Hungry for more: Kentucky’s food and beverage industry continues to thrive

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development After a record year in 2021 that saw Kentucky set all-time highs in investment and job growth, it is no surprise that many of the commonwealth’s major industries continue to thrive and build on its unprecedented momentum. One of the key industries seeing consistent growth and success is […]

Rare bourbon raffles benefit Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless

By Alaina Scott, Building Kentucky The Whisky Chicks and Bourbon Brotherhood are thrilled to announce two rare bourbon raffles benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless: a full six-bottle Pappy Van Winkle flight, and the six bottle W.L. Weller collection. One lucky winner will be the owner of all six bottles of the coveted Pappy Van Winkle Collection: […]

Your guide to a FOMO-free Derby week experience

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky FOMO stands for “fear of missing out.” This is your guide to Derby week events in Kentucky so you don’t have to miss a thing. Every year, around 1.5 million horse racing fans, celebrities and Kentuckians visit Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. The first jewel of the Triple Crown and […]

Water Grows KY campaign kicks off at the James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Louisville Water Company kicked off its “Water Grows KY” campaign with a presentation at the Third Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference, highlighting water’s vital and often unexpected role in Kentucky’s top industry sectors – agriculture, distilling and brewing, education, health care and manufacturing. In collaboration with the Kentucky […]

Business Expo welcomes Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Jim Gray as keynote speaker

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The Jeffersontown Chamber’s annual Business Expo returned in person this year, and kicked off with brunch and a keynote address from Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Jim Gray. In his keynote speech at the Louisville Marriott East, Secretary Gray discussed the federal funding that’s been allocated to support Kentucky’s dire infrastructure […]

Louisville makes Best Foodie City in America for Renters list

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky Louisville was recently named the ‘best foodie city in America for renters’ by Apartment Advisor. Though this may surprise some, it’s no secret to anyone who has had a chance to visit and learn about its numerous dining options. Apartment Advisor editors compared hundreds of cities, focusing on metros with […]

Louisville Water Company launches educational campaign to highlight water’s role in economic development

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Louisville Water Company is raising awareness about the importance of a high-quality, reliable water supply to Kentucky’s economic health. The “Water Grows KY” campaign highlights water’s vital and often unexpected role in Kentucky’s top industry sectors – agriculture, distilling and brewing, education, health care and manufacturing. “People easily understand water’s […]

Kentucky tops Governor’s Cup rankings in 2021 for economic development projects

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky In back-to-back years, Kentucky was recognized for a litany of awards in Site Selection magazine’s 2021 Governor’s Cup. The Commonwealth was atop the South Central region for economic development projects per capita, and in the top three, nationally, for economic development projects per capita. However, Site Selection magazine also recognized […]

Nature and nostalgia meet at this unique eastern Kentucky bridge

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky A school bus can bring back memories. It might be where we met our first best friends, shared secrets (or homework), or caught precious extra minutes of study or sleep. It broadened our horizons by taking us on field trips to local museums and factories. It deepened our love for […]

Black History is American History: Four ways to celebrate all year long

By Thomas George, Building Kentucky Black History Month affords all the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and the lives of so many African Americans who have helped to build and sustain America. It is a celebration not only for the stellar among us past and present but also for the simplistic. It is not a […]

Popular travel show picks favorite places in Kentucky, see where they went

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Travel expert Samantha Brown is known for seeking out lesser-known gems on her PBS TV show “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love” – and she found plenty to love about Kentucky. For more than 20 years, Brown has traveled the world in search of new and exciting experiences. The award-winning host […]

Five Kentucky holiday events you won’t want to miss

By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky Kentucky has several festive events sure to spread holiday cheer! We’ve put together a list of holiday events happening across the state. Make plans soon, or yule be sorry! Winter Woods Spectacular For the third year, Parks Alliance of Louisville is transforming Iroquois Park into a winter wonderland. The spectacular […]