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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 »

Tired of ‘beating a dead horse,’ sheriff urges court to upgrade officer pay, benefits

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 7, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court’s meeting ended on a tense note Tuesday morning after Nelson County Sheriff’s Ramon Pineiroa thanked the court for its 7 percent across-the-board employee raise, but told the magistrates the raises fell short of a salary that will retain his […]

June 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | 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 »

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 »