State issues RFP for amateur sports complex at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a request for proposals to find a partner to design, build, operate, finance and maintain an amateur sports complex at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville.

UK P3 breaks ground on $34M Mixed-Use Parking and Innovation Center

In partnership with the University of Kentucky (UK), Signet Real Estate Group has broken ground on a mixed-use parking facility in Lexington that includes over 900 new parking spaces and over 23,000 square feet of Innovation & Retail Space that will revitalize one of the main corridors into the UK campus.

Over $3M in Work Ready Skills allotted to expand healthcare education, training

To meet the rapidly increasing healthcare needs in Fayette and surrounding counties, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Leestown Campus leaders in Lexington had to dream big, expand partnerships and find funding.

NKU awarded $1.8M in federal grants to fight opioid epidemic

Northern Kentucky University recently received $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) to combat the opioid crisis. HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the funds to establish and expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services.

Innovative Kentucky businesses awarded $1.9M through match funding

Six Kentucky tech companies will receive $1.9 million in state matching funds to stimulate technological innovation in the commonwealth while fueling growth and job creation for technology-based startups and small businesses.

Fibonacci cuts ribbon on $5.8M HempWood manufacturing plant in Calloway County

Fibonacci company leaders, along with state and local officials, opened its $5.8 million-plus, 25-job HempWood manufacturing facility in Murray, Kentucky.

Kentucky awarded $7.1M in service grants to strengthen communities

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has received more than $7.1 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 21 programs with over 900 members. Organizations are selected for grants based on their plans to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities.

New initiative will help basic training recruits earn an associate’s degrees

The Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) is launching a new initiative that will allow basic training recruits to earn an associate’s degree at no charge, helping boost recruitment for law enforcement agencies across the state.

Rochester Dam renovation project begins

Rochester Dam making improvements to the barrier at the lock and public safety while striving to keep the historical dam intact.

Phoenix Paper plans $200 million recycling facility at Ballard County mill bringing 500 jobs

Phoenix Paper LLC plans to invest $200 million to build a paper recycling facility on the grounds of the Wickliffe mill it purchased only a year ago.