Employee death at Kentucky distillery under investigation

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 family.

Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones said there will be an autopsy since the death was work-related. Jones called the incident “a tragic accident.”

Spokeswoman Amy Preske of Glenmore owner Sazerac said in a statement that operations at Glenmore have been suspended until further notice pending an investigation.