These Are The 100 Largest Companies In Kentucky

We looked at over 7 million resumes to find the companies in Kentucky that have the most employees.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarBiggest Companies, Rankings - 3 months ago

If you live in Kentucky and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Kentucky’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquarted in Kentucky.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of Kentucky’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Taco Bell
  2. Yum! Brands
  3. Kindred Healthcare
  4. Kindred Hospitals Limited Partnership
  5. Kindred Hospital New Jersey – Rahway
  6. Texas Roadhouse
  7. Compbenefits
  8. Humana
  9. Ultimate Optical
  10. Pizza Hut

Taco Bell comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the . We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Kentucky job scene here:

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How we identified the biggest companies in Kentucky

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in Kentucky with at least 100 employees. That left us with 150 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in Kentucky.

As it turns out, Taco Bell looks to the be the biggest company in Kentucky clocking in with 175,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in Kentucky ranked.

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Kentucky

Rank Company City Employees
1 Taco Bell Louisville 175,000
2 Yum! Brands Louisville 90,000
3 Kindred Healthcare Louisville 53,200
4 Kindred Hospitals Limited Partnership Louisville 53,200
5 Kindred Hospital New Jersey – Rahway Louisville 53,200
6 Texas Roadhouse Louisville 52,500
7 Compbenefits Louisville 51,600
8 Humana Louisville 51,600
9 Ultimate Optical Louisville 51,600
10 Pizza Hut Louisville 28,750
11 Papa John’s International Louisville 20,700
12 KFC Louisville 20,573
13 Gentiva Health Services Louisville 14,600
14 Lexmark Lexington 12,700
15 GE Appliances Louisville 12,000
16 Ashland Lexington 10,800
17 Express Personnel Services Louisville 10,001
18 General Cable Highland Heights 10,000
19 Tempur Sealy International Lexington 7,100
20 Rescare Management Services Inc Louisville 6,759
21 Norton Healthcare Louisville 4,951
22 Sealy Lexington 4,817
23 Fazoli’s Lexington 4,700
24 Brown-Forman Louisville 4,600
25 Churchill Downs Louisville 4,500
26 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond 3,000
27 Pomeroy Hebron 3,000
28 Tempur-Pedic Lexington 3,000
29 Sypris Solutions Louisville 3,000
30 Atria Senior Living Louisville 2,929
31 PharMerica Louisville 2,327
32 Alltech Nicholasville 2,247
33 Elliott Group Pikeville 2,000
34 Citizens Bancorp Mount Vernon 1,977
35 Valvoline Lexington 1,971
36 A&W Restaurants Lexington 1,750
37 Paragon Rehabilitation Louisville 1,750
38 Signature HealthCARE Louisville 1,750
39 LG&E and KU Louisville 1,506
40 Frost Brown Todd Louisville 1,500
41 Owensboro Health Owensboro 1,500
42 Hitachi Automotive Harrodsburg 1,500
43 Thorntons Louisville 1,500
44 Central Banc Inc Lexington 1,373
45 KentuckyOne Health Louisville 1,330
46 Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Bowling Green 1,250
47 Akebono Brake Elizabethtown 1,250
48 Farm Credit Mid-America Louisville 1,250
49 Trilogy Health Services Louisville 1,250
50 Toyota Tsusho America Georgetown 1,250
51 Almost Family Louisville 1,116
52 Commonwealth Health Bowling Green 1,000
53 Steel Technologies Louisville 1,000
54 Gilt.com Shepherdsville 960
55 Logan Aluminum Russellville 960
56 North American Stainless Ghent 930
57 Lexington Clinic Lexington 900
58 Bluegrass.org Lexington 870
59 Methodist Hospital Henderson 870
60 St. Claire Regional Medical Center Morehead 840
61 Babcock Power Louisville 840
62 Transfreight Erlanger 840
63 Ozarks Medical Center West Plains 840
64 ZirMed Louisville 810
65 R. J. Corman Railroad Group Nicholasville 810
66 Marquette Transportation Paducah 810
67 Peoples Bank Taylorsville 803
68 TECT Fort Mitchell 780
69 Specialty Products & Insulation Elizabethtown 750
70 Taylor Regional Sleep Medicine Campbellsville 750
71 Disabled American Veterans Cold Spring 750
72 Jones Plastic and Engineering Jeffersontown 750
73 Verst Group Logistics Walton 720
74 Sam Swope Auto Group Louisville 720
75 Crispers Lakeland 710
76 Big Ass Fans Lexington 699
77 AssuredPartners NL Louisville 690
78 Republic Bank Louisville 678
79 Louisville Ladder Louisville 660
80 Pro Mach Covington 660
81 CafePress Louisville 563
82 Gray Construction Lexington 556
83 Drees Homes Fort Mitchell 540
84 MPD Owensboro 540
85 WILD Flavors Erlanger 480
86 Jeff Wyler Automotive Family Florence 480
87 The Jockey Club Lexington 450
88 Metal Sales Manufacturing Louisville 450
89 Link-Belt Cranes Lexington 420
90 Galls Lexington 405
91 The Courier-Journal Louisville 390
92 LifeSkills Bowling Green 390
93 RA Jones Group Ltd Covington 390
94 Stock Yards Bancorp Louisville 379
95 King Fish Restaurants Louisville 375
96 First Southern National Bank Lexington 375
97 Zumbiel Packaging Hebron 375
98 Worldwide Equipment Prestonsburg 360
99 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Lakeland 360
100 Community Trust Bank Pikeville 303

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