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Country Boy Brewing announces $1.8 million expansion to Georgetown brewery and taproom

Country Boy Brewing has announced today that it is breaking ground on a $1.8 Million expansion of its production brewery and taproom located in Georgetown. The nearly 19,000 square foot expansion will house additional storage, a future testing lab, and future canning line- expanding the production capacity and efficiency of the brewery. Along with the additional four acres, the brewery acquired in...

Quarles welcomes EPA Administrator Wheeler to Kentucky for Farmers’ Roundtable in Georgetown

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles welcomed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Kentucky on Friday for a roundtable discussion with Kentucky agriculture producers and industry representatives at Meade Tractor of Georgetown.  “Administrator Wheeler is no stranger to Kentucky agriculture, as he visited the Kentucky State Fair as my guest in 2018,” said Quarles....

Toyota emphasizes commitment to Kentucky, investing $238m in two new models in Georgetown

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. executives, Gov. Matt Bevin, and local officials announced a $238 million investment to add production of two models at the Georgetown plant; the Lexus ES Hybrid and RAV4 Hybrid. “Toyota has been a remarkable corporate partner to the commonwealth for the past 30 years, and we thank the company for its continued commitment to Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said. “We...

Georgetown, Scott Co. featured in newest episode of KET’s Downstream; preview party set for Dec. 9

Georgetown and Scott County have starring roles in an episode of KET’s production of “Downstream,” and everyone is invited to a Preview Party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Country Boy Brewery & Taproom to celebrate. Hosted by Georgetown/Scott County Tourism, the party will include a screening of the episode, entitled “Georgetown KY – Elkhorn Creek, Bourbon Blending and Local...

Bluegrass Community and Technical College to offer both eight and 12 week sessions this semester

Prospective students who missed the first fall enrollment start date or who would like to complete a college class in a shorter time may now enroll in eight-week sessions or 12-week sessions at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The 12-week session begins Sept. 10, and the eight-week session begins Oct. 12. BCTC offers a wide variety of majors that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand...

Navy cryptologic technician, a Georgetown native, teaching a new generation of information warriors

By M. Dawn Scott Special to KyForward A 2013 Scott County High School graduate and Georgetown native is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world. Seaman Alashia McKinney works as a cryptologic technician (technical) and operates out of the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station. Alashia McKinney...

Beshear sues Walgreens as pharmacy, distributor; claims company failed to report flood of pills into KY

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed suit against Walgreens for its dual role as distributor and pharmacy in allegedly failing to legally monitor its own operations that shipped and dispensed large quantities of opioids through its more than 70 locations statewide. Beshear Beshear said the company’s actions flooded Kentucky communities with dangerous prescription drugs, directly contributing to...

Bluegrass Greensource kicks of fifth annual Main Street Clean Sweep in 19 area communities

Beginning today through April 27, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pickups in 19 different communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are accepting volunteers to help clear streets, streams, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris. There are multiple opportunities in Central Kentucky to get involved...

Kentucky lawmakers override governor’s vetoes as teachers watch from the gallery, protest outside

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky General Assembly overrode three major vetoes from Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday when thousands of teachers again made their presence felt in the Capitol, showing up to call for more money for education and protesting changes to their pension plan. Lawmakers voted to override three of Gov. Matt Bevin’s vetoes on Friday. (LRC photo) Lawmakers overturned vetoes...

Bill to exempt private electronic devices from open records requests on life support, but not dead yet

By Mark Hansel Northern Kentucky Tribune An amendment to House Bill 302 that would exempt private electronic devices from public records requests may have been slowed down, but it still has life. Sen. Damon Thayer The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission confirmed Monday that HB 302 was pulled from the Consent Calendar last week but remains in the Senate Orders of the Day Tuesday. Click here to...

Eat your way through Georgetown as 16 local restaurants celebrate #GtownEats week March 24-31

Irish kisses, free cupcakes and discounted delectables – 16 local Georgetown hotspots have cooked up exclusive meals and deals during #GtownEats, an 8-day culinary celebration for local Georgetown restaurants, bakeries and eating establishments that takes place March 24-31. Stop in for special offerings – only available during this designated week – and snap a pic of something yummy....

Kick off your holiday gift buying and ‘shop small’ with Georgetown’s Small Business Saturday Nov. 25

Shop small and celebrate your community with the small businesses that make it special – this is the mission of Small Business Saturday, a promotion launched by American Express in 2010 to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses. With dozens and dozens of independently-owned shops and boutiques, galleries and restaurants – many located in its picturesque Victorian-era...

Kentucky League of Cities names annual award winners at annual conference in Northern Kentucky

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has announced its annual awards for Elected City Official of the Year, the City Employee of the Year and Enterprise Cities Awards for innovative city programs and projects. The winners were recognized at the KLC Conference & Expo in Covington. KLC will make formal presentations locally to all winners in coming weeks. The Elected City Official of the Year...

Kids versus grownups at Mission Impossible laser tag battle in Georgetown for Wounded Heroes

By Robin Cornetet Kentucky Today It’s kids versus grown-ups at Mission Impossible, what could be the fastest-growing laser tag battle in the state with hundreds expected to attend on Oct. 13-14. “It’s become more than a Georgetown event, it’s truly a Kentucky event now,” said director Troey Stout. 
Sponsored by White Sulphur Baptist and Gano Baptist churches in Georgetown, Mission Impossible...

Georgetown welcomes fall fun with 37th annual Festival of the Horse, Seed to Feed Dinners

Celebrating the role of the horse and its heritage, the 37th Annual Festival of the Horse kicks off fall fun in Georgetown with a chili cook-off and family-friendly activities. Also on the calendar: Seed to Feed dinners held in unique locations in Georgetown and prepared by top chefs from the region, plenty of farm fun and the Oxford Antique Market. Horsin’ around The 37th Annual Festival...

Dollar General Store sets grand opening for new, larger store in Georgetown for Saturday

Dollar General will hold the grand opening its new store in Georgetown, Ky., at 859 S. Broadway St on Saturday, April 2 beginning at 8 a.m. Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways. The new...

Old Time Kentucky: Father of Bourbon Elijah Craig imagined he could serve God and mammon both

By Berry Craig KyForward columnist In early Kentucky, many a vote was swayed, outright bought or rewarded with whiskey. Campaign expenses included barrels of booze, “the spirit of democracy” when the Bluegrass State was young. Popularity awaited any Kentuckian who could “drink whiskey, and talk loud, with the fullest confidence,” wrote Frankfort editor Amos Kendall, later an important...

Scott County Judge Lusby: At the end of the day, rich experiences more important than money

By Kristy Robinson Horine Special to KyForward He grew up the poor boy from Second Street. Seven people in a four room house. An outdoor bathroom shared among them all. Walk a hundred yards and you’re out in the country. To make money, George Lusby delivered newspapers for seven years, from sixth grade to his senior year. Those were the earliest years for the Scott County Judge Executive. He remembers...

St. John Catholic School 4th in national recycling rally, earns $2,500 to ‘go green’

St. John Catholic School students joined together to recycle in Georgetown and earned $2,500 through a national program (Photo provided)   By Jonathan Coffman KyForward intern   Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour, according to the Recycling Revolution website, but one Georgetown school has found an opportunity to turn their sodas into success.   St. John Catholic School...

St. John Catholic School 4th in national recycling rally, earns $2,500 to 'go green'

St. John Catholic School students joined together to recycle in Georgetown and earned $2,500 through a national program (Photo provided)   By Jonathan Coffman KyForward intern   Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour, according to the Recycling Revolution website, but one Georgetown school has found an opportunity to turn their sodas into success.   St. John Catholic School...