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KSU will test market, sell whole saltwater shrimp at Franklin County Farmers Market

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Have you been craving fresh, never frozen seafood? Don’t drive to the beach; head to the Franklin County Farmers Market. On Saturday, Aug. 8, Kentucky State University researchers and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be selling fresh, whole saltwater …

With expansion to Georgetown, Country Boy will produce 10,000 barrels craft beer a year

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  A rapidly growing brewing company that got its start in Kentucky in 2012 has decided to expand in its home state. Lexington-based Country Boy Brewing is expanding to Georgetown, its second Kentucky location.   In the process, Country Boy …

Different kind of barrels in this duel: New brewing company is first for Eastern Ky.

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  Eastern Kentucky is one step closer to having its first distillery and brewery, after Alltech broke ground today on Dueling Barrels Brewing and Distilling Co. in downtown Pikeville.   The combined brewery and distillery, expected to open in spring …

My Old Kentucky Foam: Jacobs & Thompson creates 15 jobs, invests $5.4M in Greenup Co.

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You likely already have their products in your home. Now they’re calling Kentucky home.   Jacobs & Thompson Ltd. is locating in Wurtland in Greenup County.   The company, which produces custom foam, adhesive, film and fabric systems, will create …

Thorntons to expand Louisville headquarters, creating 110 jobs and investing $27 million

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Thorntons, one of Kentucky’s largest privately owned companies is expanding its headquarters in Louisville with a move to a larger facility. As a result, Thorntons will create 110 jobs and invest nearly $27.8 million into the project.   According to …

Commerce Lex selects new class members for the 2015-16 Leadership Lexington Program

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  Since 1979, Commerce Lexington Inc.’s Leadership Lexington program has been cultivating Lexington leaders, producing over 1,300 graduates from this highly informative, educational and results-oriented leadership development program. Graduates of the program have impacted our city in areas such as …

Belcan to expand in Lexington’s Vine Center, creating 100 jobs and investing $1.2 million

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Belcan Corp., an engineering services and technical staffing provider, today announced an expansion in downtown Lexington’s Vine Center that will create 100 jobs and mean a $1.2 million investment.   Belcan is planning to lease an additional 15,000 square feet …

More than 200 farmers markets, producers expand access to low-income Kentuckians

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  Low-income families can use their food assistance benefits to buy fresh, nutritious local foods at more Kentucky farmers markets than ever before, according to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.   Up to 225 farmers markets and individual producers now …

Show your support for farm-fresh, locally grown food; vote for your Local Food Hero

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Kentuckians are invited to select their favorite farmers in online voting for the 2015 Local Food Heroes through Aug. 5.   To vote, click here. To find a farmer you would like to vote for, enter his or her name …

Texas company moves to Cynthiana, brings 80 jobs with more than $2 million investment

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Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings is relocating its subsidiary, Continental Mixer Solutions to Cynthiana.   The company, which produces Ready-Mix truck bodies, will create 80 jobs and invest more than $2 million into the project. Continental Mixers has moved to a …