Material Handling Manufacturer Investing $20 Million in Kentucky Expansion

MHS, a leading supplier of material handling, automation, and software products, recently opened its newly expanded $20 million facility in Mt. Washington.

Better Building: Tech Innovations Move into Construction Sites

You might see a few drones buzzing around construction sites in the future. The construction industry is harnessing new technologies to make building faster, safer, and more efficient. Messer Construction Co.’s innovations team predicts these new tools will enhance construction productivity.

UPS Grows Again: 1,000 new jobs with $750 million in expansion

Leaders announced $750 million in upcoming projects, as well as 1,000 jobs. The largest of the projects is a $220 million maintenance facility.

Churchill Downs expands, purchasing Turfway Park Florence

Plans include replacing the current grandstand with a $150 million racing and gambling facility. “Our team is poised to restore Turfway to its former glory,” said Churchill Downs president Kevin Flanery.

Positive job growth anticipated for Kentucky through 2026

Each of Kentucky’s 10 Local Workforce Areas (LWA) is expected to have at least 33 occupations grow by 20 percent or more in the next 10 years. This growth will account for more than 280,000 total job openings.

Kentucky shelters among the group receiving 15,000 dog treats

Two Kentucky animal adoption organizations have been shipped an extra supply of dog treats as part of a celebration by PetFirst Pet Insurance on their 107th anniversary. (In dog years. In human years, that’s 15.)

17 Kentucky counties added to Appalachia Proud region

Ryan Quarles announced at the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit the new county additions, highlighting the bright future of regional agriculture.

Kentucky based hemp business expands to Virginia

Tami Maria O’Dell and husband Robert Huttick expanded their Kentucky-based hemp business. In July, they planted 190,000 plants on 50 acres in Virginia.

Creative Mornings Monthly Meetings Grow Statewide

Creative Mornings help people get connected and learn who the culture-makers are in their communities — ultimately driving them to feel more rooted. Lexington and Louisville chapters have well attended monthly meetings.