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city (1990 pop. 6,801), seat of Nelson co., central Ky., SE of Louisville, in a rich farm area; settled 1775, inc. 1788. The city has distilleries and varied manufacturing including furniture, building materials, and electrical equipment. A monument to the American inventor John FitchFitch, John,
1743–98, American inventor, b. Windsor, Conn. Fitch began (1785) work on the invention of the steam engine and steamboat and secured soon afterward the exclusive right to build and operate steamboats on the waters of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York,
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 is in Bardstown. Nearby is the manor house "Federal Hill" (built 1795–1818) where Stephen FosterFoster, Stephen Collins,
1826–64, American songwriter and composer, b. Lawrenceville, Pa. His pioneer family was aware of his talent for music, but not understanding it they provided him with little formal musical education.
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 is said to have written My Old Kentucky Home. Of note are the Cathedral of St. Joseph (1816–19), whose paintings were given by Louis Philippe of France, and the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemane, a Trappist monastery founded in 1848. The Barton Museum of whiskey history is a short distance away. In the Civil War, Bardstown was occupied (Sept., 1862) by Gen. Braxton Bragg's Confederate army.
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Mary's College in the frontier Diocese of Bardstown, Kentucky, abandoned that ministry and relocated themselves, their library, and their lab equipment from Kentucky to New York in 1846.
New Teacher of the Year: Jacob Ball, Nelson County High School, Bardstown, Kentucky
In 2016, there is no greater evidence that Luxco is taking advantage of change than with the groundbreaking at the Lux Row Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. This distillery represents the single largest investment in Luxco's storied history and, with a price tag of $35 million dollars, was the single largest investment in Kentucky's bourbon business in 2016.
The two Stars of David embedded in the ceiling rafters of the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky are a nod to its Jewish heritage.
Among the exhibitors expected at the festival are Scottish brands Laphroaig, Cardhu, Macallan and Highland Park, as well as ones from further afield, including Heaven Hill from Bardstown, Kentucky.
Among the exhibitors expected at the festival are Scottish brands Laphroaig, Cardhu, Macallan and Highland Park as well as ones from further afield including Heaven Hill from Bardstown, Kentucky.
The Bourbon Chase is taking place October 16-17, 2015 beginning at the Jim Beam Distillery near Bardstown, Kentucky and concluding in downtown Lexington.
About ten years ago I visited the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani, near Bardstown, Kentucky, where Thomas Merton, the prolific spiritual writer, lived as a monk from 1941 until his untimely death in 1968.
Acclaim Press added that Toczko will be at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Kentucky to sign copies of his book on 14 September.
Barton 1792 Distillery, a part of US-based liquor company, Barton Brands of Kentucky, has announced the opening of a Visitor Centre at its Barton 1792 Distillery, in Bardstown, Kentucky, US.
* JEFFERSON'S RESERVE--Handcrafted at the McLain & Kyne Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, limited edition Jefferson's Reserve is distilled in extremely small batches, aged for 15 years in heavily charred oak barrels and bottled at 90.2 proof.