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.

With $82 million investment, AppHarvest finally ready to build its 60-acre greenhouse

AppHarvest hopes to create 285 full-time jobs and grow tomatoes and cucumbers under the massive glass and steel greenhouse.

$34M investment in stave mill and cooperage startup in Metcalfe County expected to create 126 jobs

Startup manufacturer Pennington Stave and Cooperage Corp. plans to establish a mill in the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Industrial Park with a $34.4 million-plus investment expected to created up to 126 full-time jobs.

Home sales not hampered by near record-low inventory; pricing comparable to 2018

Even as available home inventory slides April 2019 saw 4,581 homes sold which is up half a percent over April 2018’s figure of 4,552.

Sherman Minton Renewal continues with shoulder coring, preparation work

The Sherman Minton Renewal is a $90+ million rehabilitation project that will significantly extend the service life of the 56-year-old bridge. The double-decked bridge carries six lanes of traffic over the Ohio River connecting Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN.