These Are The 100 Largest Companies In Kentucky

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 8 months ago
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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
  2. Kindred Healthcare
  3. Texas Roadhouse
  4. Humana
  5. Papa John’s International
  6. INOAC USA Inc
  7. Iga Express
  8. Almost Family
  9. Lexmark
  10. Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center

Yum! Brands 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.

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.

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

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Kentucky

Rank Company City Employees
1 Yum! Brands Louisville 90,000
2 Kindred Healthcare Louisville 76,650
3 Texas Roadhouse Louisville 52,500
4 Humana Louisville 51,600
5 Papa John’s International Louisville 23,100
6 INOAC USA Inc Bardstown 20,000
7 Iga Express Bowling Green 16,000
8 Almost Family Louisville 15,500
9 Lexmark Lexington 14,000
10 Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center Harrodsburg 13,957
11 Norton Healthcare Louisville 12,910
12 GE Appliances Louisville 12,000
13 Trilogy Health Services Louisville 11,603
14 Columbia Sussex Crestview Hills 10,000
15 Atria Senior Living Louisville 9,327
16 St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood 7,800
17 University of Louisville Louisville 7,600
18 Tempur Sealy International Lexington 7,300
19 Ashland Covington 7,000
20 Toyota Visitor Center – Kentucky Georgetown 6,500
21 Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Bowling Green 6,000
22 Fazoli’s Lexington 5,500
23 Valvoline Lexington 5,150
24 PharMerica Louisville 5,100
25 Brown-Forman Louisville 4,570
26 Signature HealthCARE Louisville 4,037
27 Churchill Downs Louisville 4,000
28 Pikeville Medical Center Pikeville 3,600
29 Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Harrodsburg 3,532
30 LG&E and KU Louisville 3,507
31 Commonwealth Health Bowling Green 3,313
32 WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIV CREDIT UNION Bowling Green 3,000
33 Caritas Health Services Louisville 3,000
34 MedAssist Louisville 3,000
35 Corporex Covington 3,000
36 Saint Joseph Hospital Lexington 3,000
37 School Bus Garage Shepherdsville 3,000
38 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond 2,940
39 Thorntons Louisville 2,500
40 Northern Kentucky University Newport 2,430
41 Fruit of the Loom Bowling Green 2,330
42 Thomas Industries Inc Louisville 2,250
43 Crump William J Jr MD Providence 2,100
44 Management Cleaning Controls Louisville 2,000
45 Interlock Industries Louisville 2,000
46 Excel Services Paducah 1,947
47 Toyotetsu America Inc Somerset 1,943
48 Diagnostic Imaging Center – The Medical Centre Bowling Green 1,900
49 Griffin Industries Cold Spring 1,800
50 Presbyterian Church Louisville 1,800
51 Transfreight Erlanger 1,700
52 Toyota Tsusho America Georgetown 1,695
53 Castellini Newport 1,609
54 R.J. Corman Railroad Nicholasville 1,600
55 King’s Daughters Medical Center Ashland 1,581
56 DAV Newport 1,577
57 ProMach Covington 1,534
58 A&W Restaurants Lexington 1,500
59 Kentucky Derby Hosiery Co Inc Hopkinsville 1,500
60 Southern Graphic Systems Inc Louisville 1,479
61 Springstone Louisville 1,477
62 SSW Holding Company Inc Elizabethtown 1,476
63 Outdoor Venture Stearns 1,439
64 Evergreen Rehabilitation Louisville 1,400
65 Owensboro Health Owensboro 1,380
66 UofL Physicians Louisville 1,380
67 Marquette Transportation Paducah 1,375
68 North American Stainless Ghent 1,362
69 WNA Covington 1,346
70 Davis H Elliot Company Inc Lexington 1,329
71 Jones Plastic and Engineering Jeffersontown 1,310
72 MUBEA USA Florence 1,301
73 Verst Logistics Walton 1,300
74 Methodist Hospital Henderson 1,300
75 TECT Fort Mitchell 1,300
76 Landmark Community Newspapers Shelbyville 1,280
77 Norton Audubon Hospital Louisville 1,242
78 GIBBS DIE CASTING Henderson 1,234
79 The Courier-Journal Louisville 1,201
80 Bluegrass.org Lexington 1,200
81 Farm Credit Mid-America Louisville 1,150
82 Paschall Truck Lines Murray 1,150
83 Hilliard Lyons Louisville 1,150
84 Branscum Construction Company/Robins & Morton A Joint Venture Russell Springs 1,127
85 Murray Hospital Murray 1,110
86 Family Roots Watterson Park 1,099
87 Data Control Group Shelbyville 1,091
88 HINKLE CONTRACTING Paris 1,053
89 Catlettsburg Refining LLC Catlettsburg 1,042
90 Sam Swope Auto Group Louisville 1,027
91 James Marine Inc Paducah 1,007
92 Road & Rail Services Louisville 1,005
93 SITEX Henderson 1,000
94 KOI Auto Parts Bellevue 1,000
95 Paragon Rehabilitation Louisville 1,000
96 Taco Tico Lexington 1,000
97 Commonwealth Hotels Florence 1,000
98 Stephens Pipe & Steel Russell Springs 1,000
99 Steel Technologies Louisville 1,000
100 Community Trust Bank Pikeville 996

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