The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Beth Davisson, Executive Director of the Workforce Center, part of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  The chamber has been sounding a louder and louder alarm about the effects of the opioid crisis on the state's economic future; especially when it comes to the job market.

Kentucky's Poor Health Rankings: A Real Drag On The State Economy

Sep 11, 2017
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green who shares some big takeaways from a recent one on one interview with Ben Chandler of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; specifically how Kentucky's abysmal rates of smoking, diabetes, obesity, etc. affect the state economy.

Business Lexington

WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about the new DV8 Kitchen, plus the first brick and mortar establishment for popular local chef, Dan Wu, and news about some establishments leaving the local food scene.

Josh James

On the same day as the total solar eclipse we shine our business side spotlight on Kentucky's burgeoning solar energy industry.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Jamie Clark with the Kentucky Solar Energy Society.

Looming Trade War, Vintage Spirits & 'Bourbon Pompeii' This Week On The Business Side

Aug 14, 2017
Buffalo Trace Distillery

We spotlight one of Kentucky's signature industries this week on the Business Side.  Justin Thompson, editor in chief of the Bourbon Review has a run down of recent headlines affecting the bourbon business.

Lexmark Announces 700 Planned Layoffs For Next Year

Aug 8, 2017
lexmark

Lexmark says it's planning to lay off 700 of its 10,000 worldwide employees over the next year as part of a restructuring of the printer company.

State Pension Reform This Week On The Business Side

Aug 7, 2017
Josh James / WUKY

WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green continue their conversation about Governor Bevin's promised special session on tax reform and pensions; the latter is the subject this week.

Lexingtonmbe.com

WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with the Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo's Marilyn Clark.  The event takes place Friday August, 4th in the Lexington Center.

Who Stands To Win Or Lose From State Tax Reform?

Jul 24, 2017
Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss possible options state lawmakers might consider in an anticipated special session on tax reform.

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Annual Business Summit from Chamber President Dave Adkisson.

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