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 […]

Ford donates nearly $42,000 from timber harvest to Glendale Volunteer Fire Department

By Brooke Porter, Building Kentucky Ford Motor Company donated nearly $42,000 to the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, generated from the proceeds of timber sales harvested at its BlueOval SK Battery Park site. The donation increases the department’s annual average budget of $80,000 by more than 50 percent. “It’s awesome that they are willing to help […]

Construction to begin on I-69 ORX Section 1 this summer

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky Construction on Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) is scheduled to begin this summer following a groundbreaking in late June. This marks the next significant step forward in the highly anticipated project that will culminate in a new bridge to complete the I-69 connection between Kentucky […]

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: Spring has sprung at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown

By Chloe Anderson, Human Resources Advisor at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown The following op-ed was written by Chloe Anderson, Human Resources Advisor at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown. There comes a time in early April when Kentucky signals winter is over. The sun shines brighter, the wind feels warmer and around us the colors are vibrant. Shades of […]

Perry County historic truss bridge finds new Kentucky home

By Brenna Angel, Building Kentucky A historic truss bridge in eastern Kentucky has a new lease on life. The structure that carries Kenmont Road over the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Perry County will soon be moved about 70 miles north to Morgan County, with the City of West Liberty taking ownership of […]

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 […]