Bardstown/Nelson County is located in the heart of the Bluegrass State and is an ideal location to do business as well as call home. Bardstown is located just 35 minutes from Louisville, the nation’s 16th largest city, which is home to UPS and the Louisville International Airport. Kentucky’s second largest city, Lexington, only 60 minutes away, also hosts a major airport and the University of Kentucky.
We understand that location and transportation are two important factors in doing successful business and we are proud to offer excellent access to air, rail and major highways. Nelson County businesses are only 5 minutes from the Bluegrass Parkway which provides four-lane access between I-65 and I-75. In 15 minutes you can be on I-65 heading north towards Indiana or south to Nashville. Our central location makes our area within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population and U.S. manufacturing production.