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 […]

UK’s Rural Physician Leadership Program, Anthem Medicaid announce new rural medicine scholarships

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky The University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky announced new scholarship opportunities for UK’s Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP). The Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarships will provide $100,000 to offset the cost of medical school for students in the RPLP. In a state that suffers from high rates […]

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 […]

Sec. Tom Vilsack joins UK officials to break ground on new $65.9 million research facility

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joined Sen. Mitch McConnell and University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment officials to break ground for the new $65.9 million Forage Animal Production Lab, which will be located on campus in Lexington.  “Today’s groundbreaking for the Forage Animal Production Lab speaks to the heart of […]