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Governor, local officials mark opening of Log Still tasting room with ribbon cutting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 12, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear was in southern Nelson County Tuesday with members of the Dant family who lead Log Still Distillery and local officials in Nelson County to cut the ribbon on the distillery’s tasting room. The event represented a major step forward for a […]

May 12th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,Community News,County government,News,State government | Read More »

Bardstown City Council begins its review of proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 11, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council spent considerable time at its meeting Tuesday evening reviewing the General Fund portion of the draft of the city’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget. Chief Financial Officer Aaron Boles led the review, noting that the city is budgeting […]

May 12th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,City Government,News | Read More »

Log Still Distillery to create 126 new jobs with $24 million Phase 2 investment

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that the Dant family’s Log Still Distillery, a startup reviving a historic site in southern Nelson County, expects to create 126 full-time jobs with a $24 million Phase 2 investment as they open Dant Crossing, a 300-acre campus that […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

Magistrates praise county road crews for work during recent ice storm, snow events

By  JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 2, 2021 — The recent ice storm and snow falls required continuous efforts by the county road department to keep the roadways passable; those efforts also consumed a substantial amount of the county’s supply of road salt. That was the report Nelson Fiscal Court received […]

March 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Mayor Heaton says multi-purpose sports facility is on city’s two-year priority list

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 — Mayor Dick Heaton laid out the City of Bardstown’s priorities for the next two years at the end of Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. One of the items on list of future projects isn’t a new one, but one whose “time has […]

January 27th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Obituary: Martha Lucille Heineken-Cummins, 95, formerly of New Hope

Martha Lucille Heineken-Cummins, 95, of Noordwijk, Netherlands, formerly of New Hope, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 at Noordwijk. She was the widow of beer magnate Freddy Heineken She was born Oct. 29, 1925 in New Hope, and she was the daughter of a Kentucky bourbon manufacturer and was a fashion model. She met her future […]

December 30th, 2020 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Business News,Deaths,Historic,News | Read More »

City launches rebranding of its cable TV and high-speed internet service

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 — You may have seen the banner ad on the Nelson County Gazette announcing the change. What change? The City of Bardstown on Monday launched a new name and brand for the city-owned cable TV and high-speed internet service. The new name — Bardstown Connect […]

October 8th, 2020 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Entertainment,News,Tech | Read More »

Fiscal Court hires new E-911 Dispatch director, votes to review zoning denial

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a recommendation to hire Shawn Gaither as the E-911 Dispatch Center’s new director. The vote took place at the court’s virtual meeting by teleconference Tuesday morning via the Zoom platform. Gaither, a resident of Bardstown, comes from Lebanon’s […]

October 7th, 2020 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Court approves $28.5 million bond issue for Barton 1792 rickhouse construction

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a resolution in support of industrial revenue bonds totaling $28.5 million for the construction of three new bourbon rickhouses to serve the Barton 1792 Distillery operation in Bardstown. The 30-year bonds mean that the property owners will not […]

September 15th, 2020 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News | Read More »

Coronavirus pandemic forces Kentucky Bourbon Festival to go virtual

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 — For the first time in its 29-year history, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival will not bring thousands of bourbon aficionados to Bardstown to celebrate Kentucky’s signature drink. That doesn’t mean that bourbon fans won’t be able to enjoy the 2020 KBF virtually, however. Out of […]

August 7th, 2020 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,Public Safety | Read More »

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