Kentucky Chamber releases updated economic recovery report

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky All major indicators suggest that Kentucky’s economy is healing, according to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber released its latest in a series of quarterly reports tracking the Commonwealth’s economic recovery in partnership with the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research. “Kentucky’s Economic Recovery: A Quarterly Update of Workforce, […]

Low-cost airline adds nonstop flights to Louisville

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky A new carrier from JetBlue founder David Neeleman picked Louisville for its debut flight network. Low-cost airline service for Breeze Airways to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) includes nonstop flights starting at $39. Nonstop flights from Louisville to Charleston, S.C., and Tampa, Fl. start this week. Beginning July 15, […]

TV show set in Louisville “Call Me Kat” renewed for season 2

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The FOX sitcom set in Louisville, “Call me Kat,” which premiered in January, has been renewed for a second season. Featuring references to familiar faces and places like Churchill Downs, Muhammad Ali and the University of Louisville, viewers just couldn’t get enough of this feline-filled series set in the Commonwealth. The […]

Tips for effective communications with clients and colleagues

By Mindy Peterson, Building Kentucky It’s not unexpected advice coming from a communicator, but communications matters. It’s what you say, what you write, the email you send and the text that you may return just a little too quickly. No matter what format you’re using and who your audience is, the words you choose and […]

Hearing loss is no joke – get checked today

By Beverly Bartlett, Building Kentucky People sometimes treat hearing loss as an almost comical symptom of old age – but the condition is no joke for the 70,000 Kentuckians (of all ages) who are deaf or hard of hearing. Loss of hearing can affect your career, your personal relationships, and even your mental health. That’s […]

Louisville looks to “green” vehicles for city fleets

By Beverly Bartlett, Building Kentucky Louisville Metro Government will begin prioritizing the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles, under a new executive order from Mayor Greg Fischer. Fischer signed the order this month, which also states that major contractors and suppliers (over $1 million) must provide carbon-reduction plans to the city. The order is aimed at helping […]

Harrodsburg plant receives $450 million of support from Apple fund

By Beverly Bartlett, Building Kentucky The Corning plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky is famous for developing the glass fronts of every generation of iPhone. Now, Apple is awarding Corning Inc. $45 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to expand manufacturing capacity and fuel continued research and development. All told, Corning has received $450 million from that fund over […]

Do you know pet first aid? Survey finds 2% of pet parents have training

By Berry Craig, Building Kentucky Do you have a pet first aid kit at home? What about extra food and treats to lure out an injured pet that might be hiding? What about a leash, collar or carrier to help transport a pet in distress? Do you know how to triage an injury while you […]

Vehicle parts distributor breaks ground on $52.2 million Louisville facility

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Another large-scale distributor is investing in Louisville. PACCAR Parts, which distributes aftermarket vehicle parts, recently broke ground on its 19th parts distribution center. Their latest facility is in Louisville Riverport Authority’s Phase 5 development and is expected to create 80 full-time jobs. The $52.2 million state-of-the-art parts distribution center is […]

Hold that thought: Knowing when to press pause or chime in on social media

By Brenna Angel, Building Kentucky Think of a major event or incident that has dominated public discourse over the past year, either on a local or national level. It could be anything from a natural disaster, the death of a prominent figure, or some type of large-scale emergency like a mass shooting. This is the […]

Tips for getting the most out of virtual college tours

By Beverly Bartlett, Building Kentucky Virtual tours can be a convenient, affordable way for students to “try out” a lot of different schools – without running into prohibitive travel costs. For many families, a virtual tour will remain a good “first-look” opportunity at different college options – even after the pandemic subsides. MedQuest College has been […]

How Kentucky employers can promote racial equity

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The business community has great influence in shaping economic inclusion and increasing racial equity across the Commonwealth. Racial disparities limit so many from access to good jobs, financial resources, education and healthcare that allow for wellbeing and prosperity. Diversity in the workspace spurs growth and innovation. When people from varying […]

Virtual “D.C. Fly-In” connects KBT members with Kentucky’s elected officials

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Economic recovery will be the hot topic in Kentuckians for Better Transportation’s (KBT) annual event with elected officials. But members won’t be flying to D.C. this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, KBT leaders are shifting to an online-only event to connect with Congress on top transportation topics. Attend The Virtual […]

Tourism shows signs of rebound in Kentucky ahead of National Tourism Week

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky May 2 – 8 is National Tourism Week around the U.S. but in Kentucky, tourism celebrations started early with events surrounding the Kentucky Derby. Tourism Week unites the industry to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses, and personal well-being. As the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Morgan County segment of Mountain Parkway Expansion set for completion this year

By Will Wingfield, Building Kentucky Progress continues on the Mountain Parkway Expansion this spring, with completion of the 8.2-mile Morgan County segment in sight. Asphalt plants have reopened for the year and paving is underway on the new westbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway in Morgan County. Westbound traffic will begin using the new lanes this summer […]