The 100 Largest Companies In Kentucky For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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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 headquartered 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. Yum! Brands (Jobs)

  2. Texas Roadhouse (Jobs)

  3. ResCare (Jobs)

  4. Humana (Jobs)

  5. Kindred Healthcare (Jobs)

  6. AW Restaurants (Jobs)

  7. Fruit of the Loom (Jobs)

  8. Grupo Antolin (Jobs)

  9. KFC (Jobs)

  10. Papa John’s Pizza (Jobs)

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

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 376 companies.

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

As it turns out, Yum! Brands looks to the be the biggest company in Kentucky clocking in with 90,000 employees.

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

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Kentucky

Rank Company City Employees Jobs
1 Yum! Brands Louisville 90,000 Jobs
2 Texas Roadhouse Louisville 56,300 Jobs
3 ResCare Louisville 49,000 Jobs
4 Humana Louisville 41,146 Jobs
5 Kindred Healthcare Louisville 38,300 Jobs
6 AW Restaurants Lexington 35,160 Jobs
7 Fruit of the Loom Bowling Green 32,400 Jobs
8 Grupo Antolin Hopkinsville 28,000 Jobs
9 KFC Louisville 24,000 Jobs
10 Papa John’s Pizza Louisville 20,700 Jobs
11 INOAC USA Bardstown 20,000 Jobs
12 Houchens Industries Bowling Green 16,000 Jobs
13 Almost Family Louisville 15,500 Jobs
14 Harrodsburg Health Rehabilitation Center Harrodsburg 13,957 Jobs
15 Norton Healthcare Louisville 12,910 Jobs
16 GE Appliances Louisville 12,000 Jobs
17 Trilogy Health Services Louisville 11,603 Jobs
18 Federal Prison Industries Lexington 10,896 Jobs
19 Russell Brands Bowling Green 10,000 Jobs
20 Columbia Sussex Crestview Hills 10,000 Jobs
21 KentuckyOne Health Louisville 9,779 Jobs
22 Atria Senior Living Louisville 9,327 Jobs
23 Akebono Brake Industry Elizabethtown 9,238 Jobs
24 Newport Steel Wilder 9,200 Jobs
25 Lexmark Lexington 9,000 Jobs
26 University of Louisville Louisville 8,500 Jobs
27 General Cable Highland Heights 8,500 Jobs
28 Tempur Sealy International Lexington 7,100 Jobs
29 Ashland Lexington 6,500 Jobs
30 Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Georgetown 6,500 Jobs
31 Alltech Nicholasville 6,000 Jobs
32 Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Bowling Green 6,000 Jobs
33 Valvoline Lexington 5,150 Jobs
34 PharMerica Louisville 5,100 Jobs
35 Fazoli’s Lexington 4,700 Jobs
36 Brown-Forman Louisville 4,570 Jobs
37 Churchill Downs Louisville 4,500 Jobs
38 Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Owensboro 4,312 Jobs
39 Fayette County Public Schools Lexington 4,000 Jobs
40 Cassidy Turley Louisville 3,700 Jobs
41 Pikeville Medical Center Pikeville 3,600 Jobs
42 LGE and KU Energy Louisville 3,507 Jobs
43 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond 3,500 Jobs
44 St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood 3,250 Jobs
45 Thorntons Louisville 3,130 Jobs
46 Corporex Co Covington 3,000 Jobs
47 BA Merchant Services Louisville 3,000 Jobs
48 CARITAS Health Services Louisville 3,000 Jobs
49 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green 3,000 Jobs
50 Covington, Kentucky Government Covington 3,000 Jobs
51 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights 3,000 Jobs
52 Union Underwear Co Bowling Green 2,849 Jobs
53 Leslie County Telephone Co Hyden 2,700 Jobs
54 WILD Flavors Erlanger 2,500 Jobs
55 Disabled American Veterans Cold Spring 2,500 Jobs
56 Forcht Group of Kentucky Corbin 2,100 Jobs
57 Crump William J Jr MD Madisonville 2,100 Jobs
58 Interlock Industries Louisville 2,000 Jobs
59 Paxton Media Group Paducah 2,000 Jobs
60 Management Cleaning Controls Louisville 2,000 Jobs
61 BRADD Bowling Green 1,950 Jobs
62 Toyotetsu America Somerset 1,943 Jobs
63 Med Center Health Bowling Green 1,900 Jobs
64 Griffin Industries Cold Spring 1,800 Jobs
65 Presbyterian Church (USA) Louisville 1,750 Jobs
66 Transfreight Erlanger 1,700 Jobs
67 Good Sam Bowling Green 1,663 Jobs
68 Castellini Wilder 1,609 Jobs
69 R. J. Corman Railroad Group Nicholasville 1,600 Jobs
70 Hendricks Regional Health Danville 1,600 Jobs
71 King’s Daughters Medical Center Ashland 1,581 Jobs
72 Pro Mach Covington 1,534 Jobs
73 Seven Counties Services Louisville 1,500 Jobs
74 Kentucky Derby Hosiery Co Hopkinsville 1,500 Jobs
75 Springstone Louisville 1,477 Jobs
76 Evergreen Rehabilitation Louisville 1,400 Jobs
77 University of Louisville Physicians Louisville 1,380 Jobs
78 Marquette Transportation Company Paducah 1,375 Jobs
79 North American Stainless Ghent 1,362 Jobs
80 WNA Covington 1,346 Jobs
81 Jones Plastic Louisville 1,310 Jobs
82 Brenntag Mid-South Henderson 1,305 Jobs
83 Mubea Florence 1,301 Jobs
84 Verst Group Logistics Walton 1,300 Jobs
85 TECT Fort Mitchell 1,300 Jobs
86 Methodist Hospital Henderson 1,300 Jobs
87 Landmark Community Newspapers Shelbyville 1,280 Jobs
88 Koorsen Protection Services Lexington 1,250 Jobs
89 Hardin Memorial Hospital Elizabethtown 1,250 Jobs
90 Fort Dearborn Co Bowling Green 1,237 Jobs
91 Gibbs Die Casting Henderson 1,234 Jobs
92 The Courier-Journal Louisville 1,201 Jobs
93 The Galt House Hotel Louisville 1,200 Jobs
94 Corporate Cleaning Systems Erlanger 1,200 Jobs
95 St. Claire Regional Medical Center Morehead 1,200 Jobs
96 Brazeway Hopkinsville 1,200 Jobs
97 Paschall Truck Lines Murray 1,150 Jobs
98 Farm Credit Mid-America Louisville 1,150 Jobs
99 J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons Louisville 1,150 Jobs
100 Branscum Construction Russell Springs 1,127 Jobs

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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