The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

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Dr. Aaron Thompson, the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education has been on a Listening Tour across the commonwealth to learn what students, parents, community leaders and employers think about higher education.  Dr. Thompson was on UK’s Campus last week and he sat down with WUKY's Alan Lytle and UK Now’s Kody Kiser (host of the university's Behind the Blue podcast) to discuss a wide range of issues, including how to better equip college students of today  for the employment and career opportunities of tomorrow.

Smiley Pete Publishing

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report executive editor Mark Green discuss the  various ways cyber thieves try to hack into your company's system in an attempt to hold your data hostage.  It's a cybercrime that's on the rise in the Commonwealth. 

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On this Veterans' Day WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Ben Adams, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs about the broad range of services on offer for the estimated 295,000 military veterans and familes in the state including housing, healthcare and employment.

Smiley Pete Publishing

This week on the Business Side Tom Wilmes, editor of Business Lexington, tells up about a senior housing complex coming soon on Romany Road, plus the new Southland Bagel and Bluegrass Youth Ballet now open in the ever expanding Southland Corridor.

UK Now

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report executive editor Mark Green about Lexington's infrastructure of innovation, including its chief pillar, the University of Kentucky.

University Press of Kentucky

Few Kentuckians can boast of a life and career than that of James Hardymon.  From growing up on the banks of the Ohio River during the Great Depression to acquiring executive management roles at large international companies, Mr. Hardymon helped build corporations as a CEO, learned the ropes of Wall Street and interacted with US Presidents and Congressional leaders.  Hardymon “retired” from the Global company Textron in 1999 but he’s arguably busier than ever giving back to UK, including spearheading the recent public private partnership that resulted in the construction of new residence halls on campus.  Now you can read about his life story.  Engineering Corporate Success – is a memoir comprised of numerous interviews conducted by Terry Birdwhistell, the senior historian at UK’s Nunn Center for Oral History.  Terry and Jim recently stopped by our studios to talk about the project.

The Lane Report

This week on the Business Side Lane Report executive editor Mark Green talks about the release of the magazine's annual Market Review for Central Kentucky.

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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.

Kentucky Distillers Association

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.