New homeowner loan program offers forgivable mortgages for home improvement

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Stock Yards Bank & Trust has partnered with Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund to help homeowners pay for needed repairs and replacements at home. The new Stock Yards Bank Home Improvement Grant offers forgivable mortgages to those with low-moderate income to make home repairs including replacing HVAC systems, doors, windows, […]

Kentucky REALTORS® provides $500,000 in tornado relief funds

By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky Following the deadly tornado outbreak in December 2021, Kentucky REALTORS® took immediate action to help western Kentucky. Kentucky REALTORS® teamed up with the National Association of REALTORS® to make $1.5 million in Disaster Relief Assistance available to help residents that were affected by the deadly storms.   To date, Kentucky REALTORS® has […]

How Kentucky positioned itself at the forefront of the EV and battery industry

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development As the automotive sector builds toward a future that runs on electric power, Kentucky has moved quickly to stamp its place as a national leader in this burgeoning new market. Within the past seven months, the Commonwealth has announced the two largest economic development projects in its history, and […]

Op-Ed: Fair housing is not a rule on paper, but a lifelong practice

By Mike Inman, President of Kentucky REALTORS® The following op-ed was written by Mike Inman, president of Kentucky REALTORS®. To be a REALTOR® means being held to a higher standard and conducting business in accordance with the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. At the core of these ethics is support for equal opportunity in […]

Kentucky’s speed-to-market is fueling unprecedented economic growth in the Commonwealth

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development As the nation’s economy continues to rebound, companies coast-to-coast are looking to expand their operations and meet the ever-growing demand of consumers. This need for growth and quick turnaround times has brought the speed-to-market factor to the forefront when it comes to business expansion and relocation. Kentucky’s Advantages […]

Republic Bank offers new down payment assistance program for home buyers

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky Republic Bank is offering down payment assistance for home buyers on a first-come, first-served basis, with up to $6,000 awarded to each recipient who qualifies in the Lexington area, as well as in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The program includes a total of $500,000 available to the public, and the […]

Kentucky REALTORS® mark 100 years of service

Founded in 1922, Kentucky REALTORS® is celebrating a major milestone as it reaches its 100th anniversary in 2022. The longstanding trade association represents more than 12,800 real estate professionals across 19 local associations in the Commonwealth today. Kentucky REALTORS® is marking this significant achievement by highlighting how REALTORS® have helped build and strengthen communities in […]

Kentucky REALTORS® gain new leadership, celebrate legacy during centennial year

By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky Kentucky REALTORS® gains new leadership as the organization kicks off a large scale celebration of a symbolic year. Mike Inman was installed as the 2022 President of the Kentucky REALTORS® December 6. Inman, a member of the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors, will take over for Charles Hinckley to lead […]

Op-Ed: ARP funding – A temporary fix to Louisville’s affordable housing crisis without Land Development Code reform

By Cathy Kuhn, Metropolitan Housing Coalition Executive Director The following op-ed was written by Cathy Kuhn, the executive director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition. Louisville city leaders recently announced their plan to allocate $100 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to boost affordable housing. While this investment is necessary and will be critical for the […]

What America’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill means for Kentucky

By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky On November 15th, President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. Also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it is the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure in nearly a century. The hefty $1.2 trillion law contains an estimated $550 billion designated […]

Opportunities abound for Kentucky’s workforce on heels of record economic growth

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development The commonwealth is experiencing economic growth like it has never seen, and the result is more opportunities than ever for growing businesses of every size and specialty, and residents looking to land quality jobs. Year-to-date, new and expanding companies in Kentucky have announced $10.3 billion in new investment, […]

Anthem establishes statewide fund to support housing solution for Kentuckians

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky has established a $300,000 flex fund to support housing solutions for Kentuckians. The Anthem Housing Flex Fund is a flexible pool of money that can be used by eligible Anthem Medicaid members to help pay for expenses that will lead to greater […]

Chamber outlines legislative priorities for the 21st-century and beyond

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By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky As Kentucky pushes past the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, state leaders are urging lawmakers to prioritize not only economic recovery but a reimagined economy for the state’s future. To chart a path focused on building the foundations for the Commonwealth’s economic future, one message is clear. Kentucky […]