Bardstown Rotary Club hears how expanded service lines and clean Water Grows KY

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky In May 2022, the Kentucky Legislature approved $35 million in unallocated funds to support regional water system improvements for Bullitt, Hardin, Meade and Nelson counties. The legislative success would not have been possible without the coalition of support from regional water suppliers, economic development professionals and elected officials. The region […]

MedQuest College opens new veterinary technology learning space

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky Several months after the launch of its veterinary technology program, MedQuest College has opened its newly completed veterinary technology learning labs and lecture space. Located on the college’s Lexington campus, the two-year veterinary technology program prepares students to meet regional workforce needs in agriculture, veterinary care and animal food production. […]

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development gets a taste of how Water Grows KY

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky With $11.2 billion in recent economic development announcements, water is key to growing Kentucky’s economy. Louisville Water Company shared this message and its “Water Grows KY” campaign with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development on Monday, continuing its “roadshow” of speaking engagements throughout the Commonwealth. Water Grows KY is a […]

Op-Ed: Spring has sprung at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown

By Chloe Anderson, Human Resources Advisor at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown The following op-ed was written by Chloe Anderson, Human Resources Advisor at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown. There comes a time in early April when Kentucky signals winter is over. The sun shines brighter, the wind feels warmer and around us the colors are vibrant. Shades of […]

Maryhurst names residential campus after former CEO Judy Lambeth

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Maryhurst named its 46-year-old residential campus after former CEO and longtime children’s advocate, Judy Lambeth. Located off Dorsey Lane in Louisville, Maryhurst’s Lambeth Campus houses the agency’s work to provide therapeutic care to young survivors of abuse and neglect. The new campus name honors the commitment, passion and impact Lambeth […]

Water Grows KY campaign kicks off at the James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Louisville Water Company kicked off its “Water Grows KY” campaign with a presentation at the Third Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference, highlighting water’s vital and often unexpected role in Kentucky’s top industry sectors – agriculture, distilling and brewing, education, health care and manufacturing. In collaboration with the Kentucky […]

Business Expo welcomes Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Jim Gray as keynote speaker

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The Jeffersontown Chamber’s annual Business Expo returned in person this year, and kicked off with brunch and a keynote address from Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Jim Gray. In his keynote speech at the Louisville Marriott East, Secretary Gray discussed the federal funding that’s been allocated to support Kentucky’s dire infrastructure […]

Op-Ed: Putting Kentucky kids first builds a stronger Kentucky

By Jim Flynn, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents The following op-ed was written by Dr. Jim Flynn, who is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.  As Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS), I go to work every day determined to see that 640,000 students, in all of […]

Maryhurst announces new CFO and welcomes former resident to the Board of Directors

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Maryhurst has added new experience and perspective to its team with the hiring of chief financial officer (CFO) Anne McArthur and appointing licensed clinical therapist and former resident, Cherie Jones, to its Board of Directors. Jones’ appointment will mark the first time in several decades a former Maryhurst resident has […]

KCTCS unveils groundbreaking GIS application to forecast future workforce and education needs in Kentucky

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Kentucky Education to Workforce Application ensures education systems are affordable, accessible and applicable through the analysis of numerous data points concurrently The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) unveiled today a first-of-its-kind online GIS (mapping) program that visualizes, aggregates and analyzes education, workforce and socioeconomic data in every county […]

Op-Ed: Harnessing the power of mentorship for businesses and students

By Dr. Telly Sellars, Jefferson Community & Technical College The following op-ed was written by Dr. Telly Sellars, the Associate Vice President of Technical Education at Jefferson Community & Technical College. From the very moment a student begins their education at Jefferson their success is our top priority. Success in students’ eyes may vary over […]

Small businesses contribute to Kentucky’s unprecedented economic momentum

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Kentucky’s economy set a record pace in 2021, including all-time highs in job creation and private-sector new investment. Large-scale projects have been at the center of that success, including Ford Motor Co. and SK Innovation’s $5.8 billion investment to establish an electric vehicle battery park in Hardin County […]

What are the fastest growing healthcare jobs? MedQuest College has the answers

By Berry Craig, Building Kentucky Impacts of Covid-19 will be felt for years to come – but perhaps in ways one might not expect. It’s no secret that healthcare workers have played a crucial role in keeping people healthy over the last 18 months and there’s an even greater need for healthcare workers than before […]

First Lady Beshear joins Maryhurst to celebrate holiday art gallery

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Maryhurst, First Lady Britainy Beshear and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid have joined together to help young women heal, reflect and express themselves through art during the holidays and all year long. A long-time advocate for Kentucky’s children and former Maryhurst board member, First Lady Beshear visited Maryhurst’s […]