Beam Suntory, University of Kentucky commit to advancing global spirits industry, continue strategic partnership

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Beam Suntory, a global leader in premium spirits, has renewed its strategic partnership with the University of Kentucky James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits to help strengthen Kentucky’s signature industry for generations to come. The continued partnership between Beam Suntory and UK will ensure the Institute continues to offer unparalleled […]

Lexington nonprofit tying haircuts to health

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky In many communities, the barbershop is more than just a place for a haircut. It’s a gathering place where stories are told, and information is exchanged. Project Ricochet, a community-based organization working diligently to increase equity in health care, hosted its first Barbershop Showcase and Public Health Fair at Lexington’s […]

The Bill Gatton Foundation makes third gift to the University of Kentucky, contributions now total $15 million for student scholarships

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Continuing its historic commitment to the success of University of Kentucky students, The Bill Gatton Foundation is contributing $5 million toward student scholarships, targeted in ways that will help eliminate unmet financial need among Kentuckians and for students interested in medical careers. The gift, which was approved by the UK […]

Q&A: Sitting Down with Dr. Amanda Gumbert

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Dr. Amanda Gumbert serves as an Extension Water Quality Specialist with the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food & Environment. Having grown up on a farm in rural Kentucky, she is also an expert on agriculture and natural resources. Dr. Gumbert sat down with Building Kentucky to discuss […]

Lexington Sporting Club season tickets on sale as club prepares to move into its new home

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Lexington Sporting Club has officially made season tickets available for purchase for its 2024 season after announcing its intention to build its much-anticipated stadium at a site off of I-75 in Lexington. Season tickets start at $225 for LSC’s men’s USL League One team, with many options for seating available. […]

UK Board of Trustees urge President Capilouto to accelerate progress in addressing Kentucky’s workforce needs, expand strategic plan

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky With unprecedented economic growth in Kentucky, the University of Kentucky is turning its attention to addressing the Commonwealth’s workforce needs. Kentucky has seen an injection of billions of dollars in economic development activity with projects, such as the BlueOval SK battery plant in Hardin County. However, the state’s workforce participation […]

Q&A: Sitting down with Stock Yards Bank & Trust’s Louis Prichard

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Louis Prichard, Central Kentucky Market President for Stock Yards Bank & Trust, sat down with Building Kentucky to discuss his career, the current state of the economy, and more. Building Kentucky: What do you love about being a community banker?  Louis Prichard: It really comes down to the culture of […]

UK named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Photo by Mark Cornelison, UK Photo In recognition of its ongoing commitment to economic development, the University of Kentucky has been designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The national designation acknowledges public research universities working with both public […]

Growing the Bluegrass: Kentucky’s Small Business Tax Credit

By Walter Parker, Building Kentucky Your business could receive a tax credit of up to $25,000 per year. The catch? Just keep growing.  The Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit (KSBTC) helps small businesses in nearly every industry across Kentucky grow and flourish. So far, Kentucky small businesses have saved $12.6 million through the KSBTC.  One […]

James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits opens distillery and maturation facility on University of Kentucky campus

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky The University of Kentucky’s James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits officially opened the doors of its new facilities earlier this month. The institute, established in 2019, pursues its mission of ensuring the welfare and prosperity of Kentucky’s spirits industry through education, research, outreach and workforce development. “Today reinforces our commitment […]

Soak up the summer: seasonal festivals and fairs across Kentucky

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Woodland Art Fair, Aug. 19, 2017, Photo by Amy Wallot Summer is festival season in the Commonwealth! Check out what’s going on across the state for the next few weeks. – Louisville Louisville Street Food Festival July 22-23 Don’t miss the first ever Louisville Street Food Festival at Fourth Street […]