First Black-owned bourbon distillery in Kentucky celebrates grand opening Friday Thursday, Jul 15 2021 

The Yarbrough brothers are hosting a private ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Brough Brothers Distillery in the Park Hill neighborhood.


Bourbon tourism booming in Kentucky as COVID-19 restrictions ease Tuesday, Jun 22 2021 

"We are on track to exceed pre-pandemic numbers in terms of the people coming so that's a huge deal. We're in June and nobody knew what to expect when we reopen."


Bourbon tourism shaking off pandemic slump in Kentucky Saturday, Jun 19 2021 

With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for the state’s world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating.


Kentucky Bourbon Trail offers new passport, field guide for visitors Sunday, May 30 2021 

In celebration of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail's 22nd year in operation, they unveiled a new passport program to reward visitors with special souvenirs.


Distillery to build family-friendly destination in Kentucky Friday, Apr 16 2021 

The governor's office says Log Still Distillery is investing $24 million in a second phase of its project to revive a historic site in Nelson County.


Woodford Reserve’s $1,000 mint julep to honor Black jockeys Tuesday, Apr 6 2021 

Sales from the $1,000 mint juleps will benefit Kentucky nonprofit Project to Protect African-American Turf History.


U.S. whiskey bolstered by liquor store sales in 2020 Thursday, Jan 28 2021 

Despite plunging sales from bars and restaurants, the American whiskey sector rang up increased revenues. Liquor store and online sales surged.


Bourbon producer Four Roses opens new storage warehouse Thursday, Dec 10 2020 

The new warehouse in Cox’s Creek is the second of several warehouses to be built as part of a $21 million expansion project.


New format planned for next year’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival Friday, Dec 4 2020 

Officials say next year’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival will offer a new format that includes expanded tastings and educational experiences.


Louisville Air Pollution Improving, But Ozone Problems Remain Thursday, Aug 13 2020 


Louisville’s air quality officially met the national standard for sulfur dioxide this week for the first time since 2013, but it continues to struggle with unhealthy levels of ozone, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The designation comes about eight years’ after Louisville Gas & Electric invested nearly $1 billion in pollution controls at the Mill Creek coal-fired power plant — the county’s largest source of sulfur dioxide (SO2).

The EPA’s designation is evidence of Louisville’s improving air quality, but it also highlights the more stubborn challenge that remains: ozone. There is no one single source for the pollutants that make ozone, and it’s going to require broader community participation to meet the national standard.


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