VIDEO: Transportation officials update public on Mountain Parkway Expansion

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky The Mountain Parkway Expansion, a 46-mile transportation improvement project that will create a wider, safer connection between Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the Commonwealth, continues to progress in Wolfe and Magoffin counties. “Since last fall, there has been a lot of work that has been accomplished,” said Aric Skaggs, […]

Sherman Minton Renewal team engages with students at Grace James Academy

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky Engineers with the Sherman Minton Renewal and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently teamed up with the Grace M. James Academy of Excellence to inspire the next generation of engineers. Project team members and coordinators from KYTC’s Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network (KEEN) met with students at the all girls STEAM […]

Residents review progress on high-priority Mountain Parkway expansion plan

By Genie Graf, Building Kentucky Area residents and interested parties gathered at a public information meeting to get the latest on one of Gov. Andy Beshear’s top transportation priorities – the Magoffin County-Floyd County segment of the long-awaited Mountain Parkway Expansion project. About 300 people attended the open-house-format meeting at Magoffin County High School in […]

Six months later: Kentucky transportation leaders reflect on flood recovery in eastern Kentucky

Video produced by Daniel Paxton Catastrophic damage, unrelenting hope. Six months from the devastating flooding that rocked eastern Kentucky in July 2022, we’ve weathered unimaginable loss and witnessed the power of teamwork. Great strides have been made to restore not only infrastructure but communities. “We’re proud to serve on #TeamKentucky and remain committed to rebuilding together,” the Kentucky […]

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 […]

Fall recap: Mountain Parkway Expansion project reaches major milestones

By Drew Roberts, Building Kentucky Major progress has been made on a transformational project for eastern Kentucky’s Mountain Parkway. A dream to widen the Mountain Parkway from two to four lanes is becoming reality right before our eyes, making the region much more attractive to new businesses and industries. Construction in Magoffin County West Crews […]

More than $20M granted to economic development projects in eastern Kentucky

By Office of Governor Andy Beshear During the annual SOAR Summit, Governor Andy Beshear and U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced $24.4 million in Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program funds would be allocated for economic development projects in nine eastern Kentucky counties. When completed, the projects in Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Knox, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, […]

Governor Beshear announces plans to complete Mountain Parkway

By Genie Graf, Building Kentucky Today, Governor Andy Beshear joined state and local officials to announce plans for the final section of the Mountain Parkway Expansion in eastern Kentucky – delivering on a decades-old promise to complete a four-lane parkway from Winchester to far eastern Kentucky. Mountain Parkway Expansion Plans are now underway to build 13 additional […]

Governor Beshear breaks ground on Mountain Parkway Expansion in Wolfe County

By Office of Governor Andy Beshear Governor Andy Beshear joined state and local officials to break ground on another section of the Mountain Parkway Expansion in eastern Kentucky. While in Campton, the Governor also announced six projects totaling $3,681,827 in funding. The projects will benefit Breathitt, Lee, Magoffin and Wolfe counties. Mountain Parkway Expansion A project to […]

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet responds to devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky In the hours following widespread flooding in eastern Kentucky that left dozens dead and thousands of families with nothing, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet sprang into action. Highway crews from across the state mobilized to the area, immediately getting to work clearing roadways and bridges to allow first responders access to […]

Sherman Minton Bridge celebrates 60th birthday with trivia contest

By Emma Collins and Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky The Sherman Minton Bridge turned 60 years old this August, and to commemorate the iconic infrastructure, the public and local businesses were invited to participate in an online quiz for the chance to win a prize supporting New Albany and West Louisville businesses. Quiz participants were asked […]

Op-Ed: New multi-million-dollar water main proves we are stronger together

By Bullitt, Hardin, Meade and Nelson County water districts and Louisville Water Company The following op-ed was written by Bullitt, Hardin, Meade and Nelson County water districts and Louisville Water Company. Despite its many challenges, this past year has also brought its share of developments to our home state — and Kentuckians have embraced it […]