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 […]

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 […]

Hazard installs solar arrays, plans future upgrades funded by energy savings

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Cash flow can be difficult for local governments to navigate, but the City of Hazard has a new solution for aging infrastructure facilities. Hazard recently partnered with Trane to install solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays at Hazard City Hall and the Hal Rogers Center to save energy and money. Each solar array generates […]

Kentucky commits to building America’s AgTech capital

Could the agriculture technology capital of the U.S. be in Appalachia? One Kentucky company has announced an international public-private partnership to create research programs and infrastructure in Morehead to make it the country’s AgriTech industry leader. AppHarvest, which is building one of the world’s largest controlled environment agriculture facilities, has partnered with the governments of […]

Louisville researcher wins $500,000 green energy grant

University of Louisville researcher Joshua Spurgeon

A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) could cause a revolution in the energy industry led by one Louisville researcher. University of Louisville researcher Joshua Spurgeon received the $500,000 grant to continue his work in renewable energy. Spurgeon’s research in the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering centers on […]