Report Shows Kentucky Kids Are Making Progress, But Still Lag Behind

An annual report measuring the health and well-being of Kentucky children shows progress in 9 categories, including the children without health insurance, children living in poverty and children whose parents lack secure employment.

Louisville health care company to bring 850 jobs to Jeffersonville

Louisville-based PharmaCord will invest more than $52 million to launch its Indiana operations at the River Ridge Commerce Center.

USDA, UK, Purdue partner to build long-term rural economic growth

47 rural communities and regions will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.

Construction of revitalized Beecher Terrace well underway

Phase One of the Beecher Terrace project has already gotten started and will have a major impact on the city’s look when it’s done.

From Business First: Opportunity Zones: Sweet collaboration or a rocky marriage?

Jefferson County has the most opportunity zones in Kentucky at 19, accounting for nearly 60,000 residents, with most zones concentrated in West Louisville.

Nelson County Distillery coming home after nearly two centuries

The new distillery will be built on land that originally home to distillery operations of Dant’s sons. The new operation will include a distillery, bottling facility, rickhouses and visitor center with a gift shop and tasting room. Log Still plans to hire 20 full-time employees.

Louisville Water receives excellent grades for water quality

Louisville Water scientists perform an average of 200 water quality tests daily to ensure quality. The new report highlights the great test results.

Owensboro Set to Host Opportunity Zones Workshop on June 13

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has scheduled its fourth Opportunity Zones Workshop to be held June 13 in Owensboro. The workshop will assist community and business leaders and others hoping to take advantage of this evolving economic development tool.

Harshaw Trane Helping to improve sustainability in Kentucky hospitals

Saving money on utilities is always good – but for a hospital it’s especially meaningful. Energy improvements engineered by Harshaw Trane resulted in reducing usage by more than 21 percent since 2014 – saving more than $1.7 million.

Kentucky Plans Major Design-Build Project as Part of the Bridging Kentucky Program

KYTC announced plans this week for a major design-build project that will advance construction of more than 100 bridges in eastern and southeastern Kentucky. The project is part of the state’s Bridging Kentucky Program, a statewide initiative that represents an unprecedented commitment by Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly to improve the safety and soundness of bridges throughout the Commonwealth, restoring more than 1,000 bridges in six years.