One - The Alltech Ideas Conference has attracted thousands of people from some 80 countries this week to Lexington. 

The Nicholasville-headquartered company, specializing in animal health and nutrition, crop science, brewing, and distilling, is sponsoring its 33rd conference.   

Suzanna Elliot is communications manager for Alltech. “Used to have these kind of very scientific names like “the biology of the gut.’  And here we are now, ‘One-the Alltech Ideas Conference-Disrupt the Disrupters,’ so it’s evolved quite a bit,” said Elliot.

Apple Co-Founder Honored at Alltech Conference

May 25, 2016
Lexington Herald Leader/

Apple computer co-founder Steve Wozniak was in Lexington yesterday to be honored and speak at: ONE: the Alltech Ideas Conference.

Wozniak is the recipient of the 2016 Humanitarian Award for his  “dedication to inspiring innovation through education and creating one of the world’s most peaceful  revolutions.”

Alltech President Pearce Lyons welcomed Wozniak to the stage at Rupp Arena.

“One: The Alltech Ideas Conference” opens on May 22nd featuring keynotes by Apple computer developer Steve Wozniak, former Ford Motors CEO Alan Mullally and UK Coach John Calipari.  Alltech founder and president Pearse Lyons talked with Tom Martin about the unique annual conference his company will host for a 32nd year at the Lexington Center.

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Planned for Pikeville

Jul 30, 2015

Alltech Incorporated is expanding its distillery and brewing business into far eastern Kentucky.  The alcohol business will feature a legendary Appalachian story.

Ground has been broken for Dueling Barrels Brewing and Distilling Company in downtown Pikeville.  The 13 million dollar combined brewery and distillery will feature its own range of beer and spirits including one called "moonshine." 

Beer & Bourbon in the Bluegrass on Eastern Standard

Nov 18, 2014

According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, about 9,000 people owe their paychecks to the distilling industry which brings in over 300 million dollars in taxes for the state. More than 8,000 people are employed in jobs related to the brewing and distribution of beer.  That industry adds 160 million in tax revenue. 

On this week’s EST, we’ll discuss the impact of Beer and Bourbon in the Bluegrass.