New signs go up around the County.

New signs go up around the County.

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    Women in Business We are currently taking nominations for 2015 Women in Business Leadership Award. We are looking for nominations to identify and honor 1 outstanding woman whose success in business and contributions to the community have set the pace for our region’s future. Nominees should be innovative leaders who are making waves with their energy, ideas, achievements and commitment to excellence in the area. Nominations can be made online starting Monday May 11, 2015 are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday June 22, 2013.

    An outside selection committee will use only the nomination forms to make final selections. Please be as complete and thorough as possible. You will be asked to use the online nomination system, please make sure to include all the contact information on the form along with the nominees’ qualifications.

    Submitting multiple nominations for one nominee is not necessary, as the selection committee will not decide based on show of support but rather on quality and thoroughness of supporting information. » Continue Reading


    Rivertown Spirits is the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for May. The partnership of Gary Morgan, Eddie Whelan and Steve Crebessa consists of RTS l, located in Brandenburg, RTS II and Flaherty Service Center, in Flaherty.

    Business owners Gary and Martha Morgan opened RTS in 1995, and Eddie and Kim Whelan have been the face of the business partnership since 1997. The Flaherty location has been in operation since 2002 when new partners Steve and Amy Crebessa came on board. “This successful business has been a member of the Meade Chamber for 15 years.  Our chamber sees them as a generous business partner and friend to this chamber office and the community with their support of many projects,” stated Chamber Director Carole Logsdon.  According to the owners, the partnership is committed to the education of responsible citizenship and warns of the abuses of underage drinking. “Project Graduation and its continued success is very important.” Whelan stated that “all the county schools can count on us for their Spring and Fall festivals and we are big supporters of the schools’ sports programs and the band.”  Morgan and Whelan grew up respectively in Ekron and Flaherty, while Crebessa was from Radcliff. “We are local and we support local,” stated Whelan.  The stores employ 3 full time, and 25 part time employees. They are open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. until midnight, with the convenience store open on Sunday.

    Congratulations on being the May Member of the Month!