Common Ground: Easing Alcohol Restrictions

by Michon Lindstrom –  The alcohol industry in Kentucky is experiencing a boom right now. From distillers to microbreweries, more and more local businesses are popping up throughout the state. Kentucky’s signature spirit, bourbon has generated millions for the commonwealth and as craft beer is becoming more popular that industry is beginning to bring in…

Louisville Metro Council passes first in nation “Health-by-Default” rule

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2018) – Last week the Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance requiring nutritional standards and a healthy default beverage in children’s meals, the first in the nation to adopt the combined standards.  The so-called “healthy-by-default” rule that passed 13-11 by the Louisville Metro Council aims to tackle the city’s skyrocketing childhood…

Richards recounts unique career

by WES SWIETEK wswietek@bgdailynews.com –  Sandwiched by a pair of standing ovations and with an emotional close, retiring state Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, recounted his four decades in the state legislature at the Bowling Green Rotary Club meeting Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club. Richards, who is a Rotary Club member, was first elected as…

Woodford Reserve adds a fourth whiskey to the line and it’s completely different

by JANET PATTON, jpatton1@herald-leader.com –  Woodford Reserve Distillery, known for its premium bourbon, is launching in a new direction: malt whiskey. The distillery outside of Versailles is releasing a blended malt whiskey beginning in June that will be a permanent addition to the Woodford Reserve line. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey is based on historical…