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ShelbyKY Tourism board announces newest member

Joyce Nethery

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — One of Kentucky’s few female master distillers is the newest member of the ShelbyKY Tourism & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

Jeptha Creed Distillery Owner and Master Distiller Joyce Nethery was jointly appointed by the cities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville and the Shelby County Fiscal Court. The ShelbyKy Tourism Commission promotes Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County, Ky. to leisure, business, group and international visitors by providing oversight, strategic initiatives, long-range vision and advocacy.

Nethery holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville’s Speed Scientific School. Prior to the creation of Jeptha Creed, she worked as a process engineer in industrial scale distillation for 15 years and then spent a decade teaching high school chemistry and physics.

Nethery is half of the mother-daughter duo who operate Jeptha Creed; daughter Autumn Nethery is the other half. Jeptha Creed sits on 64 acres of farmland in Shelby County and produces bourbon, whiskey, vodka and moonshine.

Nethery will serve a three-year term on the ShelbyKY Tourism Board of Directors.