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Five Kentucky Companies Listed in Fortune 500 Ranking

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Fortune magazine’s 2008 list of the nation’s 500 largest publicly held companies includes five that are headquartered in Kentucky. The listing ranks companies based on annual revenue.

Louisville-based Humana was once again the highest-ranking Kentucky company on the list, coming in at No. 98 with annual revenues of $25.3 billion. Last year Humana was listed at No. 110.

All five Kentucky companies ranked on the 2008 Fortune 500 – Humana, Yum Brands, Ashland, Omnicare and Lexmark International – were also on last year’s list. Two other Kentucky companies, Highland Heights-based General Cable and Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare, just missed the 2008 list’s cutoff, ranking No. 502 and No. 518, respectively.


Fortune                 Revenues
Company                500 Rank                ($ millions)                City

                  98                        25,290                   Louisville
Yum Brands               253                       10,416                   Louisville
Ashland                     322                        7,834                    Covington
Omnicare                  386                        6,220                    Covington
Lexmark Int’l            470                        4,973                    Lexington