400 Jobs coming to GM Corvette Plant in Bowling Green

Another shift and 400 new employees are needed at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, bringing the total to over 1,300. The eighth generation Corvette begins production soon and there is manufacturing need for national and international markets.

Kentucky shelters among the group receiving 15,000 dog treats

Two Kentucky animal adoption organizations have been shipped an extra supply of dog treats as part of a celebration by PetFirst Pet Insurance on their 107th anniversary. (In dog years. In human years, that’s 15.)

17 Kentucky counties added to Appalachia Proud region

Ryan Quarles announced at the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit the new county additions, highlighting the bright future of regional agriculture.

Cleaning products startup to have headquarters in Louisville

With a focus on sustainablity and reducing plastic use, Truman’s is a direct-to-consumer cleaning products company that raised $5 million to create a Louisville headquarters.

Construction phase of KentuckyWired complete in Eastern Kentucky

Construction of two rings is complete. Eastern Kentucky is poised to benefit from the economic opportunities and growth that are possible with access to high-speed broadband.

Kentucky based hemp business expands to Virginia

Tami Maria O’Dell and husband Robert Huttick expanded their Kentucky-based hemp business. In July, they planted 190,000 plants on 50 acres in Virginia.

State issues RFP for amateur sports complex at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a request for proposals to find a partner to design, build, operate, finance and maintain an amateur sports complex at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville.

UK P3 breaks ground on $34M Mixed-Use Parking and Innovation Center

In partnership with the University of Kentucky (UK), Signet Real Estate Group has broken ground on a mixed-use parking facility in Lexington that includes over 900 new parking spaces and over 23,000 square feet of Innovation & Retail Space that will revitalize one of the main corridors into the UK campus.

Over $3M in Work Ready Skills allotted to expand healthcare education, training

To meet the rapidly increasing healthcare needs in Fayette and surrounding counties, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Leestown Campus leaders in Lexington had to dream big, expand partnerships and find funding.

NKU awarded $1.8M in federal grants to fight opioid epidemic

Northern Kentucky University recently received $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) to combat the opioid crisis. HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the funds to establish and expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services.