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or the Chandel family (Dr. Anant Chandel, Mrs. Seema Chandel, and their daughters Henna and Sahiba) it was important to have a family home that would accommodate the two young women and their future families. Their oldest daughter Sahiba is an emergency room physician, like her father, and is engaged to be married in September, while the Henna, the younger daughter, is a student at The University of Kentucky. Another important aspect was that the home be comfortable for Dr. and Mrs. Chandel’s retirement. After searching for some time, they decided to have a custom home built to suit their needs. They chose Lexington’s Ashford Oaks community, a quiet, picturesque area located about a mile from Hamburg Pavilion and I-75 and adjacent to Greenbrier Golf Course. Justice Builders owns the devevlopment and built the Chandels’ home. The location of the 3-bedroom, 3,800-square foot home is also close to both The University of Kentucky and to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where Dr. Chandel works. Safety and privacy were important to the family, so it was paramount that the house be located in a gated subdivision. Clients of Justice Builders appreciate the standard of building and level of customization available to them, and the Chandels were no exception. Owner and primary builder Jason Justice is known for his high level of customer service and professionalism. According to Seema Chandel and other homeowners, Justice can always be seen around the neighborhood doing anything from overseeing a build or a photo shoot to picking up stray nails. Henna Chandel said, “We were able to be a part of every part of the building process from layout to fixtures. [Jason] was also very knowledgeable and it was a great experience to work with him.”

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The Ashford Oaks neighborhood consists of both parkside and estate lots. The Chandel home is situated on one of the parkside lots, which comes with the added benefit of being maintenance-free. “It really works with their lifestyle – we do all the mowing, trimming, handle irrigation, fertilizing, everything,” said Justice. The Chandels enjoy peaceful views of the Greenbrier Golf Course, as well as an adjacent horse farm and the Ashford Oaks community park, which consists of beautifully landscaped green space and a stone pavilion. In Ashford Oaks, Justice explained, buildings and the spaces between them are given equal importance in the community’s design, offering a safe, walkable environment. As a tight knit community, Ashford Oaks residents enjoy several neighborhood social events including occasional movie nights during the summer. The parkside lots are built with energy efficient, eco-conscious products such as Anderson A-Series windows and doors, spray foam insulation and Kohler plumbing fixtures. As not to look like a “cookie cutter” neighborhood, the homes are designed using a variety of architectural styles ( Justice’s guidelines require that no two homes within a certain distance can be built with the same style of brick, and any lot purchased must be developed within a year). Many of the homes have inner courtyards for exceptional privacy. “Each home is custom built and custom designed,” said Justice. “I have an architect in Michigan who I utilize, and he helps bring in different flairs and trends, such as swoops and curves that are outside the (Lexington) market. I think that helps. There are lot of different styles here, but keeping the quality there, they all come together nicely make a unique subdivision.” He started construction on the first home in Ashford Oaks in 2009, and to date, there are about seventeen lots still available. Justice uses high quality wood and stone as his building materials, but often times, those materials come from historic sources. For example, the shiplap in the Chandel’s sun room is from Justice’s family farm, and is hundreds of years old. And the majority of the stone at the gated entrance comes from the foundation of a Danville church from the early 1700’s.

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“It really works with their lifestyle” In addition, Justice provides the service of being a liaison between the residents of Ashford Oaks and any contractor they may need. “We don’t have to hunting for a roofer or tile person. We just talk to Jason and he will give us a few options based on who was able to give him the best quote,” said Seema. “I trust him so much,” she added. “He has the keys to our house and while we were away, he turned on the heat in our garage so our pipes wouldn’t freeze.”

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Seema Chandel worked extensively with Arhaus for most of the home’s furnishings and lighting. She also found lighting at Restoration Hardware and Brecher’s Lighting Company. Seema did not hire an interior designer: instead, she and her two daughters designed the home themselves. Since Mrs. Chandel holds a degree in Fine Art, she was able to harness her creative talents to pull together the home’s style, which she describes as a mix of Rustic, Contemporary and French Country.

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“Our home is a perfect balance between the simplicity of clean lines and monochromatic colors and eclectic art,” she said. The exterior gas lanterns and rough-hewn cedar beams (one of Justice’s personal favorite features) and interior iron work contribute to that elevated rustic feeling, while the sculptures, paintings and pottery from around the world (Italy, Greece, Africa, India, Bali, the Americas) add unique beauty and memories of the family’s travels. Throughout the home, neutral tones with splashes of color and texture add visual interest. Mrs. Chandel has displayed a collection of works by her childhood friend, artist Seema Kohli. A large, colorful print by Kohli hangs over the mantle, and an interesting 3-D piece made with real gold is displayed near the entryway. Seema’s design scheme is also influenced by her upbringing. She was raised in Africa and traveled from there to London, where she completed her O-Levels (high school level education). In 1988, she moved to the United States, and resided in both San Francisco and Los Angeles for several years respectively. The hammered copper African art in the sunroom, as well as the prints of modernday San Francisco, are nods to their past lives. About ten years ago, Dr. Chandel decided to leave his career in finance to become a medical doctor. His residency at The University of Kentucky brought them to Lexington, and the family has been in love with the area ever since. “We are more Kentucky than anything now,” said Seema.

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The open concept kitchen is outfitted in relaxing shades of white and gray. The appliances were all supplied by Ferguson, and the Chandels chose a stainless steel finish.

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Off the kitchen is a hallway leading to the rear-entry garage (beautifully finished), mud room and large laundry room with a mini office space. The home also features a butler’s pantry for extra storage.

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Because the family enjoys an open concept, they had Justice Builders create a main floor living space with common areas that flow together. They installed a double-glass sliding door which opens into a sunroom, one of Seema’s favorite spaces. The sunroom, which is equipped with full HVAC, connects the kitchen, breakfast area, and first-level living space to the outdoors. With exposed brick and white painted shiplap, the sunroom is a cozy, modern space that is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. The fireplace mantel is flanked by twin built-in shelves, a design Seema found online and shared with Justice and his team through their Justice Builders app, developed by a company called Co-Construct. “We have access to everything from start to finish,” explained Justice. “E-mails, photos, drawings and inspiration pictures, quotes – everything is kept in one spot. It really makes the communication process of the build much easier.” When Seema found the photo of what she wanted for the family room shelving, she uploaded it to the app, so that Justice and all of his sub-contractors could view it. From there, they could see exactly what needed to be done. Plus, if any repairs need to be made, contractors can refer to the app to see exactly what materials and products were installed in the home.

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At Home The interior of the Chandel home was designed with the family’s specific needs in mind. For example, the master suite is located on the first floor, which will be easily accessible for Dr. and Mrs. Chandel, in their elderly years. The master features a lovely private courtyard, perfect for sipping morning coffee. The unique shutters (supplied by BB Shutters) make it possible to customize the amount of light and air that enters the bedroom.

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The adjoining master bath is a modern space with heated floors and beautiful granite countertops (supplied by Quality Stone and Granite). The closets and other storage areas were designed by The Closet Factory, and the cabinetry by Terry Burns. The tiling was provided by Louisville Tile.

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“We are more Kentucky than anything now”

On the second level, there is an additional living space that will serve as a common area for daughters Henna and Sahiba. It was important to create a space for the entire family to gather and visit. There are two bedrooms on the second level, each with an ensuite bath. One of the rooms has a kid-friendly bathtub, the other a shower. The upstairs suite offers spectacular views of the rolling hills of the horse farm. Justice Builders has made great use of the sloped upstairs walls – adding storage cubbies and closets whenever possible. With its close proximity to all the stores and restaurants in Hamburg Pavilion, including Costco, physicians, cinemas and retail shopping, Ashford Oaks offers just about everything anyone could hope to find in a community. “You won’t find many neighborhood developments in Fayette County that can offer what we do,” said Justice. The Chandel family certainly appreciates the safe community and unique sense of place that Ashford Oaks offers them, and they look forward to spending many years together in their new home. They are also very appreciative of the hands-on service they received from Justice and his team. “He made it so easy. Builders can give you a hard time and most of them do, but with Jason it was like a family. We never had one episode where we weren’t agreeing with each other. I’m very happy with everything.” •

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161 N. Eagle Creek Drive, Suite 200, Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 948-1985 | cwdky.com | sigky.com Luxury and maintenance-free living combine to create a unique Fayette County property at the Townhomes at Ellerslie! Commonwealth Designs incorporates immaculate finishes and upscale amenities throughout these ranch and 2 story designs. New townhome lots are currently available backing to green space with prices starting in the upper 300s. These open floor plans feature gourmet kitchens, first floor master suites, free standing tubs, walk-in showers, spacious bedrooms and relaxing outdoor living spaces. Ellerslie is a parcel of land with gently rolling hills, a view of Ellerslie Lake to the west and Delong Road to the southeast. Located across from Jacobson Park, this cove is secluded and private with little development nearby. Featuring 77 acres of greenland, exquisite stone walls and a town square style fountain, located 3 miles from I-75 and shopping and less than 5 miles from downtown Lexington and Kroger Field. These townhomes are marketed by Signature Real Estate. Call Reece Miller for your private showing.

What’s your favorite element? Definitely the tranquility of the area. Gently rolling hills and a view of Ellerslie Lake create a peaceful and private retreat despite being so close to several of Lexington’s shopping and entertainment hot spots.” -Reece Miller Principal Broker, Signature Real Estate

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ed Oak Outdoor Lighting is a locally owned outdoor lighting company that provides custom design, installation and service throughout Kentucky. Kyle Adamson, owner, stated on behalf of the entire Red Oak team that, “We love what we do and enjoy the opportunity our clients have given us to enhance and transform their properties at night.” One of their most recent challenges was to renovate an existing outdoor lighting system for the homeowner. Given that it was a Bedford stone house, there was a delicate balance of not overdoing the intensity because the stone is already considered reflective from a lighting standpoint. The Red Oak team wanted to softly illuminate the façade of the house while highlighting numerous mature trees on the rest of the property. In order to achieve their initial design goals, they had to remove the existing system and install a new LED lighting system with a lower voltage. By incorporating the use of frosted lenses and wide beam spreads, they were able to achieve adequate light without being too bright. Although the Bedford stone initially posed a challenge, it was no match for Red Oak Outdoor Lighting. They were able to produce results that are aesthetically pleasing and more energy efficient. Adamson said he loved the architecture of the house they were working with, “so to bring it to life at night was a pleasure.” The Red Oak team finds their clients’ reactions to be the most rewarding part of their work. They even meet the clients after their first evening with their new installation to see how they respond. Adamson expressed, “It never gets old to see how excited they are, viewing a house or landscape they have lived in for 20 years, like they are seeing it for the first time.”

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ouse has exciting news to share! The Boys are moving into a larger space, located on Industry Road. In addition to the home décor, ladies’ accessories and floral design, j. stuart hurt, Jeremy Rice and Dwayne Anderson help make their customers’ dreams come true through interior design. From anything as basic as helping to select the perfect lamp to a full custom home remodel, the Boys love their customers and love seeing new ideas develop. Featured here is a recent home remodel that j. stuart hurt completed. Walls were removed, ceilings were raised and the homeowners’ personalities were installed through a fresh, inviting and comfortable color palette.

What’s your favorite element of this project? The clients! I didn’t know them until they hired me from a referral. From our first meeting, we created a mutual trust to make this remodel their home. Learning, understanding and processing their likes was the piece that made this puzzle become a showstopper”

-j. stuart hurt owner The kitchen is a stunner in shades of white. Marble countertops and gold-toned hardware and accents elevate the look and create glamour in an oft-used area of the home. Upholstered stools in tufted linen line the breakfast counter and a trio of geometric pendant lights add a fantastic modern touch. A porcelain farmhouse sink and bleached wood plank flooring are the perfect choices for this classic-meets-modern space. This ranch home features an open floor plan where the kitchen, living and dining room are all one. A fun way to add instant personality to the dining area was to introduce different seating options around the table. Upholstered high-back armchairs are positioned at the heads of the table. Three dining chairs in a textured cowhide fabric line one side, while a bench lines the other. A cozy sitting room invites intimate conversation with four identical chairs facing one another under a beautiful chandelier. Beadboard paneling line the walls, adding drama to the room. SPONSORED CONTENT | TOPS Magazine | April 2018

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Kitchen & Bath 881 Floyd Drive Lexington, KY 40505 (859) 233-0544 cormankitchendesign.com

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What’s the best part about working in this industry? From modern and chic to simple and timeless, Ted Corman and his design team can make your kitchen and bath dreams come true. Team member and Designer, Jessica Mandt recently completed a kitchen remodel that brought a homeowner’s dream to life. Owner, Ted Corman said that his favorite element of this particular remodel was the “glass mullion door for the wall cabinets and the custom bench seat”. The entire team agreed that the most rewarding aspect of this kitchen remodel project was “getting to see the kitchen finally completed and fully functional for the customer.” At the end of the day, as with all of their kitchen, bath and closet design endeavors, Corman delivers functional and stylish results.

Our favorite part about working in the home and garden industry is working with layout challenges to create functional and aesthetic solutions, all while incorporating the client’s individual style and needs.” -Ted Corman Owner

Decorating Den Interiors 1381 Tanforan Drive Lexington, KY 40517 (859) 327-3737 decdens.com

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My favorite element is the custom window treatments because of their elegant shape and banding detail with nail heads.”

-Jeanne Sallee For this bedroom makeover, owner and designer Jeanne Sallee and her team Interior Designer and Owner started the new look with a fresh paint color in Chelsea Gray and added crown molding. Old, oversized furniture was replaced with smaller, more up-to-date pieces. Beautiful new coordinating bedding, large mirrors and a new art piece complete the look. Their in-house custom drapery team created a focal point on the back wall with the window treatments by designing custom cornices with an asymmetrical shape and adding a cascade on the inside of each. Faux leather banding and nail heads further accentuate the curved lines of the cornices. This client loves her stunning new bedroom! 80

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The wingback chairs are so sharp! I love mixing the traditional chair silhouette with the updated geometric pattern.” -Liz Toombs, Certified Interior Decorator and Owner & President of PDR Interiors

PDR Interiors offers a variety of services including consultations, project management and space planning, along with guidance on furniture selection, window treatments and even holiday decorating. Their most recent project involved giving a complete makeover to a space, including new paint, contemporary furniture and decor and updated window treatments. In order to meet the needs of the client, PDR Interiors worked within the confines of a preferred color palette to create a welcoming space for gathering through neutral tones with hints of green. They incorporated the traditional wingback chairs to create a sharp contrast against the modern geometric patterns. This project was particularly rewarding because of the look of sheer joy on the client’s face after they saw their new space. Owner Liz Toombs states that “Nothing is better than seeing a project come together in the end exactly the way you envisioned it!”

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What is the best part of your work? Helping people who have suffered from disasters get back to what’s important...their life!” -Hugh Johnson and Amy Newman Owners

Jacobs Ladder Inc. Building Consulting & Restoration Contractors

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he owners of Jacobs Ladder are unique to the building restoration market. Owner Hugh Johnson has a degree in Architecture from the University of Kentucky and has over 25 years in design and construction management experience. Owner, Amy Newman is a Licensed Insurance Adjuster, Certified FEMA Inspector and has worked in many Disaster Zones including Hurricanes Sandy and Harvey. With Hugh’s building expertise and Amy’s knowledge of insurance policies and coverage they work to formulate plans for an effective and seamless repair. It’s easy to see why the company slogan is “The Calm After the Storm”—it perfectly sums up the manner in which this duo achieves expert results. Since indoor air quality is an increasingly common concern, the company plans to launch a Clean Air Division this spring. The new division will address mold, odor, allergens, infection control and health issues. Jacobs Ladder is one of the very few contractors in the entire US that utilizes state-of-the-art electrostatic spray technology, which provides the safest, quickest and most cost-effective way to disinfect the air in one’s home without the threat of cross contamination. It’s EPA and NSF approved as safe for people, plants and pets! Whether it’s hail, wind, fire, flood or indoor air remediation involving mold, odor or infectious disease, Jacobs Ladder is a one-stop shop for those faced with sudden loss, catastrophic property damage or those who just need to hit the health and wellness reset button on their property.

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Market on National 730 National Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 327-3876 | marketonnational.com

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estled into the Warehouse Block, Market on National is a furniture and home accessory store that offers in-store design help, in-home consultations and a variety of curated selections for your design project. They are showcasing their most recent project, a modern renovation which transformed a dark and dated living room into a bright livable space, perfect for the young couple and their dog. Market on National assisted with everything from paint color selection to space planning to furniture and accessory placement.

What advice do you give your clients? Your space should be first and foremost, a reflection of you and all the things you love.” -Clare Henson Co-Owner & Store Manager

Owner Clare Henson’s favorite part about working in the home design industry is “getting to work with so many different clients with different tastes, wants and needs.” The challenge with these projects is helping the client visualize the extreme transformation they can provide with finish and furnishing selections. They are able to achieve that by providing a space-planning layout with furniture selections so that the client has a better visual. Clare stated that she “loves the super clean transformation from dark heavy walls to a light inviting space.” Market on National was very intentional about the material selection for this particular dog-loving young couple. They were able to keep a consistent, modern vibe throughout the space and curate the whole home in a way that is very livable but appealing to the clients’ taste. Her favorite part was that the dog, Knox, was happy in his new space. For this couple, including their dog and their lifestyle was of utmost importance. They can all cozy up together on the sectional without the fear of ruining their new furniture. The Market on National team believes that “your space should be first and foremost a reflection of you and all the things you love.” Clare revealed that, “space planning for clients is so rewarding to us at Market on National and getting to customize spaces based on those clients wants and needs is our favorite thing!” SPONSORED CONTENT | TOPS Magazine | April 2018

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My Favorite Things 2721 Old Rosebud Rd, 110, Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 264-0923 | mftky.com

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My Favorite Things is Lexington’s premiere store for luxury furniture, lighting, décor and gifts. They also offer professional interior design consultatations and custom window treatments. The team recently remodeled a dining room. The featured Montauk Trestle Table by Lexington Home Brands comes with two leaves and can comfortably seat ten guests. The team couldn’t resist the lure of spring and included garden-hued yellows and greens in their pillows and accessories. They finished off the vignette with coordinating dining chairs and lighted display cabinets, all available from their store.

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Between twenty years of experience in Los Angeles, Chattanooga and Lexington, my favorite aspect of the industry remains the same. Working with the client on an interior design project is such a rewarding opportunity for creativity and personal expression. The end goal of a happy client always remains the same.” -Kendra Rogers Store Manager

get to know...

M. Brent Richards Architectural Kitchens & Baths 345 Lafayette Avenue Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 268-0800 akandb.com

Say hello to Architectural Kitchens & Baths owner M. Brent Richards. In 2005, he took advantage of the opportunity to join his wife and father-inlaw in creating a family business specializing in custom cabinetry for the residence. His focus was on renovation - helping transform dated kitchens and baths from what they were, into the showstoppers they could be. This specialty is what Brent identifies as the most satisfying aspect of working in the design industry.

What’s the secret of your success? My experienced design team is the most talented in the area.” -M. Brent Richards Owner

Brent has achieved many professional accomplishments throughout his career, including being a board-certified architect. He truly believes that his experienced design team is the most talented in the area. And with his extensive portfolio of beautiful projects – we think you’ll be sure to agree! Come visit Brent and his professional staff at “the little yellow house of big ideas“ located on the corner of Lafayette and Euclid Avenue. Showroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM and Saturday from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.

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The Floor Guy 804 South Broadway Ste. 2 | Georgetown, KY 40324 (502) 603-9334 | thefloorguyllc.com

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ith a name like “The Floor Guy,” you know they must mean business. This retail store is the go-to place for high-quality installations. Owner Daniel Parker finds his favorite part about working in this industry to be “making friends, for we don’t just want a satisfied customer, we want them and their family to be a customer and friend for life!” That is why Danny spends most of his weekends cooking Boston Butts on the smoker for his customers! The Floor Guy offers a variety of services, all with free estimates, installation and repair. Although they serve the areas of Frankfort, Lexington and the surrounding areas, their showroom is located in Georgetown which includes a vast selection of brands and colors. Some of the top brands they carry include Mannington, Shaw, Armstrong, Bruce Marquis, Cassabella, Nourison, IVCus and Daltile. Popular names amongst their other products are Gilford and Johnson, All Tile and Ohio Valley Flooring.

What is the best part of your job? Making friends, for we don’t just want a satisfied customer, we want them and their family to be a customer and friend for life!” -Danny Parker Owner

Their services include the sale and installation of new flooring customized by you. They sell a variety of styles and designs to ensure that you can find the perfect fit for your home. Some of The Floor Guy products available are floor covers, waterproof luxury vinyl tile, carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl sheeting, ceramic tile and many more. They carry so many options that the flooring possibilities seem endless. Specifically, The Floor Guy is a One Mannington retailer, meaning that they offer top of the line products, such as their Adura Max luxury vinyl tile that is noise-proof and oops-proof. All of the installers at The Floor Guy stand behind their work and the products. Known for their knowledge, experience and professionalism, you are guaranteed award winning styles with outstanding performance that will provide beauty and durability for years to come. Daniel and the rest of The Floor Guys team value the input of the customers because “the smile on their face, when they see the finished product, is priceless.” SPONSORED CONTENT | TOPS Magazine | April 2018

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2 Dudes Moving 1008 H Eastland Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40505 (859) 743-6698 | 2dudesmovingky.com

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Dudes Moving is a full service moving company that helps local customers with all of their commercial and residential moving needs. “Our experienced staff can help you move your home, your office or your apartment across town or across the state,” says President and Owner Andrew Carey. “Customer service is of the utmost importance to us and because of that, we have over 150 five star reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook.” 2 Dudes Moving also has over 70 A+ reviews and has earned the super service award on Angie’s List for the past six years, an honor reserved for the top 5% of movers in the country. “Since the beginning, we have made it our goal to provide customers with a quality moving service at an affordable price. It is that principle that has allowed us to continue to satisfy clients across the Commonwealth since 2010,” says Andrew. Recently, the team at 2 Dudes Moving was challenged with transporting a large and delicate horse sculpture. “Whether you’re moving a whole home or a beautiful work of art like this, 2 Dudes Moving has got you covered. We can customize a plan to suit your needs for moving day. Big or small, we move it all,” Andrew said.

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What gives you the most pride in your work? Whether you’re moving a whole home or a beautiful work of art like this, 2 Dudes Moving has got you covered. We can customize a plan to suit your needs for moving day. Big or small, we move it all!” -Andrew Carey President and Owner


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What’s the most rewarding part of your work? For me, the most rewarding part of each project is knowing that local friends and family will enjoy something we’ve created for years to come.”

he team at Premier Lawn Care & Landscaping know that no home is complete without careful attention to exterior spaces. Beautiful landscape and hardscape designs create curb appeal and truly make an outdoor area part of a home’s living space. Premier can create unique -Jack Traylor III arrangements of plants, fountains, patios, pergolas, decks, outdoor kitchens, Owner fireplaces, paver driveways, sidewalks or any other hardscape. This local company is licensed and insured for residential and commercial clients to provide landscaping and lawn services in Lexington, Winchester, Nicholasville, Richmond, Georgetown and surrounding areas. Recently, Premier Lawn Care & Landscaping designed an impressive contemporary pergola, which was made of white pine and sealed with multiple layers to protect from all weather conditions. Hardscape, block walls, caps and pavers accent the design. Shrubs, trees and flowers add color and texture to complete the project. Premier has done many traditional pergolas but this custom design is one of their favorites. For this project, the logistics of the installation were the biggest challenge. The pergola beams required a crane to lift them over the roof and into the back yard of the client’s property. Like every other challenge, Premier conquered it and completed the project that fufilled all the client’s landscape and entertainment needs. For Premier, knowing that the clients will continue to enjoy their outdoor living space with friends and family for years to come is the most rewarding part for each project.

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Cravens Remodeling (859) 983-1922 andycravens@gmail.com cravensremodeling.com

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Cravens Remodeling Company, owned by Andy Cravens, is a full service remodeling company specializing in whole home renovations, basements, custom bathrooms, kitchens, painting, flooring and more! Whether its a simple update or a full custom remodel, they work to find the perfect fit on an affordable budget for their clients.

My desire when working with you is to take your dreams and make them a reality as efficiently as possible while striving for the best craftsmanship possible.”

In one of their latest full custom remodels, Cravens Remodeling Company transformed a dated bathroom into a modern, functional oasis. They began by expanding the room by removing an old jacuzzi tub and cramped shower to create a more spacious closet -Andy Cravens, area and increase the natural lighting. A 7’ walk in shower was added as the focal point Owner and accented with a large double bowl vanity with a quartz top. From there, modern finishes including hardwood plank floor tile and recessed lighting were added to accentuate the new, bright and stylish space. Regardless of the size of the project, Andy is committed to utilizing his expertise to guide you through the transformation with ease. “My desire when working with you is to take your dreams and make them a reality as efficiently as possible, while striving for the best craftsmanship possible.”

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+ Carol Pippen Interior Design 175 Dennis Dr., Lexington, KY 40503 (859) 277-4482 | kyfloors.com carolpippeninteriordesign.com

Our favorite part about working in the home and garden industry is the visual gratification of improving homes and the lives of those who live there.” -Interior Solutions with Carol Pippen Interior Design

From concept to completion, Interior Solutions partnered with Carol Pippen Interior Design have you covered for flooring, cabinets and full service interior design. Together they offer products such as carpet, tile, hardwood, cabinetry, furnishings and window treatments. Similarly, they provide complete installation services. Recently, the two businesses collaborated to complete the redesign of the living room and dining space of a home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood. The biggest challenge of the project was updating the space with fresh, current colors yet utilizing many existing traditional investment pieces and accessories. “We work with clients all the time that want a new all neutral palette and fresh look but do not want the expense of replacing so many of their existing furnishings and accessories”. By recovering a few upholstered pieces, replacing heavy floral window treatments with light and neutral fabrics and updating paint and wallcoverings, the new look was created. In addition, the team designed a custom bar area out of cabinetry provided by Interior Solutions: new hardwood floors were installed, as well as rugs. Carol pulled the look together with custom pillows and two new chairs.

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Brock McVey Fixture Gallery + Intrinsic Build and Design, LLC. 1100 Brock McVey Drive, Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 255-1412 | brockmcvey.com

100 North Town Branch, Nicholasville, KY 40356 (859) 317-1722 | constructionanimals.com

Brock McVey Fixture Gallery, in partnership with Intrinsic Build and Design, LLC, are pleased to be the leading resources in the Bluegrass for Universal Design and Construction. The term “Universal Design� was coined by Architect Ronald Mace to describe the concept of designing all products to be not only aesthetically pleasing, but also usable to the greatest extent possible regardless of age or ability. In other words, designing a space that is barrier free. Universal Design has caught on around the country as housing trends have evolved to become more functional for various lifestyles and generations. Most homeowners desire a more open concept with gathering spaces that bring everyone together. Technology has become integrated into nearly every home as modern conveniences have now become necessity. Thanks to mechanical drives, the range of design possibilities and functionality of the kitchen are greatly expanded for the end user. Featured in the photo above are cabinets that can be lowered for easy access to higher shelves that are otherwise out of reach. There are also many internal cabinet components on the market today which make kitchen cabinetry more accessible if you choose not to go the electronic route. 90

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In this bathroom (pictured above left) the homeowners desired a relaxing and therapeutic walk-in-tub. Some of these tubs now offer various technologies one being a hydrotherapy feature which oxygenates the water with microbubbles. These microbubbles improve metabolism, remove impurities, as well as exfoliate and hydrate the skin. In this contemporary bathroom, (pictured above right) the homeowners loved the concept of a floating vanity and toilet. Wall hung vanities and toilets are becoming increasingly popular in universal design. A unique feature to wall hung toilets is that they can be mounted higher than the normal ADA toilet height of 17”-19”. Most wall hung toilets offer an optional bidet seat as well. This home (shown below) is the perfect illustration of a universally designed home, with complete accessibility from the barrier free front entry to the interior. Zero threshold entryways (shown bottom left) are the perfect way to seamlessly transition from the exterior of the home into the interior. Some of these thresholds offer a drainage system helping to ensure the home’s preservation from the unexpected elements of Mother Nature.

What’s the best part of your job? It’s so gratifying to enable homeowners at all stages of life to live comfortably in their homes.” -Mechelle McGaha Showroom Manager As homeowners shift towards more multi-generational housing, they are searching for ways to update their spaces so that they can stay in their homes as long as possible. The goal being to design the space to accommodate the current stage of life, while also planning for future needs. Brock McVey and Intrinsic Build and Design’s vision is to make housing more accessible and functional for all potential buyers and meeting the needs of the homeowner no matter what their stage of life or specific needs may be. SPONSORED CONTENT | TOPS Magazine | April 2018

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tips & trends

4 STEPS TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR SALE By Meredith Price | LIVINLEX.com

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NEUTRALIZE

You want buyers to be able to see themselves living in your home as soon as they arrive at the house, so it’s important to make everything as neutral as possible. To help make your home neutral, use a neutral paint color on your walls, remove excess personal photos, take down the kids’ artwork and trophies, and get rid of anything else that could distract or offend a potential buyer.

ORGANIZE & DECLUTTER

Storage space is important to almost every buyer so you want to be sure your house appears to have plenty of storage. The easiest way to do this is to take out half of the items in every closet, drawer and cabinet. Donate them or pack them up and take them to storage. Organize the items remaining in the closet so that each space looks orderly.

FRESHEN UP

To give your home a fresh, new look without breaking the bank, you should paint all walls and trim, replace lightbulbs, rearrange furniture, remove excess furniture, declutter bookshelves, replace decorative pillows, update any worn linens, and add some indoor greenery. And if you need some increased curb appeal, paint your front door, install new house numbers, replace light fixtures and add potted plants to go along with your existing landscaping.

CLEAN

Just because your house is neutralized, organized and looking fresh does not mean it is clean! Give the house a deep cleaning before you have your first showing. Be sure the whole house has a neutral smell, but don’t overdo it or buyers will wonder what you’re covering up. Remember to sweep, vacuum, wipe down counters, and put everything away whenever you leave the house. You never know when the next potential buyer will want to come and see it!


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169 Muir Lane | Foxbrook Farm

A one of a kind equine estate provides upscale living on a private 20 acre farm with a 5,400 sq ft residence and an immaculate 6,000 sq ft 8-stall barn with breeding area in the heart of horse country. A short drive from shopping, entertainment, the Kentucky Horse Park and downtown Lexington. MLS #1803603

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Concrete Mason Pendant Market On National

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White Marble Tray/Cutting Board Sugarboo & Co.

Dynamic Prism Framed Print Pottery Barn

COLOR CATALOG

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French Gray By Jordan Long

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he hints of beige in Light French Gray promote a sense of sophistication and relaxation while the gray balances the warm undertones for versatility. This unique combination allows you to make your home a space that is both earthy and elegant. With such a subtle color scheme, Light French Gray is guaranteed to complement any decor.

Kaede Gray Chesterfield Loveseat Pier1 Imports

Pair with:

Pair this hue with a deep purple, such as Gentle Grape, for a refined look or stick with the neutral theme and have touches of a cool-toned navy such as Mount Etna. The contrast of light and dark makes your room appear more chic and dynamic, so throw in something bright like Lily for a pop of color that still enhances the original “greige� of Light French Gray. Gentle Grape

Actual colors may vary from this printed representation.

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BOURBON ON RYE

is an intimate atmosphere serving unique drinks & small plates. Set in the historic Ballroom Building on West Main Street next door to the Seltzer Club, Bourbon on Rye is about as close to an actual prohibition-era bar as you can get. By Michelle Aiello Photos by Adam Brester and Keni Parks

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ames Hirsh and Chris Evans knew the space was perfect for the experience they wanted to create: a great bar with great food and a focus on craft cocktails and bourbon, all with a nod to the past. As a matter of fact, one of the biggest selling points was that their standout piece – an 1880’s flamed mahogany back bar –would fit. “It was purchased ten years ago, and at 12 feet tall and 28 feet long, there are not too many spaces that could house it,” explained Hirsh. He added that they wanted to have a prime downtown space and had been looking for the perfect location for quite a while. The building was built in 1869 and still has the original tile mosaic floors and tin ceilings. Plus, he said, “Opportunity to grow into the second and third floors also influenced our decision.”


Cuisine Hirsh said they “put a lot of love” into the 1869 building, which was originally an Odd Fellows temple and had been vacant for years. The space was completely renovated, with extra care taken to preserve its historic charm. The 14-foot stamped tin ceilings and original tile mosaic floors were both restored to their original glory. They also brought in another curious bar artifact – an imported Italian Celli Cobra tap head (the only one in Lexington that they know of) that keeps draft beer ice cold.

Bartender Chris Evans makes a conscious effort to keep the menu simple. “We are focusing on the cocktail and getting back to some of the roots, without being overly pretentious,” he said. In a high-tech twist, they use a centrifuge (a machine with a rapidly rotating container) to create some of their signature drinks such as the Java Wine Spritzer. The cocktail menu also includes house-made bitters, syrups and freshly squeezed juices to bring out the best fla-

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vors. The bar offers 12 beers on a rotating tap, along with an expansive bourbon selection. As the menu changes seasonally, guests can try something new each time they visit. For those looking for a snack to go with those drinks, Chef Ed Hirsh creates small-plate food, freshly made from scratch with local products, including 9-step handmade fries, soft pretzels, burgoo, clams casino, pork roll sliders with house-made bourbon beer cheese, and Philly cheesesteak and French Sip sliders with Sunrise Bakery buns. Many of the dishes are designed to be shared, and the food menu changes seasonally as well. From the gorgeous historic location to the incredible whiskey selection, Bourbon on Rye is a most welcome addition to the growing “Main Street renaissance” and is right in line with the classic cocktail trend we’ve been seeing in the industry over the last several years.

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Q A with

CHRIS EVANS & JAMES HIRSH

Bourbon on Rye’s

TUMERIC SOUR Ingredients:

1 ½ oz fresh turmeric-infused vodka ¾ oz fresh-squeezed lemon 1 oz manuka honey syrup 1-3 drops honeysuckle bitters Directions: Combine in a chilled glass and serve.

Can you tell us about the overall concept at Bourbon on Rye? Bourbon on Rye is a full service bar with delicious food that takes you back to the early 1900’s. We specialize in bourbon and craft cocktails, featuring an extensive bourbon list, house made syrups, bitters and fresh squeezed juice. Tell us about the food. What have guests been loving lately? All of our food is fresh made in house. Chef Ed Hirsh’s Clams Casino has been a big hit. Another is our slider sandwiches, which are served alongside our 9-step, hand-cut fries. What is your favorite Bourbon on Rye cocktail to make? Our Turmeric Sour. Amazing flavor and so different! What makes Bourbon on Rye different? Our extensive bourbon list and vintage bourbon selection, plus the back-of-house work we put in to bringing our customers the freshest, tastiest cocktails. Favorite classic cocktail to create (and recreate) and why? An Old Fashioned is beautifully simple. What has been the craziest technique you’ve undergone to nail a flavor for a drink? Milk washing for our Java Wine Spritzer. Most unusual drink request you’ve heard? Smoking a neat bourbon. What would be the theme song to your bar shifts? “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” by George Thorogood

BOURBON ON RYE

115 West Main Street | Lexington (859) 327-9505

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Ouita

Leads Kentucky’s Culinary Tourism By Amanda Harper

When Ouita Michel and her husband bought the Holly Hill Inn back in 2000, they made the decision to open a fine dining restaurant that prioritized locally sourced ingredients. The result was an incredible experience that offered not only the freshest tastes of the Bluegrass, but also support for Kentucky farm families. A several-time James Beard Foundation nominee, Michel is at the helm of seven other eateries across the Bluegrass Region, with another opening in downtown Lexington’s renovated courthouse later in 2018. While all of them make use of local ingredients, each is a singular experience that is well worth the drive.

HOLLY HILL INN Called “a gem of a restaurant” by the New York Times, the Holly Hill Inn (pictured above) offers charming fine dining in the heart of horse country. The building itself has a history that stretches back to the early 1800s, and the touches hearken back to an era gone by. The food carries on the home’s tradition of hospitality, bringing an upscale approach to traditional Kentucky tastes. Their three-course dinners include options like Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin with potato dumplings and apple rosemary pan jus or Sausage & Leek Stuffed Quail served with cheddar whipped potatoes. Reservations are recommended. Don’t miss their delicious brunch and special events! 426 North Winter Street | Midway, KY 859.846.4731 | hollyhillinn.com Photo by Jenn Jackson Portrait by 15 United 102

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HONEYWOOD The beautifully-appointed interior blends a Southern chic sensibility with a cozy, yet modern aesthetic. The food puts Kentucky cuisine and hospitality at the forefront, highlighting locally grown produce and meat where possible. The delicious Howard’s Pork Chops, featuring two 4-oz. Stone Cross Farm pork chops that are marinated, then seared, topped with apple butter pork jus over creamy Weisenberger Mill grits, with mixed pickles, Three Springs Greens and gremolata. The unique Beefloaf includes shredded beets and carrots with sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and cheddar, topped with tomato-onion sauce and served with a mixed root vegetable puree and petite salad. Located in The Summit at Fritz Farm, Honeywood offers a delicious bookend to a day of shopping. 110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 140 | Lexington, KY | 859.469.8234 | honeywoodrestaurant.com

GLENN’S CREEK CAFÉ The sweeping views of Kentucky’s bourbon country are reason enough to visit Woodford Reserve Distillery, but their on-site eatery cements this stop on the Bourbon Trail as a foodie destination. The menu was carefully created to reflect the distinctive flavors found in the Woodford Reserve flavor wheel. Their Turkey in the Rye sandwich features all-natural, nitrate-free sliced turkey, Bourbon mayonnaise, white cheddar cheese, dried cranberry mustard and baby lettuces, all served on marble rye. The hearty Bourbon Trail Chili starts with Kentucky Proud beef, black beans and Great Northern beans, simmered in bourbon-spiked chili gravy with tomatoes and peppers, served with their scratch-made cornbread. 7855 McCracken Pike | Versailles, KY 859.879.1812 | woodfordreserve.com/menu

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WINDY CORNER MARKET AND RESTAURANT Fashioned after an old country store, this eatery features reclaimed wood and a screened-in back porch for a wonderfully quaint dining experience. The menu features several takes on the Po-Boy, but locals love the Kentucky Boy: pulled pork in bourbon barbeque sauce with crispy fried pickles, bourbon barrel beer cheese, red onion, shredded lettuce and Windy Corner Special Sauce, all on a 6-inch roll and served with potato chips. Their Blackened Catfish is another local favorite, with a 10-oz. filet, rubbed down with their own Kentucky Cajun spice mix and “seared in Mr. Jim’s cast-iron skillet”. Best of all? The have lots of Kentucky Proud products for sale, so you can help support even more Kentucky farm families and producers. 4595 Bryan Station Road | Lexington, KY 859.294.9383 | windycornermarket.com

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WALLACE STATION Located just outside of Midway amidst horse farms, and just a short drive from both Keeneland and the Kentucky Horse Park, this eatery is often the only destination for many locals’ meandering weekend drives through the country. And for good reason: the casual eatery puts a local twist on the traditional deli menu. The Bourbon Trail Triple Crown sandwich features roast turkey, cheddar, bacon, their house bourbon barbeque sauce, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato, stacked three layers high on toast. Try Ouita’s Favorite Salad, a lettuce mix with tomato, Feta, red onion, cucumber, olive salad, roasted peppers and country croutons topped with a blackened tuna steak. 3854 Old Frankfort Pike | Versailles, KY | 859.846.5161 | wallacestation.com

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SHRIMP & GRITS

Photo by Jenn Jackson

Served at the Holly Hill Inn, Midway, Kentucky Method

Grits Ingredients 1 cup Weisenberger Mill stone-ground white grits

Add grits, reduce heat and stir until mixture returns to a simmer and the starch begins to develop.

2 tsp. salt, or more to taste

Cover the grits and lower the heat as low as possible. At the inn, we let the grits just sit over our pilot light for about an hour and a half, “letting them swell.” If you don’t have this kind of time, they should cook over very low heat for about 30-40 minutes. Check them occasionally to make sure they don’t scorch on the bottom, but don’t stir too frequently.

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

Add the cheese, cayenne and taste for salt.

2 cups grated sharp white Cheddar cheese

*For an extra-rich result, substitute heavy cream for milk in the recipe.

2 cups water 2 cups milk*

Shrimp Ingredients 6 cups shrimp stock; see recipe below 2 tbsp. bourbon 2 strips raw bacon 1 ½ tsp. dried thyme 1 small onion quartered 4 cloves garlic

Method Simmer the shrimp stock with bourbon, bacon, dried thyme, garlic, bay leaves, onion, garlic, Crystal hot sauce, beer and Worcestershire sauce for about 15-20 minutes. Strain. In a large sauté pan, melt one cube of butter. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with Cajun spice. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add 2 cups of the shrimp broth. Simmer over high until reduced by at least half. Swirl in cold butter a cube at a time, season to taste with a little salt and squeeze of lemon.

4-5 bay leaves

Make sure to reduce the shrimp broth before mounting with the butter or your sauce will be too thin.

½ cup Crystal hot sauce

Arrange 6 shrimp per person over the grits, cover in sauce and serve.

8 ounces of beer, such as a lager like Budweiser 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Shrimp Stock

24 shrimp, 6 per person, peeled and deveined (save shells for stock recipe)

Ingredients 24 shrimp shells

2 ribs celery

1 onion

½ cup cold butter, cut into cubes

8 cups water

4 bay leaves

1 tbsp. tomato paste

½ lemon squeezed 1 tsp. Cajun spice, optional to taste

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Method Simmer about 40 minutes to an hour and strain. We get our shrimp head on so we use the heads and the shells. You can also substitute a ready-made broth.


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Goose Island

GOOSE 312: UrbAN WHEAT ALE April picks BY Steve Why Steve Enjoys this Beer…. I love a light easy drinking beer, especially as the weather begins to warm up. But I do not want to sacrifice full flavor to get it. Goose Island Brewing’s 312 Urban Wheat Ale fits that profile to a tee! 312 is loaded with flavor, it is unfiltered so the full flavor of this wheat beer shines through. It pours a beautiful golden color and as it flows into the glass you begin to notice the hazy, cloudy appearance in the glass that lets you know it is indeed unfiltered. The pour is followed by a zesty and citrusy aroma that lingers as a hint of white bread aroma begins to form toward the end. The taste is light and fruity but still crisp and fresh. 312 is smooth and easy to drink, it makes you want to have another one for sure. I guess that’s why they sell it in 6 packs, right? The long winter is behind us and Spring has finally sprung so fire up the grill, grab a beer and get out and enjoy the sun! Cheers!

style: Wheat Ale

hops: First Gold, Mt. Hood, Cascade

alcohol by volume: 4.2% | IBU: 18

taste profile: Inspired by the city of Chicago and densely populated with flavor, 312’s spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body that’s immensely refreshing.

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Lovers Leap

Photo Finish Tasting Notes‌. Fruitfulness abounds in this sweet, full and round bodied white blend that expresses honeysuckle and melon followed by ripe apple, golden pear and tropical fruits.

Varietal: Vidal Blanc, Riesling, Vignoles, Cayuga, Traminette

appellation: Kentucky

alcohol: 11.61%

food pairings: Photo Finish’s acidity, sweetness, tropical fruits, and mineral backbone let it partner broadly particularly with cheeses from Brie to Taleggio, even Manchego.

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PHOTOGRAPHER KRISTIN TATEM HAIR + MAKEUP PINK LOU LOU DESIGN STUDIO FLOWER CROWNS FLOWERS BY MARNIE + JENNY STYLING MEGAN HILLENMEYER + HALEY WALLS FLOWERS HOUSE MODELS

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Floral dress in blue by ADALYN RAE; Bailey earrings in red by BETSY PITTARD; Bangles in red, gold and white by ERIMISH

// OLIVE YOU Wooden basket clutch

// THE PRISSY PEACH BOUTIQUE

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Arcadia dress in peach by ELLIATT; Patent leather pumps in nude by TOP MODE; Fringe earrings in ivory and beaded bracelets; Wooden basket clutch

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CAPTION GOES HERE... Lace dress in blush and gold by DONNA MORGAN; Earrings in pink and gold by KENDRA SCOTT; Beaded bracelets in blush, gold and white by ERIMISH

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Floral dress with full high-low skirt in blush by FRASCARA;

// CARL MEYERS Cloud druzy choker with chalcedony drops in gold

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Poppy sandal in honey leather by TOMS

// PEGGY’S Charm bracelet, rings and necklace in gold

// PANDORA FAYETTE MALL

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Strapless jumpsuit in coral by MINKPINK

// PIRIE Rhodochrosite studs earrings in pink

// MEG C JEWELRY GALLERY Beaded necklace in gold and blush; Snakeskin clutch in apricot

// SINCERELY YOURS

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Bell sleeve dress in raspberry by CAMILYN BETH; Jenina pump in bright rose by SCHUTZ; Bangle bracelets by BOURBON AND BOWTIES; Fringe earrings in gold and white

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Savannah dress with ruffle details in blue by MILLY; Stone drop earrings in teal and gold; Navy hat with seven layer bow

// BELLA ROSE

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Floral fitted midi dress in navy by DAVID MEISTER; Hat in coral by KAKYCO; Necklace in gold

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at our 2 locations!

882 East High Street Lexington (859) 382-7611

55 South Main Street Winchester (859) 749-2744

Or shop online at shopthepeach.com

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Dress with pom pom details in yellow by VERY J

// SOUTHERN SUNDAY Agate leather envelop clutch in green with stone detail in purple by KRAVA

// SCOUT & MOLLY’S Charm bracelet and rings in silver

// PANDORA AT FAYETTE MALL

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Rema top in snow white; Dulce bootie in tawny; necklace, earrings and bracelet in gold

// ARIAT BRAND SHOP AT THE SUMMIT AT FRITZ FARM

Gingham top with front tie in black and white by BISHOP + YOUNG; Elyse denim legging in white by MUDPIE; Union circle crossbody bag with fringe detail in black by HOBO; Earrings and bracelet in gold and pink

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Dress with ruffle sleeves in aqua by SAIL TO SABLE; Earrings in gold and aqua

// COTTON PATCH

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Long sleeve dress in mesh multicolor pattern by BLUSH; Hat in yellow by AUGUST HAT COMPANY

// JEROME Beaded necklace in gold and blush

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Skirt and top set with ruffle detail in red by PAULA HIAN; Pearl earrings with gold detail

// YUDOFSKY FUR + LEATHER

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Floral off the shoulder dress in ivory by MAVEN WEST; Wrap belt in marine blue by ADA; Beaded earrings in blush by SOUTHERN BELLE GLITZ

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Sina dress in fuchsia by CHIARA BONI; Fascinator in fuchsia by FORME’ PETITE

// CARL MEYERS Lace dress in dusty blue by ADALYN RAE; Hide purse in metallic silver; Fringe earrings in ivory

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// PIRIE Blue topaz and citrine ring in silver

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by: Jesse L. Brooks

When seasons transition, so should our makeup routine. With springtime in full swing and Keeneland days and The Kentucky Derby on the calendar, it’s time to set aside our beautiful, rich fall palettes and dive into some color! An unexpected, vibrant eye might sound intimating, but when executed correctly, it can bring out your eye color and make your entire face ‘pop’!

1 If you aren’t feeling quite so brave, color can always be injected in less obvious ways. A lavender eyeliner in the waterline or a light dusting of fuchsia blush are fun and easy ways to switch things up without stepping too far outside your comfort zone. Investing in a lip palette is a fantastic way to give yourself options. Rose and plum shades are perfect for spring, and with a palette, you have the ability to deepen or lighten your desired hue. As for spring skin, it’s all about looking fresh and luminous. So even if you are a full coverage gal, with the right products you can still achieve a gorgeous glow.

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1 | MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner 2 | GLO SKIN BEAUTY Luminous Liquid Foundation 3 | CHARLOTTE TILBURY ‘Wonderglow’ Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash 4 | ESTÉE LAUDER Pinks + Plums Lip Palette 5 | TOM FORD Shadow Extreme – Foil Finish and Lash and Brow Tint 6 | ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Limited Edition Amrezy Highlighter Illuminating Powder 7 | SMASHBOX Limited Edition Photo Finish Primer Water

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With the Kentucky Derby coming up in early May, it’s time to start outfit planning! If you are attending the big day, then you already know the fashion is just as important as choosing the right horse. You want to pick a dress that is suitable for the event, but also comfortable for the long day. Since the Derby usually has beautiful spring like weather, going for colorful florals is always a great option. This year, we’re thinking pink! Since the event is known as the “Run For The Roses,” we are paying tribute through our outfit. Printed with blooming roses and colorful butterflies, Dolce & Gabbana’s dress is perfect for a day at the races. It’s made from crisp silk-organza and has a lightly boned bodice that cinches in at the waist before giving out to a voluminous midi skirt. Allowing our dress to do most of the talking, we wanted our shoes and bag to be more pared-down. Staying true to our pretty petal hues, Jimmy Choo’s ‘Celeste’ bag features glimmering crystals illuminating the clean, classic profile of a lavish suede frame clutch topped with a geometric clasp. For shoes, it’s all about looking feminine and delicate. Christian Louboutin’s iconic bows are reinterpreted with a modern twist in the form of the laser-cut strips on these baby pink Miss Valois sandals. As for jewelry, we wanted an air of simplicity while staying on theme. Whether you’re a horse lover or just wearing it as a symbol of good luck, this horseshoe shaped diamond encrusted ring is sure to bring you sweet serendipity on Derby day. Our most important accessory is the beautiful hat. Derby hats can be as minimal or extreme as you wish, but we like to fall somewhere in the middle. Christine A Moore’s ‘Lenora’ hat features a parasol oval brim with two hand painted, hand sewn and hand sculpted silk flowers adding great depth of detail to true Southern Belle style. No look would be complete without a little lipstick. Get instant supple lips with Tom Ford Beauty’s hydrating ‘Ultra-Rich Lip Color.’ Imparting a luminous sheen, the creamy, lightweight texture offers a long-lasting, smooth finish. The Kentucky Derby is one of our down home state’s most beloved events, and in this outfit, whether your horse wins or loses, you can bet it will still be a day where ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’.

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John and Laura Beth Saunier were first introduced in the seventh grade at Christ the King’s Oktoberfest by John’s cousin, Laura Schnettler. Laura and Laura Beth danced together at Diana Evans School of Dance and John was a new student at Christ the King School. John and Laura Beth remained friends throughout high school and college, but when Laura Beth asked John to be her date to her best friend’s wedding and sparks flew. John and Laura Beth have been inseparable ever since. John and Laura Beth call Kentucky home—Laura Beth grew up in Lexington and John in Winchester. Both come from very large families, who all live or have ties to Kentucky. “We both left Kentucky to attend college—Ole Miss and South Carolina—but both knew we would return home down the road. We are huge Kentucky Wildcat fans and our biggest hobbies are going to the Thoroughbred Club and Keeneland,” said John. The couple married on June 17, 2017 at Cathedral of Christ the King. When it came time to choose where to marry, Christ the King was the obvious choice for John and Laura Beth. “John and I attended school at Christ the King and it is the church where I was baptized. Our families have also attended church there all our lives,” Laura Beth said. “We were both actually confirmed together. Many of our family members have celebrated baptisms and weddings at Christ the King, including our parents.”

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The reception was held at Lexington Country Club, with a clear tent with lights covering the patio. Pink flowers and small candles were the centerpieces on the tables and the wedding cake table was sparkle pink. Laura Beth’s favorite color is pink, so she knew pink would be incorporated in every aspect of the wedding. With the help of Doug Smith and Glenn Blind from Doug Smith Designs and Events, Laura Beth had her fairy tale pink wedding. “We wanted a romantic but fun vibe, and Doug and Glenn definitely made that happen,” said Laura Beth. Laura Beth and John had three different first dance songs, which were choreographed by Arthur Murray. The couple chose “Crusin” by Smokey Robinson, “One Dance” by Drake and “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. Laura Beth and her dad also had a choreographed danced and danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland, followed by “I Can’t Help Myself ” by the Four Tops. John and his mom danced to “Ms. Grace” by The Tymes. The couple agreed that their wedding day seemed perfect because it was a day full of happiness and excitement. “One of the absolute best moments was our first look,” Laura Beth said. “Since our wedding ceremony was in the evening, we did our first look before we headed over to the church. We were so happy to see each other on the day that we had been anticipating for a very long time. This is one of our favorite things to relive when we look back at our photos and watch our wedding video,” Laura Beth said. The Sauniers made it a point to take time to soak in having their family and friends in one place. They said they enjoyed being at the altar and looking out to see all their family and friends in the pews. “It was something extremely special and unforgettable,” John said. “We also stepped away from our reception and went upstairs to look down at all our family and friends dancing, having fun and celebrating—it was an extremely special feeling.” While the Saunier’s wouldn’t change one thing about their wedding day, which they have nicknamed “the best day ever,” they do recommend enjoying all the moments leading up to your special day. “Even though our planning lasted a little over a year, it all flies by, so try to enjoy every step” said Laura Beth. “Everything about our wedding day seemed like a dream come true. While we were excited to go and start our lives together, it was a day that we never wanted to end. It was really the best day ever.” PHOTOGRAPHY BY : Malicote Photography WRITTEN BY: Sarah Boerkircher

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g and all eyes on you n i p p o t s . .. show This trend is for brides that want all eyes on them from the moment they walk down the aisle to the last dance at the stroke of midnight. From unique textured skirts to oversized bows, if you're looking for a way to truly stand out, this is the perfect place to start.

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Spring Sprung! HAS

SPECIAL EVENTS Photo via jlmcouture.com

STA RT LO C A L :

Start your search at any of these local boutiques: Twirl Boutique Meant to Be Boutique Wedding Wonderland The White Dress of Lexington Rebecca's Wedding Boutique The Bridal Suite of Louisville Modern Trousseau Louisville

BY: HAL EY WA L L S Bride-to-Be and Owner of Haley Michelle Designs www.haleymichelledesigns.com

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#KYPROUDWEDDINGS

Share your love for each other.

Share your love for a Kentucky farm. Support Kentucky farmers & enter to win a $5,000 wedding gift! Couples across Kentucky are discovering that Kentucky farms make an ideal setting for dream weddings. Likewise, Kentucky Proud products offer nearly everything else you need for your big day – from locally grown cuisine and beautiful flowers to amazing wines, spirits, craft beers and more. Do you have a Kentucky farm wedding story? Share it and you could win $5,000 or be selected for other prizes! Post a photo or video from your Kentucky farm wedding on social media, and tag a Kentucky Proud product or producer using #KYProudWeddings. For details, go to KyProud.com/Weddings.

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As the farm to table trend rises, so does the opportunity to include Kentucky farm products into wedding celebrations. From bourbon to florals and food, couples are proud to incorporate the Bluegrass State into their wedding day. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles recognized this trend and has formulated a plan to shed light on local farms and producers. “A wedding is a unique opportunity to showcase our agriculture, from beautiful farm venues to serving locally produced food, down to the details of floral arrangements and party favors, all sourced from Kentucky farms,” he said. “Kentuckians have a special sense of pride in their home, so it’s only natural for couples to show their love for their Commonwealth on the happiest day of their lives,” Commissioner Quarles said. “In the weeks and months to come, we will carry out a promotional campaign to show couples how Kentucky Proud can take some of the stress out of wedding planning and help them make memories that will last a lifetime.” The first contest will run April 1st thru June 30th. Contestants will enter to win a cash prize of $5,000 by posting to social media using #KYProudWeddings and tagging a Kentucky Proud farm or product. A panel of industry leaders will sort through the feed and choose a winning couple in July. Those posting qualified photos will also be eligible to win gift boxes of Kentucky Proud, farm sourced products each month.

For more information on official contest rules, visit kentuckyproud.com/weddings. Photos via (Clockwise from Top): Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, Blewegrass Apiary, Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, Cecil Farms, The Black Horse Farm.

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Super Mom Sarah Dougherty admits that motherhood wasn’t something she fully comprehended or appreciated until she became a mom to her twin boys, Miller and Hank. “What inspires me to be a ‘Super Mom’ is seeing the boys happy and healthy after being born seven weeks early,” Sarah says. “After over a month in the NICU, my husband Tim and I learned to be a strong team and knew then that we could probably handle anything that life throws our way. The boys were strong and resilient, and we felt like we needed to be too.” Sarah, who is a Physician Assistant at Lexington Women’s Health, and her husband approach parenthood as partners. Sarah and Tim say that they try to keep things simple without taking themselves too seriously. “We maintain a healthy balance of organization, communication and planning,” Sarah says. “Since the boys were born, we have kept them on a flexible schedule that provides structure and adaptability at the same time.” The Doughtery’s love spending time together, whether it is going to Shamrock Bar & Grille for brunch, exploring new restaurants in town, taking walks with their Sproodle, Donovan, playing outside, swimming and taking day trips to visit the Aquarium in Newport.

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“I have found that I can honor my late father by keeping his approach to life in mind, which was to work hard, play hard,” Sarah says. “The most rewarding aspect of being a mom to my boys is seeing them smile and listening to them giggle. Seeing their happy faces after a long day of work is such a great feeling.” As Sarah explains, parenthood is the hardest and most rewarding thing she’ll ever do, so she encourages other moms to take parenthood one day at a time. She also recommends taking time to re-charge, which allows time to find a healthy mom/life balance. Sarah’s typical day includes making lunches and getting ready for work before the boys wake up. She and Tim dress the boys for school, feed them breakfast, and then Sarah gets Miller and Hank to school before she heads to work. After a full day of work, Tim picks the boys up and meets Sarah at home. “We make dinner for the boys or go out to eat, give them a bath, read a book, help them brush their teeth and put them to bed. Once the boys are asleep, that’s when Tim and I find time for each other by trying new recipes, decompressing and catching up on Netflix. We cherish this time together,” she says. Now that the twins are eating on their own, Sarah says that one of her biggest challenges is keeping the house clean. “We are currently dealing with some picky eaters, so I researched a good ‘family-friendly’ recipe and spent an hour preparing it. As soon as I put it on their plates, Miller and Hank threw it on the floor. Oh, the joys of parenthood,” she says. “But at the end of the day, our goal is that we teach the boys patience, love for one another and respect for those around them.”

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Kentucky Farm Bureau John Wood, Agency Manager of the Versailles Road Fayette County Farm Bureau Agency, is deeply motivated to help people. “I wanted to get into insurance to help people protect their assets and their families from unforeseen accidents and dangers,” he explained. John has been an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau for 18 years, and is thrilled to be working with hardworking, trustworthy people. “I have a very dedicated staff that is the backbone of my success.” John said that it was important for him to be a part of a company that cares about local people. “I know Kentucky Farm Bureau will be here for our policy holders when they need us most, whether that is a fender bender in the parking lot or when bad weather hits the state,” he explained. “Kentucky Farm Bureau will stand behind its promise.” John grew up in Princeton, Ky on a farm. “I own a farm and enjoy being outdoors and watching things grow and change,” he said. “I really enjoy working for a company that is concerned about the farm community and how it affects all of us in the state.” In addition to helping insure local families and farms, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation works tirelessly to advocate for Kentucky farmers, farmland and agriculture, as well as its future. John loves Kentucky. In his spare time, this University of Kentucky graduate enjoys following the college sports programs. He also loves travelling and meeting people from different parts of the country and the world. Curious about what makes Kentucky Farm Bureau so special? Give John Wood a call today to learn more. He and his team are always happy to provide a free, no-obligation quote.

KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU VERSAILLES ROAD AGENCY (859) 253-1626 kyfb.com/fayette/versailles 1316 Versailles Rd Lexington, KY 40504


Family

It is no secret that paying for a college education today is expensive. Although tuition increases in recent years have slowed their pace a bit, they still continue their steady upward march. So what options are there for those looking to save for future college expenses? Here are 3 possible solutions.

529 Plans These have become one of the most popular savings vehicles for college. They allow for tax-deferred growth and earnings are tax-free if used for qualified educational expenses. There’s a lot of flexibility with these plans. You can change the beneficiary and cover things outside tuition like books and computers. You can also take out an amount equal to any scholarship without incurring penalties. Contribution limits are set at $15,000 a year per person in 2018, with a lump sum option of up to 5 times that amount. Some of the drawbacks are limited investment options, and a 10% penalty and taxes on earnings if not used for educational expenses. Additionally, as of January 1st,up to $10,000 a year can be used for elementary and secondary expenses. While this allows for more flexibility, if the funds are used too early, the benefits of tax deferral are greatly diminished, so it is still most valuable as a college expense solution.

UGMA/UTMA These accounts allow for the transfer of assets to a minor without the cost to draft a trust. While these accounts allow for great flexibility in investment options and payouts, they are also a permanent gift to the child. In Kentucky, that at 18 these funds legally belong to the child. Because of this, many people give pause to contributing large amounts. Also, as of January 1st of this year, income will be taxed at the trust tax rate, meaning the 37% tax bracket is reached at just $12,500 of income.

Educational Trust This is probably the most underutilized solution for education planning. While there is an initial expense incurred to draft the document, there is an immense amount of benefits. Unlimited investment options, personalization to meet a family’s needs, ability to keep the money in trust or have payouts at defined ages, and even protection from creditors or foolish spending habits. For families looking for a customized solution, this is the best option.

Article by : Erin Serrate, Community Trust and Investment Company VP/Trust Relationship Officer | serrater@ctbi.com | 859-389-5300

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Erica Radhakrishnan Hospital Administrator, BVS

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id you know that April 30th is National Therapy Animal Day? This is a day to recognize and honor through awareness and education the thousands of pets and handlers that work throughout the country to enhance the health and well-being of humans by facilitating the human-animal bond. Many scientific articles credit this connection to better mental, emotional, physical and social health in people including, but not limited to a reduction in pain, an increase in optimism, lower blood pressure and an increase in positive social behaviors. The most common image one may envision when considering a therapy animal is a service dog that helps an individual with a disability achieve greater independence. However, this image is incorrect. The definition of a service or assistance animal is typically a dog or sometimes a miniature horse trained to do need-specific work for individuals with disabilities such as guide, hear or alert their owner to an impending medical condition such as a seizure. These amazing creatures are considered working animals and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) extends certain rights to service canines including the ability to accompany their owner anywhere in public. Therapy animals are defined differently. Pet Partners, the first organization to recognize and offer “standardized training in animal-assisted activities and therapy for volunteers and health-care professions,” defines therapy animals as pets handled by volunteers “to provide affection and comfort to various members of the public, typically in facility settings.” Therapy animal volunteers often train their pet and volunteer their time to visit hospitals, schools, nursing homes, libraries and shelters to bring comfort or compassion to those in need. The ability to be a therapy animal is not limited to dogs. Cats, birds, llamas, horses, guinea pigs, and even rabbits can be therapy animals. Unlike service animals, therapy animals do not have the same rights as mandated by the ADA. Their presence is restricted to the rules of the facility. If you are interested in sharing your pet’s unconditional love with others by becoming a therapy animal volunteer, three useful resources to consult are www.petpartners.org, www.loveonaleash.org, and the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program. Once certified as a therapy animal, the University of Kentucky Hospital’s Gill Heart Institute, Kentucky’s Children’s Hospital, and Markey Cancer Center, as well as Central Baptist Hospital, offer opportunities to provide animal-assisted therapy to their patients. Visits with individual patients last approximately 15 minutes. If you have an aversion to hospitals, the Versailles Public Library presents a “Kids Read to Dogs” program the second Saturday of the month at 3:00 pm to build literacy confidence in children ages 5 to 11 by reading to a friendly therapy dog. Contact each of these facilities for volunteer requirements and opportunities.

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By: Barbara Meyer

Autism is one of the most rapidly-growing developmental disorders in America. More than three and a half million Americans are living with autism, and our country spends $236262 billion on autism services annually. Autism rates are on the rise - the CDC estimates that 1 in 68 U.S. children have autism. The ratios are higher for males - autism affects 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.

What is aut is m?

There is wider awareness of autism than ever, but it is still greatly misunderstood. Autism is not a disease or type of mental illness. It’s a spectrum of five neurological disorders ranging from mild to profoundly disabling that impact socialization, language and communication. Autism is characterized

by uneven skill development - an autistic child can struggle with language but have highly developed abilities in math or music. Autism is not a new condition. It was first diagnosed as a distinct clinical syndrome by Austrian child psychiatrist Leo Kanner in 1943. Kanner coined the term based on his observations of a patient named Donald Triplett and 10 other children with similar socialization issues. Triplett’s father’s wrote a letter to Kanner describing his son’s repetitive behavior, obsession with numbers, and social isolation, all traits that would be familiar to modern parents of autistic children. Kanner initially thought that Donald had schizophrenia, but eventually came to understand and name the unique condition he had identified as autism. A change in environment improved Triplett’s development and he was able to learn to golf, drive, get a college degree, work and travel abroad to 36 countries, including an African safari. Kanner’s landmark paper, “Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact” paved the ground for further study of the condition.

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The exact cause of autism is still unknown. In 1998, a widespread theory published in a medical journal falsely linked childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella to autism. The article has since been retracted and the British doctor who wrote it was de-licensed. Another early theory, also disproven, linked autism to ”refrigerator parents”, citing insufficient emotional warmth towards their children as the cause of their condition. Modern science links genetics to autism. Parents whose first child has autism are more likely to have a second child with the condition. Studies have shown that if one identical twin has autism, the other has a 90 percent chance of having it too. Environmental factors, such as nutritional deficiencies, exposure to elements in pesticides and air pollution may also increase the risk. Conceiving a child later in life, pregnancy and birth complications, and pregnancies spaced less than a year apart are also possible risk factors.

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Autism is typically diagnosed at age four. However, early signs can appear when the child is 12 to 18 months old. Those include repetitive gestures or sounds, limited eye contact, being non-responsive or nonverbal and having unusual or intense reactions to sounds, touch, taste, smells and light. Some children with autism exhibit normal development up until 18 to 24 months of age and then either stop or regress. There is no physical test, like a brain scan, biopsy or blood reading, that can diagnose autism. After other factors like vision or hearing issues have been ruled out, autism is diagnosed through observing behavior. Specially trained physicians and psychologists perform autism-specific behavioral evaluations. There is no cure for autism. However, early behavioral intervention has been shown to dramatically improve outcomes. Since there is a wide range of symptoms and behavior associated with autism, treatment methods and practices vary. Currently, applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is thought to be the most effective method, along with occupational, speech and physical therapy. Other therapies include medication, vitamin treatments and changes in diet. Autism is a complex condition, and the most effective treatments vary from person to person. The earlier that autism is diagnosed, the sooner home and school programs can be established to help the child develop to their highest potential. Autism is a lifelong condition. However, many people with autism also live successful and fulfilling futures, such as Dan Aykroyd, Academy Award nominee, actor and writer, Satoshi Tajiri, video game designer and creator of Nintendo’s Pokemon, and Susan Boyle, “Britain’s Got Talent” finalist and best-selling recording artist. Temple Grandin, the autistic professor and author who revolutionized the livestock industry, is named as one of Time magazines 100 most influential people in the world.

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If you have a child with autism, it’s important to learn as much as you can. Keep up to date on the latest scientific developments, and reach out to local support groups and national organizations for assistance and information on the proper steps to take. Beware of non-evidence-based treatments that can be ineffective and dangerous. There are a number of skilled, caring organizations in our area to help children and adults with autism and their families lead the most fulfilling lives possible. Remember, it’s important that parents seeking help for their children also include support for themselves.

Inclusion Palooza April 21st, 2018 12pm-7pm Inaugural event celebrating community and intentional inclusion for individuals with disabilities through the universal language of music.

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Autism comes from the Greek work “autos”, meaning self. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. About 25% of autistics are non-verbal. Half the children identified with autism have average or above-average intelligence.

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Autism Society of the Bluegrass (859) 299-9000 asbg.org

Jessica and Donnie Frye are local autism and inclusion advocates. Jessica works in management for the Michelle P. Waiver services at Buegrass.org. Donnie works for Fayette County Public Schools as a para-educator in Special Education. Their son Jacob, 12, has autism. He enjoys anime and participates in his school’s anime club. He loves to swim at the YMCA and participates in Miracle League baseball each fall and winter. He is more of a music connoisseur and especially enjoys 70s and 80s music. He also likes to play with his little brother, Lucas.

Bluegrass Autism Services (859) 516-2360 www.bluegrassautism.com Child Development Center of the Buegrass 290 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY (859) 218-2322 Build Inclsuion 1050 Chinoe Rd, Suite 106 Lexington, KY (859) 221-6689 Autism Society of Kentuckiana (502) 263-5708 www.ask-lou.org Feat of Louisville (502) 596-1258 featoflouisville.org Kentucky Autism Services and Supports Directory (502) 852-4631 katcproviders.louisville.edu

Kentucky Autism Training Center (502) 852-4631 louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining U of L Autism Center (502) 588-8522 louisville.edu/autism Bluegrass.org (800) 928-8000 bluegrass.org

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The Keto Diet Intermittent Fasting More an eating pattern than an actual diet, intermittent fasting (IF) is a carefully regimented plan to alternate days of normal eating with periods of fasting and restricted caloric intake. Several studies in the National Center for Biotechnology Information archives have shown possible links between IF and weight loss, diabetes prevention, lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced oxidative stress and reduced inflammation, as well as boosted cellular repair and human growth hormone. How people approach IF varies. Some choose to participate in the 16/8 method, limiting daily eating to an 8-hour period, then fasting for 16 hours. Some choose to fast for 24 hours once or twice a week, perhaps eating dinner one day then not eating again until dinner the following evening. Other fans of IF ascribe to the 5:2 Diet, eating only 500-600 calories on two non-consecutive days each week, eating as normal on the other five. While eating fewer-to-no calories during the fasting period should mean weight loss, in practice, IF can be more complicated: some people end up eating more calories than they otherwise would on non-fasting days. To combat this, ease into IF and initially track your calories to ensure you’re staying consistent. Remember that you absolutely should keep drinking plenty of water. Fasting isn’t right for everyone. Everyone considering IF should talk with their doctor about whether it’s the right choice for their unique needs, including what length of fast is safest and healthiest.

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The ketogenic diet (keto) is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Originally developed to help children with difficult-to-control epilepsy, the keto diet has gained traction as a lifestyle choice among weightlifters and people who want to lose a significant amount of weight. Typically, the brain runs on glucose converted from consumed carbohydrates. When there are very few carbs in the diet, the liver begins to convert fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The brain begins to use the ketone bodies as fuel, and this state is known as ketosis. This change has significant benefits for about half of children with refractory epilepsy; as well as adults. It should not be considered a holistic, natural or alternative treatment to epilepsy, but may be one part of an overall doctor-supervised plan to treat epilepsy. Getting into ketosis can be challenging. Many people who follow the keto diet try to consume fewer than 20 grams of carbohydrates a day: the typical American eats 300 grams or more. “A person following a ketogenic diet must consume the vast majority of calories in the form of healthy fats, eating a moderate amount of protein and very few carbohydrates,” explained Jan Sproul of Prüvit. “The keto diet flips the traditional USDA Food Pyramid on its head.” What does a person following the keto diet eat? “You can enjoy foods like real butter, eggs, leafy green vegetables, bacon and nuts,” she explained. “Try to avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners that can raise the blood sugar and insulin levels.” A nutritionist familiar with the keto diet should be able to offer suggestions for the right kinds of fat, protein and carb-free vegetables to focus on. As always, consult with your doctor first.


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Rebecca Shepherd-Smith, RD, LD

Kentucky OneHealth Saint Joseph Hostipal 859.313.1000 One Saint Joseph Drive Lexington, KY 40504 kentuckyonehealth.org/registered-dietitians

Tina Thompson, MS, RDN, LD, CEDRD-S Emily Ashton, MS, RDN, LD Bluegrass Nutrition Counseling 859.388.9152 535 W. 2nd Street Suite 207 Lexington, KY 40508 bluegrassnutrition.net

Emily Mcglone, MS, RD, LD, CLT Lexstart Nutrition, LLC 859.955.8662 90 Southport Dr. Lexington, Kentucky 40503 lexstartnutrition.com

Bethany S. Borders, RD, LD CDE

Lexington Clinic South Broadway 859.258.4032 1221 South Broadway, 4th Floor Lexington, KY 40504 lexingtonclinic.com/dietitianservices

Erin Morris, RD, LD

Lexington Clinic East (859) 258-5340 100 North Eagle Creek Drive, 2nd Floor Lexington, KY 40509 lexingtonclinic.com/dietitianservices

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MIDWIVES CertiďŹ ed Nurse Midwives specialize in the care of women.

A recent study published by the University of British Columbia links midwifery care to better birth outcomes. Midwifery care has long been associated with lower incidences of cesarean sections, lower rates of labor induction and augmentation, and increased rates of breastfeeding. Despite the wealth of knowledge and evidence supporting healthier outcomes for patients receiving care from CNMs, unsubstantiated myths still abound...

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Health Life + Beauty + Style One such myth is that Certified Nurse Midwives have no formal education. In fact, Certified Nurse Midwives must obtain a minimum of a Master’s Degree in order to practice and many Certified Nurse Midwives hold doctoral degrees. Certified Nurse Midwives are registered nurses who have completed graduate medical education specializing in midwifery. Midwifery programs of study are university based and include traditional classroom course work as well as hands-on clinical rotations. Nurse Midwifery education programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. Graduates must pass a national board certification exam administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board and become licensed as nurse practitioners and as Certified Nurse Midwives by the state in which they practice. Certified Nurse Midwives have full prescriptive authority in all fifty states. Certified Nurse Midwives are independent providers of health care and are experts in normal pregnancy, medicated and unmedicated childbirth, and benign gynecology. Certified Nurse Midwives practice evidenced based “Medical care provided by care in accordance with national guidelines for obstetric and gyneCertified Nurse Midwives cologic care.

emphasizes ethical, individualized care that focuses on the physical, social, and psychological condition of women.”

Unlike other disciplines, their practice is also guided by the Midwifery Model of Care—a model which focuses on the interaction between the patient and the midwife. Medical care provided by Certified Nurse Midwives emphasizes ethical, individualized care that focuses on the physical, social, and psychological condition of women ages 12 and up. Since CNMs provide care to women based on their individual needs, they work in conjunction with other members of the health care team to achieve optimal outcomes. Women with chronic or high-risk health problems can receive gynecologic and prenatal care from CNMs, however these women are referred to specialist physicians who manage ongoing or chronic illness. Since CNMs do not perform surgery they partner with obstetricians who are available 24 hours a day to perform surgery in the event of an emergency. Whether you see a Certified Nurse Midwife for prenatal and maternity care, annual well woman care, contraception, or a gynecologic condition, you can expect compassionate support, education, and involvement in the decision-making process regarding your care.

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Creating the Perfect Lashes!

Article by : Beth Hourigan, Hourglass Lash + Skin Bar hourglasslex.com | 859-903-SKIN or 859-904-LASH

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omen have worn false eyelash strips for years, waking up morning after morning gluing them on just right, or applying coats of clumpy mascara and still not achieving the look they desire. Both of these options are very time consuming in our busy lives and sometimes even after we spend time on them we have messy mascara clean-up to deal with or a strip that starts to come off in the middle of an important dinner, EEK! Eyelash extensions give women an option that saves them valuable time and totally reduces the frustration of these tasks. When women make the decision to get eyelash extensions, they rarely go back. When you select a seasoned professional, the process is relaxing and comfortable and even allows for a nap during application. There are many different types of eyelash extensions and many people offer the service. It is best to see a lash extension certified professional, one who is an esthetician, cosmetologist or an RN. A lash artist should listen to your wishes, analyze the shape of your eye and the observe the thickness, length, density and desired look before creating the perfect lashes for your eye. Maintaining the

health and safety of your eyes should be their top priority. Trained professionals will use medical grade adhesives and supplies and will adhere to strict sanitation guidelines in a professional or medical setting. When lash extensions are applied by a trained professional the weight of the extension, as well as the type of adhesive used, is taken into consideration based on your natural lash. Some people have very fine and thin lashes and cannot tolerate thick voluminous extensions, a good lash artist will know what is best for you and the health of your lashes. There are three types of lash extensions: mink, synthetic and volume. Mink lashes create a beautiful and natural look, however, if you have a cat allergy these are not for you. A Classic look using synthetic mink or silk lashes is most common and can create more length and volume than mink, while lashing one extension to one of your natural lashes. Volume is where two to five lash extensions are adhered to one of your natural lashes, creating a very full and dramatic affect. After a consultation with your lash artist, you both will determine what is best for your desired look and the health of your eyes.

Lash extensions do have some maintenance associated with them. After your initial full set is applied, fills are required to maintain the look. Fills are normally applied every 2-4 weeks depending on your natural lash shed cycle, exercise, swimming and lifestyle habits. The initial full set takes about two hours and prices range from $250 to $450 depending on the type of lash you select and where you go for your application. Fills are normally a one hour process and cost anywhere from $60 to $100 and should take about an hour. Make sure you seek a professional; the extra cost is worth it. Lash extensions just need to be brushed and they are ready to go! Throw out your mascara ladies, there is an easier and faster way to looking fabulous!

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Remembering Dr. Pearse Lyons

Dr. Pearse Lyons, an entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist, passed away on March 3rd. In his 73 years, Dr. Lyons built a world-class brand and, in turn, brought the world to Central Kentucky...

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Dr. Lyons was born in Ireland to a pair of teetotalers. On his mother’s side, he was descended from five generations of coopers who supplied barrels to distilleries. His parents owned a grocery shop, which inspired Pearse’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Dr. Lyons married his wife, Diedre, in 1972. Shortly thereafter, they immigrated to the United States with their two young children and Pearse’s vision: to sustain the planet and all things living in it by applying his yeast fermentation expertise to agricultural challenges.

His first job at 14 was at Harp Lager, working in their laboratory. After graduating from University College Dublin, Ireland with firstclass honors, he did his postgraduate study at the British School of Malting and Brewing, where he gained masters and doctoral degrees in brewing science from the University of Birmingham– the first Irishman to do so. He interned with Harp Lager and later worked as a biochemist for Irish Distillers, the makers of Jameson.

In 1980, he tackled this lofty goal in his garage with an initial investment of just $10,000. In the first year, the company turned over a million dollars. Since then, Alltech has expanded to encompass some of the global animal health and nutrition industry’s most advanced facilities. The company now includes a crop science business and research into human health challenges, such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Community In 1999, when the former Lexington Brewing Company was closing its doors, Dr. Lyons purchased it to resurrect the brewing and distilling tradition of Lexington that dates back to 1794. Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is known across the globe for their Kentucky Ale offerings. Town Branch Distillery was the first distillery built in Lexington for more than 100 years and became a part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, helping bring tourists to Lexington. Dr. Lyons played a key role in getting the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to Kentucky, which led to his receipt of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s first-ever Legacy Award in 2011. Among his other accolades, Dr. Lyons was named Business Person of the Year by Business & Finance magazine and received the rarely-presented official US Army Commander’s Award for Public Service. The Lyons family has given back to the world community in countless ways. Dr. Lyons established Alltech’s ACE Involvement Foundation to help fund the company’s philanthropic efforts. From funding and overseeing the construction of more than a dozen science laboratories at primary schools in Ireland and Kentucky to offering scholarships and awards to university students who aim to help the world, Dr. Lyons held a deep passion for education. Alltech helped fund numerous other initiatives, charitable endeavors and local events. “We are all deeply saddened by my father’s passing,” said Pearse’s son, Dr. Mark Lyons, chairman and president of Alltech. “He saw farther into the horizon than anyone in the industry, and we, as his team, are committed to delivering on the future he envisioned. He planted seeds that will produce a bountiful harvest for the world in the years to come.” A special celebration of his life will be held on May 20th at the beginning of the 2018 ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington. Donations may be made in Dr. Lyons’s memory to the Alltech ACE Foundation by visiting alltech.com/pearselyons •

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In 2017, there were more than 1,700 reported cases of child abuse and neglect in Fayette and Bourbon counties. As Melynda Jamison, Executive Cirector of CASA Lexington explained, that’s not just a number of cases… each of those cases is a child. by Sarah Boerkircher Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington, serve child abuse and neglect victims in the Fayette and Bourbon county family court systems. CASA uses trained and supervised CASA volunteers to advocate for the best interests of these children and ensure they are provided a safe and permanent home. Who are CASA volunteers? As Melynda explained, they are everyday people with a passion for helping children. “Our volunteers are appointed by judges and trained to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children,” she said. “Volunteers stay involved with each child until that child is placed in a safe, permanent home. Typically, cases last two years, so for many of these children, the CASA volunteer is the one constant adult presence in their lives.” The benefits of this intervention are many. Children who are assigned a CASA of Lexington volunteer typically spend five fewer months in foster care, experience fewer out of home placements and have significantly improved educational performance. This not only helps children recover faster, it also results in savings for the state because of the reduced time children are spending in foster care. Nationally,

88% of children with a CASA volunteer do not re-enter the system. One of the many children that Melynda has fought for in her time with CASA was “Sawyer” (name changed to protect his identity). Sawyer is now on the track to being adopted by his foster family: without CASA, his childhood likely would have been drastically different.

A safe haven for Sawyer Six-year-old Sawyer was brought to the attention of Social Services by a neighbor who reported him wandering the streets alone. Upon investigation, it was found that Sawyer had been left alone to babysit his twin two-year-old cousins. Sawyer had left the house, not appropriately dressed for the weather, and was found walking in the street. He was put in foster care and a CASA volunteer was assigned. It was discovered that Sawyer had been living in a home with his father, grandfather, aunt and her two-year-old twins. Sawyer’s mother had left the state and abandoned him two years prior. When CASA became involved, Sawyer’s father was in rehabilitation for alcohol and substance abuse.

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Community Upon entering foster care, Sawyer used profanity, drew graphic pictures, urinated in corners, destroyed furniture, hid food under his bed, had nightmares, we the bed and was demonstrating inappropriate behavior. Sawyer disclosed to his CASA volunteer that his aunt had physically abused him. It was also determined that Sawyer had been sexually abused. Sawyer’s mother chose not to become involved in his life. Sawyer’s father completed 70 days of a 365-day substance abuse treatment program, but he exited the program early. Sawyer’s aunt had abuse convictions and was clearly not a viable option for placement. Sawyer expressed to his CASA volunteer that he wanted to stay in his foster home, where he was happy, loved and safe. Sawyer’s CASA volunteer recommended that he move forward with adoption. Sawyer is now on track to being adopted by his foster family. He repeatedly expresses his love for his foster parents and siblings. He is doing well in school: he is in the advanced reading group and excelling in math. He is respecting others and exhibits a winning personality. Sawyer had his first-ever birthday party this year. Heartbreakingly, he told his CASA volunteer that he was excited that he would be able to keep his birthday presents because they would not be pawned. Prior to CASA of Lexington getting involved with Sawyer’s case, the original thought was to train his guardians on appropriate responsibilities for a six-year-old child as well as provide some outside resources. If the CASA volunteer had not gotten involved, Sawyer would have been sent back to an unsafe home.

Our community has a role to play Thanks in large part to community support, CASA of Lexington was able to advocate for 529 children between Fayette and Bourbon Counties last year. Thirty-three of those children were from Bourbon County, which was a new county of service that CASA of Lexington was able to add in in March 2017. While more than 500 children were provided a CASA advocate, many more could not be served by CASA of Lexington due to lack of staff and volunteers. Local CASA programs rely heavily on donations and funds raised from events to run their programs. At the present, only 46 of Kentucky’s 120 counties are served by this important program.

Over the past four years, CASA of Lexington has seen significant growth in children served, revenue and active CASA volunteers. When Melynda joined CASA of Lexington in 2013, the program had 71 active CASA volunteers serving 171 children. Last year, CASA of Lexington had 185 active CASA volunteers serving more than 500 children. CASA of Lexington served 33 percent of the child abuse and neglect cases that were filed in 2017. All of this was possible through the growth of CASA of Lexington’s internal staff. “We operate on a shoestring budget so that we can increase volunteers and ultimately serve more children,” Melynda said. “This is why community awareness is so important—when we have community support, we have the opportunity to change a child’s life.” CASA of Lexington is always looking for volunteers to advocate for children in Fayette and Bourbon Counties. To be a CASA volunteer, one must be at least 21 years of age, willing to consent to various background checks, able to make a two-year commitment, have the ability to commit to a 30-hour training that is held locally and be sworn in by a family court judge. For those that are unable to volunteer in this capacity or the CASA volunteer role is not a good fit, there is the Friends of CASA volunteer program, which helps with fundraising events, or if someone has have a special skill, they can donate their time and talent. For example, currently CASA of Lexington is looking for someone that has an interest in helping procure donated items. If this is a volunteer role you would be interested in, please contact their office for more information (859) 246-4313. CASA of Lexington also has a board of directors, which members of the community are encouraged to apply for a board position. For more information on how to volunteer, please contact Program Manager Shay Spradlin at sspradlin@lexingtonky.gov. “We don’t know how many ‘Sawyers’ are out there, so why wouldn’t we choose to invest in these kids now?” Melynda asked. “If you are involved in any groups, whether it is a church small group, book club or leadership role, and would be interested in having a CASA speaker at your next meeting, please contact me at mjamison@lexingtonky.gov or (859) 246-4313. CASA is a program that has been proven to work and we believe everyone in our community has a role to play.”•

Want to give to CASA of Lexington? Here’s how: When a donation is made to CASA of Lexington, any/all donations are used locally and go towards providing a CASA to children in our community. Donations are tax deductible and can be made via CASA of Lexington’s website, lexingtoncasa.com. Contacting their office at (859) 246-4313 to ask about other ways to give. Another way to get involved with CASA of Lexington is by making a donation to The CASA Shop, which accepts donations for CASA volunteers and CASA children. Please note that CASA of Lexington does not receive any funding from United Way, so they rely heavily on support from the community in order to serve the children needing advocacy in the community.

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Rotary Club of Lexington, in partnership with Lexington Arthur T he Murray Dance Studio, presents the 7 Annual Dancing With the th

Lexington Stars. Since its inception in 2011, this event has quickly become the “talk of the town� fundraiser in our community. This fun-filled affair puts the dancing skills of local leaders and celebrities on stage, trained by the professionals at Arthur Murray Dance Studios, to raise funds for the Lexington Rotary Club Endowment Fund. The major beneficiary of the funds raised is Surgery on Sunday, founded by former Rotarian and local surgeon Dr. Andy Moore, along with numerous other community charitable organizations. With nearly $600,000 raised the first seven years, this event has touched thousands of lives in Lexington and beyond. Vote for your favorite dancers online at dancingwiththelexingtonstars.com and learn more about these organizations. photography by Phillips Mitchell

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I enjoy any time I can spend with my fellow Rotarians. Dancing with the Lexington Stars is another opportunity to me to give back to my community through Rotary, and I look forward to continuing my support of charities such as Surgery on Sunday for many years.

Zack Wildman

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Director of Operations, NetGain Technologies Best Move: The Wobble Secret Weapon: His wife (she makes him practice!) Favorite Song: “Island Girl” - Elton John

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Owner and Veterinarian, Hartland Park Animal Hospital Best Move: The Robot Secret Weapon: His Dance Partner, Rosie Favorite Song: “Scenario” - A Tribe Called Quest

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This event is a great way for me to step out of my comfort zone, embarrass myself and have fun, all while raising money and attention for a great cause!

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Sasha Bowlby with instructor Duncan King

Owner, Sash & Bow Best Move: Trying Not to Trip Over Her Own Feet Secret Weapons: Hard Work, Determination & Laughter Favorite Music Genres:

Pop & Hip Hop

I’ve always wanted to learn how to dance, and what better way to do that than by supporting an amazing cause like Surgery on Sunday! It’s an opportunity of a lifetime... I’m so very excited to check this off my bucket list!

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Astrid Wenke-Sebastian

Her Best Moves: One Foot Spins, Dips & Drops Secret Weapons: Having Fun with the Crowd & Each Other His Favorite Song: “This Love” - Maroon 5

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I love dancing and this is for - Trisha a great cause! I’m excited to help fund a great charity like Surgery on Sunday. I also love ballroom dancing, and to be dancing - Gerry with my love is awesome.

R.N. & Physician, Lexington Clinic

Tricia Moore & Dr. Gerry Bernardo


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Chip Sebastian

I’m excited to be a part of Dancing With The Lexington Stars because I get to move my feet for a wonderful cause!

Amanda Aday

dancing with Chip Sebastian

Actress & Filmmaker, Daughter of Meat Loaf Best Move: Anything That Swings Secret Weapon: A Plan to Rock Everyone’s Socks Off! Favorite Song: “Tears Dry On Their Own” - Amy Winehouse

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CLU, CFP with instructor Steven King

Certified Financial Planner, Insurance Broker and Insurance Consultant

Best Move: Swing Dancing with Her Husband Secret Weapon: Her Dance Partner (and Teacher) Steven King Favorite Song: “I Wanna Dance With Someone” - Whitney Huston

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I am excited about participating in Dancing with the Lexington Stars because it raises money for the worthy nonprofit organizations, such as Surgery on Sunday and the 30 plus other nonprofits that the Rotary Endowment supports.

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Josh Bowen Owner, Aspire Fitness

Colleen Goethals Student, The Lexington Healing Art Academy

His Best Move: The Pant Splitter Secret Weapon: Josh’s Booty Shaking Powers

Favorite Music: He Likes Tupac, She Likes Outkast

I’m excited to participate again because of the proceeds going to Surgery on Sunday. This will be so much fun for me to dance with Colleen and for us to have a blast doing it! #buffgandhi - Josh

I am passionate about the charities that DWLS will benefit, and I am passionate about giving back to our community. Plus... I love to dance! - Colleen

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Lou Anna Red Corn

Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney

Luke Morgan Private Attorney

Best Move: The Cuddle Secret Weapons: Love! Her Favorite Song: “More Than A Woman” - the Bee Gees

We are honored to help raise money for the Rotary Club Foundation and Surgery on Sunday, two groups which are so good for Lexington and the people of Central Kentucky. And being instructed by the professionals at Arthur Murray has been incredibly fun.

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Shasta Bryant

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with instructor Chris Stone

Sales Representative, Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals Best Move: The Roger Rabbit Secret Weapons: Salesmanship and Audience Connection Favorite Song: “Don’t Stop Believing” - Journey

Kristi Weaver

Working with healthcare professionals and being married to a Rotarian for many years, I have seen firsthand how tirelessly both have served our community. It feels fantastic to support this work any way I can. Learning some Latin dances and embarrassing my two teenage daughters with Mama’s new moves? Well, that’s just an added bonus!

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Amber Pike

Dentist & Practice Administrator, Arnold Dentistry Best Moves: Swing Turns & The Jitterbug Secret Weapon: Dance Instructor Amber Pike

Favorite Music: Holly loves Van Morrison; he prefers AC/DC

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This is our first dance competition ever and we are very excited! The idea of our efforts benefiting those served by Surgery on Sunday keeps us energized and focused. We are honored to be a part of this worthwhile event!

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Jennifer Nime Palumbo never worried about having a high-profile career. That all changed in the fall of 2000 when she found a four-page letter with a rose on the windshield of her car, which was parked outside her home. “The thought that someone had followed me home from work terrified me,” she said. The man wrote, “It’s not like I’ve been lurking in the bushes or watching you from across the way with a pair of binoculars. Although, I have thought about it (just kidding).” She described the rest of the letter as rambling and confusing. “The red flags were flying in all directions,” Palumbo recalled. She called the Lexington Police department. The case was on their radar, but there was not much they could do because they did not know who the man was. In the meantime, she lived in fear. She worked the night shift and lived alone. One co-worker would watch her get in her car when she left work, another would stay on the phone with her as she did a safety walkthrough when she got home. photos courtesy of Jennifer Nime Palumbo

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Nime Palumbo stands up for Marsy’s Law

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The precautions were necessary. Her alarm system sounded several times when she wasn’t home. No one was ever there by the time police arrived, but one time they did find evidence that someone tried to break in. During that time she received another disturbing letter. Then the threat to her safety escalated. After working a late night covering the 2000 Vice Presidential debate at Centre College, Palumbo came home to find a stretch limousine parked outside her townhome. She remembered an ominous warning in one of her stalker’s letters. “If you do happen to notice the odd car with dark tint pulling in behind you, hope it’s me.” She drove to Kroger and called 911. Lexington Police found her stalker in front of her home. He had removed the license plate from the car and had a loaded gun on the front seat. He told officers he just wanted to make sure she got home from work safely. “I will never know if he was planning to hurt me that night, but it definitely looked like it” she said. Palumbo’s stalker was convicted on a misdemeanor and spent less than a week in jail. Not long after that, Kentucky State Police told her he had shot someone. “I never thought I would become a crime victim. Then it happened. You never know when it might happen to you or someone you love,” Palumbo said. The experience opened her eyes. She learned that Kentucky is one of 15 states wherein the state Constitution does not give crime victims the same rights as the accused. “That means the courts and law enforcement have no obligation to keep victims and their loved ones informed. I was fortunate that Lexington Police and prosecutors kept me updated. That is not happening everywhere,” she said.

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Community Marsy’s Law would change that. It is a national movement with strong support in Kentucky. Marsy’s Law was named after a California college student who was killed by a stalker, her ex-boyfriend, in 1983. A week later, her mother walked into a grocery store and was confronted by the accused killer. The family had no idea he was free on bail. Marsy’s Law gives victims everything from the right to be notified of court proceedings to a chance to be heard at plea or sentencing hearings. Kentucky lawmakers approved the bill in January, and it will be on the November ballot as a constitutional amendment for voters to decide. “I will do whatever they need me to do to raise awareness about the need for voters to approve this constitutional amendment in November,” she said. Palumbo will host a Marsy’s Law campaign rally on April 14th at the state Capitol to share her story. “If I can use my terrifying experience as a stalking victim to help other crime victims and get Marsy’s Law in Kentucky, then it will be worth it,” she said. Palumbo was born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Cincinnati. A self-described bookworm, she loved reading from an early age because it took her places she had never been. Palumbo fell in love with journalism in high school when she was the editor of the high school newspaper. She planned to major in journalism in college, but an Army ROTC scholarship landed her at Vanderbilt University. “The scholarship was too good to pass up, but I had to major in math to get it. I realized during my freshman year that journalism was my passion,” she said. Since Vanderbilt didn’t have a journalism school, Palumbo transferred to Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. Internships followed at CNN in Atlanta, WCPO in Cincinnati, and the ABC News bureau in London, England. Palumbo returned to the states and got her first on-air job at WYMT, in Hazard. She did it all from anchoring to shooting video. A year later, in 1995, she was hired at WKYT in Lexington. There she produced, reported, and anchored for 27 as well as FOX 56. “I used to think I’d move here then move on to the next TV job, but I fell in love with the city and eventually my husband, Joe Palumbo, and I’ve been here ever since,” she said. Palumbo embraces her role as advocate. After 24 years in TV news, she took a break last year to spend more time with her family. She and her husband Joe have two children, Anna who is 13 and John who is 11. Palumbo also volunteers for Jarrett’s Joy Cart at Kentucky Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House as well as being on the boards of the Kids Cancer Alliance and OperaLex. “My most important and fulfilling jobs will always be as a wife and mom. I thank God every day for giving me this blessed life, and I will never take it for granted,” she said. •

A portion of the letter left by Palumbo’s stalker

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ADMIT IT. You wanted them gone.

Back around February 14th, you were ready to give them a big ol’ Valentine’s Day smooch and drive them to the airport. Those youngsters, those kids, those… Kentucky Wildcats. Sure, there was cause for excitement when they arrived: another classy class, full of five-star athletes and one Canadian import awarded just four stars in the celestial world of prep basketball rankings. (Maybe his stars were metric, because he turned out to be the best of all.) By most accepted standards, the Wildcats were the youngest team in Division I college basketball. Which is why, when brainy, experienced teams that knew how to execute (Vermont, Utah Valley State or Harvard) played them close, you could understand it. There was a four-point loss to Kansas in the rear-view mirror, the same Jayhawk team that wound up at San Antonio in the Final Four. And a solid win over Virginia Tech, another team which made the tournament. And, oh yes, an annihilation of the Louisville Cardinals, one of the biggest blowouts in the modern history of the rivalry. That’s why the toe-stubbing in the Southeastern Conference seemed a bit surprising, including those four straight losses. “I could see the fear in their eyes,” John Calipari said, describing his players who’d probably never lost four straight on the playground, much less in organized basketball.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the northern import, was doing all he could. Stepping in at point guard while the more-heralded Quade Green nursed injuries, Gilgeous-Alexander displayed a delightful knack for slithering to the basket for delicate finger rolls and lay-ins, frustrating opposing defenses, which had gone all-in to stop Kevin Knox. And while it was Knox who had the explosive night in Morgantown – pouring in 34 points in Kentucky’s dramatic comeback win over West Virginia – it was SGA who took firm control of the proverbial bus as it threatened to careen into a season-ending guardrail. When the youngsters pulled it all together in time to command another SEC Tournament championship, the Big Blue Nation signaled that All Was Forgiven. And while the Cats were handling NCAA business in Boise, dispatching Davidson and Buffalo, the basketball gods decided there would be joy in Spudville: an unfettered path to the Final Four lay ahead, with upsets felling the top four seeds in the South Regional. The door to San Antonio was wide open. Unfortunately, Kansas State slammed it shut, in a flurry of fouls and missed free throws. In February, nobody would have predicted a Sweet 16. In March, nobody would have predicted the Wildcats would be watching the Final Four on television. It was a season that was, well... unpredictable. And in about seven months, we’ll do it all again.

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April

showers may bring May flowers, but they also seem to bring the very best of Kentucky’s equine events! From Keeneland to the Run for the Roses, make sure to make the most of it...

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Thursday, April 26th – Sunday, April 29th | Kentucky Horse Park Known to fans as “The Best Weekend All Year,” the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event has something for everyone. The top horse and rider combinations from around the world will converge on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park to compete in Olympic-caliber competition in the three phases of eventing: dressage (Thursday/Friday), cross country (Saturday) and stadium jumping (Sunday). In addition, guests can enjoy everything from live music and a wide variety of food offerings to bourbon tastings, shopping, tailgating (on Saturday) and more. To order tickets, call 859.254.8123 or go to kentuckythreedayevent.com.

Keeneland Spring Race Meet

Friday, April 6th – Friday, April 27th | Keeneland Race Course One of the most iconic venues in horseracing, Keeneland allows patrons to “enjoy racing as it was meant to be.” Guests can put on their race day best and enjoy the clubhouse or keep it casual and watch the races from the grandstand, boxes or paddock. The Hill at Keeneland also offers tailgating, wagering, and live coverage of the day’s races on the big screen. Sunrise Trackside is a free family-friendly event beginning at 7am each Saturday during the race meet and includes breakfast, children’s activities, walking tours, handicapping seminars, equine demonstrations and, of course, watching the racehorses exercise on the track. For more information, go to keeneland.com.

Derby Bash at Keeneland

Saturday, May 5th | Keene Barn & Entertainment Center Experience the Derby in style from right here in Lexington! Get dressed to the nines and enjoy choice table seating in either the temperature-controlled Entertainment Center or the open-air Keene Barn. Races from Churchill Downs will be broadcast on HD flat screen televisions. Tickets are $60 in the Keene Barn and $70 in the Entertainment Center (sold by tables of 8) and include a buffet lunch, souvenir program, Maker’s Mark mint julep, live music and cash bar. Other seating and dining options are available throughout Keeneland for Derby and Oaks Days. For more information, visit keeneland.com.

Derby Fest at Red Mile Saturday, May 5th | Red Mile

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The Red Mile will once again host their Derby Fest on the first Saturday in May, offering a hat contest, drawings, simulcasting of the races from around the country (including Churchill Downs, of course) and a Derby Buffet in the Clubhouse. Play the ponies all day, then stay for live music that will gon on into the night! For more information, visit redmileky.com.

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The Lexington Catholic Swim Team Earns a State Title The drought is over for the Lexington Catholic Swim Team! They swam into a State Championship for the first time since 2003. This year’s team will go down in school history with record breaking end-of-the-season scores and a state title. Along with the State Championship title, Lexington Catholic broke multiple school records in both the girls and boys team. The girls broke five records while the boys broke every existing school record, nine in total. Junior Zach Hils broke his own State Record in 200 IM by two seconds and collected All-American Honors in the 100 Fly. Scott Scanlon received All-American Honors in the 50 Free while Matt

Menke was awarded the All-American Honors in the 100 Back. Hils, Scanlon and Menke were not just breaking records, but were 1st Team All-State. Makie Redford was 2nd Team All-State in diving. Her sister, Jennings Redford, also scored the team some critical diving points this season. Coach Little was recognized this year as Kentucky’s Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High School Swimming and was voted KHSAA Boys Coach of the year. Little was hired during the 2015-2016 season after Lexington Catholic was tied for last in the state in 2015. Since then, the team has soared through the state ranks and can now call themselves State Champions.

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Yudofsky Fur & Leather, now open at The Summit, features Kentucky’s largest selection of fine fur, leather, shearling and cashmere garments. Founded in Louisville and in business for more than 90 years, Yudofsky is one of the country’s finest fur retailers, offering an in-house master furrier. Owner Lior Yaron says he expanded to the Lexington market due to “the growing demand from Lexington customers, seeking not only quality, fashion-forward outerwear but also services such as storage, repairs and restyles.” Yudofsky also offers monograming, appraisals, cleaning, glazing, conditioning, repairs and storage services. They recommend annual professional cleaning and off-season storage, both of which are important and inexpensive ways to ensure and prolong the life of the fur. Their custom-built vault is temperature, humidity and light controlled to ensure the best possible storage conditions. So what is the secret to growing a 90-year-old business? “Yudofsky is an old name in the Kentucky area,” Yaron explained. “The reputation, along with a knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service, is what the community has entrusted, supported and appreciated for over 90 years.” The modern showroom at The Summit, custom designed by Burnworth Design and Jarboe Construction, makes for an incredible shopping experience. “We recognize that in the luxury industry of a unique trade, customer interaction with products, touch and feel, as well as personalized experience, are more relevant today than ever before,” said Yaron. Even if fur isn’t your thing, there are beautiful nonfur items in store, including high-end dresses, leather goods, coats and accessories. When you’re shopping for your next Keeneland dress, wedding season outfit or a great look for any other special occasion, stop by Yudofsky Fur & Leather. The store is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.

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Beer Lovers Rejoice: Yuengling is Finally Available in Kentucky!

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is finally being served in Kentucky. After 189 years, Kentuckians everywhere can rejoice with Yuengling’s most popular offerings: Lager, Light Lager and Black & Tan. In March, Yuengling rolled out across the state. Fans of the muchloved brand can purchase packaged beer products, or order it on draft at local restuarants and bars. “We have been listening to our customers for some time now, and entering Kentucky was the natural next step in our expansion,” said Jen Yuengling, sixth generation brewer with D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. “Kentucky’s beverage scene is rooted in history, and we could not be more proud to bring the tradition of Yuengling family products and America’s Oldest Brewery to Kentucky.” Yuengling Brewery is a sixth generation, American-owned and family-operated company started in Pottsville, PA. It has been in operation since 1829, making it the oldest of its kind in the country. Kentucky is the 22nd state to distribute Yuengling products. Yuengling fans in Kentucky can now enjoy the brand’s three most iconic beers, on draft and for purchase across the Bluegrass: • Yuengling Traditional Lager: The iconic American Lager, famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor, has a subtle sweetness with a combination of cluster and cascade hops. • Yuengling Light Lager: Masterfully developed to maintain the full flavor profile akin to the brand’s flagship Lager brand, but only 99 calories per 12oz serving.

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• Yuengling Black & Tan: A traditional English Half & Half and one of the first American handcrafted draft blends, Black & Tan combines our popular Dark Brewed Porter and Premium Beer to create a brew rich and dark in color, with hints of Carmel and coffee from the dark roasted malts. Kentucky Eagle, Inc. was selected as one of four distributors of this highly-coveted product in our state. Like Yuengling, they are a family-owned business. Serving Kentucky since 1948, Kentucky Eagle proudly services 18 counties with their malt beverage products. In total, they distribute more than 400 brands of domestic, craft and import beers, spirits, wines, ciders, specialty beverages, mixers, energy drinks, waters, teas and food. Yuengling was the perfect fit with their other prestige beer brands. “Kentucky Eagle Inc. is very honored to have been chosen the distributor for Yuengling Beer in Central Kentucky. The Yuengling Family Heritage is known for brewing quality beer worldwide,” said Ann Bakhaus, owner of Kentucky Eagle, Inc. “We are so excited to now have the opportunity to offer it to our community and in Central Kentucky!” “The expansion into the great state of Kentucky is long overdue,” said Dick Yuengling, owner and president of D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. “We’re thrilled to bring our beer to our patiently waiting fans who have been requesting our brands for years.”


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2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event to Host World-Class Horses and Riders in Lexington, April 26th-29th!

Known as the “Best Weekend All Year,” the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is the nation’s premier Three-Day Event and one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions in the world. This great event is ready to welcome the world’s best riders from across the country and around the globe when it returns to the Kentucky Horse Park April 26th - 29th. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park, which developed into the long-standing annual Kentucky Three-Day Event! New this year is a $225,000 FEI CSI3* Invitational Show Jumping Grand Prix, to be held in Rolex Stadium on Saturday following the completion of Cross-Country. There will also be a $35,000 1.45m FEI ranking class, also in Rolex Stadium, after the completion of Friday afternoon’s Dressage. There is no charge for Grand Prix or ranking class tickets, but seats must be reserved through the ticketing system ahead of time. “We expect a large number of entries and spectators as this year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is an important competition on the international equestrian calendar and is a Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team qualifier,” said Stewart Perry, president of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), organizer of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. “Our event always offers non-stop excitement, and this year we are adding an internationally-rated show jumping competition for the first time, which will double the fun!” The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of only six annual “Four Star” three-day events in the world, and the only one in the

Western Hemisphere, as designated by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation - FEI), the world’s governing body of equestrian sports. A “Four Star” eventing competition is the sport’s highest designation, which is given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships and the six annual events around the world. The 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event will again offer $400,000 in prize money and give competitors a chance at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins the Land Rover Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four-Star Events in succession. There have only been two riders in eventing history (Pippa Funnell and Michael Jung) to have claimed the elite Grand Slam status. This year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event will also be a qualifying selection trial for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team that will represent the U.S. in the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ in September. All grounds admission tickets include general parking, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park and International Trade Fair, but do not include access to the competition in the Rolex Stadium. Stadium ticketed options include grandstand seating and ringside hospitality packages. The Sponsor Village and International Trade Fair offer exquisite shopping and browsing with almost 200 booths and tents. There are a variety of food vendors and other entertaining attractions each day.

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Art and science. Seemingly on opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum, but from website creation and cooking to automobile design, architecture and more, they have come together time and time again to create some of the great advancements of our time. Since 1968 the Living Arts and Science Center has been committed to sharing this collaboration of creativity with students throughout Lexington. This year their signature event, H’Artful of Fun on April 28th, will be a Golden Gala in celebration of their 50year anniversary.

“Since we’re celebrating a milestone, everything will be a little bit grander,” said Heather Lyons, Executive Director of the Living Arts and Science Center. “Everything we do is about integrating the arts and the sciences, so there will be many ways we work that into the evening, from the food and décor to interactive demonstrations for guests throughout our facility and in the planetarium.” This year’s H’Artful of Fun will be held in the Lexington Arts and Science Center, which underwent a $5.5 million expansion in 2016. The evening will also include a one-of-a-kind original art auction, live and silent auctions and live music from Lee Carol’s Soul Jazz trio. “We have some fabulous live auction items this year, including a beautiful beach house in Florida that’s located in a gated community and has been stunningly decorated; a rare Alexander the Great coin that has been made into a gorgeous necklace, a bourbon dinner for 12 at Buffalo Trace catered by Dupree Catering in their Master Distiller’s Room, two special planters created by John Carloftis and a rare bottle of Pappy Van Winkle,” said Lyons. “We also have a private catered art tour for 12 people in Mayor Jim Gray’s Gratz Park home. He is a well-known art collector and his collection is quite impressive.”

Ready to Go? Tickets for the H’Artful of Fun Golden Gala can be purchased for $100 before April 21st. (Tickets purchased after April 21st are $125.) For more information, go to www.lasclex.org

Proceeds from the H’Artful of Fun Golden Gala will go toward supporting the Living Arts and Science Center’s mission to inspire participation in the arts and sciences in young people throughout Kentucky. The 18,000-square foot facility, which includes Lexington’s only planetarium, regularly host students from across the Commonwealth for field trips and can also work with schools to tailor educational experiences centered around discovery, exploration and creativity for the classroom. •

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Keeneland It's that wonderful time of year again! The Keeneland Shop is pleased to host a Taste of the Races in celebration of the Keeneland Spring Meet. In a unique shopping and product preview setting, attendees can shop a number of local vendors while enjoying light bites and refreshments. Brands such as Draper James, Crittenden, Christine A. Moore, Kendra Scott, Catstudio and more will be in attendance. The event will occur within the Keeneland Shop and the Keeneland Clubhouse lobby.

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The entire Lexington Center will be completely transformed for one weekend only into a Home and Garden Extravaganza! From the front door to the backyard you’ll find it all. Celebrity guests this year include Alison Victoria, Star of DIY Network's "Kitchen Crashers" and HGTV's "Windy City Flip" as well as Boyce Thompson, Home Tech Guru.

Flamingo 5K & 1K

9am | RJ Corman Railroad Group (Nicholasville) The Flockers are a brave group of women, some dealing with their own cancer diagnosis, who decided after participating in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life that they would continue fundraising to help in the fight against cancer. The race will offer a Best Dressed Flamingo Competition, homemade ice cream, Commemorative 5K T-shirts and more!

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9am | Kentucky Horse Park

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7pm | Kentucky Horse Park

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7:30pm | EKU Center for the Arts The Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, & Carl Perkins for the first and only time. In 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life, featuring timeless and enduring hits.

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Join The Nest for their 5 Annual Pony Up for The Nest, hosted at Keeneland's exclusive Phoenix Room. Enjoy lunch and a program. This great afternoon of fun benefits The Nest's mission of providing education, counseling, and support to children and families in crisis. Availablity is limited. Please RSVP. th

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11:30am-1pm | Lyric Theatre Take a break from your work day to enjoy lunch and live tunes. Enjoy buffet style food from local businesses while listening to Lexington's most talented songwriters and musicians.

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Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities! Join Mogli, Baloo, King Louie and more for magical storytelling through live dance theatre. Based on a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. Lexington Ballet Company dances the jungle adventures and journey of discovery of a little boy raised by wolves. See these beloved characters come to life on stage.

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12pm | Downtown

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African American Achievement Awards

6:30pm | First Baptist Bracktown

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Inspired by true events, this musical takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

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Kentucky Horse Park Known worldwide as the "Best Weekend All Year!" This thrilling event puts the mastery of horse and rider center stage. Dressage, Jumping and Cross-Country and are on display and a true spectacle to behold... but don't forget about the worldclass shopping and tailagting, too!

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Rupp Arena This thrilling show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

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Lexington Opera House It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. Experience the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough".

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8pm | Seelbach Hilton Celebrate Derby Eve in the heart of Louisville, all to benefit a great cause! The American Lung Association’s 24th Annual Derby Eve Gala will have guests “dancing in the streets” with a special Magic of Motown theme. A first-class evening of entertainment, a live auction, seated gourmet dinner and more.

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LexBrunch

11am | Limestone Hall

Lexington Legends Home Stands APRIL

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Feed the Soul featuring Jim Gleason and Scott Whiddon

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Purses Pouts & Pearls

6pm | Kroger Field

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Central Kentucky Heart Walk

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Brews, Boots & Beats

6pm | Nexgen Aviation

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Paws for the Cause: Pawhibition

7pm | 250 Walton Ave.

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Celebrating Bernstein

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vs West Virginia Power

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vs The Delmarva Shorebirds vs The Greenville Drive

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RJ Corman 5K

9am | RJ Corman Railroad Group

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vs The Hagerstown th Suns

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7:30pm | Singletary Center

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vs The Greenville Drive

MAY

9am | Keeneland Take a stroll to save lives! The annual American Heart Association Heart Walk raises funds to support heart research.

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11:30am | The Lyric

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vs The Charleston Riverdogs

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Due to the changing nature of events, please check with hosting organizations before attending any event!


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LEXARTS

PACESETTER AND PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE CELEBRATION Limestone Hall | February 26 lexarts.org Photos by Ron Morrow

JIM GRAY & NAN PLUMMER

MAURY SPARROW

LORI ROWLAND HOULIHAN AND BRENT BRUNER

BILL & VANGE LEAR

ANGELICA SOUTH AND CASEY MYRICK PERFOM AN EXCERPT FROM MY FAIR LADY

KIMBERLY STIGERS AND DI BOYER

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EUGENE YOUNG AND SANDY FIELDS

ANDY & KRISTINA SHEA


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SPIRIT OF IVY

Embassy Suites | March 3 akalexington.org Photos by Woody Phillips

YOLANDA COSTNER AND GLENDA HUMPHREY GEORGE

NIKI BROWN

BILL & MARGIE WILSON

C.B. AKINS, SR. AND KIMBERLY BRENNEN

CATRENA BOWMAN AND DEVINE CARAMA

THOMAS RAWLINGS AND DONNA GREG WHITE DENISE GRAY AND GEORGE

JENNIFER MOORE AND SHERELLE PIERRE

SAMANTHA ANDERSON AND VALERIE TAYLOR

DANA CARTER AND KIMBERLY PARKER-BROWN

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MISS BUSINESS

Junior Achievement BizTown | February 22 jalexington.org Photos by Ron Morrow

LYNN HUDGINS, SHERI EVANS DEPP, LAURA DAY DELCOTTO AND SARA JOHNSTON

MARTHA LAYNE COLLINS AND PEGGY QUEEN

MOLLY SUTHERLAND WITH SHANIA JONES AND SHARAI KENNEY

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JORDAN LANGE

DAVONNA SAIER AND AMBER PHILPOTT

JAMIE DITTERT

JILLIAN HOUSE AND ALLISON SAXTON


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ADDY AWARDS Lyric Theatre | February 23 aaflexington.com Photos by Woody Phillips

MIKE MANKEL, ED COMMONS AND NEIL KESTERSON

TIM RAYMER AND MONICA KING

JEFF HANCOCK AND RYAN MOLLENKOPF

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SARA AHLGRIM AND CHAD PERKINS

CHAD ZIGMUND AND RHEA STARNES

JAKE ADAMS AND MARIAH SCILLEY

NATHAN BEHELER AND STEPHANIE BORK


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ST. JOSEPH

DINNER AND CASINO NIGHT The Grand Reserve | February 17 kyonehealth.org Photos by Ron Morrow

PAUL HELMBURG, KIM CONNER, DANNY EDGE AND RICHARD FLOYD

JAMIL & TALAT FAROOQUI

DAVID & SUSAN BLAKE

TRACY & MIKE FRANCIS

SCOTT BRIDGES

MONICA & JITANDER DUDEE

RON & JACKIE MATAR

MUBASHIR QAZI AND ERIC GILLIAM

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MR. & MISS KY BASKETBALL AWARDS

Lexington Center | March 13 kylionseye.org Photos by Rob Bolson

BECKY MCKINLEY AND TODD ZIEGLER

SEYGAN ROBINS AND TREVON FAULKNER

VERNON HATTON

IRA JONES DAWSON AND COOPER ROBB

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BILLY REED

KAREN KEIGHTLEY MARLOWE

RALPH RICHARDSON


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TOP SHOTS

Nick Harover, Savannah Blank, Mollie Ann Trollinger and Tyler Perveer at Frankel Cocktails and Casino Night

Nan Plummer and Dan Wu at Lead the Table

Lauren Mink + Dale Adams play at the Kentucky Eagle Yuengling Launch

Danesh Mazloomdoost, Michael Francis and Khalil Rahman at the St. Joseph Dinner and Casino Night

Angie & Dave Moore at A Unique Taste of Woodford - Dinner Edition

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Tops in Lexington - April 2018  

Who's Who, What's New and What to Do in Lexington, Kentucky

Tops in Lexington - April 2018  

Who's Who, What's New and What to Do in Lexington, Kentucky