Paris-Bourbon County Public Library

Paris-Bourbon County Public Library

The Owsley Brown II History Center at The Filson Historical Society Campus

The Owsley Brown II History Center

  • Old Henry Road Corridor
    November 2, 2020

    The Transformation of Old Henry Road Corridor

    David Peterson, the owner of Tafel Motors, said he could see this bright future back in 2004. He started looking around Louisville after his Mercedes-Benz dealership’s location started showing a limited potential due to its restricted size. “The automobile business, pretty much like every business, has things that work for a specific period of time and then smart companies evolve,” Peterson said during a recent interview. “It’s impossible to fit 10,000 potatoes in a five-pound bag.” He also was convinced Old Henry Road and Factory Lane would be a focal point of this growth as improvements were being considered along […] Read more...
  • JCTC Technology center
    November 2, 2020

    JCTC could double its IT program enrollment with new partnership

    Jefferson Community and Technical College are working to complete its $28 million Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology Center.  The project began construction in December 2017, and is on track to finish April 2020. JCTC President TY Handy said in an interview that the community college is working to offer a new coding track in its computer and information technology associate degree program by partnering with  KentuckianaWorks’ Code Louisville, a free coding boot camp. Handy said JCTC has about 400 IT students today, and estimates that Code Louisville would add 200 to 400 students to JCTC’s enrollment. The manufacturing program will […] Read more...
  • Image of Woodford Reserve Welcome Center
    October 29, 2020

    Woodford Reserve opens new Welcome Center

    Woodford Reserve Distillery opened its new Welcome Center in Versailles, Ky., on June 12, 2019. The new building is intended to begin the distillery tour for new visitors, and is described as a modern take on a traditional bluegrass farmhouse. The new welcome center has a main hall with seating, a ticketing area for tourists, a bar and outdoor entertaining spaces. The artwork in the main hall are all originals by mostly Kentucky artists depicting Kentucky landscapes. The company used oak and limestone in the decor, two materials important to the bourbon-making process. Bourbon is aged in oak barrels, and […] Read more...
  • Image of Watson Lane Elementary school
    October 29, 2020

    JCPS breaks ground on southwest Louisville’s first new school in 22 years

    Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) broke ground on October 22, 2020 for a new elementary school in the Dixie Highway corridor in Louisville, which is intended to merge Wilkerson and Watson Lane elementary schools. Students who would have attended Wilkerson and Watson Lane elementary schools will go to the new school, which is scheduled to open in August 2022. The $17 million school is being constructed on land right behind Wilkerson Elementary School, and is the third built in the past 10 years by JCPS. The 82,532 square foot school design will include two stories of classrooms, as well as […] Read more...
  • Image of Woodford Reserve Copper Bourbon Distillery Stills
    October 29, 2020

    Bourbon comes home to Louisville

    Bourbon is making a huge comeback in the commonwealth’s largest city, where it formerly had a strong presence. Louisville became a hub for bourbon distilling activity and distribution, and until the 1920s, as many as 50 distilleries were located on a portion of Main Street dubbed “Whiskey Row.” Kentucky’s native spirit played a huge role in Louisville’s early days, and is a well-known part of Kentucky’s history. Over the past 10 to 15 years, bourbon has re-emerged as a much sought-after spirit in the U.S. and globally. Interest in bourbon heritage is drawing thousands of visitors from all over the […] Read more...
  • Image of Jacobs Hall, Kentucky school for the Deaf
    October 29, 2020

    Ground broken for new elementary school at the Kentucky School for the Deaf

    “Every square foot of this new building is designed around the safety and instruction of students – from the way the rooms are designed to the way the mechanical systems are integrated,” Read more...
  • January 4, 2018

    JCTC Breaks Ground on $24 million AMIT Center

    The construction of the AMIT Center and the renovated technical campus will allow manufacturing-related programs to move out of the technical campus to the new center.  This project will also allow JCTC to expand its automotive technology programming. The AMIT Center will house advanced manufacturing, applied process technology Read more...
  • January 1, 2018

    STW Featured in Business Lexington for Being a Fit Business

    In December, STW was featured in an article by Business Lexington for integrating health and wellness initiatives into our workplace. Group Cycle Bar classes, basketball & ping pong tournaments, hikes at Raven Run and company 5K's are just a few ways STW incorporates health (and fun!) into our company culture.  See how Read more...
  • December 22, 2017

    See our AIA Honor Award Projects

    STW is delighted (and honored) to be the MEP engineer on the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library and Owsley Brown II History Center.  These projects were the only 2017 recipients of the distinguished Honor Award by the Kentucky Society of Architects. A big, loud round of applause goes to our architectural partners:  Read more...
  • December 15, 2017

    Creating Community on Campus

    The public-private partnership between Aramark Educational Services and Eastern Kentucky University opened the new Case Dining Facility in the heart of campus. More important than the excitement around the facility is the community that now exists in the heart of campus.  Read more...
  • Shrout Tate Wilson Volunteers
    July 31, 2017

    What if your Engineer was also a Volunteer?

    Since 2012, Shrout Tate Wilson employees have served as literacy coaches for students at Williams Wells Brown Elementary School. WWB is one of the lowest performing schools in the state. As our neighbor to our Lexington office, STW wanted to help. Working with Partnership for Better Schools, STW employees are Read more...
  • June 30, 2017

    Bringing Bourbon to Main Street

    The public-private partnership between Aramark Educational Services and Eastern Kentucky University opened the new Case Dining Facility in the heart of campus. More important than the excitement around the facility is the community that now exists in the heart of campus.  Read more...