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Editor’s Picks Hello, friends! Sheesh, is August here already? Seems the summer months fly by faster the older we get! The month of August means football season is upon us, which also means tailgating season is here. This national favorite pastime brings with it the opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry with friends and family alike. Where camaraderie is king (well, next to football that is) and food plus beverages equate to a really fun time. I’ve selected some of what I consider to be some of the tailgating staples for your kick-off to CATS mania!

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MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS

in LOU! Late summer is the perfect time to be a tourist right here in our state. If you're looking for some wonderful day trip destinations, look no further than our sister city, Louisville! Some of their triedand-true attractions are worth rediscovering – or seeing for the very first time! by Dawn Anderson

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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

In April 2022, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory topped Good Housekeeping’s list of 25 Best Factory Tours in America for Families Who Love to Go Behind the Scenes. The Museum is instantly recognizable on Louisville’s historic Museum Row on Main, thanks to The Big Bat - an iconic downtown landmark. J.F. Hillerich and Son was turning Louisville Slugger baseball bats as early as 1884. Salesman Frank Bradsby became a full partner in 1916, and Hillerich & Bradsby Co. continues to supply “the stick of choice” for baseball’s greatest players. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory celebrates the past, present, and future of baseball - America’s favorite pastime and signature sport. More than 8000 Major League Baseball players have signed with Louisville Slugger, starting with Honus Wagner in 1905. Those contract signatures are used for their bats' autograph brand and are featured on the Museum’s Signature Wall. The new-and-improved factory tour experience begins with a thrilling movie followed by a walk through the

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production line. The tour concludes in a newly revamped gallery of superstar quotes about Louisville Slugger, where each guest receives a free souvenir mini-bat. Museum exhibits include lifelike sculptures, Johnny Bench Artifacts, Must-See Bats, the hands-on Hold a Piece of History and Batter Up! Bud’s Batting Cage exhibits, as well as those honoring Black Ballplayers. Barrels & Billets next door offers Custom Bourbon Experiences for guests 21 and over. The All-Star Experience is the ultimate behind-thescenes factory tour specially crafted to feature your favorite teams and players. Guests will have exclusive access to areas not available for public tours, such as The Bat Vault and the Archive Room. Each participant will receive a full-sized personalized Louisville Slugger bat. photos courtesy Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory For more information and advance tickets, visit sluggermuseum.com. Follow @slugger_museum on Instagram and @SluggerMuseum on Facebook and Twitter.

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Summer vacation is a great time to be a home-state tourist! The independent, nonprofit Kentucky Derby Museum, located on the grounds of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack, encapsulates the Kentucky Derby experience like no other. Fresh off the excitement of Derby 148 and Rich Strike’s come-from-behind longshot victory, the Kentucky Derby Museum is Churchill Downs’ exclusive tour provider. A $17 General Admission ticket provides full Museum access to two floors of interactive exhibits, including the spectacular new permanent exhibition, This is the Kentucky Derby! You’ll view the epic 18-minute 360° film “The Greatest Race,” updated larger than life with Rich Strike’s thrilling longshot victory, and take the 30-minute Historic Walking Tour visiting the Paddock, Grandstand, and legendary racetrack. The Kentucky Derby Museum offers additional Specialty Tours for horse lovers, bourbon enthusiasts, and more! The Kentucky Derby Museum Store offers apparel, collectibles, and other items to commemorate Derby 148.

Shop in-store at the Museum or online at derbymuseumstore.com. The Derby Café & Bourbon Bar inside the Museum is the perfect place to grab lunch. The classic Southern menu with Kentucky-inspired staples includes bourbon flights, Mint Juleps, Oaks Lilies, from-scratch burgers with house-made buns, a Hot Brown panini, plus kid-friendly options. 2022 Cultural Pass holders receive General Admission on Tuesdays and Sundays. On August 2, the Museum offers special programming to pass holders. Thoroughbred Care teaches children ages 5-8 “how to care for a Thoroughbred and prepare it for racing, discovering the many jobs in the stable.” Young people ages 9-17 enjoy Louisville and the Derby, seeing “how images and artifacts tell the stories of Louisville and the Kentucky Derby through two centuries of history.” photos courtesy Kentucky Derby Museum For more information, visit derbymuseum.org. Follow @derbymuseum on Instagram and Facebook.

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Muhammad Ali Center Founded by Louisville native and boxing champion Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in 2005, the Muhammad Ali Center is a nonprofit interactive museum and cultural center with educational programming and special events to inspire greatness. Guided by Muhammad Ali’s six core principles of Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality, the Ali Center presents Ali’s life through boxing memorabilia and history, multimedia presentations, and art galleries. “It’s an exciting time to visit the Muhammad Ali Center, as we have two temporary exhibits on display,” says Ali Center President & CEO Marilyn Jackson. “Shining a Light explores the way women around the globe are affected by water scarcity. What Lifts You? is a mural exhibit created by renowned mural artist Kelsey Montague. We’ve got nearly 100,000 square feet of education and family fun ready to explore!”

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Featured in Taylor Swift videos, celebrity Instagram posts, and murals across the US, Montague’s artwork explores the intersection of art and social media. Six new works inspired by Muhammad Ali will grace each wall of the Center’s Ina Brown Bond Gallery through December 31, 2022. Guests are encouraged to take photographs with the murals and post them to social media using the hashtags #WhatLiftsYou and #LiftWithAli. The entire catalog of Ancestor Spirit Portraits produced by the I Was Here Project will be on exhibit for the first time beginning August 27, 2022, at the Muhammad Ali Center. photos courtesy Muhammad Ali Center

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Visit www.alicenter.org for more information and to support Muhammad Ali’s legacy. Follow @MuhammadAliCenter on Facebook, @AliCenter on Twitter, and @alicenterlou on Instagram.

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up to bat. . . Beth Hourigan

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up to bat. . . Lauren Bell

While Guzman was pregnant TheLindsey Bells Group with her son, the company where she at Rector Hayden was employed shut down. Meanwhile, Realtors her husband was opening Bluegrass Marble and Granite of Richmond with the knowledge that he could ask her to With a trio of experienced and jump into the deep end and she’d find successful women at the helm, The a way to swim. Bells Group at Rector Hayden can thank the strength of family for much“My of its success.put me to work,” husband Guzman joked. “I knew nothing “Working alongside my family, about I sold jobs by Nancythis Bellindustry, and Bethbut Bell Brown, building relationships with provides a major edge formy meclients. in my Some my first clients Bluegrass field,”of explained LaurenatBell. “Their become some ofin my great manyhave years of experience the friends.” business along with the mentorship and advice they have given me has allowed me to learn and grow Guzman, whoI also coaches a swim quickly so that can give my clients team in Richmond and volunteers a smooth and enjoyable buying or with Habitat For Humanity, found selling transaction.” it difficult to adjust to such a maleLauren Bell has industry had a lifelong love dominated at first, but of the real estate market, becoming ultimately found that belief in herself a homeowner graduating was enoughbefore to propel her family college and thenbusiness later joining to success. her family as a REALTORTM. She is also the mother to two children, and strives to maintain a balance “Being a woman in the construction betweenhas work home life, industry its and challenges,” sheand said. adjust when they may “A lotthings of men don’t want tonot talkbe to on track.because they don’t think we women, are as knowledgeable as they are. But “I believe everyone faces some Ikind haveof learned to always be kind, adversity in their lives,” but toshe stand my at the sameastime. said. “Iground look at challenges Myopportunities. advice to otherEvery women business lossin leads to roles is to stay positive, beautiful and a new possibility and I am the one know your worth. Confi dence is key.” in the driver’s seat. My attitude and how I approach the challenge is up to me and I choose to look at a challenge with a positive attitude.” 859-551-1943 makinglexingtonkyhome.com

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up to bat. . . Diane Verhalen

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up to bat. . . Ashley Anderson

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up to bat. . . Suzanne Elliott

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up to bat. . . Cindy Osterhage

While Lindsey S&S TireGuzman was pregnant

with her son, the company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, As a third-generation, familyher husband was opening Bluegrass owned and -operated business with Marble and Granite of Richmond with deep Lexington roots, many in the the knowledge that he could ask her to Bluegrass are familiar with S&S Tire’s jump into the deep end and she’d find retail auto service centers. But the a way to swim. corporation also encompasses a commercial and wholesale footprint that spans states. put me to work,” “My16husband Guzman “I knew our nothing “No matter howjoked. far removed about thismay industry, but I sold jobs by customer be physically from building relationships with myour clients. our Lexington headquarters, Some of myisfito rstcreate clientsvalue at Bluegrass primary goal in havewe become some of my great the service provide to every friends.” customer,” said Cindy Osterhage, the director of strategic initiatives and communication for S&S. “What Guzman, who also coaches a swim truly differentiates us is that we team in Richmond and volunteers fiscally and procedurally operate with Habitat For Humanity, found like a corporation, but we cultivate it difficult to adjust to such a malecustomer relationships like a smaller, dominated industry at first, but trusted, family-owned business.” ultimately found that belief in herself Osterhange launched her career in was enough to propel her family communications from a passion for business to success. human behavior and understanding others, and her role at S&S Tire sees “Being a woman into the construction her use that passion understand industry has its challenges,” she said. customers and help the company “A lot of men don’t want to talk to deliver more value to them in every women, because they don’t think interaction. As she’s done so, she’s we are as knowledgeable as they are.for But demonstrated results that speak I have learned to always be kind, but themselves. to stand my ground at the same time. “Ultimately, I recognize that the work My advice to other women in business I do isn’t about me,” she said. “So, it roles is to stay positive, beautiful and makes it easier to focus on figuring know your worth. Confidence is key.” out what it takes to accomplish the task at hand and having the fortitude to carry it through.” 859-233-3157 sstire.com

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up to bat. . . Leah Taylor-Wright

tnangerp saw namzuGCitizens yesdniL elihW ehs erehw ynapmoc eht ,nos reh htiw Commerce Bank ,elihwnaeM .nwod tuhs deyolpme saw ssargeulB gninepo saw dnabsuh reh With htiw dnom hciRmore fo etithan narG16dnyears a elbof raM experience in banking, Leah Taylorot reh ksa dluoc eh taht egdelwonk eht dnWright fi d’ehsstarted dna dnher e pecareer ed ehtas otaniloan pmuj administrator before transitioning to .miws ot yaw a her current residential lending role with Citizens Commerce Bank. Over ”,krthe ow ospan t emof tuher p dncareer, absuh she’s yM“ seen gwhat nihtoandifference wenk I“ .daetrue koj ncommunity amzuG yb sbfocus oj dloscan I tubring b ,yrtsto udthe ni sindustry. iht tuoba . s t n e i l c y m h t i w s p i h s n o i t a l e r gn idliub “Our focus on customer service truly ssargsets eulBour ta sbusiness tneilc tsrapart,” fi ym foTayloremoS taWright erg ym explained. fo emos em“We ocebare evaahsmall, ” . s d n e i r f local bank and we focus on providing good customer service and options miws a sehcaoc osto la our ohwcustomers.” ,namzuG

sreetnulCommerce ov dna dnom hciR anrange i maetof Citizens offers dnuof ,ytbanking inamuH services, roF tatibaincluding H htiw personal -elam deposit a hcus oaccounts t tsujda oand t tlucloans, fifid tias tuwell b ,tsras fi tbusiness-focused a yrtsudni detanim od offerings flesreh nlike i feimerchant leb taht dnservices, uof yletacash mitlu ylimaf reh lepservices orp ot hand guomore. ne sawAnd management .ssacross eccus oeverything, t ssenisub team members like Taylor-Wright maintain outlooks that make every interaction a noitcurtsnoc eht ni nampositive ow a gnone. ieB“ .dias ehs ”,segnellahc sti sah yrtsudni ot k“Ilathink t ot tnlife aw tbrings ’nod nchallenges, em fo tol A“ no matter what your situation and ew kniht t’nod yeht esuaceb ,nis, em ow my goal is to surround myself with tuB .era yeht sa elbaegdelwonk sa era tub good ,dnikpeople eb syawand la obe t deopen nraeltoevnew ah I opportunities,” said Taylor-Wright. .emit emas eht ta dnuorg ym dnats ot think s“I sen isub it’s ni nimportant emow rehto to be ot epresent civda yM and make the most out of dna lufituaeb ,evitisop yats each ot si sday. elor ”.yeIktry si eto cnstay edfifocused, noC .htrowhether w ruoy witois nk business or personal, I’m committed to what I’m doing at that moment.”

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up to bat. . . Debbie Mossbarger

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant The Front Porch

with her son, the company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, her husband was opening Across 4,500 square feet, Bluegrass Marble andPorch Granite of Richmond with The Front combines a the knowledge that he could boutique within a gift store,ask her to jump intoshoppers the deepapparel end and she’d find offering way to swim. and accessories that areaan incredible blend of classic style and on-trend items. They’ll find “My husband put me to work,” presents, tabletop and children’s Guzman joked. “I knew nothing items, wedding registry gifts and about this industry, but I sold much more in an atmosphere jobs by building with my clients. curated relationships by a team of women Some of my fi rst clients who love what they do. at Bluegrass have become some of my great “Our client service is more offriends.” an experience, whether you purchase or not,” explained who also coaches a swim TheGuzman, Front Porch’s Debbie team in Richmond and volunteers Mossbarger. “It is all about with Habitat Foryou Humanity, found remembering how feel it diffi to adjust to such a malewhen youcult leave. We strive to put industry at first, but a smiledominated on your face.” ultimately found that belief inisherself Outside of work, Mossbarger was enough to propel her family focused on giving back to our business to success. local community. Debbie is a coowner of the Keene Trace Golf course her focus onconstruction Caddie “Beingwith a woman in the 127. Caddie 127 is compiled ofshe said. industry has its challenges,” many people and companies “A lot of men don’t want to talk to that give donations to numerous women, because they don’t think we charities. are as knowledgeable as they are. But

I have learned to always be kind, but “The most important lesson to stand my ground at the same time. I have learned is to prioritize My advice to other women in in your life,” she said. “That isbusiness roles isinclusive to stay positive, always to beingbeautiful kind. and know your worth. Confi dence is key.” People may not remember what they purchase, however, they will always remember how you make them feel.” 859-271-9326 frontporchlex.com

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up to bat. . . Lynne Washbish

tnangerp saw namzuG yesdniL elihW American Red Cross ehs erehw ynapmoc eht ,nos reh htiw ,elihwnaeM .nwod tuhs deyolpme saw argeof ulthe B gnworld’s inepo smost aw dnprominent absuh reh Asssone htiwin dnthe omwake hciR fof o eemergencies, tinarG dna elthe braM organizations ot rRed eh kCross sa dluprevents oc eh tahand t egdalleviates elwonk eht American dnfi d’ehsby dnmobilizing a dne peedthe ehtpower otni pm human suffering ofuj .mand iws othe t yagenerosity wa volunteers of donors. The amazing attributes that set the American Red Cross apart is what draws Lynne Washbish, ”,krow ot em tup dnabsuh yM“ the Executive Director of the Bluegrass Area gnihton wenk I“ .dekoj namzuG Chapter, to place her passion for helping others yb sboj dlos I tub ,yrtsudni siht tuoba in this awesome organization. .stneilc ym htiw spihsnoitaler gnidliub “When you sbelieve mission your sargeulin B tthe a stn eilc tsrfiofym fo ework, moS it’s easy totatell your story and fi nd likeminded erg ym fo emos emoceb evah people. Working the American Red Cross ”.sdneirwith f for nearly 11 years, I so love to share our story. The Red Cross gives me the ability to give back miws a sehhelp caoc others osla ohbelieve w ,namin zuour G to my community, eetnuthan lov danything na dnomhbe ciR niblanket maet mission andsrmore the dnuof ,ytinshoulders amuH roFwhen tatibathey H htimay w around someone’s -elam a hcuand s otneed tsujdthe a otcompassion tlucfifid ti have lost everything tub ,tsrfi taand yrtscomfort udni detwe aniprovide.” mod flesreh ni feileb taht dnuof yletamitlu Outside of the Red Cross, Washbish places her ylimaf reh leporp ot hguone saw first commitment to her family. Married for .sseccus ot ssenisub 29 years, she & her husband Donny have three beautiful children. “I value and cherish my family as Inoaddition nothey itcurare tsnmy oc eworld.” ht ni nam w a gnieBto“ family, Washbish enjoys expanding her .dias ehs ”,segnellahc sti sahnetwork yrtsudni by buildingotstrong volunteer klat otrelationships tnaw t’nod neas mafo tol A“ for numerous ew knihlocal t t’nocharities d yeht esand uaceleadership b ,nemow tuB .era yeht sa elbaegorganizations. delwonk sa era tub learned ,dnik ebthat syawalstrong a ot denwork rael eethic, vah I “I have . e m i t e m a s e h t t a d n u o r g y m d n atan s ot a supporting group of peers, finding s s e n i s u b n i n e m o w r e h t o o t e c i v d a organization who champions diversity andyM na lcreating ufituaeba,ework-life vitisop yabalance ts ot si seisloar inclusion, dand ” . y e k s i e c n e d fi n o C . h t r o w ruoytowthe onk recipe for success. It really comes back Golden Rule. Treat people the way you want to be treated. This will serve you well in every aspect in life along with remembering that respect and kindness go a long way in creating relationships.” 859-253-1331 redcross.org

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up to bat. . . Kristine Cassata

While Lindsey& Guzman pregnant Indigo Co. was Realty with her son, the company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, her husband opening Bluegrass Marked by anwas outstanding 89% Marble and Granite of Richmond repeat client and referral rate, with theIndigo knowledge hehas could ask her to & Co that Realty found jump into the deep end and she’d clear success in creating a real find a way to swim. estate experience worth sharing with friends, family and coworkers. And just as clearly, this “My husband put me to work,” approach stems from the guiding Guzman joked. “I knew nothing philosophy of the firm’s owner, about this industry, but I sold jobs by Kristine Cassata who has been a building relationships with my clients. full-time realtor for 8 years. Some of my first clients at Bluegrass “The have mostbecome valuablesome pieceofofmy advice great I received early in my careerfriends.” was to focus on the people and the business will come,” Cassata said. Guzman, who also coaches a swim “Answer your phone, be available team in Richmond and volunteers and care about your clients. The with ForfiHumanity, rest of Habitat it you can gure out as found you it diffi cult to adjust to suchwith a malego if you surround yourself dominated the right team ofindustry people!”at first, but ultimately found that belief in herself Cassata was a stay-at-home was enough to propel her family mother before relocating to business to success. Georgetown and then working as a substitute teacher. But she traded ainwoman that flexibility for a 24/7 “Being in the construction career that now loves, even if industry hasshe its challenges,” she said. there’s lotmen on her plate. “A lotaof don’t want to talk to women, because theyofdon’t think we “I am a wife, a mom three are as knowledgeable as they are. But adult children, a top producing Irealtor, have learned to always be kind, and a board member but toand stand my ground at the same chair for the Women in time. MyBusiness advice toofother women in business Georgetown Scott roles is to stay positive, beautiful and County Chamber of Commerce,” know your worth. Confi dence is key.” she said. “Balance is always the challenge, and I am not even sure it is possible. All you can do is give yourself grace and do the best you can.” 502-542-1387 indigoandco.realty

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up to bat. . . Carol Siler

tnangerpWomen saw namzuG yLeading esdniL elihW KY ehs erehw ynapmoc eht ,nos reh htiw ,elihwnaeM .nwod tuhs deyolpme saw There’s no question that the women of the ssargeulB gninepo saw dnabsuh reh Bluegrass and beyond all have much more htiw dnomhciR fo etinarG dna elbraM to give when their talents are encouraged ot reh ksa dluoc eh taht egdelwonk eht and their unique voices are fostered. For dnfi d’ehs dna dne peed eht otni pmuj evidence, look no further than Women .miws ot yaw a Leading Kentucky, a non-membership organization that offers a diverse and welcoming ”,krow ot em tupenvironment dnabsuh yM“for all women, creating a space for find gnihton wenk I“ .dthem ekoj nto am zuGthe networks that can build yb sboj dlos I tub ,yrtsudni siht their tuobacareers. .stne“As ilc yamwomen’s htiw spiorganization, hsnoitaler gniwe dliuprovide b ssprofessional argeulB ta stn e i l c t s r fi y m f o e m o S development and networking taergopportunities ym fo emos em oceconnect, b evah inspire and that ”.sdempower neirf women,” explained Carol Siler, Women Leading Kentucky’s Executive Director. “Women are facing different issues miws a sehcaoc osla ohw ,namzuG in the workforce from what I experienced sreetnulov dna dnomhciR ni maet early in my career. I didn’t have a network to dnuof ,ytinamuH roF tatibaH htiw help me overcome the challenges that women -elam a hcus ot tsujda ot tlucfifid ti typically faced. My goal is for women, at all tub ,tsrfi ta yrtsudni detanimod stages of their careers, to know they are being flesreh ni feileb taht dnuof yletamitlu heard and have a partner as they navigate ylimaf reh leporp ot hguone saw their leadership roles.” .sseccus ot ssenisub Beginning her own career in the maledominated radio and television space, Siler noitcurtsnochaving eht nito naprove mow aher gniworth eB“ more remembers .times dias eover hs ”,sthan egneher llahmale c sti sacolleagues h yrtsudnidid. But ot klformed at ot tnaawstrong t’nod background nem fo tol A“in building she ew relationships, kniht t’nod yeh t e uaceb ,nembecame ow andseventually the t u B . e r a y e h t s a e l b a e g d e l w o n k s a eraEastern Development Coordinator for WEKU, tub ,dnikUniversity’s eb syawla otpublic denraradio el evahstation. I Kentucky In .this emirole, t emashe s ehsaw t ta adn u o r g y m d n a t s o t commitment to diversity sseand nisuthe b nielevation nemow rof ehwomen to ot ecivthat da ygave M her dnathe luficonfi tuaebdence ,evitisto opguide yats oWomen t si selorLeading ”.yek si ecnedfinoC .htrow ruoy woKentucky nk Today, in her work helping women build their own confidence and professional journeys, Siler looks back on a rich career and the many lessons she’s learned, giving other women the chance to benefit from her experiences. 859-243-5551 womenleadingky.com

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up to bat. . . Jessica Upchurch

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant Women KY with her son, theLeading company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, her husband was opening Bluegrass In a career that has her to global Marble and Granite ofled Richmond with destinations as far fl ung Uganda the knowledge that he couldasask her to andinto Beijing, Women jump the deep endLeading and she’d find Kentucky’s Jessica Upchurch a way tohas swim. learned that no matter where you are or what you do, it’s all about maintaining the right “My husband putperspective. me to work,” Guzman joked. “I knew nothing “The biggest thing I’ve learned about this industry, but I sold jobs by in my career is the importance building relationships with my clients. of believing in yourself and Some of my fithe rst work clients at Bluegrass humanizing you do,” she have become some of my great said. “As with life, there are a lot friends.” of ups and downs in business and switching the focus from what you don’t have to making an impact Guzman, who also coaches a swim with what you have now is a game team in Richmond and volunteers changer.” with Habitat For Humanity, found Today Women Leading it diffiat cult to adjust to such a maleKentucky, as well as the nonprofi t dominated industry at first, but she founded in 2019, YOU in ARE ultimately found that belief herself CO., Upchurch on family was enough is tofocused propel her giving women the tools totobuild business success. connections and thrive in a self-sufficient manner. This “Being woman in the style ofawork helps her construction maintain industry has its challenges,” she said. the perspective that is central “A lot of men don’t want to to success, and it’s also helpedtalk to women, because think we Upchurch strike they upondon’t a philosophy are as knowledgeable as they are. But that can be put to use by anyone. I have learned to always be kind, but “I’m a firm believer that when you to stand my ground at the same time. do things that are meaningful, My advice to other women in business it’s not work, it’s your life,” she roles is to stay positive, beautiful and explained. “When you are creating know your worth. Confidence is key.” meaningful and intentional moments in all areas that are important to you, that’s where you find balance.” 859-243-5551 womenleadingky.com

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up to bat. . . Tiffany Pickett

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chasing miwsThat a sehtask caocnow oslainvolves ohw ,nam zuG around — atwin sreetnu lov dnafour dnolittle mhciones R ni m et dnuoboys f ,ytiand namtwo uH rdaughters oF tatibaH—hwhile tiw -elamalso a hcbalancing us ot tsujdvolunteer a ot tlucfifwork. id ti tub ,tAnd srfi twhile a yrtsuJoey’s dni deCarpet tanimoCare d & flesreMicroSeal h ni feilebmay tahtbe dnknown uof yletfor amits itlu ylimafexpert reh lepknowledge, orp ot hguodedication ne saw .sseccus oto t sseducating enisub its clients and exceptional customer service, Pickett has also found it to be noitcurtsnaoplace c eht that ni naismleading ow a gnlocal ieB“ .dias businesses ehs ”,segnein llainclusiveness hc sti sah yrtsuand dni ot klat ot tnawfemale t’nod n e m f o t o l A “ empowerment. ew kniht t’nod yeht esuaceb ,nemow tuB .“In eramy yehexperience, t sa elbaegdeour lwoindustry nk sa era is very inclusive,” she tub ,dnik eb syawla ot denrsaid. ael ev“I’ve ah I speaking .emit enjoyed emas ehtmeeting ta dnuoand rg ym dnats ot ssenisub nwith i nemother ow refemale hto ot eowners civda yM and partners of dna lufituaeb ,evitisop ycleaning ats ot si sand elor ”.yek sirestoration ecnedfinoCcompanies .htrow ruoacross y wonk the country. There are so many women taking the lead in all different aspects of our industry, it’s pretty amazing.” 859-223-8630 joeyscarpetcare.com

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up to bat. . . Emily Miller

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant Republic Bank with her son, the company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, In her work atwas Republic Bank & Trust, her husband opening Bluegrass Senior Private Banking Offi cer Marble and Granite of Richmond and with Vice President Emily Miller theSenior knowledge that he could askB.her to strives serve asend a financial expert jump intotothe deep and she’d find that her clients can rely on no matter a way to swim. when they need her. “In today’s world of being hurried “My husband puthard me to and rushed, it can be to work,” find Guzman joked. “I knew nothing someone who is willing to take the about this industry, but I soldsaid. jobs“Iby time to really listen,” Miller building relationships my clients. also realize that not with everyone has Some of my fi rst clients at Bluegrass the affordability to take care of their have needs become someaof my great financing within typical friends.” nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday time frame. When needs arise outside of ‘banker’s hours,’ I amcoaches here toahelp.” Guzman, who also swim Miller into theand industry thanks teambroke in Richmond volunteers towith a roommate who was working as a Habitat For Humanity, found personal banker, andtorecommended it difficult to adjust such a malethatdominated she pursue industry a customer at fiservice rst, but role at a local branch. Overinthe ultimately found that belief herself pastwas 22 years, that opportunity has enough to propel her family grown to see Miller become one of business to success. Lexington’s most influential banking professionals, as well as the treasurer “Being woman inAdvocacy the construction for TheaChildren’s of the industry has its challenges,” she said. Bluegrass and a working board “A lot offor men want to talk to member Herdon’t Knight Dance, Inc. women, because they don’t think we “I have been given amazing are as knowledgeable as they are. But opportunities and with be hard work I have learned to always kind, but and determination, I have been able to stand my ground at the same time. grow to and create an appreciable Mytoadvice other women in business career,” she concluded. “I have and roles is to stay positive, beautiful learned be proactive, and to never know yourtoworth. Confidence is key.” be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes.”

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up to bat. . . Ursula McIntyre

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tu“Being b ,dnikan ebactivator syawla othas denbeen rael eone vahof I .em i t e m a s e h t t a d n u o r g y m d n a t s o the most rewarding experiences oft s s e nisub nas i nitem owallowed rehto ome t ecto ivdtake a yM my career, has d n a l u f i t u a e b , e v i t i s o p y a t s o t s i s e lor what I’ve learned and educate my co”workers, .yek si ecas newell dfinoasCengage .htrow businesses ruoy wonk and individuals in the community,” McIntyre said. 859-281-5489 pnc.com

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up to bat. . . Anna Leam

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant Lavish Nails with her son, the company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, her husband wasalways opening Anna Leam has hadBluegrass an Marble and Granite of Richmond entrepreneurial spirit. From with thestarting knowledge that he could ask her to her own business jump into the deep end and she’d find in the markets in Cambodia a way to swim. when she was 15 to owning and operating nail salons, she’s always had big goals. “My husband put me to work,” As aGuzman mom of three a joked.and “I knew nothing business Anna about this owner, industry, buthas I sold jobs by mastered the balancing building relationships withact. my clients. With multiple Lavish Nails Some of my first clients at Bluegrass locations, being everywhere have become some of my great at once is impossible! Annafriends.” is very focused on recruiting and training a talented Guzman, who alsoon coaches team. An emphasis guest a swim team in Richmond and experience and quality volunteers with Habitat Humanity, found service are the For building it diffi cult to adjust to such blocks that she has built the a maledominated industry at first, but Lavish brand upon. ultimately found that belief in herself Co-owners, Yii, Anna’s was enough to propel her family husband, and business business to success. partner Visal Heng, say community is extremely important to Anna. Opening “Being a woman in the construction their third in July, she said. industry haslocation its challenges,” the“Afull proceeds lotday’s of men don’t want to talk to benefited UK Children’s women, because they don’t think we Hospital. Anna looksas forthey are. But are as knowledgeable to always give back Iopportunities have learned to be kind, but can. at the same time. towherever stand myshe ground MyThe advice toat other women in business team Lavish Nails is roles is to stay positive, beautiful and ready to help you embrace know your worth. Confi dence is key.” self-care for an hour or two and will ensure that your experience leaves you feeling renewed. 859-299-0929 lavishnailsky.com

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up to bat. . . Alyssa Potter

tnangerp saw namzuG yesdniL elihW MCF Advisors ehs erehw ynapmoc eht ,nos reh htiw ,elihwnaeM .nwod tuhs deyolpme saw ssargeulB gninepo saw dnabsuh reh “I view being a woman in financial htiw dnomhciR fo etinarG dna elbraM services, a predominantly male-led ot reh ksa dluoc eh taht egdelwonk eht industry, as a strength,” explained dnfi d’ehs dna dne peed eht otni pmuj Alyssa Potter, the director of .miws ot yaw a institutional services with MCF Advisors, a privately-held investment ”,krowadvisory ot em tufiprm dnfounded absuh yMin “ 2000. “Many of my clients and decision gnihton wenk I“ .dekoj namzuG yb sbomakers j dlos I tfor ub our ,yrtsretirement udni siht tuplan oba sponsors are women, which .stneilc ym htiw spihsnoitalfacilitates er gnidliub ssaapersonal rgeulB tarelationship stneilc tsrfi ythrough m fo emour oS shared experiences, in to taerg ym fo emos emoceb addition evah our professional collaboration.” ”.sdneirf Potter added that being able to utilize this strength is possible in part thanks miwstoa MCF’s sehcaoculture c osla oh ,namzuG ofwempowering sreewomen tnulov dand na dexemplifying nomhciR ni m aet servant d n u o f , y t i n a m u H r o F t a t i b a H h t iw leadership. Today, due to that culture, -eshe lamfeels a hcushe’s s ot tin suajdposition a ot tlucfitofid ti it pay tub ,tsrfi ta yforward rtsudni d e t a n i m o d and help others. flesreh ni feileb taht dnuof yletamitlu ylimThe af reMCF h lepculture orp ot hof guempowering one saw team members creates a unique, .sseccus ot ssenisub client-focused approach that sets MCF apart from others in our field. noitcurts“One noc ehoft n i nmost amowimportant a gnieB“ the .dias ehdistinctions s ”,segnellahbetween c sti sah MCF yrtsuand dni ot klatcompetitors ot tnaw t’nodisnour emunwavering fo tol A“ ewcommitment kniht t’nod yand eht eability suacebto,nprovide emow tuB .independent era yeht sa elbfiaduciary egdelwosupport,” nk sa era tubPotter ,dnik esaid. b sya“We wla take ot deconsiderable nrael evah I .emit pride emas einhtdelivering ta dnuorganalysis ym dnatand s ot ssenisubadvice ni nem o w r e h t o o t e c i v d a yM that places our clients’ dna lbest ufituinterests aeb ,evitahead isop yaof ts o t s i s e l o any otherr ” . y e k s i e c n e d fi n o C . h t r o w r uoy that’s wonk objectives. At the end of the day, really what our services are all about.”

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up to bat. . . Brittany Manning

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant MCF Advisors with her son, the company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, MCFhusband Advisorswas serves as a wealth her opening Bluegrass management and advisory firmwith Marble and Granite of Richmond that differentiates itself by always the knowledge that he could ask her to delivering what itsand team members jump into theon deep end she’d find promise to their clients, without fail. a way to swim. “The financial services industry has historically been a male-dominated “My however, husband put to work,” industry, thisme landscape Guzman joked. “I knew nothing is shifting and women are playing about this industry, but I sold jobs a much bigger role than when I by building relationships with my clients. started,” said Brittany Manning, Some of my fiofrst clientsmanagement at Bluegrass the director wealth have become some of my great services for MCF. “I’ve been friends.” fortunate that MCF really empowers, encourages and elevates women to positions respect leadership.” Guzman,ofwho also and coaches a swim team in Richmond Beginning her careerand as avolunteers CPA, with Habitat For Humanity, found Manning transitioned to financial it difficult to adjust toMCF, such and a maleplanning after joining her industry at first, workdominated there has seen her serve itsbut firm ultimately found that beliefcapacities. in herself and clients in numerous wasshe enough to propel her family Today, focuses her energy and to success. time on ensuringbusiness that clients have exceptional experiences and that her team has the tools needed to go above “Being a woman in the construction and beyond for them. industry has its challenges,” she said. “My other ‘job’ being “A most lot of notable men don’t want to is talk to a mom to my two children and wife women, because they don’t thinka we to as myknowledgeable husband,” Manning are as theycontinued, are. But noting the work/life balance thatbut I have learned to always be kind, many professional women must to stand my ground at the same time. a full-time working Mystrike. advice“Being to other women in business mom, I have found that I cannotand say roles is to stay positive, beautiful ‘yes’ to every opportunity, so really know your worth. Confidence is key.” prioritizing what is important to me has helped make sure I am able to do what I love, while also being present for my family.” 859-967-0999 mcfadvisors.com

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up to bat. . . MaryAnn Gramig

tnangerp saw namzuG yesdniL elihW

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ssargeulB gninepo saw dnabsuh reh htiw dnomhciR fo etinarG dna elbraM authenticity always ot r“Fearless eh ksa dlu oc eh taht eisn’t gdelw onk eht worth dnfieasy d’ehbut s dnit’s a dalways ne peed eht oit. tniAs pmauj .miwsleadership ot yaw a development coach and consultant, I bring my clients fearless insights for dynamic ”,koutcomes row ot emby tuempowering p dnabsuh yM “ them to gnihtake ton w e n k I “ . d e k o j n a m z u G laser focus on what’s strong yb sversus boj dlofis xating I tub ,yon rtsushortcomings. dni siht tuoba .stnThe eilc yinner m hticritic w spihlikes snoito talkeep er gnyou idliub ssargplaying eulB tasmall. stneilcWe tsrdon’t fi ym play fo em oS that taerg ym fo emo s e m o c e b e v a h game at AuthenticA.” ”.sdneirf While a non-profit executive, MaryAnn was introduced to miws a sehGallup’s caoc oslaCliftonStrengths, ohw ,namzuG world-renowned sreetnulothe v dn a dnomhciR ni mtalent aet dnuoassessment f ,ytinamuHtool. roF tItatmade ibaH hsuch tiw a meaningful -elam a hcus ot tand sujdapositive ot tlucfiimpact fid ti tub ,ton srfiher ta ywork rtsudand ni dlife, etanit imsparked od certifi asitalu flethe srehdesire ni feito lebbecome taht dnu of yleed tam ylimprofessional af reh leporpcoach ot hgand uonopen e saw her Coaching & .sown seccufisrm ot s–sAuthenticA enisub Consulting. In her business, her service noitcurtsnoc eht ni namow a gnieB“ on numerous boards, and as a .dias ehs ”,segnellahc sti sah yrtsudni member of the acting company ot klat ot tnaw t’nod nem fo tol A“ at award-winning Shelby County ew kniht t’nod yeht esuaceb ,nemow Community Theatre, Gramig is tuB .era yeht sa elbaegdelwonk sa era driven by her determination to tub ,dnik eb syawla ot denrael evah I help others lead themselves better .emit emas eht ta dnuorg ym dnats ot in business and life.” ssenisub ni nemow rehto ot ecivda yM “We anyainner dna lufitu aeball ,evhave itisop ts ot scritic, i selor tooC us.h astrmuch asy we’ll ”.yek and si ecit nelies dfin ow ruo wonk allow,” she said. “I empower my clients to confront that negative voice through the power of their authentic strengths and values.” 502-235-0534 mag@authenticacoaching.com calmyourinnercritic.com

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up to bat. . . Lindsey Guzman

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant Bluegrass Marble with her son, the company where she & Granite was employed shut down. Meanwhile, her husband was opening Bluegrass Whileand Lindsey Guzman was Marble Granite of Richmond with pregnant with her son, the the knowledge that he could ask her to company where jump into the deepshe endwas andemployed she’d find shut down. Meanwhile, herto swim. a way husband was opening Bluegrass Marble and Granite of Richmond “Myknowledge husband put me work,” with the that hetocould Guzman joked. knew nothing ask her to jump into“Ithe deep end about this industry, sold jobs by and she’d find a waybut to Iswim. building relationships my clients. “My husband put mewith to work,” Some of my fi rst clients at Bluegrass Guzman joked. “I knew nothing have become some of myjobs great about this industry, but I sold friends.” by building relationships with my clients. Some of my first clients at Bluegrass someaofswim my Guzman,have whobecome also coaches great friends.” team in Richmond and volunteers

with Habitat For Humanity, found Guzman, who also coaches a swim it diffi to adjustand to such a maleteam incult Richmond volunteers at fifound rst, but withdominated Habitat Forindustry Humanity, ultimately thatto belief it difficultfound to adjust suchina herself was enough toindustry propel her male-dominated at fifamily rst, business success. but ultimately found thatto belief in herself was enough to propel her family business to success. “Being a woman in the construction “Being ahas woman in the industry its challenges,” she said. construction industry has its “A lot of men don’t want to talk to challenges,” she said. “A lot think of women, because they don’t we men don’t want to talk to women, are as knowledgeable as they are. But they don’t thinkbewe are as Ibecause have learned to always kind, but knowledgeable as they are. But I to stand my ground at the same time. learned to always but Myhave advice to other womenbeinkind, business to stand my ground at the same roles is to stay positive, beautiful and time.your My advice other women know worth.to Confi dence is key.” in business roles is to stay positive, beautiful and know your worth. Confidence is key.” 859-575-1558 bluegrassmarblegranite.com

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up to bat. . . Tammy Stanton

tnangerp saw namAbell zuG yesdnEyes iL elihW ehs erehw ynapmoc eht ,nos reh htiw ,elihwnaeM .nwod tuhs deyolpme saw ssargeAbell ulB gn inepcontinues o saw dnato bsu h rehas Eyes serve hLexington’s tiw dnomhcpremier iR fo etineye arGcare dnacenter elbraM ot rthrough eh ksa dlauorelentless c eh taht ability egdelwto onstay k eht dnfi d’eahead hs dnaofdthe ne pcurve, eed ehadopt t otni p muj new .miwideas s ot yaand w a incorporate emerging technologies, balanced with a legacy of unparalleled experience — Dr. Tom ”,krowas w otthe emfitu pd nabsuhto yMperform “ Abell rst surgeon gnihtLasik on weinnkLexington, I“ .dekoj nfor amzinstance. uG yb sboj dlos I tub ,yrtsudni siht tuoba Eyes’ .stneAnd ilc yAbell m htiw spihmanager, snoitalerTammy gnidliub Stanton, has helped ssargeulB ta stneilc tsto rfimaintain ym fo emthis oS tbalance aerg ymacross fo emo17s years emoceofb experience evah with the practice. ”.sdneirf “I knew at a young age that I wanted to be in the medical field, I knew it mwas iws aa good sehcamatch oc osla for ohw ,nstrengths, amzuG my sreepersonality tnulov dna and dnom h c i R n maet genuine isincerity dninuowanting f ,ytinam u H r o F t a t i b a H htiw to help people,” Stanton -elarecalled. m a hcus“Our ot tsuvision jda otistlu c fi fid ti something tmany ub ,tsrtake fi ta for yrtsgranted, udni detabut nimthere od are lesrof ehpeople ni feilewho b tahstruggle t dnuof with yletam itlu aflot poor y l i m a f r e h l e p o r p o t h g u o n e s a w vision or eye diseases. My passion is to .shelp seccuthese s ot ssindividuals enisub see the world in a new light.” noitBut curteven snoc though eht ni nthe amowork w a gspeaks nieB“ .dto iasher ehslifelong ”,segnelpassions, lahc sti sathe h yrroad tsudntoi osuccess t klat ot has tnaw t’nalways od nem fo toeasy l A“ for not been eStanton. w kniht Coming t’nod yehout t esof uathe ceb obstacles ,nemow tushe B .ehas ra yfaced, eht sa she elbahas egdlearned elwonk ssome a era tub ,dnik eb syawlainvaluable ot denraelessons. l evah I .em it em as eht challenge ta dnuorgIyhave m dnfaced ats ot “The biggest ssin enmy isubindustry ni nemoiswwork/life rehto ot ebalance, civda yM dnahave lufitutoaedevelop b ,evitiso p yats ot si from selor you boundaries ”.yekboth si ecareas nedfin o C . h t r o w r u o y w onk proficiently,” she said. “The most important lesson I have learned in my career is to be kind, and always give 100%.”

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up to bat. . . Casilee Kidd Boyd

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant Northpointe Bank with her son, the company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, Beginning her mortgage career her husband was opening Bluegrass as a loan processor nearly 20 Marble and Granite of Richmond with years ago, Casilee Kidd Boyd the knowledge that he could ask her to looks back on a wealth of roles jump into the deep end and she’d find and opportunities within a way to swim. this industry to inform her work today as a lender with Northpointe Bank. put But me oneto work,” “My husband simple lesson has stood out nothing Guzman joked. “I knew from all the rest. about this industry, but I sold jobs by building relationships withrule my clients. “Adhering to the golden sets Some of my fi rst clients at Bluegrass me apart,” Boyd said. “I interact havemy become some in of the my great and treat customers friends.” way I would want to be treated. They are my priority.” InGuzman, additionwho to her work at a swim also coaches Northpointe, Boyd serves as a team in Richmond and volunteers mother to three grown children with Habitat For Humanity, found and twocult Doodles, and, a a maleit diffi to adjust to as such survivor herself,industry she alsoat works dominated first, but as a volunteer ultimately foundand thatpatient belief in herself advocate for Living Beyond was enough to propel her family Breast Cancer. To balancetoit success. business all, she finds placing focus on the wellbeing of others is “Being a woman in the construction paramount. industry has its challenges,” she said. “I thrive on staying busy and “A lot of men don’t want to talk to being able to help others,” she women, because they don’t think we explained. “I try to focus on are as knowledgeable as they are. But finding balance so that I can I have learned to always be kind, but be at my best to give my best. to stand my ground at the same time. I know that if I give my best, My advice to other women in business remain realistic and give my all roles is to stay positive, beautiful and to my customers and referral know your worth. Confidence is key.” partners, that I will stand out in the crowd.”

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up to bat. . . Amy Len Dailey

tnangerp saw namzuG yesdniL elihW Community Trust ehs erehw ynapmoc eht ,nos reh htiw ,elihwnaeM .nwod tuhs deyBank olpme saw ssargeulB gninepo saw dnabsuh reh htiw dnomhciR fo etinarG dna elbraM “Relationship o t reh ksa dluobuilding c eh tahtand egdeintegrity lwonk eht set me apart from other dnfi d’ehs dna dne peed ehbankers,” t otni pmuj .explained miws ot yaAmy w a of Community Trust Bank. “Drawing on my decades of banking experience and local allows ”,decision krow ot emaking, m tup dn absuhme yMto “ help their gmy nihcustomers ton wenk Iachieve “ .dekoj n amzdesired uG outcomes, yb sboj dwhich los I tuthey b ,yrvalue tsudniand sihttrust.” tuoba .Following stneilc yminhther iw smother’s pihsnoitafootsteps, ler gnidliub ssargAmy eulB became ta stneilca tteller srfi ym emoS forfoSecond t a e r g y m f o e m o s e m o c e b e v a h National Bank in 1985, and her career dnefiield rf evolved through her hard in”.sthe work and dedication. Amy currently manages the Richmond Road branch of miws a sehcaoc osla ohw ,namzuG Community Trust and enjoys making a sreetnulov dna dnomhciR ni maet positive impact on the lives of others. dnuof ,ytinamuH roF tatibaH htiw Her leadership and compassion are -elam a hcus ot tsujda ot tlucfifid ti evident in many community volunteer tub ,tsrfi ta yrtsudni detanimod projects throughout her career, flesreh ni feileb taht dnuof yletamitlu including service on the board of CASA ylimaf reh leporp ot hguone saw of Lexington since 2013. .sseccus ot ssenisub Her focus on doing right by others, personally and professionally, as well as nowillingness itcurtsnoc eto ht tackle ni namany owobstacle, a gnieB“ her .diashave ehs been ”,segnkeys ellahto c sAmy’s ti sah ysuccess. rtsudni ot klat ot tnaw t’nod nem fo tol A“ “Women face many challenges in the ew kniht t’nod yeht esuaceb ,nemow workplace, not just in the banking tuB .era yeht sa elbaegdelwonk sa era industry,” she said. “You must face tub ,dnik eb syawla ot denrael evah I your challenges head on with clear .emit emas eht ta dnuorg ym dnats ot expectations about results and ssenisub ni nemow rehto ot ecivda yM outcome. Knowing your strengths and dna lufituaeb ,evitisop yats ot si selor self-worth is so important in getting ”.yek si ecnedfinoC .htrow ruoy wonk through the many curveballs that life throws at us!”

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up to bat. . . Jody Greenlee

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant Finding with her son, theFreedom company where she was employed shutFriendship down. Meanwhile, Through her husband was opening Bluegrass Marble and Granite of Richmond with in Lexington in 2009, theFounded knowledge that he could ask her to Finding Freedom Through Friendship jump into the deep end and she’d find (FFF) is an all-volunteer nonprofi t that a way to swim. assists economically-marginalized women in Egypt and Guatemala, “My husband put mewith to work,” establishing relationships Guzman joked. “I knew nothing participants to provide hands up, not about this industry, but I sold jobs by handouts. To date, it has reached more building relationships my clients. than 14,000 womenwith and children Some ofthe myworld. first clients at Bluegrass around have become some of my great “I founded FFF to address the friends.” entrenched poverty I saw while working in Guatemala,” said Finding Freedom’s “I’ve come to Guzman, Jody who Greenlee. also coaches a swim realize that our Egyptian, Guatemalan, team in Richmond and volunteers Tanzanian andFor Congolese participants with Habitat Humanity, found all havecult theto same desires for a maleit diffi adjust to such themselves and industry their families: food, dominated at first, but shelter, education economic ultimately found thatand belief in herself sustainability.” was enough to propel her family business to success. And though the need for FFF’s work is obvious, it is not always simple to deliver. For one thing, working with “Being a woman in the construction such vulnerable populations means industry has its challenges,” she said. that it’s hard for Greenlee to feel that “A lot of men don’t want to talk to her work is ever truly done. But she’s women, because they don’t think we also found that maintaining her drive are as knowledgeable as they are. But as a strong woman is all the more I have learned to always be kind, but important when serving international to stand my ground at the same time. populations. My advice to other women in business “As aiswomen-led nonprofi t, working roles to stay positive, beautiful and in countries deeply entrenched in know your worth. Confi dence is key.” a culture of patriarchy can create organizational obstacles,” she said. “Tenacity is as important as intellect!”

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up to bat. . . Kelly King

tnangeTraditional rp saw namzuG yesdBank niL elihW ehs erehw ynapmoc eht ,nos reh htiw ,elihwnaeM .nwod tuhs deyolpme saw ssargeuare lB gmany ninepmortgage o saw dnalenders bsuh rehin “There htiw dnombut hciIRpride fo etimyself narG dn a ebeing lbraM Lexington, on otarresponsive, eh ksa dluoctrusted eh tahtadvisor,” egdelwoKelly nk eht dKing nfi d’of ehsTraditional dna dne peBank ed ehsaid. t otn“With i pmuj .miindustry ws ot yawconstantly a the changing, this is more important than ever. I truly want what’s best for the client and ”,kprovide row ot em tupwith dnabknowledge suh yM“ and them g n i h t o n w e n k I “ . d e k o j namzuthe G best options to allow them to make yb sboj dlfi osnancial I tub ,ydecision rtsudni spossible.” iht tuoba .stneilc ym htiw spihsnoitaler gnidliub ssarKing geulBhas ta sbeen tneilcoperating tsrfi ym fwith o emthis oS customer-centric approach taerg ym fo emos emoceb evah ever the banking industry ”.since sdneirentering f right after her graduation from the University of Kentucky. She quickly miw s a sehcthat aoc obanking sla ohw and ,namlending zuG realized srwas eetnthe ulobest v dnafid nom hciR ni m aetthe t for her, and that dopportunity nuof ,ytinamto uHoriginate roF tatibloans aH htifacew -elamwith a hcuclients s ot tsuatjdTraditional a ot tlucfifidBank ti to-face tub ,tsrfi ta yrtsudni detanim odideal. was flesrehAnd ni fein ileaddition b taht dnto uoher f ylework tamitat lu yTraditional limaf reh leBank, porp she’s ot hgu o n e s a w found perfect .ssfiectscu ot ssenisubvolunteer roles as ins numerous well, including at Women Leading noitcKentucky, urtsnoc ehthe t niadvisory namow boards a gnieBof “ Kappa Alpha Theta and Baby .dias ehs ”,segnellahc sti sah yrtHealth sudni Services Inc., asoad court-appointed ot klat o t tnaand w t’n nem fo tol A“ special advocate CASA of ew kniht t’nod yeht esuawith ceb ,n emow Lexington. tuB .era yeht sa elbaegdelwonk sa era tub ,dn ik eb syawwork la ot dand enravolunteer el evah I “Balancing .emitactivities emas ehtistachallenging dnuorg ymatdntimes, ats ot ssenisubut b nit’s i nealways mow rimportant ehto ot ecivtodame yM dna lto ufibe tuainvolved eb ,evitisin opefforts yats otthat si seI’m lor ”.yekpassionate si ecnedfiabout noC .hand trowwhere ruoy w onk I can make an impact,” King explained. “But along with passion, it’s important to set boundaries and take time for yourself.” 859-296-0000 traditionalbank.com

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up to bat. . . Courtney Puthoff

While Lindsey Guzman was pregnant Longship

with her son, the company where she was employed shut down. Meanwhile, Staffed by a workforce of dedicated, her husband was opening Bluegrass driven individuals who value Marble and Granite of Richmond with respect, integrity and hard work, the knowledge that he could ask her to Longship serves as America’s freight jump into the deep end and she’d find concierge, specializing in over-thea way to swim. road truckloads of fresh, frozen and dry shipment that meet the specific“My needs of customers. husband put me And to work,” embodying all of the qualities of Guzman joked.best “I knew nothing this workforce is Courtney Putthoff, about this industry, but I sold jobs by Longship’s chief of staff. building relationships with my clients. of my firstin clients at Bluegrass “I Some work primarily a malehaveindustry become some of my great dominated but that hasn’t friends.” stopped me from creating success,” Putthoff explained. “It has only pushed me to grow stronger and Guzman, who also coaches a swim hold myself to a higher standard both team in Richmond and volunteers personally and professionally.” with Habitat For Humanity, found In addition closely it difficulttotoworking adjust to such awith maleLongship’s president and other topbut dominated industry at first, executives to identify fulfi ultimately found that and belief in llherself internal needs her andfamily wasdepartment enough to propel execute special projects, Putthoff business to success. spends her personal time serving others, especially children. She has “Beingas a woman in the volunteer construction worked a fundraising industry has its challenges,” she said. for Prevent Child Abuse America “A lot of men don’t want to talk to and is currently a supporter of the women, because they don’t think Children’s Advocacy Center of the we are as knowledgeable as they are. But Bluegrass. I have learned to always be kind, but “I hold a personal value of altruism to stand my ground at the same time. very closely to my heart, and I am My advice to other women in business personally committed to nonprofits roles is to stay positive, beautiful and that provide emotional and financial know your worth. Confidence is key.” support to children through family advocacy and counseling services,” she concluded. 855-440-2828 longship.us

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up to bat. . . Debi Powell

tnangerp saBreakthrough w namzuG yesdniL elihW ehs erehw ynapmoc eht ,nos reh htiw Consulting ,elihwnaeM .nwod tuhs deyolpme saw ssargeulB gninepo saw dnabsuh reh h w dnomhciR foConsulting, etinarG dnaclients elbraM AttiBreakthrough otreceive reh ksacustomized dluoc eh taand ht eginnovative delwonk eht dnfi d’ehs dngeared a dne ptoward eed ehtbuilding otni pmuj solutions .mmorale, iws ot yaimproving wa teamwork and creating dynamic cultures. Founder Debi Powell is a trailblazer in the ”,krow ot emutilizing tup dnathe bsuEnneagram h yM“ space, gnihtpersonality on wenk I“ .framework dekoj namzin uGplace yb sboof j dtraditional los I tub ,yrassessment tsudni siht ttools uoba .stnelike ilc ythe m hMBTI tiw spand ihsnDISC. oitalePowell's r gnidliub ssargdiverse eulB tabackground stneilc tsrfi yin mbusiness, fo emoS taerg athletics, ym fo emononprofi s emocets b eand vahmore ”gives .sdneher irf a unique ability to identify opportunities for growth. “My miw s a scareer ehcaocasoaslcollege a ohw ,nbasketball amzuG sreetnucoach lov dnwas a dnthrown omhciRa ncurveball i maet than dnumore of ,ytin amuaHdecade roF tatago,” ibaH Powell htiw -elaexplained. m a hcus o“Now, t tsujdaasoat tconsultant, lucfifid ti tub ,tsI’m rfi tstill a yrtasucoach dni dat etaheart. nimodI love flesreh nsupporting i feileb tahtpeople’s dnuof ygrowth, letamitlu ylimmaximizing af reh leporpteam ot hgdynamics uone sawand strategically challenges.” .sseccus ot sovercoming senisub

Across such a uniquely widespread career, and in her consulting work noitcurtsnoc eht ni namow a gnieB“ today, Powell reflects on one lesson .dias ehs ”,segnellahc sti sah yrtsudni as being the strongest. ot klat ot tnaw t’nod nem fo tol A“ ew k“The niht tmost ’nod yimportant eht esuacelesson b ,nemI’ve ow tuB learned .era yehthroughout t sa elbaegdemy lwocareer nk sa eis ra tuthat b ,dour nik ehuman b syawlskills a ot dhave enraealbigger evah I impact than .emit em as eanything ht ta dnuoelse,” rg ymshe dnsaid. ats ot ss“Our enisuinterpersonal b ni nemow reskills hto o— t enot civdour a yM not deducation, na lufituaeb ,evour itisojob p ytitle ats oand t si snot elor ”.your ek sprofessional i ecnedfinoCaccomplishments .htrow ruoy wonk — are what set us apart. They help us develop meaningful relationships and work successfully with others.”

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up to bat. . . Lori Wood

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s i t wha ? y t u a e K-B By now, you've surely heard about "K-Beauty." You may be wondering... how is K-beauty different from your current skincare regimine? Do the ingredients live up to the hype? Is it worth changing your skincare routine to incorporate this trend? No matter how much you’ve heard about K-beauty, we're sure you still have lingering questions about this ubiquitous trend. Never fear; we’re here to answer your questions and educate you on achieving the most luminous skin possible. by Allyson Mattingly

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is an umbrella term for Korean skincare products. Thanks to Korean beauty philosophy, these products are created with health and hydration in mind and improve the health of your skin over time. Though these products generally aren’t made to be quick fixes for any skin blemishes you may have, you’ll notice the gradually improved state of your complexion. The emphasis of Korean skincare is to follow an individualized, consistent routine with products that use natural, unique, gentle ingredients. Many of these concepts have been passed down through multiple generations. Korean beauty philosophy recognizes that everyone’s skin is unique and has its own special needs, which is why understanding your skin is fundamental to your K-beauty routine. In Korea, people often spend a large amount of time exposed to the sun and other elements. Searching for ways to prevent and correct environmental and sun damage, Koreans found that natural ingredients such as rice water, mung bean, and camellia offered more balanced skin. Though discovered thousands of years ago, these ingredients are still used in modern K-beauty products because they are rich in antioxidants and provide hydrating properties. Korea’s economy grew exponentially around the 1940s, and what we know as the modern K-beauty movement began. Many original Kbeauty companies are around even today, such as Saengreen, Amore Pacific, and Shangpree. As the reach of these brands and products continued to progress, so did the incorporation of more ingredients and formulas. Now, a typical K-beauty skincare routine consists of products like essences, serums, ampoules, masks, and more, that all work together to promote healthy skin, layer by layer. Remember, the emphasis of Korean skincare is customization, so while one person’s routine could be 15 steps, your’s might be only five steps. Pay attention to the products and ingredients that work for your skin and adjust your routine over time based on what your skin is craving. Many K-beauty products are designed to be buildable, so just go off your intuition when caring for your own precious skin. Need some more hydration after a particularly hot, windy day? You can apply multiple layers of your essence instead of just one layer. Keep in mind that these are the bare basics of a K-beauty skincare routine; the whole point is to personalize it as you see fit. The most important thing is consistency and getting to know your skin. Though it may seem like a lot when you first begin, there are ways to streamline the process, like using new multi-tasking products that combine two separate steps, like a serum and moisturizer in one. Once you’ve got your routine down, it doesn’t have to take long, especially if you understand your skin. Choose to think of that time as “me time;” this mindset can help you look forward to your daily routine and a way to prepare or unwind from the stress of the day. Not only will you have some alone time, but your skin will be happy and healthy!

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Below is a sample of a Korean 10-step skincare routine. Some days, you might complete three steps, while others, you might go the extra mile and complete 12. Use the 10-step routine as an overview to curate a perfect routine for your individual needs. 1.

Use an oil-based cleanser to remove oil-based impurities like makeup.

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Use an exfoliant to remove dead skin, but listen to what your skin needs. Most people only exfoliate once or twice a week.

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Use a hydrating toner to balance pH and provide hydration.

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Use an essence for lightweight, oilfree hydration; it can be layered or omitted based on personal needs.**

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The tricky part with sun damage is that your skin may look fine until you visit your dermatologist. Many signs of sun damage take a while to reach the surface. If you do notice signs, such as brown spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture, don't worry yet! Take a breath and erase your summer sins with the help of at-home and in-office treatments for sun-damaged skin.

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Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that will help with hyperpigmentation, free radical damage, wrinkles, or anything that sneaks past your sunscreen. It also contributes to the production of collagen and elastin, which will help with keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful. If you're not wearing sunscreen regularly – which you absolutely should be – at least use antioxidants!

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Retinoids are considered the gold standard in anti-aging skincare, second only to sunscreen. They promote cellular turnover and stimulate collagen production, helping signs of sun damage. While over-thecounter retinols are effective, retinoids prescribed by your dermatologist tend to work faster and more effectively.

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Book a Microneedling Treatment

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For someone with more severe sun damage, microneedling works at the collagen level, allowing dermatologists to retexture your skin. This option combines two techniques into one and uses controlled wounding to stimulate collagen and elastin production along with increased blood circulation. For even better results, microneedling can be performed with radio frequency to penetrate deeper layers of skin to stimulate collagen and tighten skin.

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Though there may be some cosmetic benefits, most photodynamic therapy (PT) treatments are designed for precancerous skin lesions. Your dermatologist will apply a chemical to the skin, and when activated by light, it can treat potentially cancerous cells. Your skin appears as if you have a slight sunburn, which will fade after about a week. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a form of PT geared more toward cosmetic improvements. It's a popular treatment this time of year, as it can help minimize or reduce age spots, sun damage, freckles, and more from the summer season. When it comes to sun damage, remember that prevention is always easier than reversal and that you can never fully reverse the damage to your skin. Wear 30+ SPF sunscreen daily year-round (yes, even in the winter) to prevent damage from powerful UV rays. Do routine skin checks at home and with your dermatologist. And when possible, stay in the shade! A little prevention can help keep your skin looking youthful and beautiful! •

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Tradition in Every Stitch Photos by SCB Photography Hand craftsmanship, quality and Tradition In Every Stitch. This is the legacy of Freedman Harness. A story that started 200 years ago in 1802 and continues today with the same promise, the same commitment to excellence. Six generations of harness makers later, the modern-day Freedman's is a brand known for its legacy work in horse harness, but also for its ingenuity in show horse tack and furnishings and emerging trends in handbags, belts and performance riding apparel. The lost art of leather artisans is not so lost at Freedman's, where each piece of leather is hand-stitched after being sourced from some of the best tanneries in the world. The vision of these master craftsmen is to create something profoundly different from those that came before them; a piece that is comfortable and high quality; a fashion item that is eco-friendly and well-made; a handbag that is uniquely Freedman's.

While the products have changed over time, the essence remains the same; quality craftsmanship with the very finest materials. This story is uniquely Freedman's.

Our mission at Freedman's is to provide safe, comfortable and well-made horse furnishings, rider apparel and fashion goods that meet the standards of excellence that our company has come to be known for. Our greatest acomplishment is being able to help (horse) riders and drivers meet their own goals. Being part of an industry of athletic and beautiful horses has engaged our way of thinking in ways that have enriched our brand beyond just what the horses need to wear, but also what the human athletes need; their riding apparel, their fashion sense, the accessories they prefer to carry. From harnessing World and National Champion ponies and horses, to making saddles for the trotting breed horses, from the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to making harness for the Royal family, we strive to accomplish quality every step of the way. August 2022 | TOPSinLex.com

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"This isn't something you tend to think about until is has already happened. n years of late this craft has a orded me to be able to do what I love every day. I have been able to enrich my life and the lives of others with my passion and skills that have been passed down to me. Leaving a legacy and a positive mark in this world has enriched my life and given me purpose."

We continue to work to build our equestrian luxury legacy brand, which includes bags, belts, accessories and home furnishings. With the work ahead of us and potential products to be made and developed, there's a long runway of needed equine equipment and apparel in the future.

Today, our Boutique is in the heart of horse country, in downtown Midway, Kentucky. While our manufacturing and craftsmanship of products remains in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, our storefront is full of our latest work and trending products. If you walked into Freedman's, you would find not just horse furnishings and equipment, but an assortment of hand-stitched belts, small leather goods and accessories and unique hand and travel bags. At Freedman's, our motto is "Tradition in Every Stitch." This means our product is defined by classic styling, attention to detail, hand craftsmanship, fit, function, service, performance and, of course, a dedication to the horses and people that we serve. We've recently taken on the mantra 'there for every ride, every ribbon, every time' because we want our customers to know that we are here to serve them with the quality of product that they have come to know. To be successful in our line of work, one must know horses and leather and the art of crafting it. Our products are unique because we know both. We personally source tanneries overseas

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Alex Francke met Peter Sohn during their freshman year at UK. They met in a theatre class where they had to write and perform a play together. Their instant friendship quickly turned into dates. Alex, who was born and raised in Lexington, holds the distinction of being the only person to hold the title of Miss Kentucky for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Throughout her time representing the Commonwealth, Alex traveled the state speaking with schools, community organizations and healthcare centers on behalf of Kentucky Proud, the Miss America Organization and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. While Peter is not a native Kentuckian, he has proudly called Lexington home for the past seven years. “To us, Keeneland seemed like the perfect destination for our in-town and out-of-town guests,” Alex explained. “We wanted a place that was naturally gorgeous, large enough to hold all our family and friends in the same space, and that would create the most beautiful backdrop for our special day.” They also appreciated that Keeneland Hospitality worked with them to create a menu that could accommodate the bride’s food allergies without sacrificing quality or character. From a Kentucky Hot Brown tarte to the Korean skirt steak bulgogi, the menu reflected both of their families. It was important to Alex and Peter to really appreciate the little moments in the midst of their big day. “We decided to do a first look so that we could ensure we got to spend time alone together. It was the perfect decision, as we both loved getting to talk and be present before the ceremony and reception went flying by in the blink of an eye,” Alex explained. “It was in that moment it really set in that after six years together, we were finally getting married, and it was the most joyous, sweet moment ever!”

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The ceremony was the cornerstone of the whole day for this couple. They were proud to use Peter’s late grandmother’s Bible on their communion table, which the couple will keep as a family heirloom. “For us, the most important part of our wedding was being united in matrimony before God and our family and friends. We knew we wanted the ceremony to be the core tenant of the entire celebration, and for the words shared there to be what stuck with people as they traveled home after the wedding.” Alex added, “I was grateful to hear so many people telling us that our ceremony touched their hearts and gave them a renewed picture of what marriage is.” The couple loved working with their vendors to bring their vision to life. The lush, romantic details helped transform the reception and ceremony spaces, offering an airy, elegant vibe. The bride created the signage herself and loved letting her creativity shine. She also put a lot of work into ensuring that their out-of-town guests would have the most comfortable, enjoyable weekend possible. Clearly, this hard work paid off; “Three garments were ripped on the dance floor, so I guess you can say our guests really had the time of their lives dancing the night away!” For other couples planning their weddings, Alex reminds you to have perspective when disagreements inevitably arise. “As everyone who has planned a wedding knows, there are many points along the way that can lead to disagreement, tension and sometimes fights with your family, friends, and your fiancé. Throughout the not-so-fun parts of the planning, it was important for us to take a step back and remember that conflict-resolution is a necessary life skill we will need for marriage,” Alex explained. “We used those disagreements to meet with couples who mentored us and talk it over with them, so we could expand our perspective on the situation and hear from people who are older and wiser than us. Those disagreements led to great conversations that have helped us build a strong foundation for our marriage.” She also encouraged other couples to show their appreciation along the way. “Never forget to express gratitude for the people who are experiencing this season with you,” she advised. One clever way she did this was to work with a jewelry designer to create custom bracelets and ball markers for the wedding party and the couple’s parents, each with special messages. It was details like these that helped make this wedding day a heartfelt, expressive and joyous celebration for everyone.

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Ann-Marie Williamson Keesey met Evan Maclin Keesey during their senior year of high school through Evan’s friend, who would go on to be Ann-Marie’s roommate at Ole Miss and eventual maid of honor. They spent summers and Christmas breaks together as friends, but wouldn’t begin dating until their senior year of college. Both born and raised in Lexington, the pair currently live in Georgia, but plan to get back to Kentucky someday. They chose Springhouse Gardens for their wedding day because they found the property so beautiful. “We walked into the venue and knew it was where we wanted the wedding to be,” Ann-Marie explained. “We have also known the Weber family for decades and they are wonderful people!” The couple wanted a simple elegance for their wedding day. Sweet florals and clean, white details helped bring that to life with a charming Southern vibe. While a torrential downpour fell just five minutes before the ceremony, the rain held out for the big moment. The father of the bride was the surprise officiant, which was a special touch for everyone present. Ann-Marie wore a pearl necklace that had been worn by all the members of her mother’s side of the family, a sentimental touch that was very special to the bride’s grandmother. The clear tent and barn allowed everyone to celebrate without fear of rain. While the bride accidentally tossed the bouquet on top of the tent – and a friend had to climb to get it down so it could be caught – the tent was still a lifesaver. “It was the best day,” Ann-Marie gushed. “As cliché as it sounds, don’t stress too much about the little things. Soak up every moment of the wedding weekend – it flies by!”

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Guaranteeing professional and reliable service, we also pride ourselves in teaming with skilled craftsmen across a wide range of specialties to give you peace of mind when tackling all of your home improvement needs. Of course, our skilled craftsmen are what drives our successful business model. Our team has a variety of skill sets, and the management team allows for a flexible work environment for our craftsmen. Our system is set up to allow our craftsmen to spend as much time as possible working on maintenance and repairs, while inoffice management helps manage leads, customers and scheduling. One of our newest team members over Business Development/Sales, Daniel Gillum, has over 20 years of experience in construction management as well as sales. Daniel is dedicated in providing experience, quality communication, direction, and professionalism to all his clients and his staff. “To me, communication is the most important aspect to any project in any industry” says Daniel. When speaking of his success, Daniel gives credit to his mother, Doris, and his mentor, Jack Brock. “They have made me who I am today. Both have challenged me in different ways to push me to treat all people with dignity and respect.” We know there are plenty of skilled handymen around Lexington, so why choose us? For one, each Handyman Connection franchise is locally owned and operated, backed by the company that helped launch the industry. If that’s not enough to convince you, our values are steeped in a long-standing dedication to the people we serve and truly differentiate Handyman Connection as a home repair services company. Such values include continuous improvement of our skills and business practices, the pride we take in our work, and our promise to deliver on all our commitments. Don’t just take our work for it though, talk to the hundreds of satisfied customers we have served in Lexington.

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At Handyman Connection, your home is our work, and we take pride in both. Our dedication to providing high-quality workmanship and friendly customer service makes us a top provider of home maintenance, repair, and remodeling services across the Lexington area. To learn more about Handyman Connection in Lexington, visit our website at handymanconnection.com/lexington or call us at (859) 276-1811.

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Own the most enchanting chateau situated on 10 acres on Delong, Lexington's most coveted country road in rolling horse country. A highlight on any Lexington tour, this is the most captivating and thus, the most memorable estate for its glorious architectural elevation. With a gated entry & circular drive you will come upon cathedral dormers, stone & brick exterior, 5 multi-sided chimneys with Edwardian pots, new back patio, 6 garages & a porte cochere. Inside you will discover the seamless integration of 21st century luxury with the exquisite detailed woodwork, spectacular European styled custom windows & beamed ceilings you would expect to see in the old English countryside. You will be mesmerized by two storied library, living & family rooms; the double stacked granite oversized island in a chef's kitchen open to an arched windowed surround dining area. With this home, you're sure to live at the apex of epic and enchanting.

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Located in desirable Copperfield Neighborhood this home has it all! A kitchen with eating/lounging area that opens up to the living room with fireplace. Formal dining room off the kitchen, and additional family room could be used as office. This gorgeous home features three good-sized bedrooms, each with their own walk-in closets. Plus, the master bath has jacuzzi soaking tub sure to help you relax after a long week. The basement includes additional open living space, storage area and a half bath. This home also has the perfect covered deck and fenced-in yard to entertain this summer! Two car garage has plenty of room for additional storage or an at-home work area. Conveniently located one block away from neighborhood pool and close to parks, shopping, airport and Keeneland.

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This is the ultimate in-town Lexington estate nestled on 1.8 acres with a pond and lush green space for play. Built by CW Warner in the 1970's, the current seller re-invented this home with an extraordinary renovation with attention to detail. Imagine yourself in this new kitchen with an oversized custom island, granite countertops, Thermador & Wolf appliances, stained beams, built-in hutch and a wet bar. Then delight in the vaulted sitting room with a 2-way fireplace and panoramic windows with views of the kitchen and backyard. You will love the first floor primary suite with an elegant fireplace, squared bay window, exquisite built-ins and an en-suite bath with marble countertops and flooring. This home is filled with gorgeous features like a wainscoted poker/play area in the lower level, plus a family room with beamed ceiling and custom cherry bar, wine cellar and a full bath with steam shower.

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Kenwick living at its finest!! Charming, remodeled bungalow in this beautiful neighborhood combining the charm of 1920 with an updated modern finish. This home features an inviting family room with original French doors that opens into an updated kitchen/dining area with all the upgrades: newer cabinets, granite countertops, black slate stainless appliances, pot filler, tiled backsplash, multiple Big Ass Fans, the list goes on! One level living with two bedrooms, two updated tiled full bathrooms, walk in primary closet, and first level laundry room/mud area. All new plumbing and electrical throughout the house done in 2020. Want more? Relax on your beautiful deck overlooking the spacious backyard or hang out on the front porch swing! Lots of storage with a walk-up attic and basement make for the perfect family home.

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Travel down the recently paved, tree-lined driveway to this exquisite and unique estate, designed by Frank Tidwell. Nestled in a gated community on 10 acres, there is truly nothing like this elegant home. The French doors and windows galore offer excellent natural lighting throughout the inside. The custom kitchen is a dream, featuring butcher block, granite, high end appliances, 2 dishwashers, a center island and a butler's pantry. You're sure to feel at home in the primary suite which offers access to one of the patios as well as sun room... talk about a gorgeous view! Plus, a hidden back second stair case leads to an excellent office space or guest quarters with built in storage nooks and another full bath! The covered back porch, terraced gardens, Juliet balcony overlooking the long circular driveway, firepit with wifi option, and NEW yoga room with hot yoga capabilities are some of the many amenities this home has to offer.

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Mac Crawford founded Crawford Builders in 1972, initially sticking to building elegant custom homes for his clients. In the 1980s though, he expanded his business to also undertake major remodeling projects, home maintenance, and repair services. This holistic business model provides Crawford Builders with expertise and resources often non-existent in other companies that focus on just one aspect of home construction. The eighties also marked the emergence of Crawford Builders penchant for being on the cutting edge of construction technology and techniques. The company was selected by Owings Corning to build the first super insulated home in Central Kentucky. That home was designated in 1984 by the Lexington Homebuilders Association as its Outstanding Single-Family Project, the first in a long list of awards Crawford Builders has earned over the years. Beginning in the late Seventies and continuing today, Crawford Builders close affiliation with the Lexington Homebuilders Association, now known as BIA of Central Kentucky, Kentucky State Homebuilders Association, and the National Homebuilders Association provides the company a means of giving back to the community, while staying abreast of the latest trends and best practices in the home building and remodeling industry. Entrepreneur Mac has dedicated his life’s work to building beautifully crafted homes in Central Kentucky, providing inspiration and a long-lasting legacy to his employees, suppliers, subcontractors, and clients. Growing up on a farm here in Kentucky, work wasn’t an option, but a way of life. Life lessons taught him that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right, and to always treat people like you want to be treated. Through these lessons he developed a strong understanding of the importance of communication and has always implemented that into his business strategies. Mac’s plain, soft spoken and unpretentious attitude has guided the core values of the company during the first years of operation, and produced a strong and respected company in which clients and suppliers alike could have full confidence. Even today, Crawford Builders beliefs, honesty, work ethic and attention to detail are what sets them apart from other custom home builders. As their motto states, “It’s in the Details!” With a special love for the people of Central Kentucky, Crawford Builders has developed a triedand-true system to thoroughly, yet simply, explain each phase of their projects to clients. They are dedicated to quality which extends to every aspect of the building process. By paying close attention to every detail of their projects, the Crawford team ensures that their clients fully understand all aspects of their project. Crawford Builders strives to provide clients with all the support they will require throughout the building process, like helping to define and describe clients’ visions for their new or remodeled home. Our team can aid clients in communicating design ideas throughout the project to help set budgets, choose finishes, and visualize the end design - the most exciting part! From picking a light fixture to planning an entire layout, Crawford Builders is there every step of the way.

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Along with their commitment to communication, quality, and integrity, Crawford Builders is a leader in building energy efficient, eco-friendly projects. So if environmental efficiency is important to your project, let Crawford Builders be in charge of your next home build or remodeling project. You can feel comfortable knowing you’ll receive top-notch quality, plenty of eco-friendly options, and a team of experienced professionals who take pride in their work. The company uses online software programs to communicate about selections, change orders, billing, and to service and warranty their work. In an industry that thrives on honesty and integrity, Crawford Builders has set the bar. Even though Crawford Builders specializes in big projects such as constructing new custom houses and renovating existing ones, no renovation project is too small. That is, and has always been, the Crawford Builders way, with customer satisfaction always sitting as the top priority.

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"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie... that's amore!" There's nothing better than a carefully-crafted pizza. Whether it's a classic pepperoni and extra cheese or an artisanal creation featuring this season's bounty, pizza is an almost universal love. And for good reason! It's endlessly versatile, yet always delightful. For this issue, we were inspired to share some great pizza recipes with the grill in mind. Obviously, these recipes can be adapted for indoor baking, but we love all the flavor that a grill can add to the pie. That's truly amore!

Great Pizza Crust for Grilling 1 2/3 c. warm water 2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1/4 c. olive oil 5 c. all-purpose flour 4 tsp. kosher salt

Preheat your grill. (If using a pizza stone, place it in and preheat with the grill.) Create an area of direct heat and an area of indirect heat.

Mix water and yeast together in your stand mixer’s bowl and let stand until yeast dissolves.

Stretch the dough into a round, draping over your fists to stretch into the desired size.

Stir in olive oil and salt. Add flour in two batches, mixing by hand until a shaggy dough is formed. For 6 minutes, knead the dough on low using a dough hook until a smooth ball is formed.

Flip the dough onto the grill over the direct heat, or onto the pizza stone over direct heat. Grill until the bottom is just barely cooked, then move to the indirect heat.

Using a bench scraper, cut the dough into your desired number of crusts (4 lumps will form four 12-inch pizzas). Lightly grease a pan with olive oil. Place dough into pan,

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s u o l u b a f g i F d e Gri pizza Pizza dough (see Great Pizza Crust for Grilling recipe) 20 oz. cheese (goat cheese, gorgonzola or mozzarella) in small crumbles or shredded 3 T. olive oil 2 c. caramelized onions 14 figs, sliced 1/2 c. chopped chives 1/2 purple onion, thinly sliced (optional) 1/2 c. fresh herbs or arugula (optional) sauce, if desired Optional: place cheese, olive oil and a pinch of sea salt to a food processor, and puree until smooth. Stir in chives. When ready to top pizza, spread it with sauce (if desired), and add cheese mixture. Top with onions and sliced fig, and warm through. When ready to serve, top with fresh herbs. TIP: this recipe is easily adaptable. If you like firmer cheese, place it directly on the pizza without making the puree. If you want softer figs, grill them lightly before adding them to the pizza. Sauce or no sauce. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar or leave it plain. Throw on some prosciutto, bacon, sauteed mushrooms or chicken. Add your favorite herbs, microgreens or arugula... or not! Get playful with this delicious pie.

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Never had seafood on pizza? You're missing out! Shrimp is a wonderfully versatile ingredient for pizza. It’s tasty with a plain marinara, a creamy white sauce or a fresh pesto. We recommend finishing your grilled pizza with bright, fresh herbs or microgreens. Worried about proper cooking? Feel free to grill them separately and add to the pizza just before serving. White clam pizzas are a niche favorite. Load your crust with clams, garlic, olive oil and mozzarella – skip the sauce (or even the cheese, if you prefer!) For the more culinarily adventurous, squid, mussels, anchovies and sardines are all great options. Some people even like salmon pies… to each their own!

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There are few summer treats quite as delightful as a grilled peach. The kiss of the grill enhances the peach’s natural sweetness and brings a new dimension of flavor unlike anything else. How is it done? First, select slightly firm peaches: fully ripe peaches have more sugar, and are thus more inclined to burn. Halve your peaches and use a spoon to scoop out the pits. Brush each half lightly with olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill over medium heat directly on the grates until more tender, yet not falling apart. Grill marks are the surest sign that they're ready to enjoy. Once grilled, you can eat the peaches right away, or top with a scoop of ice cream. But we have a few more ideas to use these tasty little bites...

Grilled Peach Pizza Pizza dough 1/4 c. honey 1 c. balsamic vinegar Grilled peaches 1 T. Olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 3 oz. prosciutto 5 oz. Mozzarella Fresh basil Prepare the dough (see the Great Pizza Crust for Grilling recipe). Combine honey and balsamic vinegar in a wide pot or skillet over medium heat. Simmer until reduced to under 1/2 c., stirring constantly. Sprinkle pizza with cheese. Spread prosciutto over pizza. Gently slice peaches and layer evenly over pizza. Grill until cheese is cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic reduction to serve.

Grilled Peach Caprese Grilled peaches Burrata Basil Balsamic reduction (above) Slice peaches. Chop basil and burrata. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.

Lemon Pistachio Grilled Peaches Grilled peaches Ricotta Lemon zest Roasted pistachios, chopped Honey Basil, chopped Combine ricotta and lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste. Scoop onto grilled peach halves. Sprinkled with pistachios, a drizzle of honey and basil.

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Not that we're jumping ahead, but who doesn't love to plan a bit when it comes to our home decor? That's right - the fall season is right around the corner and the perfect front porch planter is out there waiting for you! Here's a few ideas to get you started...

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Porch Life Tips and trends to have you sittin' pretty on your porch, patio or sunroom.

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Porch swings are a staple of Southern home décor, and for very good reason; they’re inviting, comfortable and a delight for everyone. Think porch swings are only fun for summer months? Think again! Toss on a little throw blanket, grab a cup of cocoa, and enjoy your outdoor space year-round. While porches aren’t exactly a hip, new trend, this rattan style from Serena & Lily certainly is. The updated material and modern lines makes this one a must-have.

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Start schem g It’s not news to anyone that a color scheme is important when it comes to home design. But what might be interesting for you to know is that monochromatic color schemes are trending for outdoor spaces in a big way. This all-blue look utilizes various patterns and textures to add visual interest. Paired with neutrals and natural materials, it makes a big impact while remaining completely cohesive.

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2022 8 Amaz ing Project s!

August 27-28, 2022 | 12-5pm Admission $10 (Ages 12 and Under FREE)

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Let’s Go!

Directions for purchasing 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes Tickets Tickets MUST be purchased electronically, IN ADVANCE, this year! ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL – NO REFUNDS

Click the drop-down

4. menu to the right-

Scan this

1. QR Code.

hand side of “general admission” to choose the number of tickets you would like to purchase.

If successful, you

2. will see this logo.

Click the orange button

5. titled “checkout”.

Click the green button

3. titled “Tickets”.

Complete all fields of

6. requested information (First name, last name, email address and your USPS home Zip Code).

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When complete, click the orange button titled “Place Order”.

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You will be brought to a confirmation screen and will receive an email with your ticket purchase.

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Your choice! Print your ticket or show your ticket from your mobile electronic device at the entrance of the first home you choose on the tour.

10.

At this point, you will receive a lanyard to wear while on Tour, validating you as a ticket holder. The lanyard allows you to attend both days! Enjoy the Tour!

QUESTIONS? Call Sandy Beck or Alli Parker at 859.273.5117.


2022 BIA OFFICERS Drew Brester, President Joe Palumbo, President Elect Nick Keitz, Immediate Past President STAFF Todd Johnson, Executive Officer Tom Miller, Membership & Education Director Brenda Vance, Finance and Operations Manager Sandy Beck, Marketing / Events Bruce Maybriar, Building Institute of Central KY Alli Parker, Event Coordinator

See You on the 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes! The Remodelers Council of the Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky (BIA) is proud to present the 31st Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes. Along the tour you will have the opportunity to view 8 exceptional remodels completed by local professional remodeler members of the BIA. We encourage you to visit all of the projects this year’s tour has to offer to take in the latest industry trends, speak to local industry experts and develop ideas for your next potential project. This year offers another set of exceptional projects completed by some of our areas very best. You will find a wide variety of project types ranging from kitchens, bathrooms and whole home remodels that are sure to get your creative wheels turning. The Tour participants are ready to fill you in on all the project details and answer any questions, so please be inquisitive. Some example questions to get you started: What are areas that create value in my home today? What does your company process look like for a project and/or client? What other industry trends are you noticing?

David Atchison, Atchison Construction 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes Chair

The tour is self-guided so please take your time along the tour and be sure to get all that you can out of these fantastic projects. Please do be respectful while you are on the tour and remember that not only have the BIA members shown off their project, but their clients are showing you their home.

3146 Custer Dr. Lexington, KY 40517 phone: (859) 273-5117 email: alli@BIAcentralky.com or sandy@BIAcentralky.com www.BIAcentralky.com

Ultimately, the goal for the tour is to give BIA members an opportunity to showcase their beautiful projects and to give our community the chance to view in person. Whether that is simply appreciating the exceptional work performed on the project, gathering ideas for your next project, or vetting a remodeler for your next project, we are grateful for your interest, so thank you. We also would like to thank all of our sponsors, homeowners, and volunteers for their contributions. Without you, the tour would not be possible! I am honored to serve as the 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes chair, and I look forward to viewing some fantastic projects. See you on the Tour! David Atchison, Atchison Construction 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes Chair

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 2022 REMODELERS COUNCIL CHAIR David Atchison, Atchison Construction REMODELER

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Bluegrass Haven Construction, LLC

466 W. Third Street

Lexington

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Kitchen

Crawford Builders

628 Galaxie Drive

Lexington

40502

Kitchen

J&R Construction

3403 Snaffle Road

Lexington

40513

Whole House

Mulberry Builders

840 Celia Lane

Lexington

40504

Whole House

Anderson & Rodgers Construction

215 S. Ashland Avenue

Lexington

40502

Whole House

BACK Construction

321 Culpepper Road

Lexington

40502

Whole House

Conrad Construction

2301 Old Hickory Lane

Lexington

40515

Whole House

Cravens Remodeling Company

2212 Madrone Drive

Lexington

40513

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Whole House: Kitchen - Bertch brand American-made custom cabinets. Custom open shelving room dividers. Stunning custom island with seating and storage Beautiful Caesarstone countertops Undermount farm sink uxury inyl Tile installed throughout | Bath - nyx shower systems ew vanities Shoe closet shelving Custom toilet cabinet uxury inyl Tile installed throughout (all remodeled areas)

Whole House: Conditioned garage / mud room / home gym Homeschool classroom arge tired shower in master bathroom Custom trim accents throughout Play house built - in under the basement stairs Home o ce with custom built-ins and walnut desk Playroom with rock wall, monkey bars, and therapy swings arge laundry room with ample cabinetry and quart ite countertops Horse shoe driveway arge covered back patio Whole House: - Restoration of Bluegrass Trust historic home kitchen, bathrooms, and main suite Refinished hardwood oorin ully remodeled kitchen with Thermador appliances ully remodeled main suite bath ew main bedroom closets with custom shelving ully remodeled hall bath ew kitchen and bathroom cabinetry olomite countertops with full height stone backsplash in kitchen Custom millwork ully tiled shower with built-in bench seat ew 2nd oor laundry closet ully remodeled powder bath with oating granite vanity

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Whole House: Kitchen - pen concept living with the removal of two large walls arge kitchen with tons of room to prepare food and entertain ew hardwood oor throughout first oor ew front door unit High e ciency water heater and furnace a er walls removed Huge island to gather | Bath - Heated oor versi ed shower with body sprays 10’ vanity

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Lloyd Zimmerman, Ready to Serve! As a REALTOR® for F.C. Tucker/Bluegrass, Lloyd is dedicated to making every client experience a great one. When you work with Lloyd you will get the peace-of-mind you deserve knowing that you have an experienced advocate to look after your best interests when buying or selling a home. You will get the guidance and advice you need to make the best decisions in today’s rough and ready real estate market. Contact Lloyd today to get your journey started!

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always forward-looking instruments and much of the “economic hurricane” is at least somewhat priced in. Once so much negativity is priced in, at some point investors realize the sky isn’t falling, the economic cycle will reset and there are some good opportunities out there. So, while there is risk in owning stocks, not owning stocks may also be risky, as they provide one of the best vehicles for longterm growth and real returns. While it can take a while to recover from a bear market, it’s important to remember that no bear market lasts forever and historically, the market has gone on to make new highs down the road. Managing liquidity needs and emotions is critical in surviving bear markets and seeing the other side safely. As your trusted fiduciary, we’re here to help do just that! If you’d like to set up a meeting to discuss your specific situation, contact us today!

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Saying Goodbye to a Kentucky Icon

STORY BY L a r r y Va ught PHOTOS COU RT E SY OF U K Athleti c s

Kentucky basketball lost an icon with the passing of former All-American Mike Pratt last month after a nearly four-year battle with cancer. He was beloved by UK fans for his fabulous playing career from 1967-70 when he averaged almost 17 points and nine rebounds per game in 83 games as well as his work on the UK Radio Network since 2001 with Tom Leach. Pratt’s death at age 73 brought memories and kind words from former teammates, former UK players and many, many media members along with Kentucky fans in the Bluegrass and across the nation. “Mike knew everybody. People just gravitated to him,” Leach said. “In 20 years of working together, we never had a cross word. We just always had a wonderful time.” One of Pratt’s teammates at Kentucky was Dan Issel, UK’s all-time leading scorer and successful professional player. The two did a daily radio show in Louisville. "Forget about basketball, forget about the broadcasting, I think the legacy that Mike leaves is he was just a darn good guy," Issel said. "He never met a stranger, he always had time for everybody, and I'm going to miss him dearly.” Those missing Pratt certainly include Jim Host, the founder of Host Communications in 1972 who bought the broadcast rights to Kentucky football and basketball games in 1974 and added Pratt to the UK Radio Network. “The guy was a heck of a player. He was a much greater player than has ever been illustrated in the record books primarily because Dan Issel was so dominant as a player,” Host said. Kentucky went 71-12 in Pratt’s career, another reason he was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. Pratt scored 1,359 points and grabbed 718 rebounds as a 6-4 forward. He had 29 double-doubles. Former UK broadcaster Ralph Hacker not only watched Pratt play but also worked with him. However, one thing always stood out about Pratt. “He may be one of the most physically tough players I have ever seen. I remember a game where he took an elbow to the face and his nose was broken. He came over, grabbed a towel, put his nose back in place and finished the game,” Hacker said. “He was just a special sort of guy.” Leach and Pratt 20 recently released a book, “Kentucky Basketball: Two decades behind the scenes.” It shares many of the stories the two experienced together and now is a lasting tribute to Pratt. “When he called me about doing the book, it was not at the best time of year for me. But you don’t say no him because he never said no to you,” Leach said. “Now I am so thankful we got that done.” Someone has to join Leach on the broadcasts next season. A lot of names have been mentioned as possible analysts and Host believes the analyst needs to be a former UK player to connect better with the UK fanbase. Pratt connected not only because he was a player but also because he had been a college coach and also had playing professional experience. He understood what the program meant to fans. “He talked to you and never down to you,” Leach said. “Fans appreciated that.” That’s part of why Pratt will be missed by so many and remembered much like Cawood Ledford, Joe Hall and Bill Keightley — other UK basketball icons — have been since their passing. “Mike was so highly thought of by everyone he played with and against. I don’t know a single person I have been involved with that was a better person than Mike Pratt,” Host said. “Nobody is ever going to fill his shoes. They are just going to try and fit in his shoes.”

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“Most Amazing Care Anywhere” Our community can support Shriners Children’s Lexington this October during...

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Seven-year-old Iker doesn’t believe in the word “can’t.” He is living proof of the power of possibilities. “I’m very smart,” the enthusiastic youth says matter-offactly. “I can do anything.” His parents, Alfonso and Abigail, found out Iker had a congenital lower limb deficiency via an ultrasound. News like this can be overwhelming, with many families saying they feel alone as they navigate those early days. “We knew he was going to be born missing his right leg,” Alfonso said. “We started looking everywhere for help.” The family had moved to the U.S. from Mexico and were living in Tennessee at the time. They visited Shriners Children’s Lexington and instantly felt at home. Alfonso summed it up succinctly: “They have treated us like family since day one.”

‘An atmosphere of hope and healing’ Located in a state-of-the-art medical center just across from the UK HealthCare campus, Shriners Children’s Lexington treats more than 16,000 patients each year. The pediatric outpatient surgical and rehabilitation center is one of 20 Shriners Children’s facilities in the U.S. and provides care for orthopedic conditions ranging from the rare to the routine — from common childhood injuries to complex genetic conditions — all regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Some of the pediatric specialties include clubfoot and other foot disorders, infantile and adolescent hip disorders, hand and upper-extremity disorders, limb deficiencies and amputations, rheumatology, sports injuries, frac-

tures, scoliosis and other spinal deformities and orthopedic conditions related to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, osteogenesis imperfecta and more. One of the elements that sets Shriners Children’s apart is that it provides care for children 18 and younger regardless of insurance status. “At Shriners Children’s Lexington, we put patients first. Family-centered care creates an atmosphere of hope and healing. Our medical teams take the time to listen and help patients reach for their own goals,” said Tony Lewgood, administrator for the medical center. “That allows us to get to the heart of healthcare, which should always be providing exceptional care to those who need it. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re able to do just that.” And the organization has been doing it for a long time. In 2022, Shriners International and Shriners Children’s mark very special anniversaries. The fraternity was created 150 years ago and, 50 years later, the caring and visionary fraternity members founded their official philanthropy by opening the first Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1922 to care for children battling polio. Lexington’s hospital opened four years later in 1926. What began as one hospital is now a unique healthcare system with a reputation for finding answers and giving families hope worldwide. “Our founding Shriners were courageous when they opened our first hospital a century ago to care for children with polio,” Lewgood said. “Today that same courageous spirit is transitioning our system of facilities to meet the current needs of children.” Needs like those of Iker and his family.

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‘Best place for kids’ Iker sees Janet Walker, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in limb differences. He also sees the Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services – Midwest, LLC. housed at the Lexington medical center. He started using a prosthetic leg when he was 11 months old and recently received his third prosthetic. His family has since moved to Michigan, which requires a 7-hour trip to Lexington. His parents explored orthopedic and prosthetic providers closer to their new home, but decided Shriners Children’s is where Iker belongs. “Everything Shriners has and does is special – the team, the kindness of the people,” Abigail said. “It’s the best place for kids with special needs like Iker.” Leading healthcare experts agree. For three consecutive years, Shriners Children’s Lexington, in partnership with UK HealthCare’s Kentucky Children’s Hospital, has been named among the Top 50 Best Hospitals for Pediatric Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. Each of the physicians who practice at the Shriners medical center also practice at UK HealthCare, and many are professors at the UK College of Medicine. Consulting physicians from UK HealthCare also serve Shriners patients for things like anesthesia, rheumatology, sports medicine and plastic surgery. Shriners Children’s Lexington has been serving children and families in the area for nearly 96 years. The first facility opened as a 20-bed wing connected to the children’s ward of Good Samaritan Hospital. Shortly after the hospital opened, it became evident that the 20-bed wing was not large enough to treat the number of children with orthopedic conditions seeking care. A new free-standing hospital with 50 beds opened in 1955 on Richmond Road and a newer hospital was built near that same location in the 1980s. The current medical center opened at 110 Conn Terrace five years ago. The 110,000-square-foot medical center features two surgical suites, six pre- and post-surgery rooms and a post-anesthesia care unit, a motion analysis laboratory, 20 patient exam rooms in an outpatient clinic, four infusion rooms, a radiology department that provides traditional and low-dose imaging, a rehabilitation gym and treatment rooms for physical and occupational therapy, an observation playground, a research department and a custom prosthetics and orthotics department. “A significant benefit of our care model is we guide families through the entire journey right here in our facility,” Lewgood said. “This streamlines the patient’s care and allows providers at every level – from the surgeon to the physical therapist to the radiology tech and more – to collaborate to ensure the best possible outcome for our kids and our families.”

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‘An entire month to give back’ As a nonprofit, Shriners Children’s Lexington relies on the generosity of donors to make these successes possible. Unlike other nonprofit health systems, SCL still receives more than 70% of its operating budget from ongoing philanthropic support. This October, new opportunities are available with the launch of 31 Days to Amaze. The inaugural philanthropy campaign unites businesses and the community in support of the mission of Shriners Children’s. No matter if a business is big or small, online or at a physical location, Shriners Children’s will help coordinate a participation plan specifically for them. “This is a phenomenal partnership that allows one of the most trusted brands in pediatric care to impact the lives of children through collaboration with our amazing community partners,” said Wesley Scott, director of philanthropy at Shriners Children’s Lexington. “The whole concept is you have 31 days to give back to our patients in whatever way that fits best for you and your business or organization. It could be a month-long campaign or a single day. It could be as easy as setting out a donation box all the way up to a portion of all sales in a timeframe being donated back. And everything in between.” All funds donated by the supporting business partners will help ensure that Shriners Children’s Lexington continues to provide children from Lexington and around the globe with world-class, wraparound care. Anyone can participate by shopping at, dining with or supporting the events of the community partners participating in the campaign. For more information, visit 31daystoamaze.org or contact Wesley Scott at 859-268-5768.

‘He can do everything’ Today, Iker is going into second grade. He loves playing freeze tag with his friends on the school playground and his favorite subject is math. When he’s at home, he likes playing with his giant LEGO’S and does “virtual surgeries” through an app on his mom’s phone. He dreams of being a surgeon one day to help kids like himself. His parents said his can-do attitude has been integral in his successes. “He’s so strong,” Abigail said. “He never says, ‘I can’t.’ He can do everything he puts his mind to.” Shriners Children’s Lexington has played a role, too. “We set out looking for the very best option for our son,” Alfonso said. “And Shriners has been it.” •

ShrinersLexington.org To make a gift or learn more about 31 Days to Amaze: 859-268-5768 For general information: 859-266-2101 For appointments/referrals: 859-268-5675

Shriners Children’s is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our multiple locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Over the last 100 years, Shriners Children’s has treated more than 1.5 million children from more than 170 countries, seeing more than 16,000 kids each year right here in Lexington. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the healthcare system depends on the generosity of donors to continue improving the lives of children and families. Here are just some of the ways you can help during 31 Days to Amaze: • Make a direct donation to Shriners Children’s • Donate a portion of proceeds on sales of a product(s) or services • Run a register fundraising campaign • Provide wall tags for donations in a location • Allow customers to donate at your business website • Host an event/fundraiser • Employee giving with a company match • Email giving campaign to clients/ vendors • Invite your customers to take a survey of your service and donate money for every completed survey • Host a speaker panel event or virtual webinar and donate the entrance fee to Shriners • Host a virtual auction benefitting Shriners Children’s • Host a golf tournament • Donate your vehicle to Shriners Children’s For more information, visit 31daystoamaze.org

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After a two-year hiatus, the Roots and Heritage Festival is back—and the community is thrilled. According to Chairperson Kimberly Henderson Baird, “I cannot begin to talk about the comments and excitement that has been generated when we announced we were returning in person! After having the festival in person each year since 1989, it was devastating to have to cancel in 2020 and 2021 for the pandemic. The community was upset but understood. We are very glad that we can reunite in person this year.” The festival has been an integral part of bringing regional diversity through entertainment and education for over 30 years. In the late eighties, a group of community volunteers came together with a common goal: to highlight the history of the East End area and celebrate African American culture and achievement. What began as a grassroots one-day festival has grow to three-day, kick-off weekend and a month-long celebration that has been named a “Top Ten” festival in the region by the Kentucky Tourism Council and “One Of The Top Twenty Events” in the Southeast tourism region.

Kimberly Henderson Baird, Chairperson

Roots and Heritage promotes inclusion, pride, and unity while offering top-notch music, shopping, food, and family-focused activities. “Lexington is very diverse; highlighting the culture, achievement, and diversity of those in the community helps us to better understand and appreciate each other—and in that education, hopefully, to strengthen us as a city,” Baird said. She has been heading up the action for the last 17 years. In addition to her role as chairperson, Baird has served as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney since 1996 and became the First Assistant in 2016. She is also an advisor and instructor to the Lexington Police Department and a guest instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Criminal Justice Training. Each year, Baird most looks forward to witnessing the convergence of community. She said, “Standing on stage at the end of each evening and seeing the sea of hundreds of people in the crowd and the vendors lined up for three blocks. That’s the sign of a truly successful festival.” She also feels the family atmosphere of the festival makes it truly unique and special: “People plan their family reunions around the festival and old friends are able to see each other and catch up. It is such a warm and loving atmosphere that energizes me to keep being a part of the festival each year.” In closing, Baird said, “A first time attendee will greatly enjoy every aspect of the festival. The festival is a wonderful experience for anyone to attend. Attendees can check our website leading up to the festival to see the updates on performers and activities that will be happening during the month.” Don’t miss out on this important Lexington tradition. We look forward to seeing you there!

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The main weekend-long event will take place September 9-11, 2022 and offers something for everyone. For those who have never attended, Baird provided a run-down of all the amazing events:

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Friday evening, the stage opens with jazz and blues.

On Saturday, various R & B artists will offer their individual stylings.

Saturday afternoon, the parade, featuring local community groups and marching bands, will wind through the historic East End neighborhood.

Saturday night, prepare for dancing in the streets when the national headliner Party Train—The Gap Band Tribute performs.

Sunday’s highlight is a spirit-filled gospel celebration.

Throughout the weekend, you can visit the magnificent marketplace of vendors who offer a large variety of cultural wares to purchase, including art, jewelry, books, music, clothing, and food.

To ensure there is something for young and old alike, the festival also provides a KidsFest area with activities for children.

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At Kids R Kids Learning Academy of Beaumont, children are taught with kindness and love to prepare them for success in both school and in life. “Hug first, then teach” has been Kids R Kids’ motto since the very beginning, and Senior Director Billie Machal uses his 21 years of experience in early childhood education to ensure safe, inspiring childcare.

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“I have a strong foundation in community resources and have a lot of experience working with multiple organizations that are beneficial to families needing childcare” says Billie. “My main focus is ensuring families receive quality and safe childcare that they deserve, and if there is a barrier hindering them from starting that process, I will work hard to conquer it.” Billie’s attitude toward quality childcare fits in well with the Kids R Kids mission, and is similar to that of founders Pat and Janice Vinson. What began as a day nursery for children turned into an international franchise with some love for children along with hard work and determination. In 1961, Pat Vinson and his mother, June, renovated their home into a day nursery and named it Kiddie City. As group childcare wasn’t as popular in the 60s as it is today, this was a truly innovative concept, but a challenge Pat and June were ready to take on. After a decade of faith, hard work, and lovingly caring for children, the idea of franchising Kiddie City came to Pat’s mind. Thus, Kids R Kids International, Inc. was formed and Kids R Kids became the first childcare company to franchise! Even after multiple decades of providing childcare, Kids R Kids is still operating by the same philosophy they began with: providing a safe and loving environment for all children. With dedicated teachers that have been serving families for up to 25 years, Billie says that knowing he and his staff played a small role in the educational development of children is a wonderful feeling. “We are seeing some of our former students graduate from high school and college. These families often invite their former Kids R Kids teachers to participate in graduation ceremonies or send thank you cards.” Though their role has been fulfilled, Billie says they all look forward to playing an even bigger role in the future of all the children they serve. Along with their motto, Kids R Kids uses the whole-child approach to ensure each child’s success, including character, intellect, and creative development. When children feel they are treated with kindness and unconditional love, they will be more than prepared for school achievements, healthy relationships, and overall success in life. Kids R Kids accomplishes all of this through the care of expert teachers, a unique partnership with families, and of course, lots of hugs!

"We are excited to welcome families to check out all of the renovations we have made to the building in addition to the different technologies we have implemented to help enhance a family experience all the way around."

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If you’re looking for safe, quality childcare in Lexington, reach out to Kids R Kids to see if they are the right fit for your family.

You can find Kids R Kids Beaumont at 3271 Beaumont Centre Circle or reach them at 859-224-3210 where they will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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CALENDAR of Events What's happening in town this month.

Sports

Performing Arts

August 4

Laurel County Library Visit with Hank the Horse 9-11am Laurel County Library The Lexington Theatre Company Presents: Chicago 7:30pm Lexington Opera House Lexington Minority Business Expo 8am Central Bank Center Ballet Under the Stars 8pm Woodland Park

August 5

Community Events

Ballet Under the Stars: Big Top Tea Party 6pm Woodland Park

Ballet Under the Stars: Big Top Tea Party 6pm Woodland Park

Ballet Under the Stars 8pm Woodland Park

Ballet Under the Stars 8pm Woodland Park

Back to School Block Party 5-9pm Greyline Station

August 7

August 6

The Lexington Theatre Company Presents: Chicago 1pm & 7:30pm Lexington Opera House

Lexington Minority Business Expo 8am Central Bank Center

Kentucky Reptile Expo 10am Central Bank Center

The Lexington Theatre Company Presents: Chicago 7:30pm Lexington Opera House

Make a Difference Dash 5k 8am Keeneland Lexus Smooth Jazz Concert Series 7:30pm Embassy Suites/Coldstream

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Ballet Under the Stars 8pm Woodland Park

August 10

UK Men’s Basketball exhibition vs. Dominican Republic National Select Team 7pm SEC ESPN Network

August 11

Morning Pointe Foundation’s Seniors Got Talent 7pm Lexington Opera House

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UK Men’s Basketball exhibition vs. Tec De Monterrey 7pm SEC ESPN Network

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August 13

August 19

Picnic with the Pops: The Music of Motown Keeneland Meadow UK Men’s Basketball exhibition vs. Carleton University 6pm SEC ESPN Network

August 14

John Hiatt & The Goners feat. Sonny Landreth 8pm Lexington Opera House UK Men’s Basketball exhibition vs. The Bahamas National Select Team 12pm SEC ESPN Network

August 16

Lasso Your Dreams 6pm Clerestory

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute 8pm Lexington Opera House

August 20

Woodland Art Fair 10am Woodland Park

August 21

Woodland Art Fair 10am Woodland Park Vibe in the Vines Music Festival 12–11pm Chenault Vineyards

August 26

Tacos and Tequila 6pm Limestone Hall

One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works 7pm Lexington Opera House

Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame 6pm Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

August 17

August 27

National Nonprofit Day Celebration Elwood Hotel & Suites

Soul of 2nd Street 4-9pm Danville, Ky Super Saturday at KET 9am-2pm KET Network Center

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August 28

Darren Knight 7pm Lexington Opera House Bridal Bliss Classic Embassy Suites/UK Coldstream

September 2

Kentucky BASH 6:30pm 1900 Richmond Road

September 3

UK Football vs. Miami University 7pm Kroger Field

September 6

Rescheduled: Backstreet Boys 7:30pm Rupp Arena

September 9 Alan Jackson 8pm Rupp Arena

Roots & Heritage Fest Downtown

September 10

UK Football at University of Florida 7pm ESPN

Roots & Heritage Fest Downtown

September 10 Roots & Heritage Fest Downtown

September 15 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville

September 16 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville

September 17

UK Football vs. Youngstown State 12pm Kroger Field Bourbon & Beyond Louisville

September 18 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville

Touch-A-Truck 1-5pm Kroger Field Parking Lot

Before attending any event, check with the event organizers for the latest information, including potential cancellations or date changes. While we make every effort to ensure our information is correct, some listings may be outdated.

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"When we hold the torch to light another woman’s path, we brighten our own"

Join us on the Path! UPCOMING EVENTS Networking After Hours - August 10 at Mane on Main sponsored by Breakthrough Consulting

Roundtable Networking Luncheons The Grand Reserve, 12 – 1:30pm August 31: Entrepreneur’s Panel Discussion with Gwyn Everly, J Renders Southern Table & Bar; Angie Ballard, Hairnation Salon and Spa; Dr. Tiffany Daniels, Chiropractic Care of Lexington September 29: Tonya Jackson, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Delivery Officer, Lexmark October 19: Kathryn Nash, President, Kentucky American Water

Leadership Awards Luncheon – November 17 The Campbell House, 12pm -2pm Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award Honorees: Justice Mary C. Noble, Kentucky Supreme Court (retired) Renee Shaw, KET Isabel Yates Community Service Award Honoree: Patty Breeze, Breeze Financial, LLC

Women Leading Kentucky is a non-membership organization welcoming all women to engage and build their professional networks.

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Chris Marshall, Fran Elsen, Jayme Jackson and Mike Cyrus at the Christopher Michael Images Grand Opening Lyndy Franklin Smith and Jeromy Smith at The Lexington Theatre Company’s production of The Little Mermaid

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Suzie Lawrence, Julia Pezzi and Mariann McDonald at Lexington’s Arts Awards

James Miller, Taylor Foster, Sally Jackson and Nancy Trent

Judy Keitz, Lee Todd and Patsy Todd

David Priest, Julia Priest, Buck Schott, Slade Sharpsteen and John Van Schaick at the Neversink Horse Company Challenge

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Within our circles, we welcome ALL who are shaping our economy. The Lavish Nails grand opening celebration!

Salvador Sanchez, Owner A Cup of Common Wealth

Bradley and Annie Nettles at the Kids R Kids Grand Reopening

Commerce Lexington connects people who may not typically run in the same circles. Most importantly, people have to plug into the organizations that are close to their heart. So many people are doing so many powerful things for the community from all walks of life.

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Jomo Thompson, Jill Gookin, Mike Kreitz, Joe Ferrell, Sheila Ferrell and Kate Savage at Lexington’s Arts Awards

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Amanda Patrick, Allyson Wellman, Heather Lewis and Roni Porter

Barbara Jean Josey and Kristie Farmer

Erin Roth, Meredith Turk and Cristy Sharp

Crinda Francke, Lisa Hall and Tanya Bolton

Tiffany Yahr, Erin Roth, Diane Verhalen, Lindsay Hughes Thurston, Denotra Gunther and Melissa Moore Murphy

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Janet Holloway and Kimberly Parker-Brown

Donna Ison and Sharon Michael

Tyler Dorsey and Lauren Deaton

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Champions at Keene Trace | July 7-10 barbasolchampionship.com Photos by Woody Phillips

Jonathan Byrd

Kevin Streelman and Trey Mullinax

Allyson Mattingly and John Mattingly

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The final round crowds


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Nan Carter, Carolyn Clark and Linda Williams

Harriott Coomer and Terrance Coomer

Maeva Nellee and Kyle Lionberger

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Steve Grossman, Linda Gorton and Brien Lewis

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Sallie Prewitt, Yvonne Centers and Elisbeth Johnson

Angela Rehorn, Amy Dougherty and Mary Beth Moore

Lucas Hockmann and Jana Hockmann

Debbie Wolf, Lee Sheets and Susan Kennady

Robert Jones

Susan Speckert, Lou Anna Red Corn, Sean McStay and Richard Moloney

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Jamie Steffey, Lisa Steffey, Don Collins, Staria Robinson, Susie Collins, Cole Mougey and Skylar Robinson

Angela Baranchak and John Baranchak

MJ Rogers

Johnnie Williams and Stephanie Thomas

Amy Durban, Ella Durban and Hadley Durban

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LEXINGTON JUNIOR LEAGUE CHARITY HORSE SHOW Kentucky Horse Park | July 11-16 lexjrleague.com Photos by Woody Phillips

Tatiyanna Dean

Laura Eaves and Jenna Lowe

Suzanne Elliott and Joe O’Brien

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John Lyttle and Samantha Lyttle



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A 50th Anniversary Celebration you won’t want to miss!

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Business Spotlight

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Inspiration

7min
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Business Spotlight

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BBN

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Recipes

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Recipes

3min
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WOW Wedding

5min
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3 Must-Do Attractions in LOU

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WOW Wedding

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Business Spotlight

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Beauty

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Homes For Sale

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Beauty

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