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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]