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City mulls $5M penalty over paid power plant 'supporters'

Feb. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major utility company will learn next week whether the use of paid actors to gin up phony support for a new gas-fired power plant will result in the project being delayed or derailed by New Orleans' City Council. Entergy New Orleans has agreed to a $5 million penalty in return for...

The Latest: Decision next week on $5 million Entergy penalty

Feb. 14, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a proposed $5 million penalty for a utility company over the use of paid actors at public hearings to support a proposed gas-fired power plant (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A major utility company will learn next week whether the use of paid actors to gin up phony support...

Tariffs take toll on whiskey exports in last half of 2018

Feb. 12, 2019 11:07 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from global trade disputes, an industry trade group said Tuesday. Exports to some key overseas markets gyrated wildly last year for producers of...

Kentucky bourbon distilleries draw record number of visits

Feb. 7, 2019 4:50 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky distilleries are reporting another record year for bourbon tourism in the state that produces most of the world's bourbon. The Kentucky Distillers' Association says tourists made a record 1.4 million stops at distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon...

Report shows economic clout of Kentucky bourbon over decade

Feb. 6, 2019 12:56 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A decade ago, bourbon barons poured bottles of their precious amber liquid on the Kentucky Capitol steps to protest a looming tax hike. On Wednesday, industry officials stood with lawmakers to cheer another round of growth in the spirits sector. The cause for celebration was a new...

Long wait for Michter's ending with new Kentucky distillery

Jan. 31, 2019 1:05 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Whiskey makers are used to long waits, but restoring a 19th century building took a Kentucky distillery longer than most bourbons need to mature. The wait ends Thursday at Michter's, when the small producer of premium and ultra-premium spirits opens its new Fort Nelson Distillery in...

Kentucky distillery worker dies after falling from walkway

Jan. 15, 2019 3:25 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a distillery employee in Kentucky died after falling from a suspended walkway at the facility. The Daviess County coroner's office said Tuesday that an autopsy revealed 44-year-old Dennis Layman of Owensboro died of blunt force trauma after falling at Glenmore...

Employee death at Kentucky distillery under investigation

Jan. 14, 2019 8:10 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A distillery employee has been killed and the Kentucky facility has suspended operations while the incident is investigated. News outlets report an employee of Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro was killed Monday afternoon. The worker's name hasn't been released pending notification of...

Beaver bourbon, runaway peacocks: A wild 2018 in New England

Dec. 27, 2018 8:42 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Things got a little wild in New England in 2018 — as in actual animals weaseling their way into the headlines. A Vermont family's pet peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys. A black bear trashed a car in Connecticut after locking itself inside. Beavers flavored bourbon at a distillery...