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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 »

Bardstown City Council hears couple’s plans for pedal-powered taxi service

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 — If you’re in Bardstown this week during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, you may see a new mode of transportation available for hire. A new company called Bourbon City Pedalers will operate a pedicab, which is a pedal-operated vehicle that serves as a […]

September 15th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News | Read More »

Heaven Hill employees vote to strike on eve of Kentucky Bourbon Festival

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 — On the eve of the state’s signature Bourbon event — the Kentucky Bourbon Festival — the employees of the family-owned Bardstown-based Heaven Hill Distillery have gone on strike. Early Saturday morning, a handful of striking employees were already on the picket line in front […]

September 12th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics | Read More »

Fiscal court discusses future funding options for Nelson County Fire Dept.

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 — Meeting again via video teleconference Tuesday morning, Nelson Fiscal Court discussed the future funding needs of the Nelson County Fire Department. The department has a paid staff that mans the station during the day. The department depends largely on its 30-plus volunteers […]

September 7th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

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