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Labor Market Area
Most of the demographic and workforce data that follow include totals for the community's labor market area. The map below is provided for you reference.
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Labor market counties are composed of counties which exist within a 60-minute drive range of the originating county’s county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.

 


Dated Material

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Contacts

Local

Kimberly Huston
President
Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: 502-348-6402
FAX: 502-348-6478
WEB: www.nceda.net
E-mail: kimhuston@nceda.net

State

John Bevington
Deputy Commissioner
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 USA

Phone: 502-564-7140 ext. 21942
Fax: 502-564-3256
Web: http:///www.thinkkentucky.com
Email: John.Bevington@ky.gov

 


 

Quick Facts

 
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  Industrial Electric Cost Per KWH, 2015
Kentucky $0.0548
U.S. $0.0691

 

Statistical Summary
  Population 2016
Nelson County 45,559
Labor Market Area 1,149,528
   
 
Per Capita Personal Income 2015 $37,908
Median Household Income 2015 $49,298
Median Home Price 2015 $13,500
   
  Unemployment Rate 2016
Nelson County 4.5%
Labor Market Area 4.3%
U.S. 4.9%
   
  Average Weekly Wage 2015
Nelson County $738
Labor Market Area $934
U.S. $1,018


 

 

Location

 

 

Selected Market Centers

Percent of U.S. Within 600 Miles of Bardstown


Population
47%

Personal Income
54%

Retail Sales
44%

Manufacturing Employment
54%

Highway Distance to Selected Market Centers
    City Miles   City Miles   City Miles  
  1. Atlanta, GA 398 11. Dallas, TX 813 21. Nashville, TN 155  
  2. Baltimore, MD 595 12. Detroit, MI 391 22. New Orleans, LA 685  
  3. Birmingham, AL 345 13. Houston, TX 935 23. New York, NY 768  
  4. Boston, MA 977 14. Indianapolis, IN 154 24. Norfolk, VA 633  
  5. Buffalo, NY 563 15. Jacksonville, FL 747 25. Oklahoma City, OK 797  
  6. Charlotte, NC 425 16. Kansas City, MO 545 26. Omaha, NE 735  
  7. Chicago, IL 334 17. Lexington, KY 61 27. Philadelphia, PA 691  
  8. Cincinnati, OH 130 18. Louisville, KY 40 28. Pittsburgh, PA 416  
  9. Cleveland, OH 376 19. Memphis, TN 358 29. St. Louis, MO 303  
  10. Columbus, OH 236 20. Minneapolis, MN 742 30. Wichita, KS 742  
  Population Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, 2008 population estimate
Personal Income Source: 2007 Regional Economic Accounts, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), US Dept of Commerce
Retail Sales Source: 2002 Economic Census, US Census Bureau
Manufacturing Employment Source: 2007 County Business Patterns, US Census Bureau
Highway Distance Source: ESRI Arcview StreetMap, 2007
 

 


 

 

Sites

 
Available Industrial Sites
Click on a site point for details
      Min. Distance To  
    Site ID Site Name Total Ac. Largest Possible Tract Rail Interstate/Parkway Airport  
  Shovel-ready 179-007 Bardstown -- Nelson County Industrial Park 155.99 91.79 No 0.1 41  
  Shovel-ready 179-009 Bardstown -- TEBCO 73.2 73.2 No 1.4 41  
  Shovel-ready 179-003 Wilson Industrial Park 51.876 30.8 Possible 4.3 41  
  Shovel-ready 179-004 Bardstown 21.4 21.4 No 0.75 41  

 


 

 

Buildings

 
Available Industrial Buildings
Click on a building point for details
  Bldg. ID Building Name Square Feet Ac. Min. Ceiling Ht. Rail  
  179-010 547 Hayden Properties 39,900 3.5 22.0' minimum Possible  
  179-013 149 Parish Boulevard 24,000 N/A 8.0' minimum Possible  
Note: A "+" symbol following the building name denotes a secondary building.
Special Purpose Buildings

 


 

 

Demographics

 

 

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 1,128,724 1,137,705 1,142,587 1,145,047 1,149,528  
  Nelson County 44,376 44,501 44,820 45,117 45,559  
 Bardstown12,87912,91813,01213,10013,227 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Nelson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 9,772 21.4 232,126 20.2  
  16-24 5,051 11.1 128,270 11.2  
  25-44 11,350 24.9 303,640 26.4  
  45-64 12,797 28.1 311,218 27.1  
  65-84 5,936 13.0 152,321 13.3  
  85 and older 653 1.4 21,953 1.9  
  Median Age 38.8   39.1    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Nelson County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 42,039 92.3 903,736 78.6  
  Black or African American 2,369 5.2 190,335 16.6  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 84 0.2 3,101 0.3  
  Asian 269 0.6 25,304 2.2  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 27 0.1 994 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 771 1.7 26,058 2.3  
  Hispanic Origin 952 2.1 51,805 4.5  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Nelson County 47,473 49,702 51,695 53,337  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income 2015  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Nelson County $31,674 $37,908 19.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $26,315- $38,950 $32,465- $46,457    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Nelson County 16,817 2.62 $49,298  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

 


 

 

Workforce

 

 

 

  Civilian Labor Force  
    Nelson County Labor Market Area  
  2016 Aug. 2017 2016 Aug. 2017  
  Civilian Labor Force 21,541 22,446 563,398 590,165  
  Employed 20,581 21,447 539,096 562,657  
  Unemployed 960 999 24,302 27,508  
  Unemployment Rate (%) 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.7  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Unemployment Rate (%)  
  Year Nelson County Labor Market Area Kentucky U.S.  
  2012 8.7 8.4 8.2 8.1  
  2013 8.1 7.9 8.3 7.4  
  2014 6.1 6.0 6.5 6.2  
  2015 5.1 4.9 5.4 5.3  
  2016 4.5 4.3 5.0 4.9  
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  Commuting Patterns  
  Residents of Nelson County 2014 Percent  
  Working and Residing In County 7,705 39.0  
  Commuting Out of County 12,051 61.0  
  Total Residents 19,756 100.0  
  Employees in  
  Working and Residing In County 7,705 55.7  
  Commuting Into County 6,125 44.3  
  Total Employees 13,830 100.0  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Journey-To-Work & Migration Statistics Branch.  
  Note: Data for Kentucky and its border states only.  

 

     
  Average Weekly Wage, 2015  
    Nelson County Kentucky
(Statewide)
U.S.  
 Total All Industries$738$834$1,018 
 Total Private Industries7398311,017 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/A1,0751,124 
 Construction7619931,096 
 Manufacturing9891,0911,237 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities674758852 
 Information7119441,829 
 Financial Activities8401,1691,691 
 Professional and Business Services5948781,332 
 Education and Health Services761878911 
 Leisure and Hospitality246312419 
 Other Services and Unclassified390591691 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of the Labor Statistics.  

 


 

 

Education & Training

 

 

  Four-Year Colleges and Universities Within 60 Miles of Bardstown  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  24  WKU - Elizabethtown Center  Elizabethtown  N/A  
  26  McKendree University - Radcliff Campus  Radcliff  N/A  
  32  Bellarmine University  Louisville  3,846  
  32  Boyce College  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Campbellsville University, Louisville Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Galen College of Nursing, Louisville Extended Classroom  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Galen College of Nursing, Main Campus  Louisville  1,045  
  32  Indiana Wesleyan University - Louisville Education Center  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Louisville Bible College  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary  Louisville  170  
  32  McKendree University - Louisville KY Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Northwood University - Louisville  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary  Louisville  3,671  
  32  Spalding University  Louisville  2,202  
  32  Sullivan University, Main Campus  Louisville  † 3,797  
  32  University of Louisville  Louisville  21,294  
  32  University of Louisville Health Sciences Center  Louisville  N/A  
  32  University of Louisville, ShelbyHurst Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Webster University, Louisville Metropolitan Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  33  Campbellsville University  Campbellsville  3,128  
  39  Indiana University Southeast  New Albany, IN  6,173  
  39  Purdue Polytechnic Institute  New Albany, IN  N/A  
  40  Centre College  Danville  1,367  
  40  Eastern Kentucky University, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  42  Kentucky State University  Frankfort  1,586  
  44  Asbury Theological Seminary  Wilmore  1,540  
  44  Asbury University  Wilmore  † 1,915  
  48  Midway University  Midway  1,055  
  50  Lindsey Wilson College  Columbia  2,651  
  57  Georgetown College  Georgetown  1,364  
  57  Indiana Wesleyan University - Lexington Education Center  Lexington  N/A  
  57  Lexington Theological Seminary  Lexington  81  
  57  Sullivan University, Lexington Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  57  Transylvania University  Lexington  1,053  
  57  University of Kentucky  Lexington  29,727  
      Total Enrollments 87,665  
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles.
† Denotes enrollment for entire institution, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for specified campus.
Source:  Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
 

  Two-Year Colleges Within 60 Miles of Bardstown  
  Institutions engaged in furnishing academic, or academic and technical, courses and granting associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas below the baccalaureate level.  
  Miles Institution Location Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
 
  16  Elizabethtown Community & Tech. College, Springfield Campus  Springfield  N/A  
  18  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Bullitt Co. Campus  Shepherdsville  N/A  
  24  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Elizabethtown  † 6,301  
  31  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Shelby Co. Campus  Shelbyville  N/A  
  32  American National University - Louisville KY Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Brown Mackie College - Louisville  Louisville  795  
  32  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Jefferson Technical Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Main Campus  Louisville  † 12,138  
  32  Jefferson Community & Technical College, Southwest Campus  Louisville  N/A  
  32  Spencerian College, Louisville Campus  Louisville  497  
  32  Sullivan College of Technology and Design  Louisville  406  
  35  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lawrenceburg Campus  Lawrenceburg  N/A  
  40  American National University - Danville KY Campus  Danville  N/A  
  40  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Danville Campus  Danville  N/A  
  45  Somerset Community College, Casey Center  Liberty  N/A  
  51  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, Leitchfield Campus  Leitchfield  N/A  
  57  American National University- Lexington KY Campus  Lexington  780  
  57  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing Center  Georgetown  N/A  
  57  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus  Lexington  10,388  
  57  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Leestown Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  57  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Newtown Pike Campus  Lexington  N/A  
  57  Somerset Community College, Russell Center  Russell Springs  N/A  
  57  Spencerian College, Lexington Campus  Lexington  74  
      Total Enrollments 31,379  
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance, not highway miles.
† Denotes enrollment for entire institution, including branch campuses; otherwise, enrollment is for specified campus.
Source:  Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
 

  Kentucky Technical Schools Within 60 Miles of Bardstown  
    Enrollment (2015-2016)  
  Miles Institution Location Sec P/S Total  
  Nelson County ATC  Bardstown  444 N/A 444  
  18  Bullitt County ATC  Shepherdsville  190 N/A 190  
  20  Marion County ATC  Lebanon  604 N/A 604  
  31  Shelby County ATC  Shelbyville  559 N/A 559  
  34  Hughes Jones Harrodsburg ATC  Harrodsburg  266 N/A 266  
  38  Green County ATC  Greensburg  750 N/A 750  
  39  Oldham County CTC  Buckner  309 N/A 309  
  41  Meade County ATC  Brandenburg  498 N/A 498  
  42  Franklin County Career and Technical Center  Frankfort  837 N/A 837  
  45  Casey County ATC  Liberty  501 N/A 501  
  48  Lincoln County ATC  Stanford  278 N/A 278  
  49  Jessamine Career and Technology Center  Nicholasville  3206 N/A 3206  
  50  Garrard County ATC  Lancaster  377 N/A 377  
  51  Grayson County Area Vocational Education Center  Leitchfield  933 N/A 933  
  52  Breckinridge County ATC  Harned  717 N/A 717  
  57  Elkhorn Crossing School  Georgetown  860 N/A 860  
  57  Eastside Technical Center  Lexington  906 N/A 906  
  57  Southside Technical Center  Lexington  471 N/A 471  
  57  Lake Cumberland ATC  Russell Springs  641 N/A 641  
      Total Enrollments 13,347     13,347   
  Note: Miles are calculated as straight-line distance; not highway miles.  Kentucky Tech secondary schools, called Area Technology Centers (ATC), are operated by the Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education. Other secondary schools are operated locally by public school districts. Secondary student enrollment is listed under Sec, and post-secondary student enrollment is listed under P/S.
Source:  KY Cabinet for Workforce Development; KY Dept. of Education.
 

 


 

 

Business & Industry

 

 

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2014-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location 7582-615 $374,282,900 
 Manufacturing Expansion 33402-417 $273,974,767 
 Supportive/Service Location 00 $0 
 Supportive/Service Expansion 00 $0 
  Click here for detailed location and expansion information.
Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (December 10, 2017).
 
  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Nelson County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries14,857100.0575,271100.0 
 Total Private Industries13,06888.0505,32487.8 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A1,6000.3 
 Construction1,0657.224,0224.2 
 Manufacturing4,13527.874,71913.0 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,76518.6123,11721.4 
 Information1120.88,9881.6 
 Financial Activities4262.940,9047.1 
 Professional and Business Services1,0236.976,77013.3 
 Education and Health Services1,65511.174,23612.9 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,4219.659,39410.3 
 Other Services and Unclassified3402.316,0512.8 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
     
  Top 20 by Employment  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Bardstown 
 American Fuji Seal IncPlastic carriers & bottle labels5481968 
 American Greetings CorpGreeting cards4971984 
 Armag CorporationSteel fabricating: ammunition & explosive storage magazines531940 
 Ballard IncTrucking, except local49N/A 
 Chris's Custom CabinetsCustom kitchen cabinets501976 
 FET Engineering IncNickel molds, vacuum form tooling and trials,fixtures, jigs, foam tooling, guages, lazer welding, CAD design/development for the automotive, aerospace, medical and home building industries471987 
 Flowers Foods IncProducer and marketer of packaged bakery foods1912009 
 Heaven Hill Distilleries IncWhiskey & distilled spirits bottling, headquarters5621935 
 INOAC Packaging Group IncPlastic cosmetic bottles951988 
 Johnan America IncAutomotive door window regulators and sunroof units, hood lock and striker exterior assemblies, sunroof2101998 
 Mago Construction Co LLCAsphalt & asphalt products, crushed stone, surface & bituminous concrete mixes701951 
 Mitsuba Bardstown IncWindshield wiper, power window & cooling fan motors; cruise control devices1401986 
 NPR of America IncManufacture and sell piston rings for vehicles1642007 
 ORBIS CorporationCollapsible plastic containers. Returnable packaging.1802000 
 Polyair CorporationManufacture foam packaging materials701995 
 Sazerac Distillers, LLCDried grain & whiskey distillation, processing & bottling facility3921940 
 Tower International IncMetal & automotive stampings and assemblies5131994 
 Toyota Boshoku Kentucky LLCAutomotive door trim and interior parts3541991 
 Trade Winds Transit IncTrucking, except local77N/A 
 Boston 
 Beam SuntoryWhiskey & bourbon distillation881933 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (December 10, 2017).  

 


 

 

Taxes

 

 

  State Property Tax Rates Per $100 Valuation, 2016  
  Selected Class of Property State Rate Local Taxation
Permitted
 
  Real Estate $0.1220 Yes  
  Manufacturing Machinery $0.1500 No  
  Pollution Control Equipment $0.1500 No  
  Inventories:  
      Raw Materials $0.0500 No  
      Goods in Process $0.0500 No  
      Finished Goods $0.0500 Yes  
      Goods-In-Transit Exempt Limited  
  Motor Vehicles $0.4500 Yes  
  Other Tangible Personal Property $0.4500 Yes  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Revenue.  
     
  Local Property Tax Rates Per $100 Valuation, 2016  
  Taxing Jurisdiction Property Taxes
Per $100 Valuation
   
  Real Estate Tangibles Motor Vehicles  
  County  
  Nelson $0.2384 $0.2332 $0.1855    
  City  
  Bardstown $0.1820 $0.1912 $0.2400    
  Bloomfield $0.3280 $0.3280 $0.2750    
  Fairfield $0.1560 $0.1560 $0.1500    
  New Haven $0.2300 $0.4022 $0.2500    
  School District  
  Bardstown Independent Schools $0.7970 $0.7970 $0.5310    
  Nelson County Schools $0.7500 $0.7500 $0.5480    
  Source: Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.  
     
  Local Occupational License Taxes, 2016  
  Cities, counties and school districts may levy an occupational license tax on the net profits of businesses and/or on the salaries and wages of employees earned in the jurisdiction. Rates can vary between the two types of occupational license taxes. Occupational license taxes may be levied on businesses as either a flat rate schedule or as a percentage of apportioned net profits or gross receipts. Where both the city and county levy an occupational license tax, a credit may be given, at the option of the local governments, for the amount paid to the city against the occupational license tax of the county. (Consult local jurisdictions for further details.)  
  Taxing Jurisdiction   Tax Rate on
Salaries/Wages
  Tax Rate on
Net Profits/Receipts
 
  County  
  Nelson   0.50%   0.50% (on net profits to $15,000; max tax $75)  
  City  
  Bardstown   0.50% (Max tax $500)   1.00% (on net profits)  
  Bloomfield   No tax   No tax  
  Fairfield   No tax   No tax  
  New Haven   No tax   No tax  
  School District  
  Bardstown Independent Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Nelson County Schools   No tax   No tax  
  Source: Occupational Taxes Spreadsheet - Kentucky Secretary of State, Local Tax Listing - Kentucky Personnel Cabinet   
     

 


 

 

Regulations & Permits

 
 

Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet
Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction

Permitting Information: http://www.dhbc.ky.gov/
 
  Typical Building Permits Responsible Division # of plans Time Frame (Days)  
  Site Plan Building Code Enforcement 1 7-30  
  Building/Life Safety Building Code Enforcement 1 7-30  
  Plumbing Plumbing 3 7  
  Fire Protection Fire Prevention 1 7-30  
  Fire Alarm and Monitoring Fire Prevention 1 7-30  
  Fuel Tanks Fire Prevention
Hazardous Materials Section
1 7  
     

 

Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Permits, Fees, Regulatory Times, and Contacts

Permitting Program Information:
http://dca.ky.gov/DCA%20Resource%20Document%20Library/KyDEPCommonPermits2.17.14.pdf
 
     

 

 

Utilities

 

 

 
Utilities Providing Service In Nelson County
  Electric  
 East Kentucky Power Cooperative - 859-744-4812 
    Inter-County Energy Cooperative - 859-236-4561 
    Salt River Electric Cooperative Corp. - 502-348-3931 
 Kentucky Utilities (a PPL company) - 800-383-5582 
    Bardstown Municipal Electric Light & Gas - 502-348-5947 
     
  Natural Gas  
 Louisville Gas & Electric (a PPL company) - 800-331-7370 
     
  Sewer  
  Treatment Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Flow Excess  
 Bardstown Municipal Sewer Department - 502-348-5947 
 Lower Beech Fork Treatment Plant4,000,0001,836,0002,164,000 
 Town Creek Treatment Plant3,000,0001,140,0001,860,000 
  Treatment information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410
 
  Water  
  System Information (gallons per day) Capacity Avg. Use Excess  
 Bardstown Municipal Water Department - 502-348-59478,000,0004,680,4843,319,516 
 Marion County Water District - 270-692-2004N/AN/AN/A 
  System information provided by Division of Water, 502-564-3410  

 


 

 

Quality of Life

 

 

  General Kentucky Quality of Life Information  
  http://www.thinkkentucky.com/kyedc/qualityoflife.aspx  
  Median Home Price (2015): Nelson County - $13,500 for 304 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  
  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 55.5 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 56.2 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (71-year record) 105 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1963 (71-year record) -21 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 4,611  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,190  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 45.17 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 13 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 59.89 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 129.8  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 39.8  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 79 percent  
  7 a.m. 83 percent  
  1 p.m. 61 percent  
  7 p.m. 66 percent  
  Note: Heating degree day totals are the sums of positive departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.  Cooling degree day totals are the sum of negative departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Climatic Data Center, Local Climatological Data, 2015.
Station of record: Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, KY.
 
     
  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Bardstown Independent Schools 2,480 15.9  
  Nelson County Schools 4,528 16.7  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.