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Blessed be the fruit: 'Handmaid's Tale' reaps 20 Emmy nods

Jul. 13, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

If you haven't yet watched this week's roller-coaster finale of "The Handmaid's Tale" — no spoilers here — the show's creator has a suggestion. "Get a couple bottles of Scotch first," quips executive producer and writer Bruce Miller. Miller and his cast and crew were saying "Praise be" —...

New distillery plans to open this summer in western Kentucky

Jul. 11, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a new distillery plans to open in western Kentucky this summer. A statement from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says RH Resolute Distillery Inc. plans to invest $9.7 million to locate in a previously unopened distillery in Hickman and hire 17 workers. The company plans to finish...

In Tennessee, Trump's tariffs become a political issue

Jul. 9, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of President Donald Trump's trade policies and the political...

How the trade war is changing minds in a Senate battleground

Jul. 7, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of President Donald Trump's trade policies and the political...

Storage collapse sent alcohol gushing into retention ponds

Jul. 6, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the final collapse of a whiskey storage warehouse sent torrents of spirits gushing into retention ponds. John Mura, a spokesman for the state Energy and Environment Cabinet, said Friday about 120,000 gallons (454,000 liters) have been captured in two retention...

James E. Pepper Distillery opening doors for public tours

Jul. 6, 2018 7:23 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The James E. Pepper Distillery in Kentucky is opening its doors for public tours starting next week. The opening culminates a multi-year project to relaunch the whiskey brand and rebuild the historic Lexington distillery, whose signature bourbon and rye brand is James E. Pepper 1776....

Rest of whiskey storage warehouse collapses in Kentucky

Jul. 4, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down. The remainder of the massive structure collapsed at the Barton 1792 Distillery...

China says "fully prepared" if trade war kicks off this week

Jul. 3, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it's "fully prepared" for a trade war with the United States as hopes dwindle for a breakthrough in tensions this week between the world's two biggest economies. Washington is due to start charging tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports as of Friday while Beijing has...

Ringleader of whiskey theft operation gets sentence cut

Jun. 29, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The ringleader of a whiskey theft operation that's already a part of Kentucky lore was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but his time behind bars is ending after a month. A judge on Friday shortened the jail time for ex-distillery worker Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger after prosecutors...

Brewing, distilling operation opening in eastern Kentucky

Jun. 28, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A company based in Kentucky's bluegrass region has opened a $15 million brewing and distilling operation in Appalachia. Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery will produce bourbon, craft beers and moonshine in Pikeville. Officials say the venture by Alltech will create 13 full-time...