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Ben Brandstetter: Higher education shows commitment to power through COVID-19 pandemic

It would be an understatement to say that the last few months have been difficult. For me personally, it has been mentally exhausting to keep spirits up for my family and employees at our firm. However, these efforts have strengthened many of my personal relationships while also showing our company new ways that we can continue to serve our clients. Ever since becoming chair of the Council on Postsecondary...

CPE projects $144M impact on campuses from COVID-19; schools adapting with innovation

New estimates from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) show that COVID-19 has inflicted a staggering financial toll on public colleges and universities, driving unexpected costs and lost revenue at a time when campuses are striving to keep tuition low. CPE President Aaron Thompson provided the numbers to state lawmakers Wednesday in a report to the Interim Budget Review Subcommittee...

Council on Postsecondary Education report shows college attainment remains on the rise in Kentucky

Kentucky moved ever closer to its educational attainment goals in the 2018-19 academic year as the combined number of undergraduate degrees and credentials conferred rose 3.5 percent, according to a report from the state Council on Postsecondary Education. Nearly 47 percent of Kentucky adults now have a postsecondary credential, up from 42.5 percent in 2014. That’s a 4.5 percentage point gain compared...

Kentucky Association of Manufacturers announces 2019 Manufacturers of the Year, Employee of the Year

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) have announced the winners of its 19th Annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Employee of the Year awards. The awards were presented at KAM’s Excellence in Manufacturing Summit in Lexington. The Manufacturer of the Year Awards were made possible by Brown-Forman, and the Employee of the Year Award was made possible by the Kentucky Community and Technical...

Kentucky Housing Corporation honors excellence in housing innovation at awards ceremony

Awards honoring excellence and innovation in affordable housing were presented during the 2018 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference in Lexington, which was held Aug. 21-22. Kentucky Housing Corporation, the conference host and state housing finance agency, sponsored the awards to honor innovative techniques and strategies used by our partners to meet the needs of Kentuckians as well as lifetime...

Music director, conductor Scott Terrell to leave Lexington Philharmonic after 2018-19 season

Scott Terrell has announced that 2018-19 will be his final season as the music director and conductor for the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. As the music director and conductor since 2009, Terrell has overseen an era of unparalleled artistic growth and engagement for the orchestra. During his tenure, he established LexPhil as a valuable destination for living composers, renowned guest artists, and...

Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
Celebrating those who spark economy, lives

By Eric Patrick Marr KyForward Columnist   “No one can get a job if no one creates a job.” – Wes Keltner, Gun (Video Game Consulting), headquartered in Lexington   Announcing a new KyForward feature by LeXenomics founder Eric Patrick Marr, focused on local innovators and entrepreneurs who create jobs, add quality to our lives and economy – and represent the human capital...