Free events help corporate leaders navigate post-pandemic return to office

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky What is the ‘next normal’ for office spaces? It’s a big question the corporate leaders need to answer as they plan a post-pandemic return. Louisville-based architecture firm Luckett & Farley is launching a free virtual event series to help. “Now is a perfect time to rethink how offices can support the priorities […]

Kentucky colleges plan for in-person graduation ceremonies

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky The COVID-19 pandemic caused most universities to cancel their 2020 graduation ceremonies or move them completely online. Over a year later, with vaccinations rolling out and the state restrictions loosening, universities are looking forward to celebrating 2021 graduates. Most schools around the state are hosting in-person graduation events that maintain […]

Where does Kentucky rank for economic development projects?

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Kentucky tops Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings for the South Central region for 2020. By attracting new jobs and adding economic development projects, the Commonwealth was at the top of its regional list and third nationwide, behind Ohio and Texas. Corporate real estate analysts regard the rankings as an industry […]

Sherman Minton Bridge inspections prepare for upcoming construction

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Photos: Courtesy of Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. Bridge inspections were recently conducted on the 59-year-old Sherman Minton Bridge to prepare for construction, which is expected to begin late spring or early summer of this year. The Project Team approved a Maintenance of Traffic approach in July 2020 that  ensures at least one […]

Tips to look and sound your best during video calls

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Virtual meetings have become a part of life for many of us. Living rooms have become learning spaces, bedrooms are the new boardrooms, and even the kitchen is part of your home office. Making these everyday spaces look professional is possible. Watch the video above for tips from C2 Strategic Communications experts […]

Buffalo Trace Distillery, UK study oak trees used for bourbon barrels

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky The oak barrel gives Kentucky bourbon much of its signature flavor,  so Buffalo Trace is digging into how to grow better oak trees. Buffalo Trace Distillery and the University of Kentucky partnered to study the genetic response of trees from various regions and different white oak forest establishment techniques. About The White Oak […]

7 ways to celebrate Earth Day in Kentucky

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Enjoying the great outdoors and connecting with nature has been a way to find comfort during a difficult past year, making Earth Day especially important in 2021. Kentucky is filled with beauty and opportunities to enjoy the outside, so we’ve put together some ideas for places and spaces in the […]

Major Pennsylvania developer makes its first investment in Louisville/Southern Indiana region

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Historic bridge finds new home thanks to KYTC and Henderson County

By Nicole Ares, Building Kentucky A bridge that once linked Daviess and Hancock counties has been relocated to a new home at Sandy Lee Watkins Park in Henderson County. The historic bridge, which formerly carried Toler Bridge Road over Blackford Creek, was showing its age and deteriorating. Though it could no longer be used to carry vehicular […]

Country music star Sturgill Simpson creates flood relief fundraiser for eastern Kentucky

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky When the flooding first hit eastern Kentucky last month, many people donated money, clothes, food and time to help the affected areas – including a famous Kentucky native, Grammy winner Sturgill Simpson. Simpson is originally from Jackson, one of the main cities hit by the flooding. He launched a fundraising […]

Hopeful survey for Kentucky reveals 91% want to be vaccinated against COVID-19

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Most Jefferson County residents would choose to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a recent survey by the University of Louisville Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute. The survey was conducted as part of the Co-Immunity Project, ongoing research to better understand the impact of COVID-19 in Jefferson County. The survey provides hopeful […]

Louisville airport expands capacity, seeks innovation

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) recently reached its highest capacity since the COVID-19 pandemic began and announced a research partnership with the University of Louisville. New And Returning Destinations Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Allegiant added routes in March. Southwest Airlines introduced a new, nonstop flight to Fort Myers, Florida […]

Op-Ed: Post-pandemic employers want resilient employees

By Steve Yackey, JEB Jr. Enrichment Center The following op-ed was written by Steve Yackey, a local businessman and longtime board member of F.O.C.U.S Training Academy and the Jesse E. Barnett Jr. Enrichment Center. I was in the business world for 43 years before I retired. I saw trends change, required skills advance and job duties […]

One East Kentucky announces partnership to expand economic opportunities in the region

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky New opportunities and resources are coming to eastern Kentucky businesses. One East Kentucky (OEK) and Regional Strategies have announced a new partnership to build a stronger economic region covering eight Kentucky counties: Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Perry, and Pike. “One East Kentucky’s strong vision for the region and their […]