Thank you for contributing to “Lifting Spirits – Jay & Kyle Rogers Support Fund.”

On Friday, April 24, Silver Trail Distillery in Marshall County experienced what appears to be a massive equipment failure, resulting in an explosion and fire that destroyed the facility.

Second Distiller Jay Rogers and his assistant, Kyle Rogers, both suffered critical injuries. Kyle passed away on May 11. Jay’s condition is improving, but he still has a long way to go. He’s currently being treated at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association, a non-profit trade group founded in 1880, established this fund to help with any medical, family or necessary expenses. Every dollar raised goes directly to Jay and Kyle’s family.

Contributions also can be sent to “Lifting Spirits” at CFSB Bank, P.O. Box 467 in Benton, Ky., 42025.

Please keep Jay and Kyle in your thoughts and prayers, and remember Silver Trail Founder and Master Distiller Spencer Balentine and his family during this difficult time.

Contact the KDA at (502) 875-9351 if you have any questions or need additional information.