Over $5M in improvements for Carter Caves and Greenbo Lake state parks

$5 million+ in improvements are planned for Carter Caves and Greenbo Lake state resort park as part of the part of the “Restoring the Finest” initiative.

Churchill Downs expands, purchasing Turfway Park Florence

Plans include replacing the current grandstand with a $150 million racing and gambling facility. “Our team is poised to restore Turfway to its former glory,” said Churchill Downs president Kevin Flanery.

State issues RFP for amateur sports complex at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a request for proposals to find a partner to design, build, operate, finance and maintain an amateur sports complex at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville.

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%).

Beam Suntory building new craft distillery in Kentucky

The company behind the world’s top-selling bourbon, Jim Beam, is pouring tens of millions of dollars into a new Kentucky distillery.

A Zoo for Plants: Botanical Gardens coming soon

The Waterfront Botanical Gardens are a creation of Botanica, a Kentucky-based gardening organization with goals of improving sustainability.