One of the largest International brand conferences takes place in Cincinnati this week. Brandemonium runs from October first through the fourth at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of the conference from co-founder Kevin Canafax. Also, an important editorial note – Brandemonium is a past WUKY underwriter.
This week on the Business Side we go behind the scenes of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale with Paulick Report's Natalie Voss. In addition to the usual bidding wars she says there's been quite a bit of chatter about the controversial New York Times story about Triple Crown winner Justify's failed drug test before the Kentucky Derby.
September is Bourbon Heritage Month and we are using the occasion to examine the economic health of one of Kentucky's signature industries. Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes and WUKY's Alan Lytle talk about some recent bourbon news stories that may hold the answer.
A new report shows that tourism is up in Kentucky, with more people visiting the state and spending more money while they are here. In fact, visitor trips to and within the state topped 71.6 million last year and visitor spending rose to nearly $7.6 billion, up nearly 4% over the prior year and a 21% increase since 2013. The figures come from a study from Tourism Economics, the state Department of Tourism's new research partner. Acting Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism Jay Hall discusses the findings with WUKY's Alan Lytle.
Acting Secretary of Tourism Jay Hall discusses the new economic impact report with WUKY's Alan Lytle
Accessory Dwelling Units or ADU’s are small housing units sometimes called "in-law suites" or "granny flats," built on a single-family residential lot. Some provide housing alternatives for those who wish to age in place by staying in their current homes and neighborhoods, as well as for those seeking affordable housing, smaller or more accessible housing options and/or assistance from family members or caregivers. ADU’s are illegal in most areas of Lexington but the city’s planning and zoning commission is holding another public input session this Tuesday night on newly proposed regulations for ADU’s. This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes discuss the economic pros and cons of more little houses popping up in our neighborhoods.