Apprenticeship program and partnership creates pathways for student success

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Jefferson Community & Technical College (Jefferson), KentuckianaWorks and Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new initiative to prepare young adults ages 16-24 across the Greater Louisville Region to enter high-demand, high-wage careers after graduation. “At Jefferson, our number one priority is to open doors to a better life and brighter future,” […]

EKU and Anthem Medicaid expand rural health care scholarship with $100K donation

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Eastern Kentucky University and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky announced the expansion of the Anthem Medicaid Rural Scholarship to grow the number of frontline workers in the eastern region of the state and increase access to care and improve health equity for those living in Kentucky’s […]

Op-Ed: Investing in downtown Louisville opens doors for opportunity

By Dr. Ty Handy, President of Jefferson Community and Technical College The following op-ed was written by the Jefferson Community and Technical College President Dr. Ty Handy. Downtown Louisville is on the cusp of its next great chapter. In every direction, I see potential flowing through the veins of our community, like water from the […]

Op-Ed: Increasing childcare opportunities helps Kentucky most at-risk families

By Jason Adkins, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) CEO The following op-ed was written by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative CEO Jason Adkins. Kristyna had become used to the routine of dropping her kids off at their Nana’s house. She’s a single mom with three children working a part-time job to make ends meet. Her […]

KCTCS, Lt. Gov. Coleman & Xometry announce 50 scholarships to train next generation of manufacturing students

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Xometry, a global online marketplace connecting enterprise buyers with suppliers of manufacturing services, Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Dr. Paul Czarapata, along with Dr. Koffi Akakpo, the President of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), recently announced an innovative public-private partnership […]

Year-long research data provides snapshot of Louisville’s food insecurity and access

By Andrea Watts, Building Kentucky Did you know that more than 1 in 5 Louisville residents live in a food desert? Food insecurity has not returned to pre-pandemic levels and rising costs have made it more difficult to afford food. September is national Hunger Action Month, raising awareness of the hunger crisis and encouraging action. […]

Op-Ed: Why Kentucky is poised to reach new heights

By Chad Carlton, Building Kentucky The following op-ed was written by Chad Carlton, who is CEO of C2 Strategic Communications, one of Louisville’s largest public relations firms. My mother’s heart is still strong and sweet as she turns 80 years old next week – a muscle crafted from hard work on the farm, raising three […]

See inside Western Kentucky University’s newly opened academic hub

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky A new kind of library is now open on the Western Kentucky University campus. The ribbon was cut today on The Commons at Helm Library, which blends spaces for studying, socializing and collaborating into one modern academic hub unlike any other in the state of Kentucky – or even the […]

Back-to-school: KCTCS welcomes 71,000 students to kick off new academic year

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) welcomed more than 71,000 students for the fall semester this month. As the largest postsecondary education institution in the state, KCTCS’ 16 colleges account for over 40 percent of the state’s public higher education undergraduate enrollment. In addition, by the end of […]

Hardin County Rotary Club learns how water is contributing to the growing economy

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky On August 4, Governor Beshear announced the latest EV-related investment coming to the Commonwealth – the LOTTE Group will locate its first aluminum manufacturing facility in Hardin County. The more than $238 million investment will create 122 full-time jobs and produce 36,000 tons of cathode foil, a type of ultra-thin […]

University of Kentucky moves forward with rebuilding tornado-damaged research center

By Laura Skillman, UKNOW The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, Kentucky, destroyed by a December tornado, moved closer to reconstruction today when the UK Board of Trustees approved a $38 million project for the main building. The project will be funded from insurance reimbursement for building replacement costs and with state and federal […]

Op-Ed: Business growth takes proactive networking

By Bill Reynolds, Jeffersontown Chamber Board Chair The following op-ed was written by Bill Reynolds, Jeffersontown Chamber board chair and president and owner of Element502. “It’s not just about what you know, but who you know.” In almost every aspect of life, a relationship can be the link between where you are and where you […]

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. […]