Innovative public-private partnership funds Brandenburg plant

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky A new municipal wastewater treatment plant is coming to Brandenburg through an innovative program. The City of Brandenburg is the first local government in Kentucky to use public-private partnership funds. The city worked with Kentucky Bond Corp. in issuing bonds for the $8.3 million facility. The Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation to […]

P3 helps University of Kentucky take step forward with Cornerstone facility

A public-private partnership is moving a major transformation at the University of Kentucky (UK) forward. Signet Capital and Signet Real Estate Group took a creative approach to the real estate project at UK to deliver a world-class multi-use facility on a main corridor of the Lexington-area campus. Spanning 308,269 square feet, The Cornerstone will host an innovation […]

The Mountain Parkway Expansion gets fresh, new website

The Mountain Parkway Expansion’s website has a fresh, new look, after receiving a design update at the end of July. Visitors who view the website will be greeted with a new design and a clean, modern layout. The Parkway’s website has been updated to be simple to navigate, making it easier for readers to find the information […]

Kentucky creates tech innovation P3

A new public-private partnership in Kentucky will work to develop academic innovations into job-creating tech companies. Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced the creation of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV) in partnership with the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville with the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. (KSTC) and KY Innovation. KCV will leverage UK and […]

Gaslight Festival shifts 2020 plans for Jeffersontown events

The popular annual Gaslight Festival in Jeffersontown will look differently in 2020. Organizers are making arrangements to continue some events in September with new health and safety precautions and push other festivities to spring 2021. Celebrating its 51st year, Gaslight Festival is one of the oldest and largest yearly festivals in the region drawing thousands […]

WKU Commons at Helm Library marks construction milestone

A historic building at the top of the hill at Western Kentucky University is transforming again. Originally built in 1934 as a campus basketball arena and then retrofitted in the 1960s to become a library, the structure will soon become WKU Commons at Helm Library. The new hybrid space will be a lively hub for studying, socializing and […]

Kentucky commits to building America’s AgTech capital

Could the agriculture technology capital of the U.S. be in Appalachia? One Kentucky company has announced an international public-private partnership to create research programs and infrastructure in Morehead to make it the country’s AgriTech industry leader. AppHarvest, which is building one of the world’s largest controlled environment agriculture facilities, has partnered with the governments of […]

Rebuilding our economy – and our infrastructure

It’s perhaps difficult to see any good coming from the double whammy of a global pandemic and economic recession. But from crisis comes opportunity. America needs to invest in infrastructure of all kinds – highways, transit, airports, water and sewer, broadband, energy and more. That was true before COVID-19 began killing people and economies. It’s […]

Messer-Harmon hands over keys to Lynn Family Stadium

Louisville City FC, the two-time USL Championship soccer team, will begin its next season in a brand new stadium. Messer-Harmon completed construction on Lynn Family Stadium earlier this month. The state of the art $65 million, 11,600-seat facility includes two standing-only supporter sections, eight bars, a giant 40 x 72-foot video board and natural grass field. […]

Brandenburg’s wastewater P3 could be Kentucky’s first

Brandenburg Wastewater RFP

The city of Brandenburg may become the first local government in Kentucky to execute a public-private partnership under legislation passed in 2016 to make P3s more accessible for local and state governments. The city issued a request for proposals on Feb. 18, seeking potential partners to develop a new wastewater treatment plant for the Meade […]

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Kentucky State Capitol

Building Kentucky has expanded! Our content now reaches beyond public-private partnerships and infrastructure to explore all the ways people are building up the Commonwealth including business, culture and education. You’ll see new articles in each bi-weekly email newsletter and on our website in categories like Kentucky tourism, higher education and business tips. Led by the team at C2 Strategic Communications, Building Kentucky will continue […]

Louisville City FC sets date for home opener at new stadium

Louisville City FC's Lynn Family Stadium

Two-time USL Champion soccer team Louisville City FC has set a date for the first match in its new home. On Saturday, April 11, LouCity will play Birmingham Legion in the $65 million soccer-specific Lynn Family Stadium. The club will host 17 regular season home matches in the newly constructed facility in 2020. Named after Dr. Mark and […]