The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

Lexington Fayette Urban County Govt.

This week on the Business Side we talk with Mattie Morton, administrator for Lexington's Summer Youth Job Training Program. It’s a public-private partnership that provides real-world job experience to students between the ages of 14 and 17 by pairing them up to work for local employers.

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Kentucky is home to the oldest statewide downtown economic revitalization program in the nation.  In 2016 its 39 participating communities contributed $110M to the state economy; a sharp increase over 2015's $76M. Program Administrator Kitty Dougoud is the guest on this week's The Business Side.

Country Boy Georgetown, Corto y Lima, And More On The Business Side

Feb 20, 2017
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We talk with Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols about Country Boy Brewing's new operation in Georgetown, Chef Jonathan Lundy's new Corta  y Lima on Short Street, and lament the closing of the once popular Table 310 which closed for good on Valentine's Day.

One Big Takeaway From UK Econ Conference, Bourbon Impact Study Released

Feb 13, 2017
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This week on the Business Side, WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss UK's 2017 Economic Outlook Conference and the Kentucky Distillers' Association's new study on the economic impact of Kentucky's bourbon industry.

Crystal Balling Our Economic Future

Feb 6, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of Tuesday's Kentucky Economic Outlook Conference in Lexington from Chris Bollinger, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Kentucky Distillers Association

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Adam Johnson, director of the Kentucky Distillers Association's Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.  In 2016 the KDA reports that a record one million plus guests visited participating distilleries.

Goodfellas, Dads Favorites, And Chocolate Holler Hold Promise For Food & Beverage Devotees

Jan 23, 2017
Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols discuss three new additions to Lexington's Food and Spirit landscape:  Goodfellas Distillery and Pizzeria, Dads Favorites Deli Inside Blue Stallion Brewery, and Chocolate Holler opening soon next to Wines On Vine.

Ky. Business Leaders Bullish On 2017 Economy

Jan 9, 2017
Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss the optimistic tone many business leaders are sounding about the state's economy.

Old Taylor Gets New Life As Castle & Key And Other Bourbon News

Dec 19, 2016
The Bourbon Review

This week on the Business Side Justin Thompson, managing editor of the Bourbon Review talks about several new distilleries coming on line, the new temperature controlled limestone cellar at Makers Mark, and bourbon-themed gifts for the holidays.

Now That They're Private And Under New Ownership What's The Future Hold For Lexmark?

Dec 12, 2016
Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about the confirmed sale of Lexmark International to a Chinese consortium of investors (Apex Technologies and PAG Asia Capital) and what that might mean for the more than 2,300 workers employed at the corporate headquarters in Lexington.

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