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Rural Blog: New 60-acre Ky. greenhouse is part of a plan to get fresher produce to Eastern U.S.

In Morehead, ground has been broken on a project that, its founder hopes, will help bring jobs to Eastern Kentucky and supply fresher produce to the Eastern U.S. AppHarvest founder Jonathan Webb plans to build a series of huge greenhouses to grow tomatoes at first. The solar-power professional “has no prior experience in farming, but he has managed to attract $97 million in project financing...

AOL co-founder Steve Case visits U of L, sees how university sparks innovation

Serial entrepreneur and America Online co-founder Steve Case visited the University of Louisville Thursday and saw how the university is driving entrepreneurial innovation through its Institute for Product Realization. The institute, which includes FirstBuild, the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center and the J.B. Speed School’s Engineering Garage, is located on the Belknap Campus. It leverages...

Jamie Vaught: Business, self-help books earn spots on recommended summer reading list

This is the first of a three-part series about your possible summer readings. Below is a list of popular business, self-help, or positive-oriented books, in no particular order, that you may want to consider for your summer readings list.   ​​ — “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future” by Steve Case (Simon & Schuster, $26.95) is a part memoir and part guidebook...