Louisville-based community banks announce merger

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Stock Yards Bank & Trust has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Louisville-based Commonwealth Bank & Trust. Combining the strengths of these two community banks that are deeply rooted in Kentucky further solidifies Stock Yards Bank’s position as a premier financial institution in the region. “As community bankers, we […]

Introducing the new BuildingKentucky.com: Sharing more positive news about Kentuckians who are building the Commonwealth

By Rachel Nix, Managing Editor of Building Kentucky We’re dedicated to building Kentucky. That includes everything from sharing positive news about literal bridge builders to covering stories about the people who are connecting others to build figurative bridges. And now our platform is getting even better to reach more community advocates, resource providers and thought […]

Global Game Changers celebrates real-life superheroes with September 11th school curriculum

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on front-line workers in hospitals, senior living centers, classrooms and parents at home. These real-life superheroes were in our communities every day putting their health at risk to improve the well-being of others. Global Game Changers (GGC), a Kentucky nonprofit student empowerment and academic program, […]

Five pro tips for employee productivity and wellness in the workplace

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Many employees are migrating back to corporate offices and cubicles they haven’t seen in months, or for some, more than a year. Remote work took multitasking to a new level and allowed many employees to regain a healthy balance in their lives. Working from home allowed more time for frequent […]

52nd annual Gaslight Festival in Jeffersontown returns to tradition

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky Jeffersontown’s 52nd annual Gaslight Festival will return this year with all of its usual week-long activities, after being partially virtual last year. The annual Gaslight Festival is the fifth largest in the region and attracts an estimated 200,000 visitors to Jeffersontown. “Our Jeffersontown community takes pride in the annual Gaslight Festival,” said Bill […]

How to enter $1 million Kentucky vaccine drawing

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Kentuckians who have received their COVID-19 vaccine could win $1 million in a new ‘Shot at a Million’ incentive drawing. Who Is Eligible Adults who have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible to enter the […]

Kentucky transportation construction project contracts top $1 billion

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky More than $1 billion in construction project contracts have been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) since January 2020. Gov. Andy Beshear points to this milestone as another clear sign Kentucky’s economy is surging ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control in the commonwealth. KYTC has also […]

Republic Bank launches True Name™ feature with Mastercard

By Andrea Brady, Building Kentucky Republic Bank is the first community bank to launch a new feature that will help ensure an authentic banking experience for transgender and non-binary customers by enabling the use of their chosen name on their debit cards. Through a partnership with Mastercard, Republic’s eligible business and personal banking customers will […]

Luckett & Farley namesake Jean D. “J.D.” Farley dies at 94

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Architect Jean D. “J.D.” Farley died Tuesday, June 1 at Baptist East Hospital. Farley was the former owner of Louisville-based architecture firm Luckett & Farley, which still bears his name today. J.D. Farley’s Legacy Farley began working at what is now Luckett & Farley, then named D.X. Murphy & Brothers, in […]

When choosing a skilled nursing facility, don’t overlook the staff

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Choosing a skilled nursing facility for yourself or a loved one can be daunting. There are so many factors to consider – location, the type of care needed and financial issues like cost and insurance. But one factor you shouldn’t overlook is more basic than any of that: Is the […]

Amazon Air begins hiring for hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky More than 2000 new, full-time jobs are coming to Amazon’s new Amazon Air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) – and hiring has begun! Jobs At Amazon Air Employees for the state-of-the-art facility join more than 18,000 full- and part-time Amazon employees already working across the state of […]

Cheers! Kentucky Bourbon Trail® celebrates 22nd birthday with new field guide

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky On May 27, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® (KBT) celebrated its 22nd birthday. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) founded the trail in 1999 to create an experience for bourbon lovers, celebrate America’s only native spirit and give the world a taste of the Bluegrass State. New Bourbon Trail™ Passport & Field Guide […]

Go Big Red! How leadership, location and logistics are making Bowling Green great

By Chad Carlton, Building Kentucky Each time that I return to Bowling Green, I get more envious and more impressed. My alma mater, Western Kentucky University, is a glowing and growing campus – filled with amenities, art and modern buildings that were absent when I ambled the Hill more than three decades ago. And the expanding […]