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With more distillers now involved, Kentucky Bourbon Trail journeys enjoy record numbers

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The popular Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour journeys continued to set attendance records last year with 723,503 visitors to 18 participating distilleries.   “The monumental growth of our Kentucky Bourbon Trail experiences is proof that they’re …

Jobless rates dropped in all 120 counties four out of last five months, down from 2013 rates

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  Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between December 2013 and December 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. This is the fourth time in …

With more than $1.2 million passengers in 2014, Blue Grass Airport sets new record

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Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport set a new annual passenger record in 2014, with a total of 1,209,327 passengers. That’s the highest passenger count Lexington has seen in the airport’s 68-year history.   The last record for Blue Grass Airport was …

Beshear to make economic development trip to Europe to speak at automotive conference

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  To strengthen and encourage additional international investment in Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear will embark Saturday on a two-fold economic development trip to Germany and Sweden.   Beshear has been invited to speak at the international CAR-Symposium in Bochum, Germany, …

Kentucky Workforce Investment Board to gather feedback on regional area designation

  The Kentucky Workforce Investment Board is in the process of developing a recommendation for Gov. Steve Beshear regarding the designation and/or re-designation of regions and local workforce areas as required in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This …

Second annual EMERGE Conference on March 5 offers training, encouragement

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  The second annual EMERGE conference, a full-day event presented by Forcht Bank, has been scheduled for Thursday, March 5, at Lexington Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Some 300 people attended the inaugural EMERGE conference last year. …

Bellarmine School of Communication building named Joseph P. Clayton Hall

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  Bellarmine University is honoring one of its graduates – Dish Network president and CEO Joseph P. Clayton – by naming the School of Communication building Joseph P. Clayton Hall.   The university will celebrate the building’s new name during …

Lexmark reports fourth quarter and 2014 year results, show strong growth across the board

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  Lexmark International, Inc. announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014, which show growth.   “In the fourth quarter, Lexmark delivered revenue growth that exceeded October guidance,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive …

Boice.net relocates local office to Harrodsburg Rd. to expand market, better serve the region

  Due to continued expansion into the Lexington market, boice.net, a Louisville-based technology services company, has finalized the relocation of their Lexington office to 2265 Harrodsburg Rd., Suite 200.   Since opening their Lexington office, boice.net has seen significant growth …

Best Places to Work in Kentucky winners announced; rankings to be revealed in April

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The results are in … is your company on the list of Best Places to Work in Kentucky?   The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management have announced the companies that made the 11th …