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Les Fugate named director of state and local government relations at Brown-Forman Corporation

Les Fugate has been named director of state and local government relations at Brown-Forman Corporation, effective Dec. 9. Fugate succeeds Rusty Cheuvront, who is retiring from Brown-Forman on Dec. 31. In this role, Fugate will establish and strengthen relationships with key industry and government officials and trade organizations in all 50 states. As part of the largest American-owned spirits company,...

Brown-Forman to invest $35M to expand Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles

Brown-Forman Corp. plans to add 15 jobs and invest more than $35 million to expand operations at its Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles.   “We’re proud of Brown-Forman’s rich heritage at the Woodford Reserve Distillery, which is an integral part of Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon industry,” said Gov. Steve Beshear in making the announcement today. “This expansion, including...