to double the pay of city’s next mayor

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 10, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council discussed and overwhelmingly approved first reading of a measure to double the monthly pay of the mayor of Bardstown. The city’s mayor currently is paid $2,500 a month. The mayor’s pay has been adjusted just once in the […]

May 11th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves first reading of $58.4 million FY 2022-23 budget

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 3, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court held a first reading on the county’s $58.4 million budget at its first May meeting Tuesday morning, May 3rd. The budget was nearly twice as large as previous budgets. This is due to the inflow of federal rescue plan […]

May 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Heaven Hill unveils plans for $135 million state-of-the-art distillery in Bardstown

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 27, 2022 — Heaven Hill Distillery has announced plans to start construction on a state-of-the-art $135 million distillery on 61 acres at 1015 Bloomfield Pike in Bardstown. According to a company press release, Heaven Hill will have the new distillery in operation by 2024 to help meet […]

April 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News | Read More »

Thrasher: Handy Food Mart coupons violated campaign finance rules

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 5, 2022 — A local Republican judge executive candidate has cried “foul!” over another GOP candidate’s coupons that celebrate the 50th anniversary of his business. According to judge executive candidate Don Thrasher, Tim Hutchins’ Handy Foot Mart coupons being distributed at some of the Nelson […]

April 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »