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 […]

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 […]

Sherman Minton Renewal team engages with students at Grace James Academy

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky Engineers with the Sherman Minton Renewal and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently teamed up with the Grace M. James Academy of Excellence to inspire the next generation of engineers. Project team members and coordinators from KYTC’s Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network (KEEN) met with students at the all girls STEAM […]

Buttigieg visits BlueOval SK site in Glendale

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited Glendale’s BlueOval SK Battery Park site in March, and came away very impressed with what he saw happening in Kentucky. With production slated to begin in 2025, construction continues to move quickly on the site. Buttigieg — the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana […]

Kentucky Second Nationally in Economic Projects Per Capita, First in South Central Region

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Kentucky’s economy is booming, according to Site Selection Magazine’s new 2022 Governor’s Cup rankings.  The Commonwealth placed second nationally in 2022 — up from ninth in 2021 — in economic projects per capita, trailing only Kansas. The Bluegrass State also placed second in the South Central region for overall qualifying […]

BlueOval SK Battery Park expected to have major impact on Kentucky’s economy, study says

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky A joint economic impact study conducted by the Kentucky League of Cities and Murray State University found that the BlueOval SK Battery Park in Glendale will generate an estimated $800 million in value-added impact on local governments in Hardin County and its surrounding counties.  “The results show what city officials […]

Spirits are high: Unprecedented momentum fuels a record year for Kentucky bourbon

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development 2022 served as a historic year not just for the Commonwealth’s economic development, but for one of the state’s most important industries, bourbon and spirits. In 2022, Kentucky recorded its best year for growth of it signature industry, with private-sector new-location or expansion totaling over $2.1 billion in […]

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 […]