Q&A: Sitting down with John Hollenbach of Hollenbach Oakley

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky John Hollenbach is Managing Partner of Hollenbach Oakley and Horizon Commercial Realty. John sat down with Building Kentucky to discuss how his businesses got off the ground, how they’re doing now, and what the future has in store.  BK: You and Greg founded Hollenbach Oakley in 1996. Can you tell […]

Seven ways AI can help your business

By Walter Parker, Building Kentucky AI is everywhere. Art and memes generated by AI are filling social media feeds. It’s in your browsers and search engines. Schools are even wrestling with AI’s ability to produce convincing research papers and quickly tackle mountains of homework sidestepping the education goals of the class. Have you thought about […]

Buttigieg visits BlueOval SK site in Glendale

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited Glendale’s BlueOval SK Battery Park site in March, and came away very impressed with what he saw happening in Kentucky. With production slated to begin in 2025, construction continues to move quickly on the site. Buttigieg — the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana […]

Kentucky Second Nationally in Economic Projects Per Capita, First in South Central Region

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Kentucky’s economy is booming, according to Site Selection Magazine’s new 2022 Governor’s Cup rankings.  The Commonwealth placed second nationally in 2022 — up from ninth in 2021 — in economic projects per capita, trailing only Kansas. The Bluegrass State also placed second in the South Central region for overall qualifying […]

Maryhurst promotes dedicated employees to C-suite positions

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Maryhurst appointed two longtime employees to key executive leadership positions with the promotions of Lisa Purdy to Chief Operating Officer and Micah Jorrisch to Chief Community Officer. “We are thankful to have Lisa and Micah on the team every day at Maryhurst,” said Paula Garner, Maryhurst CEO. “Both have proven […]

See inside Western Kentucky University’s newly opened academic hub

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky A new kind of library is now open on the Western Kentucky University campus. The ribbon was cut today on The Commons at Helm Library, which blends spaces for studying, socializing and collaborating into one modern academic hub unlike any other in the state of Kentucky – or even the […]

Op-Ed: Check your checks – mail fraud is on the rise

By James A. (Ja) Hillebrand, Chairman and CEO of Stock Yards Bank & Trust The following op-ed was written by James A. (Ja) Hillebrand, who is Chairman and CEO of Stock Yards Bank & Trust, a community bank serving Kentucky and Indiana since 1904. An old-school type of fraud is making its way back into […]

Hungry for more: Kentucky’s food and beverage industry continues to thrive

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development After a record year in 2021 that saw Kentucky set all-time highs in investment and job growth, it is no surprise that many of the commonwealth’s major industries continue to thrive and build on its unprecedented momentum. One of the key industries seeing consistent growth and success is […]

Ford donates nearly $42,000 from timber harvest to Glendale Volunteer Fire Department

By Brooke Porter, Building Kentucky Ford Motor Company donated nearly $42,000 to the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, generated from the proceeds of timber sales harvested at its BlueOval SK Battery Park site. The donation increases the department’s annual average budget of $80,000 by more than 50 percent. “It’s awesome that they are willing to help […]

New homeowner loan program offers forgivable mortgages for home improvement

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Stock Yards Bank & Trust has partnered with Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund to help homeowners pay for needed repairs and replacements at home. The new Stock Yards Bank Home Improvement Grant offers forgivable mortgages to those with low-moderate income to make home repairs including replacing HVAC systems, doors, windows, […]

Looking beyond the Bluegrass

By Chad Carlton, Building Kentucky When you grow up in a special place like Kentucky, it’s easy to limit our gaze to the place we call home. After all, what could be better than living, working and playing here? Fortunately for our state’s future, leaders in business, civic and government sectors are looking beyond the […]