Innovative new community center connects Kentuckians with needed educational resources, workforce opportunities while combatting addiction 

Isaiah House leaders and community partners cut the ribbon on the Recovery Life Center in Harrodsburg.

 By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Isaiah House, Kentucky’s largest community-focused nonprofit addiction resource, proudly announced the opening of its Recovery Life Center in Harrodsburg, continuing the organization’s mission of offering help, hope and healing to the people of Kentucky. In addition to Isaiah House’s Harrodsburg campus, the Recovery Life Center is Kentucky’s newest community resource. […]

University of Pikeville, Anthem Medicaid launch Dental Rural Medicine Scholarship  

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky University of Pikeville (UPIKE) and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky (Anthem) celebrated the launch of the Anthem Dental Rural Medicine Scholarship at UPIKE’s Tanner College of Dental Medicine today.   The new endowed scholarship will provide crucial financial support to dental students committed to practicing in rural […]

Luckett & Farley designs UofL Speed School of Engineering Student Success Building

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky After years of planning, Luckett & Farley’s joint effort with SmithGroup to design the University of Louisville’s (UofL) J. B. Speed School of Engineering Student Success Building has culminated in plans for a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of UofL’s campus. UofL recently revealed renderings for the building at a […]

University of Kentucky selected as member of Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health Investor Catalyst Hub network

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky The University of Kentucky has been selected as a spoke for the Investor Catalyst Hub, a regional hub of ARPANET-H, a nationwide health innovation network launched by the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). UK Innovate, UK’s innovation, entrepreneurship and economic enterprise for University research, is leading the initiative […]

VIDEO: New computer science program opening doors for Kentucky high school students

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky After the Kentucky General Assembly included a $3 million appropriation in its latest budget proposal, We Lead CS, a first-of-its-kind online computer science career academy, will open its virtual doors to students in August – just in time for the 2024-25 academic year. The new program will allow high school […]

Beam Suntory, University of Kentucky commit to advancing global spirits industry, continue strategic partnership

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Beam Suntory, a global leader in premium spirits, has renewed its strategic partnership with the University of Kentucky James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits to help strengthen Kentucky’s signature industry for generations to come. The continued partnership between Beam Suntory and UK will ensure the Institute continues to offer unparalleled […]

The Bill Gatton Foundation makes third gift to the University of Kentucky, contributions now total $15 million for student scholarships

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Continuing its historic commitment to the success of University of Kentucky students, The Bill Gatton Foundation is contributing $5 million toward student scholarships, targeted in ways that will help eliminate unmet financial need among Kentuckians and for students interested in medical careers. The gift, which was approved by the UK […]

ECTC and Family Scholar House announce half million-dollar BlueOval SK commitment to expand resources, career pathways for student parents

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC), Family Scholar House and BlueOval SK are joining forces to construct the brand-new BlueOval SK Family Services Building at the Family Scholar House ECTC Campus in Hardin County. Fueled by a five-year, $500,000 total pledge from BlueOval SK, the facility will provide much-needed wrap […]

Lawmakers encouraged to use Kentucky’s prosperous financial position to benefit children, teachers and school staff across the Commonwealth

By Stephanie Smith, Building Kentucky Kentucky is enjoying one of the most economically prosperous eras in its history. The state’s reputation for innovation and its business-welcoming environment have attracted countless industries to build and grow here. Thanks to Kentucky lawmakers for making it easier than ever to do business here and for the progress seen […]

WKU student takes home the “gold” as Buckman Award winner at Summit of the South

By Stephanie Smith, Building Kentucky A humble, yet passionate energy surrounds Nessa Unseld, a 20-year-old Western Kentucky University student, as she describes her new business. Unseld founded Coleus Academy, a non-profit e-learning platform that focuses on practical knowledge and life skill education. Unseld received the inaugural Buckman Prize recently at the Summit of the South […]

KCTCS breaks down barriers to education with food pantries and resources at every college

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky This holiday season and throughout the school year, the Kentucky Community & Technical College System and its 16 colleges provide accessible and necessary food pantries to support students. The largest postsecondary education provider in the state, with an annual enrollment of over 100,000 students, KCTCS is constantly assessing the needs […]