Innovative Kentucky businesses awarded $1.9M through match funding

Six Kentucky tech companies will receive $1.9 million in state matching funds to stimulate technological innovation in the commonwealth while fueling growth and job creation for technology-based startups and small businesses.

Fibonacci cuts ribbon on $5.8M HempWood manufacturing plant in Calloway County

Fibonacci company leaders, along with state and local officials, opened its $5.8 million-plus, 25-job HempWood manufacturing facility in Murray, Kentucky.

Kentucky awarded $7.1M in service grants to strengthen communities

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has received more than $7.1 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 21 programs with over 900 members. Organizations are selected for grants based on their plans to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities.

New initiative will help basic training recruits earn an associate’s degrees

The Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) is launching a new initiative that will allow basic training recruits to earn an associate’s degree at no charge, helping boost recruitment for law enforcement agencies across the state.

Rochester Dam renovation project begins

Rochester Dam making improvements to the barrier at the lock and public safety while striving to keep the historical dam intact.

Phoenix Paper plans $200 million recycling facility at Ballard County mill bringing 500 jobs

Phoenix Paper LLC plans to invest $200 million to build a paper recycling facility on the grounds of the Wickliffe mill it purchased only a year ago.

Northern Kentucky University’s cybersecurity program acknowledged for academic excellence

Northern Kentucky University’s nationally ranked cybersecurity program is acknowledged for academic excellence in preparing the next generation of leaders.

Dippin’ Dots manufacturer expands beyond ice cream, adds jobs

Dippin’ Dots headquarters announced a $3.3 billion expansion, expected to create 28 new full-time jobs.

Louisville tourism spending tops $1.3 billion and entertainment options continue to grow

Total tourism spending tops $1.3 billion in Louisville with the top two expenditures being lodging (39%) and food/beverage at restaurants (25%).

WellCare launches WellCare Works

WellCare of Kentucky will be offering a new online program to help members find social services and get jobs called WellCare Works.