Kentucky REALTORS® CEO Josh Summers reflects on busy first year in charge

By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky Kentucky REALTORS® welcomed CEO Josh Summers to its team in June of 2022. Josh sat down with Building Kentucky contributor Cory McCauley to reflect on his first year with Kentucky REALTORS® and what the future holds for the organization.  What has your first year in the role of CEO been […]

Miranda Construction breaks ground on new Jeffersontown Police Department

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Shovels hit the ground in Jeffersontown in late December 2022 for the city’s new police headquarters – just one of many expansion projects in the works for the growing city.  The new police headquarters is being built next to the old building at 10410 Taylorsville Road by a firm local […]

Year in photos: Best Kentucky images from 2022

By Kaitlin Keane and Steven Richard, Building Kentucky From the flood relief efforts and responses in eastern Kentucky to marking the first project milestone at BlueOval SK, communities across Kentucky showed compassion, cooperation and connection above all in 2022. Peer through the moments that made C2 Strategic’s list of top photos from this year. Kentucky […]

Supplying success: Why Kentucky’s EV & battery industry momentum is here to stay

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development The future of the automotive industry is electric, literally. With the rise of the electric-vehicle (EV) industry and the rapid growth of companies directly supporting this new market, Kentucky has wasted no time positioning itself as a national leader within the EV market in the United States.  Kentucky’s […]

Kentucky REALTORS® provide more than $1M in disaster relief during centennial year

By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky More than 500 Kentucky families are one step closer to getting back on their feet after tornadoes and flooding left widespread destruction in western and eastern Kentucky. To date, Kentucky REALTORS® have provided more than $1 million in disaster relief funds to families affected by both natural disasters.  “Kentucky REALTORS® […]

Barton Malow invests $50,000 in Glendale while preserving its rich history

By Andrea Watts, Building Kentucky Barton Malow, the construction team behind BlueOval SK Battery Park in Glendale, is pouring new sidewalks on Main Street as well as helping with other much-needed community projects in the area. Perfect timing as 20,000 visitors recently descended on these pathways for the Glendale Crossing Festival, which got its start […]

Kentucky REALTORS® announces new CEO Josh Summers

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The Kentucky REALTORS® Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Josh D. Summers as its new Chief Executive Officer. The Board met on June 6 to approve the hiring of the new CEO with an effective date of June 16. Summers will be taking the helm during Kentucky REALTORS® centennial […]

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 […]