Anthem Medicaid and Wild Health host mobile vaccine events across the Commonwealth

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky A mobile vaccination unit will make getting a COVID-19 vaccine convenient and fast for Kentuckians who still need one – and those recipients who return for their second dose could win a Chromebook for protecting themselves and others from the disease. Mobile health provider Wild Health and Anthem Medicaid are teaming up […]

Luckett & Farley announces strategic partnership with Hopewell to advance client insights in light of the pandemic

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky With new CDC guidance making a return to office imminent for many companies, Kentucky architecture firm Luckett & Farley continues to equip its team and its clients for the future of work.   “Luckett & Farley is dedicated to supporting our clients and community so they can make informed decisions that best utilize their current or […]

Tips for traveling with pets this summer

By Berry Craig, Building Kentucky Summer vacation time is upon us – and for many, that includes our pets. More than half (52 percent) of pet owners consider their pets when planning vacations, and 16 percent stay-cation with their pets at home, according to 2021 MetLife poll of pet insurance policyholders. Searches for pet-friendly accommodations […]

How to keep your pets safe on Fourth of July and other holidays

By Berry Craig, Building Kentucky Fireworks, picnics, pool parties and barbecues make the Fourth of July a favorite. While our pets are fans of dropped bites of burgers and friends and family members’ pets over for celebrations, Independence Day festivities can be frightening and dangerous for dogs and cats. Here are some tips from MetLife […]

Kentucky works to connect communities with internet services

By Drew Roberts, Building Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is making a push for a more connected Kentucky. As part of his Better Kentucky Plan, Gov. Beshear is collaborating with nearby broadband providers to bring reliable internet services to communities without access. With Beshear’s primary goal of generating 14,500 jobs, the Kentucky Broadband Deployment Fund is […]

Two new high-tech indoor farms coming from AppHarvest

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky An innovative Kentucky company continues to expand its footprint in the Commonwealth. AppHarvest has started construction on two more indoor farms in Somerset and Morehead to grow berries and leafy greens. The agri-tech company previously announced its goal to operate 12 high-tech indoor farms by the end of 2025. These […]

Global Game Changers celebrates real-life superheroes with September 11th school curriculum

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on front-line workers in hospitals, senior living centers, classrooms and parents at home. These real-life superheroes were in our communities every day putting their health at risk to improve the well-being of others. Global Game Changers (GGC), a Kentucky nonprofit student empowerment and academic program, […]

Five pro tips for employee productivity and wellness in the workplace

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Many employees are migrating back to corporate offices and cubicles they haven’t seen in months, or for some, more than a year. Remote work took multitasking to a new level and allowed many employees to regain a healthy balance in their lives. Working from home allowed more time for frequent […]

52nd annual Gaslight Festival in Jeffersontown returns to tradition

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky Jeffersontown’s 52nd annual Gaslight Festival will return this year with all of its usual week-long activities, after being partially virtual last year. The annual Gaslight Festival is the fifth largest in the region and attracts an estimated 200,000 visitors to Jeffersontown. “Our Jeffersontown community takes pride in the annual Gaslight Festival,” said Bill […]

How to enter $1 million Kentucky vaccine drawing

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Kentuckians who have received their COVID-19 vaccine could win $1 million in a new ‘Shot at a Million’ incentive drawing. Who Is Eligible Adults who have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible to enter the […]

Republic Bank launches True Name™ feature with Mastercard

By Andrea Brady, Building Kentucky Republic Bank is the first community bank to launch a new feature that will help ensure an authentic banking experience for transgender and non-binary customers by enabling the use of their chosen name on their debit cards. Through a partnership with Mastercard, Republic’s eligible business and personal banking customers will […]

When choosing a skilled nursing facility, don’t overlook the staff

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Choosing a skilled nursing facility for yourself or a loved one can be daunting. There are so many factors to consider – location, the type of care needed and financial issues like cost and insurance. But one factor you shouldn’t overlook is more basic than any of that: Is the […]

Hearing loss is no joke – get checked today

By Beverly Bartlett, Building Kentucky People sometimes treat hearing loss as an almost comical symptom of old age – but the condition is no joke for the 70,000 Kentuckians (of all ages) who are deaf or hard of hearing. Loss of hearing can affect your career, your personal relationships, and even your mental health. That’s […]

Louisville looks to “green” vehicles for city fleets

By Beverly Bartlett, Building Kentucky Louisville Metro Government will begin prioritizing the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles, under a new executive order from Mayor Greg Fischer. Fischer signed the order this month, which also states that major contractors and suppliers (over $1 million) must provide carbon-reduction plans to the city. The order is aimed at helping […]