The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

UK Athletics

Millions of dollars flow through the Rupp Arena corridor and this week there's news that might affect that stream.  WUKY's Alan Lytle discusses the latest developments with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes.

Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes discuss the idea behind "The Venue," a burgeoning shopping complex at Nicholasville Road and Malibu Drive.  There's also news about a food staple in the Kenwick neighborhood.

Economists Projecting A Slowdown In 2018

Feb 12, 2018
UK Now

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss the big takeaway from the annual Kentucky Economic Outlook Conference.  Hint: It'll be more brake tapping than pedal to the metal.

UK Public Relations

Will the bullish stock market of the past year continue throughout the rest of 2018? Is the outlook positive or negative for Kentucky’s economy? What impacts will the newly enacted federal tax policy have on government spending? Questions like these and many more will be addressed by a panel of experts on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the University of Kentucky hosts the 29th annual Economic Outlook Conference.  Chris Bollinger, director of the Center For Business and Economic Research is our guest this week on the Business Side.

Josh James

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Jamie Clark with the Kentucky Solar Energy Society about the Trump Administration's announced 30% tariff on imported solar equipment, and a controversial bill making its way through the legislature.  He says if it passes it'll be adding insult to injury.

A project manager for Town Branch Commons; the $35 M planned construction of a bike and pedestrian pathway through downtown Lexington linking the Legacy and Town Branch trails, has told members of the urban county council that the project is over budget.  Brandi Peach says in addition to increasing construction costs, negotiating with some property owners has become a challenge.

Keeneland conducted another successful Horses of All Ages sale earlier this month.  Any major trends to look out for?  We put that and other questions to the Paulick Report's Natalie Voss who covered the event for Business Lexington.  She says there was quite a buzz about the progeny of a certain recent Triple Crown winner.

Company Wellness Perks This Week On The Business Side

Jan 8, 2018
Bullhorn Creative

This week on the Business Side Tom Wilmes, editor of Business Lexington talks about some local companies that do more than just encourage their employees to pursue healthy habits.  The trend goes far beyond gym memberships and cash bonuses.

Gift Giving Tips For The Bourbon Lover On Your List

Dec 18, 2017
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This week on the Business Side we talk holiday gift giving with Bourbon Review editor Justin Thompson.


This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Visit-Lex Executive Director Mary Quinn Ramer about their new Destination Development Plan.  One key finding suggests Lexington could strongly benefit from the development of a new annual city-wide event, similar to Louisville's Forecastle Festival.