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New & Noteworthy

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Non-Profit Spotlight: Surgery On Sunday

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Central Kentucky’s Health Care Guide

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Outfit of the Month: Red Hot Summer

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Gor-Jess: Emily Blunt’s Ethereal Glamour

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Nutrition News: Juicing for What’s Ailing You

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Wow Wedding: Amber + Chase

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Weddings Unveiled: Summer Wedding Bites

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Tour of Homes: Family-Friendly Farm

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Color Catalog: Blissful Blue

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Your Guide to a Happy, Healthy Home

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Super Mom: Mackenzie Gates

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Keeping Kids Healthy This Summer

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Top 5 Dining: Eating Right

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Beer & Wine of the Month

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BBN: Preseason Football

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TOPS June Preview Party

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Mustard Seed Hill Grand Opening

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Book Benches Preview Party

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Commerce Lexington Business Link

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Purses Pouts & Pearls

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Taste of the Bluegrass

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PACA Charity Ball

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Summer Celebration

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Downtown Lexington Partnership Brand Development Reception

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OUT and ABOUT Gwyn & Ren Everly with Trippin Roots at the J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar 2 Year Anniversary Party Alan Cox, Ann Bakhaus and Tate Sherman at Kentucky Eagle’s 70th Anniversary

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Kitty Lane and author John S. Hockensmith at The Gift of Color: Henry Laurence Faulkner Book Signing


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MMyers: A DmissEkentucky L Y usa N

You might call Madelynne Grace Myers the total package. Crowned Miss Kentucky USA on January 23, 2017, she combines beauty, achievement, and commitment. She returns this month to Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a clinical translational research coordinator. Her work will focus upon Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. Graduating in May 2017 from Vanderbilt with a degree in molecular and cellular biology, her background includes extensive volunteer experiences at Vanderbilt’s Hospital trauma unit and medical mission work abroad. Volunteer work in Africa, Honduras, and Nicaragua impacted her decision to pursue a career in healthcare. While overseas, the work consisted not only of treating diseases such as malaria and yellow fever, but improving public health through building sanitation stations, eco-friendly stoves and instructing children on basics such as brushing teeth. She also instructed them on nutrition and cleanliness. Serving as Miss Kentucky USA, her platform was to inspire young women to pursue careers in the STEM field. This platform led her from speaking at local high schools to lobbying our six congressmen in Washington DC to speaking at the United Nations. Madelynne spoke at the United Nations International Women’s and Girls Day of Science in February. Her presentation encouraged communities to develop or strengthen their STEM Programs (such as the successful Somerset, KY after-school model or science programs for those living in refugee camps) and to the importance of empowering young women to achieve their goals. Ms. Myers has been invited to return to the United Nations. Upon this return visit, she hopes to share insights as to how each state could adopt a successful Women and Girl’s International Day in Science. Her objective is to help communities with their work in STEM and share her insights as to ways in which successful programs can be maintained.

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The doors of opportunity are opening wide for young women as they are free to choose their career path. At 23, Ms. Myers says her work has just begun. She is an inspiration to young women to seek and find their voice and seize the moment of opportunity that will fulfill not only


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What is

STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are four specific disciplines that many school children are taught independently. STEM advocates believe it is essential to approach these subjects as an integrated, cohesive learning paradigm. More importantly, they believe that students be taught STEM through real-world scenarios and applications. Given that STEM careers comprise 20% of all US jobs–that’s 26 million–it’s important that our students start and finish their educations with a love of these subjects.

Why focus on young women? Studies show that girls as early as age six start developing the idea that they’re not inherently good at math. Likewise, many young girls are given the idea that science and engineering are more appropriate for boys. That perception carries with girls as they go through their lives. Studies show that girls do as well or outperform boys in STEM classwork, but do worse on tests. A 2015 study found that this discrepancy disappears when factoring in reported levels of self-confidence or anxiety towards mathematics–as girls held anxiety about doing math tests, they did worse. According to the US Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, even though they make up about half of the US workforce, women hold less than 29% of all STEM careers. This is significant because those careers offer higher earning potentials. College graduates with STEM majors earn on average $15,500 more than their non-STEM peers. STEM majors are also more likely to be employed and hold only one full-time job (rather than a part-time job or multiple jobs.)

Want to learn more about STEM? • stemedcoalition.org • nms.org • ngcproject.org

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FESTIVAL OF LEARNSHOPS Have you ever wanted to learn to make your own jewelry or create a blown glass vase? How about play the guitar or paint? If you’ve ever wanted to get a bit more in touch with your creative side and try your hand at any number of artistic pursuits, you’re not going story by Jen Roytz to want to miss this year’s Berea Festival of Learnshops.

With its wide array of studios, unique retail shops and more, Berea has long been a draw for artists and art-lovers from across the region. In 2011 an idea was brought to fruition to create an event in which people could not only watch others create beautiful works of art, but take an active role in creating it themselves. “Berea has always been well-known for our arts and crafts and the many unique shopping experiences, but we were looking for ways to allow folks to not only watch things, but have hands-on experiences with it,” said Nancy Conley, Program Manager for Berea Tourism “Our very first Festival of Learnshops was a 9-day event, but it was so popular we soon expanded it to our 17-day format.” This year’s Festival of Learnshops will feature both local and outof-state artists teaching everything from glass blowing, woodworking, watercolor painting and sculpture to media arts, horticulture, sustainable living, Appalachian crafts, storytelling, poetry, theatre, music and more. Classes vary in length from a few hours to several days and most classes are eligible to count toward as continuing education credit for educators. “We try to keep the class sizes small, generally anywhere from 3 to 20 people, with the exception of our Dulcimer Weekend, which

teaches people how to play or advance their skills on this traditional Appalachian instrument. That is a two-day learnshop that will have 20-35 participants,” said Conley. “People can sign up for the learnshops until the time the class starts, space permitting. While some of them do sell out, we try to offer the most popular learnshops multiple times.” When the event was in its infancy, they invited local artists and also put out a request for teaching artists through the Kentucky Arts Council. Today, the event has become so popular that they put out a call for proposals each November and receive quite an impressive array of responses from around Kentucky and beyond. “Word of mouth has spread through the art community about this cool concept in Berea,” said Conley. “We check references and teaching history to ensure participants receive quality experiences. Every now and then we get requests from the public for a certain medium or topic, so occasionally we’ll seek out certain instructors to meet those requests.” This year’s Festival of Learnshops runs from July 13th through 29th and registration is now open. A full list of this year’s offerings and schedule can be found at www.visitberea.com •

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LEXINGTON SMOOTH JAZZ FEST

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ecessity is the mother of invention. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato mused about the need to tap into creative forces to solve problems or meet needs. That is how John Cole regards the Lexington Smooth Jazz Fest. A festival born out of necessity that will be celebrating its eleventh year this August. Cole is one of the founders of The African American Forum, Inc. The Jazz Fest is an extension of what his organization has been doing for 25 years. “We have done all things: gospel, plays, and all facets of the performing and visual arts. Jazz seemed to be a natural fit because of what it can do to bring people together,” Cole said. Jazz festivals are not uncommon across the country; however, the Lexus Jazz Fest is unique. Six years ago, with the addition of Lexus as a title sponsor, the event grew into a cultural experience that is uniquely Kentucky. It’s about regional arts, culture, cuisine and contemporary American Jazz.

“We live in a global society now. We understand cultures. If you have a diverse audience, if you are open minded and you have conversations about culture and opportunity, you will see relationships evolve after coming to this event,”

“We are honored to work with the African American Forum, Inc. to bring the fun and excitement of jazz to the Kentucky Horse Park. We feel that by embracing the arts, we can help provide a social, economic and educational impact in our community. Lexus of Lexington is proud to be part of this event that continues to grow year after year,” said Matt Agosto, General Manager, Lexus of Lexington. The festival started as a one day event. Now it’s held during three days at three different venues. The three-day music celebration begins Thursday with Jazz: Live at the Library downtown. That event is free. Friday, AARP of Kentucky sponsors an evening of smooth jazz at the Embassy Suites with a regional artist. This setting will allow for a more intimate experience with the music. The Summer Breeze Saturday All Star Jazz Showcase will feature Euge Groove and Avery Sunshine at the Kentucky Horse Park. A testament to just how special this festival is, is captured with the story of ten people from New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Last year they traveled to Lexington for the festival and were so impressed, they are returning and bringing even more friends this year. That’s an endorsement. While the music is attracting audiences from across the country, there is something bigger happening. With music as the great unifier, the Lexus Jazz Fest is being recognized as an event where you will find the most diverse audience in central Kentucky. “We live in a global society now. We understand cultures. If you have a diverse audience, if you are open minded and you have conversations about culture and opportunity, you will see relationships evolve after coming to this event,” Cole said. The three-day event begins Thursday, August 9th. To purchase tickets, visit aafinc.tix.com 34

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New &NOTEWORTHY NEW IN TOWN:

Bravo’s Top Chef is Coming to Kentucky Since the announcement that this year’s new season of TOP CHEF is to be set in the bluegrass, the blogosphere has been abuzz with one question: “Why Kentucky?” Internationally acclaimed for horse racing, basketball and bourbon, the reality TV show’s newest location conjured up questions and curiosity amongst the show’s faithful devotees. The truth is, Kentucky’s bustling foodie scene has been on the rise over the past 15 years. From rich historical dishes such as burgoo and hot browns to trendy and contemporary eats, Kentucky cuisine has easily been one of the country’s best kept secrets... that is, until now. “One thing that’s interesting about Kentucky,” according to Chef Edward Lee, Louisville local, Top Chef season 9 competitor, and one of this season’s guest judges, “is that [it] is not a place, from a food standpoint, that has one culture. I think in the deep south you have places that are one culture, but Kentucky has midwestern culture, Appalachian culture, southern culture... it’s very diverse within the region.” With so much to offer, proud Kentucky natives are excited to show off their home state to the rest of the world. In this upcoming and highly anticipated season, you can expect to see the absolute finest that this state has to offer in the realm of cuisine, bourbon, agriculture and, of course, stunning views of horse country. Like all former seasons set in foodie cities, tourism is expected to spike after the show’s initial air date later this year. Kentucky Tourism recently accounced their Kentucky State Park Culinary Trail, designed to offer guests the opportunity to see the best of our state while enjoying specialty regional meals, like mutton barbecue or spoonbread. Kentucky is eager to extend its unique brand of southern hospitality to Top Chef and all the tourists coming to experience the Bluegrass State for the first time!

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NEW IN TOWN:

James C Boutique is a store with a story Carrie Burkett’s father had a dream that she would one day be a successful business owner. When he became sick, he decided to write Carrie a detailed business plan. He told Carrie that if she followed plan exactly, she would succeed. Shortly after, Carrie’s father James passed away. A few months later, Carrie, who worked at Figleaf for years, received a call from the owner on her father’s birthday. The owner was ready to close up shop, leaving Carrie with the option of taking over the lease for her future store. Carrie took at as a sign from her late father and named the store after him. She revamped the store, bought new and exciting inventory and painted the walls a soft pink.

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The Audrey Grevious Center helps local students succeed On June 11th, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray officially renamed the former Lexington Day Treatment Center to the Audrey Grevious Center, in celebration of an incredible woman who served as one of Lexington’s leaders in the civil rights movement. “Audrey Grevious was an inspiring woman,” Gray stated. She was a former teacher and principal of Kentucky Village Reformatory and served as the president of the Lexington NAACP chapter, organizing numerous protests and sit-ins in the 1960s. Mrs. Grevious even became a leader of the Civil Rights movement and now a member of the Civil Rights Hall of Fame. She passed away in January 2017. The Audrey Grevious Center helps students get their academic careers back on track by offering smaller classes and support through counselors and social workers. The new logo features a torch, traditionally an emblem of enlightenment and hope. The school’s new colors are violet and gray. The current plan is to call the school mascot “Champion”. Many people have been advocating for changing the name of the Day Treatment Center, including Council Member Peggy Henson. Henson said, “I am very grateful to the family of Audrey Grevious for allowing Day Treatment to be renamed in her honor. Mrs. Grevious was a lady who spent her life helping young people to achieve success, when the odds were against them.”

James C Boutique opened last month, joining the ever expanding Chevy Chase shopping district. James C Boutiques sells contemporary women’s clothing and accessories. The price point is extremely reasonable, ranging from $5 to $100.. Carrie welcomes women of all ages into the store, as there is something fun for every woman.


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Brooks Lundy, Tournament Director with Brenda Bragonier, Kentucky Bank Senior VP of Marketing

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Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships are back! Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships director Brooks Lundy can’t help but feel a sense of pride when she catches John Isner playing in a major tennis tournament on TV. “It warms your heart knowing you played a part, even if it’s a small one, in getting him there,” says Lundy of the No. 10 men’s player in the world. It was in 2007, fresh after finishing college at the University of Georgia, that Isner came to Lexington to play in the men’s division. Having just recently turned pro, he played the Challenger-level tournament, one of his first, and beat five top-300 players to win the singles title. Somehow, circumstances worked out so that Lundy was then able to attend the former Legg Mason Tennis Classic in D.C. the following week, to which he’d received a last-minute wildcard. There, she sat with his parents and grandparents, as he rolled through the draw, only losing in the finals when he came up against Andy Roddick. It’s a great memory for Lundy, who has been director of the Lexington tournament since 2000 after it was started by former University of Kentucky men’s head tennis coach Dennis Emery. Lundy had gotten involved as a volunteer in 1997, driving players to and from their housing to UK’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center. The Lexington tournament, which is held each year in late July/ early August and includes both men’s and women’s divisions, is well-known among players for its hospitality. It is one of the few professional tournaments where players stay with local families, a welcome break from the grueling grind and expense of hotel stays. It’s also known for helping to launch the careers of future stars in addition to Isner, such as Sloane Stephens, Frances Tiafoe, Melanie Oudin and many others.

One of the most challenging things about the tournament has been the rising costs of hosting it each July. “Although a middle tier event tournament, we have many of the financial obligations of a larger pro tournament,” she says. “But somehow our community comes together to make it happen. When our previous sponsor dropped out, Kentucky Bank stepped in and made all the difference in making sure the tournament continued.” The community also steps up to volunteer by not only housing players but also driving and feeding players. In return they get see some terrific, high-level tennis in a much more intimate atmosphere than, say, the Cincinnati Masters. “With the exception of maybe the top seeds, you can see many of the same players in Lexington at a reduced rate,” says Lundy. The tournament has the distinction as a trendsetter among Challenger events, being the first one to have its own website, live scoring and live streaming. “Granted, during our first few years of ‘live scoring,’ someone would call my husband at home with updates and he’d post them on the website every 10 minutes,” she says, smiling at the recollection. Now adays, an entire production company descends on site. Though her days during the nine-day tournament, including qualifying rounds, tend to run from 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., the atmosphere keeps her energized. So does the hope that as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, they will be able to continue to give back to the community. “Lexington is very lucky to have this high caliber international pro event annually. The opportunity for the players and especially the return our community receives is a treasure. We are able to introduce tennis to over 400 new young players each year as well as give back to a number of charities that assist and promote healthy living annually to central Kentucky. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a great organization,” says Lundy.

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New &NOTEWORTHY NEW LOCATION:

GCH Insurance relocated to Winchester Road GCH INSURANCE GROUP is the largest locally-owned independent insurance agency in Central Kentucky. The owners are Russell Griffith, John Hampton, David Henry, Jim McCarty and Shelley Gaffney. They have recently moved into their new building located at 780 Winchester Road, the former site of Auto Tech Service. Conference rooms, offices and cubicles have replaced the multi-car garage space that housed lifts and oil pits. There are new energy efficient windows that are blurred from the outside to preserve privacy. A sliding barn door conceals the building’s mechanical systems. Tasteful equine art is hung on the walls. They market personal, commercial property and casualty, farm and equine, life and group health insurance products. Their emphasis is: “Quality Advice, Quality Benefits, Competitive Rates”.

NEW IN TOWN:

Walker’s of Lexington opening in former Wines on Vine spot With a revamped space and a brand new menu, Larry Dean is opening a new restaurant, WALKER’S OF LEXINGTON! The new eatery is located in the former Wines on Vine location on Old Vine. Having years of experience in this neighborhood, Dean hopes to draw customers in with the restaurant’s friendly atmosphere. From brunch to dinner, there’s food for everyone at an affordable price. Oh, and did we mention there’s a full bar? The bar includes a great wine list and fantastic craft beer selection! Walker’s is set to bring customers back downtown for great food and some fun.

NEW IN TOWN:

The Barbasol Championship is coming this month! Swing into summer! About 20 minutes outside of town, Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville will be hosting the BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP this July. This tournament will be Lexington’s first PGA tour since the Bank One Classic in 1997. Golfers will compete on the Arthur Hills designed Champions course for a purse of $3.5 million, and 300 FedExCup points will be awarded to the champion. Hosted by the Bluegrass Sports Commission and operated by bd Global, the Barbasol Championship will likely prove to be an exciting and successful event for Kentucky. “From this day forward,” says Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, “the PGA TOUR can join us in saying: ‘We are Kentucky!’”

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Breaking the Bronze Ceiling Mayor Jim Gray presented a $100,000 check to BREAKING THE BRONZE CEILING to recognize the contribution woman have made to our city. The committee wants to honor the woman that have left their mark on Lexington’s history. Their goal is to build a monument of a woman to go in downtown Lexington in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Breaking the Bronze Ceiling strives to fundraise and raise awareness so that children can understand the message they are trying to portray. Want to learn more about Breaking the Bronze Ceiling? Find them on Facebook.

Malibu Jack’s is bigger than ever on Nicholasville Road! The indoor family amusement park MALIBU JACK’S has now relocated to Nicholasville road, just in time for summer! Malibu Jack’s has attractions including go karts, laser tag, mini golf, arcade games and more. With such a wide variety of games and attractions, this park has something for everyone. Malibu Jack’s is great for family outings, birthday parties, or just hanging out with friends. The timing of their opening is perfect for those looking for something to do on long summer days. Their unique indoor facility makes it perfect for any time of the year, rain or shine. Now with a brand new location, Malibu Jack’s wants to take it up a notch. With 120,000 square feet of indoor space, they have decided to introduce new attractions that were not found at any previous locations! Get ready for brand new bowling lanes, restaurants, an indoor rollercoaster and much more. Although some of these new additions may not be available yet, the new location will proceed to operate with their normal hours. The new location is expected to bring more guests and more fun!

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Non-Profit SPOTLIGHT:

Surgery on Sunday story by Sarah Boerkircher | photo by Savannah Brant

In April 2016, Angel Smeeth Lafferty sustained injuries from a fall. After numerous doctor appointments, it was determined that Angel tore her meniscus in her left knee.

patient procedures to those that cannot afford those services for 13 years.

As a veterinarian technician, Angel has health insurance but as she explained, it’s lousy. For more than a year, Angel wore a brace without any relief.

After nearly two years of discomfort, and making no progress with her insurance, Angel’s knee procedure was approved by Surgery on Sunday and scheduled for January 21, 2018 with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Trevor Wilkes.

“I was telling a friend of mine about the difficulty I was having with my insurance covering the surgery when she suggested I look up Surgery on Sunday,” Angel said. “I went online and filled out application. I applied in July 2017 and learned that I qualified financially and physically.”

“From the minute I walked into Lexington Surgery Center at 7 a.m. that Sunday, I was greeted and made to feel welcome,” Angel said. “Even though I had met with Dr. Wilkes before the procedure, he still walked me through everything that would happen that morning. From start to finish, everyone was so pleasant and caring.”

Relying entirely on volunteers, Surgery on Sunday performs outpatient surgeries the third Sunday of each month at the Lexington Surgery Center. Utilizing 450 volunteer physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and administrative personnel, Surgery on Sunday is a nonprofit organization that provides essential outpatient procedures at no cost to uninsured and underinsured individuals who are not eligible for state or federal assistance.

Angel’s procedure was a success, and she was home in Versailles recovering by 1:30 p.m. After two weeks, she had a follow-up appointment to have the sutures removed and was told by Dr. Wilkes that he was very pleased with her recovery.

Founded in 2005, Surgery on Sunday was the first program of its kind in the United States and has been providing essential out-

“I was very diligent to do everything Dr. Wilkes and nurses said to do because I wanted the procedure to work since I had waited so long,” she said. “I completed the full six weeks of physical therapy and followed my exercise worksheets at home. I wanted everything to repair nicely in six weeks, as instructed.”

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“I wasn’t able to get the help that I needed from my insurance, which is horrific, but thank Heaven for the people that volunteer their time to Surgery on Sunday.” Angel finished her physical therapy and continued her strength exercises at home, which she explained was a huge cost-savings. There were no costs associated with the surgery, and by providing an at-home recovery plan, Angel was not financially burdened by the procedure. “I wasn’t able to get the help that I needed from my insurance, which is horrific, but thank Heaven for the people that volunteer their time to Surgery on Sunday,” Angel said. As Executive Director Amanda Ferguson explained, Surgery on Sunday’s mission to its patients is to minimize suffering, prevent financial burden and get patients back to work. Surgery on Sunday offers outpatient surgeries only, with the most common being gallbladder removal, hernia repair, orthopedics, cataract surgery, tonsillectomies and mass excision. Patients are referred by a medical professional and have a primary care home, but no payment is required for surgery. “We serve a 250 mile radius, which means we have patients from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Indiana,” Amanda said. “Our goal is that our patients lead productive, normal lives following their surgery.” Six month have passed since Angel’s knee procedure and she is continuing to do well. Her hope is that she can volunteer her time to Surgery on Sunday and give back to the people that helped her in her time of need. “I wish everyone knew about Surgery on Sunday,” Angel said. “I will never forget the concern, care and professionalism I was given—it is a true blessing I found Surgery on Sunday.” •

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SURGERY ON SUNDAY’S STORY: Surgery on Sunday was a longtime dream of Lexington plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Moore, II. In his nearly 40 years of service, Dr. Moore helped numerous patients who made just enough to disqualify them from assistance, yet didn’t make enough for surgery to be financially viable. As the healthcare environment changed, the ability to do pro bono surgeries vanished. Dr. Moore made it his mission that the working poor in the Lexington community received outpatient services that they would not otherwise receive due to their financial constraints. In 2005, through a Mission and Ministry grant from Saint Joseph Hospital’s parent company, Catholic Health Initiatives, Surgery on Sunday was born. After receiving the start-up funds, Dr. Moore approached the Lexington Surgery Center to partner with to provide operating rooms, equipment and other overhead requirements. Eleven years later, the Lexington Surgery Center is still the surgical home of Surgery on Sunday, which operates every third Sunday of the month. In 2015, Surgery on Sunday revised eligibility requirements for the program. Surgery on Sunday’s Board of Directors realized that while many individuals now have insurance, many plans have high deductibles making elective surgery unattainable. To be eligible for Surgery on Sunday, a patient must meet the following criteria: • 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines • For safety purposes, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or lower • Uninsured or has insurance with a high deductible plan that is 10 percent or greater of household income • Does not qualify for state or federal program assistance From surgeons to anesthesiologists to nurses to administrative personnel, more than 400 volunteers have donated nearly 100,000 hours of service and provided nearly 6,000 surgeries since inception.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are always needed for surgery days and other projects to better serve Surgery on Sunday patients. To complete a volunteer application, please visit their website, surgeryonsunday.org.

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION: Surgery on Sunday is funded solely by grants and generous donations. These funds allow Surgery on Sunday to keep expenses low and provide essential outpatient procedures at a fraction of the cost. “Surgery on Sunday is changing lives one patient at a time,” says Executive Director Amanda Ferguson. “To help us in our mission, and to change someone’s life, please donate via our website, surgeryonsunday.org, or give us a call at (859) 246-0046.”


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You don’t have to go far to experience state-of-the-art health care. Get to know what makes central Kentucky’s medical facilities great, and learn more about what they have to offer you and your family for getting and staying well. Written by | Barbara Meyer Health Care Leader Photos by | Conrhod Zonio

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cardinal hill Rehabilitation Hospital 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504 | cardinalhillhealthsouth.com ardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital has been making a difference in the lives of adults and children for more than 50 years as Kentucky’s first acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The 158-bed hospital serves patients recovering from a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries including stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, hip fracture and amputation. Through multidisciplinary care and access to advanced technologies, the hospital helps patients regain independence and return to walking, talking, performing self-care activities and returning to work. Features of the hospital include a dedicated pediatric brain injury gym, technology for mobility and balance, an aquatic center with three pools, equine therapy, a therapeutic garden, home management room and animal assistive therapy. The hospital can also conduct onsite assessments for swallowing function and provides support groups for patients and families.

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital is special to so many in our community, and I feel a distinct honor to serve our patients and families. We are a special hospital in how we deliver care, and the outcomes we experience as a result of that care. Patients who are admitted to Cardinal Hill have typically experienced a life-changing event – perhaps a stroke, car accident or other traumatic incident. Many times we are helping patients relearn, as well as adapt to, their new set of circumstances. The most rewarding part of our care, though, is that a tremendous number of our patients return home. When we think about our relationship to the new hope we offer to people, that’s what sets us apart and makes us great.

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William G. Sisson

Recognitions include a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare program, a top rating of “A” for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, and the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. The hospital holds American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditation, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation from the American Heart Association, and Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Baptist Health will open a new urgent care clinic and a primary care practice with 11 primary care providers in the fall of 2018 at 2108 Nicholasville Road in Lexington to meet the health care needs of our community.

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Building upon our proud legacy of excellence in health care across the Saint Joseph facilities and services, we are excited about our future as we reshape our footprint and improve access to care in central and eastern Kentucky. We recently celebrated our 140th anniversary of Saint Joseph Hospital’s ministry in the community, which began with the faith-based heritage embodied in the strong mission of our foundresses, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Our employees and physicians continue to elevate patient care through an integrated health delivery system, and through community partnerships that strive to bring wellness, healing and hope to all. This is a time of renewal for us as we work to reconnect to our roots and Catholic heritage and move quickly into the future of care delivery.

Bruce Tassin

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aint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have long served the Lexington area with high quality care. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s heart hospital and also has been nationally recognized with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have been nationally accredited for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention, along with chest pain accreditation. Saint Joseph East has achieved the highest designation for bariatric care, gaining recognition as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Board-certified surgeons offer a full range of weight loss procedures at the facility. Together, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East have the largest and most comprehensive robotic surgery program in Lexington, with three da Vinci Xi robots, the most advanced technology for minimally invasive surgery. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East is unlike any women’s facility in the state. The state-of-art facility is dedicated exclusively to the health and well-being of women in central and eastern Kentucky. KentuckyOne Health has expanded services aimed at providing a comprehensive integrated health care delivery system in Lexington. A new office building in Palomar Centre, which will open later this summer, will provide primary, express and specialty care, as well as imaging and laboratory services. KentuckyOne now offers rehabilitation care at Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm, an independent living center. It also offers outpatient behavioral health clinics in Lexington in conjunction with Our Lady of Peace. Partnerships with local communities are vital to bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including an innovative focus on violence prevention, with robust violence prevention programs across the state. The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes Mamm! 5K race each October benefits the successful Yes, Mamm! Program, which provides mammography screening and diagnostics for the underinsured. Services within the North YMCA and Beaumont YMCA offer longstanding programs, including diabetes and nutrition education, rehabilitation and neurology services.


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5 an 2 re th Mo exington Clinic is the largest and oldest multi-specialty group in the region and provides services in everything from primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, peds, OBGYN) to neurology and cardiology. They see and care for around 3,000 patients on a daily basis, more than 650,000 annually, and draw patients from an area of about 1.3 million residents. In addition to their Lexington locations, they have practices and associate practices in Woodford County, Jessamine County, Mount Sterling, Richmond and Frankfort. Lexington Clinic has always prided itself on providing personalized, compassionate care to all of their patients and really do consider them a part of their family. Providing the best possible care is personal to them. There are always new things going on in the organization. Lexington Clinic is continually open to expanding to more locations in and around central Kentucky, whether that be new practice locations or new associate practices. In 2017 they expanded and opened their newest location in Mount Sterling. In addition, Lexington Clinic is actively recruiting new physicians and providers to expand their ability to care for more patients in primary and specialty care. Also, Lexington Clinic is proud to offer their Direct-To-Employer program. As a part of this program, Lexington Clinic partners with businesses to offer multi-year, exclusive population health and a premier provider network to that business. Lexington Clinic’s Direct-To-Employer program offers customized, premier partnership options for progressive employers in the Commonwealth, and is able to address both preventive care and chronic health conditions of employee populations to improve both employee health and the bottom line. Both Lexington Clinic and the Lexington Clinic Foundation partner with multiple not-for-profit groups around central Kentucky and participate in multiple community events and activities that help promote and foster better community health.

Lexington Clinic is the region’s largest multispecialty medical group and has been serving Central Kentucky since 1920. We care for nearly 3,000 patients daily with more than 200 providers in 25 locations. Lexington Clinic also continues to offer customized, premier network options for progressive employers in the Commonwealth through our population health and premier provider network agreements.

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shriners hospitals for children medical center lexington 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508 | shrinerslexington.com

Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington is dedicated to improving the lives of children and teens by providing specialty pediatric care in the area of orthopaedics. Lexington Shriners Medical Center offers a unique combination of three services all provided under one roof: outpatient clinic, outpatient rehabilitation and Ambulatory Surgery Center. All care and services are provided in a family-centered environment regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

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hriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington is a recognized leader in treating orthopedic conditions in children from birth until age 18, although in some cases, it may be extended to 21. They provide pediatric specialty care in the areas of clubfoot, hip disorders, scoliosis, hand and upper extremity disorders, limb deficiencies, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, osteogenesis imperfecta, neuromuscular disorders, sports injuries and other orthopedic related conditions with a goal to restore each child physically, emotionally and socially. All care and services are provided in a family-centered environment regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The medical staff at Lexington Shriners Medical Center consists of board certified physicians and surgeons who are highly qualified, caring and prominent in their specialties. The doctors provide initial evaluations and ongoing care at the medical center, collaborating with other clinicians every day. Multiple services associated with orthopaedics; such as, physical therapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics, orthotics, care coordination, social services, outpatient, and ambulatory surgery care are all provided under one roof. Lexington Shriners Medical Center launched their annual giving program at the beginning of this year in honor of Perry Cate. Cate has been a patient of the medical center since she was three weeks old. Thanks to her specialized medical team she has defied the odds, and is now 17 years old and getting ready for college. Any donation over $100 will go toward the annual giving program which enables Lexington Shriners Medical Center to provide world-class medical care for all children regardless of the family’s ability to pay. If you believe that your child has a condition treated by them, please contact them to schedule an appointment at 859-268-5675.


UK H ealthC are Albert B. Chandler 1000 S. Limestone, and 800 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40536

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UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital is UK HealthCare’s main hospital, with central and eastern Kentucky’s only Level I trauma center and the only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit in the area to treat the sickest infants, as well as a Joint Commission-accredited comprehensive stroke center. The experts at Chandler Hospital work together with the colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health at the University of Kentucky to ensure that Kentuckians receive the highest quality health care as well as the latest health care information.

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UK HealthCare is uniquely qualified to provide care for patients that need access to the most advanced subspecialty care – the kind of complex care only major academic medical centers such as ours can provide. From our Level-1 pediatric and adult trauma centers to our new state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit as well as our National Cancer Institute-designated Markey Cancer Center, our physicians, nurses and health care providers are trained in the most sophisticated medical techniques so that no Kentuckian, no matter how sick they are or how rare their illness, needs to go far from home for the treatment they need.

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UK HealthCare specialists and staff offer a broad array of services, from primary care to the most sophisticated quaternary care. Teaching and research programs ensure their care rivals the nation’s best quarters. Chandler Hospital Pavilion, which opened in 2011, is a state-of-the-art facility that includes dedicated cancer care and cardiovascular care floors.

Kentucky Children’s Hospital has eastern and central Kentucky’s only Level I pediatric trauma center, Level IV neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit. Transport service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. KCH also has more than 30 advanced sub-specialty programs, such as pediatric oncology and pediatric surgery. The pediatric doctors, nurses, surgeons and health care specialists are among Kentucky’s best and are dedicated to providing family-centered care for kids and their families. KCH helps families choose a doctor and find the health care resources and information they need. This spring, KCH unveiled its new Makenna Foundation Welcome Center and Betti Ruth Robinson Taylor Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Welcome Center gives KCH a central lobby and registration space for the first time. The new, state-of-the-art NICU has 68 patient rooms — plus two twin rooms especially for families with twins — for a total of 70 beds. Located in downtown Lexington, UK Good Samaritan Hospital is an acute-care facility featuring an emergency department and 302 licensed beds. With more than 600 clinical and ancillary staff and a medical staff of more than 600 physicians, UK Good Samaritan is able to offer a broad range of health care services to meet the needs of the residents of central and eastern Kentucky.


lexington va medical center leestown Division 2250 Leestown Rd. Lexington, KY 40511

Cooper Division 1101 Veterans Dr. Lexington, KY 40502 lexington.va.gov he Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Lexington VAMC) is a fully accredited, twodivision, tertiary care medical center serving Veterans living in central Kentucky. It has 199 hospital beds and serves an area veteran population of 92,000 throughout 37 counties. The Leestown Division, established in 1931, offers nursing home care, hospice and respite services, primary care, optometry, podiatry, mental health and substance abuse treatment, women’s health, blind rehabilitation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder residential rehabilitation treatment. The Cooper Division, established in 1973, was built adjacent to the University of Kentucky and is a training site for medical residents in the College of Medicine. In addition to primary and specialty clinics, acute medical, neurological, surgical and psychiatric inpatient services are provided at this location. Lexington VAMC is the Polytrauma Network Site for the MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, where a team of experts coordinate care and rehabilitation services across the network for severely injured soldiers. What makes the Lexington VA Medical Center unique is our mission of serving those who served. Our employees are dedicated to this noble mission and are passionate about taking care of our veterans. We recognize that our medical center belongs to our veterans and we actively engage them in helping us improve our facility. When we identify an opportunity for improvement, we seize it. We constantly look for ways to improve the experience for each veteran, and those veterans who follow.

Emma Metcalf Director,

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In addition to medical students and residents, each year Lexington VAMC provides training opportunities for more than 1,000 other students representing virtually every health care occupation. This active training environment is augmented by an equally active research program. According to a recent Rand Corporation study, VA health care performs at similar or better than nonVA systems on most measures of inpatient and outpatient care quality. Internally, VA measures all its medical centers and releases the data annually (internal numbers are released quarterly). Out of VA’s 171 medical centers, the Lexington VAMC has VA’s highest rating of five stars and current quarterly numbers have them ranked 2nd in quality. In August, the Lexington VAMC will be renamed to the Lexington VA Health Care System. The facility will rename its two campuses after two veterans from its catchment area during a ceremony open to the public Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Leestown Campus. The Leestown Division will be renamed the Franklin R. Sousley Campus. Sousley was a Marine who served during World War II. He was immortalized in Joe Rosenthal’s famous photo of the flag rising at Iwo Jima. He is the second from the left. The Cooper Division will be named for Troy Bowling, also a World War II veteran who served in Iwo Jima. Bowling was critically wounded there and promised to dedicate his life to serving mankind should he survive. He volunteered more than 87,000 hours to the Lexington VA medical center and was well loved by staff, veterans and his fellow mankind. He passed away last year.


select specialty hospital lexington 310 S. Limestone Street Lexington, KY 40508 lexington.selectspecialtyhospitals.com

elect Specialty Hospital — Lexington is part of a nationwide network of critical illness recovery hospitals owned and operated by Select Medical. Referred to as a “hospital-in-hospital”, they are located on the third floor of UK Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Their patients have chronic and acute conditions, and require an extended hospital stay to treat conditions such as infectious diseases, surgical complications, and orthopedic, wound or post-trauma care. Additionally, these patients may require ongoing treatment for pulmonary conditions, neurological disorders, cardiac conditions or renal disorders. The average length of stay for their patients is 18-25 days and most are transferred to them from a short-term acute care hospital. Patients are treated by a multi-disciplinary team that develops a coordinated care program for each patient. In addition to the physicians, the team is comprised of registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, respiratory, physical, speech and occupational therapists, dietitians and pharmacists. The medical staff is supported by case managers, clinical liaisons and admission coordinators. This team-based approach allows them to deliver an exceptional patient experience and best possible outcomes. On a national level, Select Medical supports the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk and individual charitable efforts for local communities are organized by employees in each market. Select Specialty Hospital — Lexington is a proud supporter of the Lexington Relay for Life, held in June.

As a critical illness recovery hospital, our sole focus is on managing complex medical conditions. Patients are with us, on average, 18 to 25 days, with a goal of recovering and returning home or transferring to a lower level of care. Our compassionate, physicianled team of nurses, therapists, specialists, dietitians, aides and others help patients breathe on their own again, or take their first steps following a long hospitalization. We see miracles every day and that makes what we do so special.

Kimberly Pennington Chief Executive Officer, Select Specialty Hospital Lexington

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LifePoint Health - Central Kentucky ifePoint Health is known for its dedication to Making Communities Healthier, and providing compassionate, high-quality care close to home. With four facilities in central Kentucky — Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles, and Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris—LifePoint is an integral part of the region, playing an essential role in helping central Kentucky communities thrive. Clark Regional, Georgetown, Bluegrass, and Bourbon offer a range of comprehensive services including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, urology, sleep medicine, pain management, rehabilitation, sports medicine, emergency medicine and urgent care. Recent hospital developments include:

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• Cardiopulmonary rehab services • Behavioral health unit with a crisis intervention mobile assessment team

• Recently renovated Emergency Department with a new glidescope • Upgraded ENT equipment and facilities • New OR endoscopes

Engaged members of their communities, Clark Regional, Georgetown, Bluegrass, and Bourbon donate funds and resources to regional charities, including American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Relay for Life, Autism Speaks, YMCA, Salvation Army, and United Way, and sponsor or participate in events such as Georgetown-Scott County Fire Parade & Safety Day, Walk to Remember, Twilight Festival, and McCauley Brother Annual Safety Picnic. They also host a variety of classes and programs including childbirth and breastfeeding classes, diabetes classes, peer support specialist programs, smoking cessation classes, joint success training, cancer and bariatric support groups, living with loss grief support groups, and safe sitter babysitting classes, and partner with regional employers to improve workplace health and safety through the WellnessWorks program.

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LifePoint’s central Kentucky hospitals work together to ensure that people across our region have access to quality care close to home. We continue to recruit new clinicians and add new services in critical areas such as behavioral health and pain management as the needs of our patients evolve, and we are constantly on the hunt for innovations like robotic surgery and teleneurology that advance our shared mission of making communities healthier.

William Haugh Market President,

Photo provided by LifePoint Health

West Central Kentucky LifePoint Health Quality care is the central driving force of everything we do at LifePoint. We are committed to ensuring that the LifePoint central Kentucky hospitals foster a culture of patient safety and achieve consistent, high standards of quality care, making them places where people choose to come for health care, physicians want to practice, and employees want to work. The fact that we have some of the lowest harms and readmission rates in the state show that our focus on quality and safety works.

Robert Parker Market President,

East Central Kentucky LifePoint Health TOP | Dr. Andrew Henderson, CEO of Lexington Clinic; Robert Parker, Market President of East Central Kentucky LifePoint Health; Tony Lewgood, Administrator of Shriner’s Hospital for Children Medical Center; William Sisson, President of Baptist Health Lexington; Bruce Tassin, CEO of KentuckyOne Health BOTTOM | Tara Diebling, CEO of Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital; Emma Metcalf, Director of Lexington VA Medical Center; Kimberly Pennington, CEO of Select

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NOT PICTURED | William Haugh, Market President of West Central Kentucky LifePoint; Dr. Mark Newman, Executive Vice President, Health Affairs of University of Kentucky

Thank you to central Kentucky’s leaders in health care for coming together to educate our readers on their health care options. TOPS Magazine | July 2018

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PRIMARY CARE, EXPRESS CARE, SPECIALTY CARE, IMAGING & LABORATORY SERVICES Molly Hawley, APRN • Peter Ko, MD • Janet McFarland, APRN Bill Longworth, APRN • Julianne Ewen, APRN • Brian Kelty, MD Maria Mendoza, MD • Mary Findley, MD (not pictured) KentuckyOne Health – Palomar, which opens in August, will provide that convenient access to Primary Care, Express Care, Specialty Care, Imaging and Laboratory Services for patients. The new practice allows for coordination of primary care needs and provides access to a network of specialty care across the health system. The Palomar location also will provide Express Care seven days a week at 3581 Harrodsburg Road in Lexington. The primary care practice at KentuckyOne Health – Palomar will ensure patients can see a physician in a timely manner; if their physician is unavailable, patients can make an appointment with another physician in the practice. The team of primary care providers, which includes physicians and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), will grow as new primary care providers, as well as specialists, join the practice at Palomar over time. Specialty Care providers also will be opening practices in the Palomar location. Furthermore, KentuckyOne Health is partnering with employers around the region to coordinate care for their employees and dependents, by improving outcomes and reducing cost of care through advanced chronic care management. KentuckyOne Health – Palomar is the newest in a network of sites providing convenient, coordinated care close to home and work.

859.313.6200 (Express Care) • 844.573.8942 (Workplace Care) KentuckyOneHealth.org/Primary-Care

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LEXINGTON CLINIC CANCER CENTERS Karen Mulholland, RN, MSN, AOCNS, APRN • Susan E. Liddle, MD William D. Camp, MD • Michael E. Horn, MD • Rachel M. Harper, MD Lexington Clinic Cancer Centers feature a team of highly-skilled and experienced physicians who create personal relationships with their patients facing difficult journeys. Realizing that not all patients have the same story and are at different stages of their illnesses, Lexington Clinic hematologists and oncologists provide the most outstanding quality of care while ensuring the comfort of their patients. Lexington Clinic Cancer Centers’ physicians find purpose in the care of their patients and are inspired by the courage and strength of those they treat. They believe in the joy that is found through personal, compassionate and innovative care to all patients throughout every stage of life. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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CENTRAL KENTUCKY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES Mark S. Adams, MD Central Kentucky Research Associates (CKRA) has been conducting Phase I-IV clinical research trials across a wide range of therapeutic areas for over 25 years. Founded in 1991 by Deborah Dyer, R.N., B.S.N., and the late Jacqueline Smith, R.N., B.S.N., CKRA was Kentucky’s first independent clinical drug research facility and is one of the most highly experienced research sites in the nation. Clinical research trials are carefully controlled research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. They are designed to answer specific questions about new therapies or ways of using known treatments to determine whether those new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Participants in clinical trials can gain access to new medical treatments that are not currently available to the general public. In addition, participants can receive medical evaluations, study-related lab tests, and study medication at no cost, and they’re usually compensated for time and travel. Dr. Adams joined CKRA as its Principal Investigator in 2015 and since that time, he has overseen more than 50 clinical research studies in a number of areas including cardiology, orthopedics, rheumatology, immunology / vaccines, endocrinology, and smoking cessation. He is a graduate of Emory University and the University of Kentucky, and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1976. As Principal Investigator, Dr. Adams is ultimately responsible for every aspect of a clinical research study, including ensuring that the study is run in accordance with the study protocol, national regulatory agency requirements, and Good Clinical Practice standards to safeguard the rights, safety, and wellbeing of trial participants. “Knowledge about the human body has grown exponentially since I started nearly 40 years ago,” said Dr. Adams. “For me, each new study brings its own level of inspiration.” The primary benefit of clinical research, according to Dr. Adams, is that it provides hope that a successful therapy will be found for those with a specific medical condition. “Being of service to others and being a part of a team in a worthwhile endeavor is extremely fulfilling, and I’ve found that at CKRA .”

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LEXINGTON CLINIC UROLOGY | COMMONWEALTH UROLOGY/ UROLOGIC ASSOCIATES, A PART OF LEXINGTON CLINIC Fred P. Hadley, MD • Timothy H. Atkinson, MD • Timothy D. Adkins, MD • John M. Patterson, MD Charles G. Ray, MD • Andrew C. McGregor, MD • Mark H. Beard, MD • Stephen J. Monnig, MD Thomas K. Slabaugh, Jr., MD • Justin D. Johnson, MD • Terrence R. Grimm, MD • William R. Crowe, Jr., MD The physicians and providers at Lexington Clinic Urology and Commonwealth Urology/Urologic Associates offer a wide range of comprehensive urologic services. With 12 providers in five convenient locations, they are the largest urology group practice in Central and Eastern Kentucky. The group not only provides in-office care for urologic disorders, but also performs surgical services for patients. The physicians are excited to be in a field on the forefront of advancement of minimally-invasive surgical procedures, which allows patients to return to their normal lives more quickly. A unique focus for each of their patients and their urologic needs ensures the best care for each individual. Whether acute problems, such as urinary infections and kidney stones, to chronic issues like prostate problems or urinary incontinence, the providers treat each patient the way they would like their family to be treated. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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WOODFORD FAMILY PHYSICIANS Laurie K. Garner, PA-C, PhD Steve T. Vogelsang, MD, FAAFP R. K. Hutchinson, MD

The family doctors of Woodford Family Physicians have served the community of Versailles for more than two decades. The team is boardcertified by the American Academy of Family Practice and provides families with the diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic care they can count on. Woodford Family Physicians treat a broad-range of injuries and illnesses for every member of the family and are committed to bettering patients’ lives. photo provided by Lexington Clinic 859.873.9188 • LexingtonClinic.com/woodford

LEXINGTON CLINIC ENDOCRINOLOGY Deborah L. Rollins, APRN Walaa Ayoub, MD, PhD Krista Johnson, APRN, DNP, FNP-C

Lexington Clinic Endocrinology ensures compassionate and customized care designed to specifically meet each patient’s needs. Lexington Clinic Endocrinology specializes in the treatment of diabetes as well as other thyroid and parathyroid disorders, pituitary disorders and osteoporosis. Through the advanced technology of their DXA unit, these providers can detect and treat osteoporosis early to keep patients healthy and ahead of this disease. photo provided by Lexington Clinic 859.258.4401 • LexingtonClinic.com/endocrinology

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LEXINGTON CLINIC VETERANS PARK Hannah S. Atkins, PA-C • Jordan M. Prendergast, DO • Craig W. Irwin, MD • Marisa Belcastro, MD At Lexington Clinic Veterans Park, a team of physicians and providers deliver family care from the entire team – just like a family. The physicians treat chronic and acute illness and offer preventive care for all ages. Craig Irwin, M.D., Marisa Belcastro, M.D., Jordan Prendergast, D.O. and Hannah S. Atkins, PA-C take pride in a personalized healthcare approach. The primary care and preventive services help patients feel better in their daily lives through the modification of existing conditions and education to enable patients to take charge of their own healthcare. The providers at Veterans Park have a vested interest in the health of the community because they don’t just work here, they also live in this area and are committed to making it a better and healthier place to live. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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LEXINGTON CLINIC ORTHOPEDICS – SPORTS MEDICINE David M. Burandt, MD, FACSM • Stephen C. Umansky, MD • David C. Dome, MD, ATC • Brandon Devers, MD W. Ben Kibler, MD, FACSM • Tharun Karthikeyan, MD • Peter W. Hester, MD (not pictured - Trevor W. Wilkes, MD) The Lexington Clinic orthopedic physicians come from a wide array of backgrounds and personal interests, but what unites them is their passion for their field of practice. As the most fellowship-trained orthopedic practice in Central Kentucky, these physicians provide quality care with a thorough commitment to their patients. Lexington Clinic’s orthopedics program remains on the cutting edge of innovation in surgical and therapeutic care so patients receive the best treatment possible. These physicians are also passionate about sports in the Lexington community and surrounding areas and partner with several local school programs. They are the team physicians for seven local high schools and colleges. Lexington Clinic Orthopedics – Sports Medicine doctors have also been the official team physicians for the Lexington Legends for the past 18 years. Through combined specialties, Lexington Clinic’s orthopedic team not only cares for sports-related injuries, but also provides specialized care in Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Joint Replacement, General Orthopedics and Foot and Ankle. photo provided by

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LEXINGTON CLINIC GASTROENTEROLOGY Scott A. Merkley, MD • An-Yu Chen, MD • Matthew D. Ashmun, MD James B. Hunter, MD • Amy Collins, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Lexington Clinic Gastroenterology providers are committed to providing the highest quality care to all patients. The team provides services in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. The Lexington Clinic Gastroenterologists also provide treatment for a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. photo provided by Lexington Clinic 859.258.4950 • LexingtonClinic.com/gastro

LEXINGTON CLINIC PULMONARY Bruce C. Broudy, MD, FCCP • Matthew J. Craig, MD • Amber Erwin, PA-C • John F. Dineen, MD, FCCP

At Lexington Clinic Pulmonary, doctors and providers are with each patient from diagnosis to treatment for all pulmonary issues. Providers treat a wide range of issues including COPD, lung cancer, sleep disorders and more. Kentucky has the highest rate of lung disease in the country and the team is committed to helping patients and their families by providing the highest quality of care available so they can rest easy and breathe better. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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THE CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY AND MED SPA Sandra Bouzaglou, MD, FACS Dr. Sandra Bouzaglou is inspired by knowing that she can make a positive impact on someone’s life. Her proudest accomplishment came in 2013 when she organized a charity event to help raise awareness among women with Breast Cancer that a plastic surgeon should be involved in the process from the time of diagnosis. The event raised thousands of dollars. She also co-authored the book Looking Good to Feel Good, a compilation of stories of breast cancer survivors who had breast reconstruction. “With realistic expectations, we can make people feel good about themselves,” she says. “Cosmetic surgery should not be considered vain. If performed properly and safely, it can change someone’s life for the better.” The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa incorporates the latest procedures and technology in plastic surgery. Dr. Bouzaglou has found that most plastic surgery procedures can be performed under a local anesthetic

with oral sedation, from abdominoplasties, to breast augmentations, liposuction and even breast reductions. Patients love the convenience and cost-savings, as well. Most recently, Dr. Bouzaglou has expanded her horizons to the West Coast. She has joined two successful practices in California: Cosmeticare in Newport Beach and Sonobello in Ontario. “It has been very exciting to also take part in a TV show, The Little Women: LA, where I performed a new procedure concerning vaginal rejuvenation,” she said. “I am most fortunate to have wonderful patients,” she explained. “I’m also blessed to have a great staff, including my patient care coordinator Janet, my microneedling/HydraFacial specialist Gloria, our nurse injector Sandy and Marty, a certified First Assistant in the operating room.”

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LEXINGTON CLINIC NEUROLOGY Eliza E. Robertson, MD, PhD Andrew R. Schneider, MD Craig A. Knox, MD, PhD

The three experienced physicians, Eliza E. Robertson, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew R. Schneider, M.D. and Craig A. Knox, M.D., Ph.D., at Lexington Clinic Neurology offer a wide-range of services to each patient. The neurologists take care of general neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, migraines and seizures. In addition, they offer Botox injections for migraines, EEG services, electrodiagnostic testing, evoke potential studies and EMG nerve conduction studies. They also sub-specialize in treatment of sleep disorders, diseases of peripheral nerves and muscles. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

859.258.4800 • LexingtonClinic.com/neurology

LEXINGTON CLINIC CENTER FOR BREAST CARE Eleanor Broaddus, RN, CBHN, CN-BN Chad W. Harston, MD • John W. West, MD Debbie Stakelin, MSN, RN, AGN-BC, CN-BN

Lexington Clinic Center for Breast Care is comprised of an expert team of radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and a fellowship trained mammographer that all work together to create a customized treatment plan for each patient they see. The Center for Breast Care team offers the very latest in breast care detection technology with tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, and is the first facility in Central Kentucky to offer contrast-enhanced mammography. The team uses a multi-disciplinary approach to breast care and enjoys seeing the difference they make in patients’ lives each day. photo provided by Lexington Clinic 859.258.4444 • LexingtonClinic.com/breastcancercare

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COMMONWEALTH PAIN AND SPINE Brandon Gish, MD • Brendon Coughtry, MD Commonwealth Pain and Spine is a multidisciplinary practice, located in the Hamburg area, that helps patients find pain relief through the latest, most clinically proven interventional pain techniques available today. Dr. Brandon Gish, MD, completed his training at the University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University. Dr. Brendon Coughtry, MD, who also serves the opioid-stricken Eastern Kentucky community, graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and has practiced interventional pain for more than 15 years. Both physicians are board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Gish and Dr. Coughtry fully understand that the patients they see are overwhelmed by the frequency and duration of their pain: “I empathize with my patients, recognizing that pain can be exhausting, debilitating, and limit the quality of life. I believe that treatment plans for each patient should be individualized for each patient based on life circumstances and individual goals.” For Drs. Gish and Coughtry, pain relief results in more than symptom alleviation; it means a patient resumes activities they once loved. The doctors

agree that the seeing patients enjoying life again shows true progress. In Kentucky, there is a darker side that pain specialists like Drs. Gish and Coughtry know all too well -- our statewide opioid crisis. Unfortunately, Kentucky holds the third-highest rate of opioid addiction related-deaths. Pain management doctors must actively seek other methods, such as pharmacologic, interventional or regenerative, to alleviate pain. Basically, pharmacologic pain management focuses on non-opioid drug solutions; interventional pain relief involves advanced techniques that focus on treating pain at the nerve and joint level; and regenerative pain relief tackles pain by helping the body heal itself through restorative work with components like membranes and stem cells. “We find that most patients are unaware of these [alternative methods] prior to consultation,” adds Dr. Gish. Collaborating with a staff who shares their vision and seeing patients continue to make progress inspires the doctors to work for the greater good, even in a challenging time for pain management within the Commonwealth.

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HAMBURG FAMILY DENTAL Alisha Patel, DMD

Alisha Patel, DMD, a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and University of California in San Francisco, practices at Hamburg Family Dental. While in San Francisco, Dr. Patel studied advanced dental practices, gaining expertise through the newest technology within Silicon Valley. At Hamburg Family Dental, patients enjoy her fun, bubbly personality, which dissipates their dental anxiety and makes them feel welcomed and at home. Dr. Patel aims for more than exceptional dentistry; she works to be a catalyst for patients to make informed treatment decisions and achieve optimum oral health. Dr. Patel debunks the misconception that we go to the dentist just for cleaning or pulling teeth. She elaborates, “We’re here to educate our patients and our community about the connections between oral and overall health. We want you to be equipped with the knowledge, the tools, and the right team on your side to make the best decisions so you can live your best life—with a healthy smile! We look forward to smiling with you!” 859.207.3040 • hamburgfamilydentalky.com

LEXINGTON CLINIC OBSTETRICS-GYNECOLOGY Meg D. Spear, APRN • Nova Gatliff, APRN-WHNP • Tamara James, MD Kimberly East, APRN • Christina Daugherty, APRN-WHNP

Lexington Clinic Obstetrics-Gynecology offers complete and compassionate care to their patients. They strive to give the highest quality of care and take pride in providing the best experience for all of their patients. From annual exams and routine obstetrics to family planning and menopausal counseling, Lexington Clinic ObstetricsGynecology makes sure patients are comfortable and confident in the care that they receive. photo provided by Lexington Clinic 859.258.5220 • LexingtonClinic.com/baby

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COMMONWEALTH PLASTIC SURGERY Jared Nimtz, MD In 2015, Dr. Jared Nimtz took over Dr. William Dowden’s practice upon his retirement. His practice is family-owned and operated which influences how patients are treated. Commonwealth Plastic Surgery specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body, such as facelift, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation as well as fat grafting to the face and body. Additionally they offer a variety of skin care treatments, such as facials, peels, and lasers to maintain skin on the face, neck, chest, hands and legs. Dr. Nimtz and his wife own a 5-acre farm with animals, a large vegetable garden and fruit trees. He finds that working on the farm with their 6 kids really grounds him after a long day operating and rejuvenates him for the next day. “Patient care is the reason many of us become doctors. I have the privilege of helping patients meet aesthetic goals, which I find very satisfying. I enjoy helping people feel better about themselves or restoring something lost due to age or illness.” Emphasis at Commonwealth Plastic Surgery is placed on educating patients, and they are encouraged to come in to learn what surgical or nonsurgical procedures may be the best fit to achieve their goals.

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LEXINGTON NEUROLOGY David M. Blake, MD

Lexington Neurology provides Central Kentucky with exceptional patient care to ensure the best experience possible. Dr. David Blake delivers comprehensive treatment across a wide range of services including care for seizure disorders, stroke victims and those who suffer from chronic migraines. Dr. Blake and his staff specialize in treatable and manageable neurological issues as well as chronic illnesses and provide the best possible care for all of his patients. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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LEXINGTON CLINIC RHEUMATOLOGY Stephanie McGuire, APRN Haider Abbas, MD Susanna Moberly, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, SANE

Lexington Clinic Rheumatology looks beyond the surface of a patient’s discomfort to diagnose and treat the problem or issue. Their board-certified team is dedicated to ensuring a patient’s ability to maintain functionality of joints with management of inflammatory diseases and other immunological disorders. Their compassionate approach to care is what ensures the enhancement of their patients’ lives. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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KENTUCKY EAR, NOSE AND THROAT, A PART OF LEXINGTON CLINIC Sharon A. Howard, APRN, FNP-C • Matthew L. Kuhl, APRN, MSN • Alberto N. Laureano, MD Kenneth V. Hughes, III, MD, FACS • Gregory V. Osetinsky, MD, FACS • Keith J. Alexander, MD Ray M. Van Metre, MD • Emily Wachs Kane, APRN, FNP-BC Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat, a part of Lexington Clinic, delivers compassionate and comprehensive care to patients through prompt, personal and courteous service. Within their practice, the providers treat individuals from birth throughout their life and assist with a wide variety of health concerns impacting the ear, nose or throat. Through improvement of these essential functions, the providers hope to improve the lives of each patient they see. Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat offers a no-shot allergy treatment. This no-shot treatment works to minimize allergies with daily drops mixed specifically for each patient. The drops are placed under the tongue in exchange for traditional allergy shots. The physicians of Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat offer diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as the ancillary services of allergy and audiology at three different locations throughout Central Kentucky. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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BRANNON CROSSING FAMILY DENTAL Bradley Hall, DMD • Akira Nakada, DMD Drs. Akira Nakada and Bradley Hall proudly serve Brannon Crossing Family Dental, just over the Fayette County line in nearby Nicholasville. Dr. Nakada established a dental practice in this location in 2013, and the office has been quickly growing ever since. BCFD offers accessible care for patients whose busy schedules don’t allow them to come in during normal dental office hours with their unique perk of Saturday appointment availability. Brannon Crossing Family Dental performs basic dental procedures as well as cosmetic services, oral surgery and pediatric dental care. For Dr. Akira Nakada, a University of Kentucky College of Dentistry graduate, improving patients’ lives by alleviating pain and enhancing selfesteem makes practicing dentistry worthwhile. Nakada says the most difficult aspect of general dentistry is keeping up with the ever-changing techniques and technologies. When he’s not working with patients, Dr. Nakada figure skates both recreationally and competitively: he has partici-

pated in some regional competitions with his daughter. A native of Japan, he speaks both English and Japanese fluently and can provide his language skills to assist Japanese patients in the area as well as from nearby states. Though most dental problems are preventable with six-month checkups and daily care, says Dr. Bradley Hall, many patients fail to receive such treatment from a paralyzing fear of visiting the dentist. In fact, he ranks alleviating anxious patients as one of the most difficult, and simultaneously inspiring, aspects of his work. Dr. Hall received his dental training at the University of Kentucky and a masters degree in anatomical sciences and neurobiology from the University of Louisville. He relaxes by spending time with family, cooking out and watching basketball. After working in Tennessee for two years, he anticipates the growth of BCFD: “I look forward to meeting even more people while working in Dr. Nakada’s practice and developing new patient relationships.”

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CALOAESTHETICS PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER AND CALOSPA Chet Mays, MD CaloAesthetics Plastic Surgery Center is a fullyaccredited, AAAASF, center that performs outpatient cosmetic surgical procedures. Calospa Rejuvenation Center performs non-surgical aesthetic procedures and relaxing day spa services. “Plastic surgery is the most innovative field of medicine. The artistic, individual approach I take to each plastic surgery case is stimulating and enjoyable. In plastic surgery, there are really no algorithms to follow. The ability to do surgical procedures all over the body is what attracted me to this noble profession,” says Chet Mays, M.D., Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He is alarmed by the number of non-plastic surgeons who perform cosmetic procedures at non-accredited centers, which can lead to unsafe and “botched” procedures. He reminds people to always inquire whether a doctor is board certified in his or her respective field. For plastic surgery, certification is provided by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. “Being the best I can be at what I do is why I went to school for many years. This commitment to my art and craft is what propels me professionally. Seeing the patients’ excitement at their post-operative visit is exhilarating and rewarding,” he says. Achieving the best surgical result is based on his skills as well as the work by more than 50 staff who help manage and educate the patient throughout the entire surgical experience. He regards life as a balancing act, noting that as we grow older, most individuals assume more responsibility but also become better at managing that responsibility. “Staying active and healthy are keys to a long, happy life. Being able to take off my plastic surgeon hat when I leave the office and put on the dad and husband hats are the way I stay balanced in life. There is some crossover because all of my children have told me they want to be a plastic surgeon.”

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WELLWARD REGENERATIVE MEDICINE Danesh Mazloomdoost, MD Wellward Regenerative Medicine is hard to categorize. It paves a new path in healthcare that blends alternative health with cutting-edge regenerative medicine. Located on the east side of town where the Eagle Creek Library once stood, the location couldn’t be more fitting for such an informative, educational and nontraditional practice. Its Medical Director and Regenerative Specialist, Danesh Mazloomdoost, M.D., hopes that by integrating forward-thinking elements into medical practice, such as diet regulation and medically-prescribed exercises, his patients can find true and lasting relief. Wellward Regenerative Medicine has one goal – revolutionizing healthcare. Danesh Mazloomdoost shares his vision for patient healing: “Wellward takes pride in its ability to identify the root problem and then facilitate your body’s ability to heal it. Our physicians use the most cutting-edge technology to harvest growth factors and stem cell derived products from your own body, and use it to improve your life in aspects even beyond arthritis or spine problems.” Dr. Danesh, as his patients call him, holds a dual board certification in Anesthesiology and Comprehensive Pain Care. The Johns Hopkins graduate said starting a holistic practice here in Lexington proves constantly challenging. He has persisted due to his desire to heal what he believes is a broken sys-

tem as well as the motivation his parents instilled in him. Both physicians themselves, Dr. Danesh’s parents founded Kentucky’s first multidisciplinary pain clinic. When listing other major challenges in the medical field today, he sites “an epidemic of opioids and a surge in surgeries.” At Wellward, though, they question medical mores to find the safest, whole-body solutions. His most rewarding moments in health care stem from his close relationships with his patients and his investment in their treatment. Because patients entrust him with their personal well-being, he feels a meaningful connection that leads to genuine joy when their conditions improve. Dr. Danesh adds this about his hope for patients: “Our focus is quality of life. This does not always mean immediate comfort. Our perspective looks toward the horizon which means taking better care of our body and spirit. We want to show people how to live better lives and minimize any limitations. This goes beyond repairing joints and healing nerves. It incorporates movement, self-awareness, relationships, and spiritual well-being. Perhaps these are lofty goals, but how else would you define health, the primary focus of every physician?”

859.275.4878 • WellwardMed.com

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PROSCAN IMAGING Dennis Whaley, MD

Dr. Dennis Whaley, MD, graduated valedictorian of Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his radiology residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital. For more than 20 years, Dr. Whaley has served the Lexington area as a leading radiologist. Furthermore, he has directed Nicholasville Road Open MRI for almost 10 years. He believes the caring, cooperative team provides state-of-the-art technology and empathetic service to patients while tackling complex health problems, one detailed image at a time. The puzzle of diagnostic radiology inspires his daily work: “MRI studies provide a unique picture of the inside of our bodies which may unlock secrets needed to direct essential therapies. It’s the challenge to identify and understand these secrets that motivates and inspires me every day. When a patient is having a difficult or intractable problem and I’m able to identify that problem so it can be cured, that’s a great feeling. Being able to be a part of something so important never gets old.” 859.276.1022 • proscan.com

LANGE, RIDER, AND REYNOLDS Billy D. Reynolds, DMD • Steven J. Rider, DMD

According to Dr. Steven Rider at Lange, Rider, and Reynolds, PSC, “our entire dental team is dedicated to providing you with compassionate care, skill and judgement to maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime.” The practice has established a positive reputation with the Lexington community during their 50+ years in operation.Their accessible office on Nicholasville Road offers preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental services, including: cleanings, fillings, bleaching, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, implants, TMJ and sleep apnea devices. Drs. Rider and Reynolds both graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and are members of the American Dental Association and the Kentucky Dental Association. They’ve demonstrated their dedication to continued learning through their visiting dental symposia to learn the most advanced techniques in modern dentistry. Dr. Rider and his wife, Alicia, have three children, Laura Beth, Jason and Ben. Dr. Reynolds, an Eastern Kentucky native, now lives in Lexington with his wife, Lois, and stepdaughter, Aly. 859.278.0576 • LRandR.com

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LEXINGTON VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: OPERATIVE CARE Erik Ballert, MD, FACS

Dr. Erik Ballert, M.D., oversees the surgical staff as associate chief of staff for operative care at the Lexington VA Health Care System. He is also an associate professor of surgery at UK Hospital, where through VA’s robust affiliation with UK, he is shaping the next generation of top-notch surgeons. The Lexington VA Health Care System offers comprehensive surgical services including general surgery, urology, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT) surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, colorectal surgery, gynecology, oral surgery, and podiatric surgery. In addition, VA uses state-of-the-art technologies such as robotic technology, microsurgical techniques, laser surgery and stealth surgical navigation. Dr. Ballert has the additional privilege of serving as the network chief surgical consultant. He admits his responsibilities can be challenging to juggle, but his work never ceases to inspire him: “Each day I see someone doing something amazing for someone in a completely selfless way. It is amazing to see how much our employees care about our patients. It is an honor to help improve the healthcare we provide to our veteran population.” 859.233.4511 • va.gov/lexington

LEXINGTON VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: MEDICINE SERVICE Mary Duke, MD

Dr. Mary Duke, M.D. first sums up the reason for her work at the VA Medical Center: “As the saying goes ‘All gave some. Some gave all.’” Serving veterans gives her motivation to go to work every day and make a difference. “They deserve the best health care we can give them.” Dr. Duke serves as Chief of Medicine Service, which encompasses several specialties, such as cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, oncology and more. She works with talented people within the medicine division of the Lexington VA who are all highly trained and skilled within their respective fields. “As the population ages, the need for medical specialty services will continue to grow,” she adds. The physicians Dr. Duke oversees operate in both inpatient and outpatient capacities. Though tasked with providing such a broad scope of services, Dr. Duke respects both their wide-lens view of healthcare and their specialized knowledge. How does she balance her demanding career? “…with prayer, yoga and a sense of humor.” 859.233.4511 • va.gov/lexington

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LEXINGTON VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: PRIMARY CARE Mark Swisher, MD

Dr. Mark Swisher holds the position of chief of primary care at the Lexington VA Health Care System. Primary Care serves veterans with two clinics, women’s health, a homeless outreach clinic and four community clinics located in Hazard, Morehead, Berea and Somerset. The Lexington VA Health Care System employs fully integrated Patient Aligned Care Teams with primary care consisting of nursing, administration, clinical pharmacy, psychology and social work to achieve the highest quality care for veterans through collaboration. This collaboration is why Dr. Swisher works at VA, “Seeing positive results arise for our veterans due to strong clinical teams’ efforts is the most rewarding part,” he says. Dr. Swisher, whose father served in World War II, says primary care places a unique emphasis on health promotion/disease prevention, health behavior support, nutrition and transition from the military, and is now using telehealth, called VA Video Connect, to treat Veterans in rural areas. Dr. Swisher relaxes by enjoying his new grandbaby, taking in the pleasures of rural life and beekeeping. 859.233.4511 • va.gov/lexington

LEXINGTON VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Autumn McCane, PhD

Dr. Autumn McCane, PhD, serves a very key purpose at the VA Hospital. As the Chief of Mental Health Services, she helps Veterans needing mental health care. Despite increasing awareness, Dr. McCane says that mental health still carries a stigma, which presents one of the greatest challenges in her field. Her department offers highly specialized treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and addiction services. The most valuable part of her work is seeing Veterans regain confidence and purpose and embracing the VA’s mission “to serve those who have borne the battle.” In her spare time, Dr. McCane says she enjoys raising her three small children. As a working mom in a demanding profession, her personal secret to balance is simply “letting some things go.” 859.233.4511 • va.gov/lexington

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CLARK DIGESTIVE CARE CENTER Gregory Reynolds, MD Gregory Reynolds, M.D., is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and practices at Clark Digestive Health Center at Clark Regional Medical Center & Bourbon Community Hospital. He specializes in GI conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, abdominal pain and much more. He is skilled in endoscopy procedures, including upper and lower endoscopy, ERCP and pill capsule endoscopy. Dr. Reynolds graduated from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2005. He performed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics and his fellowship and subsequent studies in gastroenterology. Dr. Reynolds says one of his biggest challenges is helping patients wade through that maze of information they found online while explaining how it might (or might not!) apply to that patient’s particular case. Separating the fact from the fiction eliminates unnecessary anxiety on the path to the correct diagnosis. Dr. Reynolds says that improving the daily lives of those suffering from bowel disorders and seeing them recover from previously undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pain makes a challenging day worthwhile. Dr. Reynolds says his goal at Clark Regional is to provide care the same way that he would for his own family. Spending time with family and pursuing his faith help him find balance amidst a long, difficult work day. “Though my work is demanding, I make every effort to put God and family first in my life. My greatest joy is serving the Lord and spending time with my family. I also enjoy anything active, including running, biking, swimming and weight training. It’s an excellent way to stay healthy and relieve stress.”

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CLARK CLINIC PODIATRY Crystal Kincaid, DPM The Clark Clinic, an extension of Clark Regional Medical Center’s hospital campus, is located right next to the hospital for patient convenience. “Clark Regional provides opportunities for patients to have specialists and specialty services close to home that may not be available in other smaller communities,” notes Dr. Crystal Kincaid, D.P.M. One example is podiatry, the speciality she has practiced in Winchester for more than a decade. She was pleased to be entrusted as an important member of the Clark Clinic in 2016. Dr. Kincaid graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2004 and completed her surgical residency in Louisville. Dr. Kincaid is board certified in podiatric medicine and surgery. She serves as the medical director at Clark Regional Center for Wound Care and performs surgical cases at Clark Regional Medical Center. Some of the conditions treated within her podiatry practice within the clinic include: plantar warts, foot and ankle injuries, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails and more. “Being able to be part of helping others to improve or at least maintain activity levels provides motivation daily,” Kincaid adds. Dr. Kincaid states some of her greatest achievements are centered around the opportunities she has had regarding limb salvage. Kincaid said that one of the joys of her practice is working in an area that she loves and helping the people who live there. Her husband also serves the local community as a teacher, and they have four children. Regarding her practice in the rural area outside Lexington, Kincaid says, “I have been blessed to have chosen a career that I enjoy performing daily. Clark County provides a small town feel with easy access to benefits of a larger city. Winchester truly feels like community, and I am glad to call it home. We live, work and go to church here in Winchester.” Dr. Kincaid cherishes the relationships she’s fostered through her practice and looks forward to meeting more people in need of her podiatry expertise: she is currently accepting new patients.

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CLARK CLINIC TRANSFORMATIONS Michelle Carpenter, DO Dr. Michelle Carpenter, D.O., started her career in family medicine nearly 15 years ago. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is excited to take on the weight loss and aesthetics world with Clark Clinic Transformations. Dr. Carpenter looks forward to giving the community an opportunity to enhance ones natural beauty and improve health and well-being — without driving to a larger city. Clark Clinic Transformations is a new offering at Clark Regional Medical Center that will house initiatives such as the Clean Start Weight Loss Program and injectable dermatology treatments. As they grow, other treatments will be added, such as chemical peels, skin tightening procedures and more. Clean Start Weight Loss is a medically supervised weight loss program supported by science. Additionally, Dr. Carpenter will provide much-needed accountability for patients who want to lose weight, guided by this state-of-the-art approach to weight loss involving HCG and vitamin injections. The Clean Start Weight Loss Program helps to reduce cravings and emotional eating, decreases appetite and resets patients’ metabolism. Inches melt away. Most importantly, patients lose fat, not muscle, helping with those trouble spots that can be a struggle for many. As a physician, Dr. Carpenter understands being overweight can lead to many other medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol. One of her greatest joys as a physician is helping patients implement lifestyle changes that in turn help them feel better, or even reduce the medications they are currently using. “My biggest career challenge is time, just like everyone else,” she says. “It is a daily challenge to know what to do first when balancing my professional and personal life. I can’t pretend I have it all together, but I will say that I try to stay focused and am a very task-oriented individual. I like to complete tasks and check them off the list.” Dr. Carpenter’s secret to success is her family. “Family is extremely important to me. My mother and father always encouraged and supported me. My husband and two children have always been understanding of my demanding profession. They are my rock and I love them very much.” When she has time, she enjoys shopping local with her family, supporting the businesses of Mt Sterling, where she resides. She also enjoys a relaxing evening at home with family and her boxer, Daisy.

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CLARK CLINIC INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT Benjamin Sloop, MD Clark Clinic Interventional Pain Management specializes in treatments of chronic pain with an emphasis on injection therapy, spine pain and nerve stimulation. They believe that treatment starts with a thorough knowledge of a person’s health history, both physical and mental, and that neither medicine nor surgery answers every need. Common ailments for which Dr. Sloop provides therapy for include joint pain, back pain, neuropathy and post-surgical pain disorders.

alternative pain care methods, these patients depend on these pain medications for day-to-day functions, which can lead to unhealthy behaviors. Dr. Sloop and his team look forward to meeting new patients and finding unexplored solutions to unresolved pain.

Dr. Sloop graduated with honors from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2011 and has been practicing medicine, specifically anesthesiology and pain management, for seven years. He works at both Clark Clinic in Winchester and Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris.

He holds a special interest with healing chronic pain since he says he has dealt with it himself: “It’s inspiring to see the impact a physician can have on patients’ pain management. I know how much it means to patients to see pain relief and regain their lives.” He adds, “We are focused on taking care of patients as entire individuals. We’re not only treating issues, but we’re also looking at patients as a whole and doing something for them that’s going to be beneficial for the rest of their lives.”

Dr. Sloop enjoys developing relationships with his patients and helping them to improve their pain and reach their goals. As many interventional pain management professionals in the region, he says working an area affected by an opioid crisis has its share of challenges. Before exploring

When he has time to spare, he enjoys either traveling or staying in and enjoying time with family and friends in his backyard. Both activities, though very different, feel therapeutic to him. He has two dogs, Titus and Walker, that he considers part of his family.

859.737.6559 • clarkregional.org

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BE MEDISPA Paul L. Hester, MD Be Medispa offers preventive-aging and advanced aesthetic treatments. Dr. Paul Hester owns and operates the practice with his talented clinical staff. He is an expert in the therapeutic and cosmetic use of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, lasers and energy based procedures, as well as other advanced aesthetic techniques. “The most rewarding part of being a healthcare professional always has been working with a patient to help them solve an issue or motivating a patient to heal in some way,” he says. “The reward comes with earning a patient’s trust, helping them to imagine an improvement and witnessing the confidence they enjoy with success.” Dr. Hester says he delights in reconnecting with his loyal patients while helping them move forward. He also loves seeing the smiles on new patients’ faces. “Many of our treatments have immediate effects and it is exhilarating for patients to experience that,” he explains.

Dr. Hester works in one of the fastest-growing segments of elective medicine. Even with fifteen years of experience, he is driven by the challenge to provide unmatched patient satisfaction through advanced techniques. Dr. Hester is committed to education and enjoys teaching other physicians and mid-level providers the skills they need to safely apply their own artistry in the field. This award-winning practice is one of the few cosmetic centers able to offer a wide variety of energy-based aesthetic services, such as skin smoothing, tightening, scar removal and fat removal. They combine these services with the artistry of facial sculpting to offer patients incredible results. “Laser will continue to be a transformational tool for me, but now the addition of new energy-based devices is expanding the future of cosmetic medicine.” Dr. Hester says, “With the best cosmetic technology at our disposal, I feel confident about the safety and efficacy, all while fitting into our patients’ busy lifestyles.”

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LEXINGTON CLINIC ALLERGY AND ASTHMA Shuya Wu, MD, PhD

For Shuya Wu, M.D., Ph.D., allergy treatment is all about family. Growing up in the small Chinese town of Shashi, Dr. Wu was very close with her grandmother whom she credits as having the greatest impact on her life and career. At Lexington Clinic, Dr. Wu treats her patients as if they were part of her family and emphasizes the need for family education when it comes to allergy and asthma treatment. Lexington Clinic Allergy and Asthma provides treatment for any and all allergy and asthmatic needs, no matter the season. Dr. Wu provides a range of services including allergy testing and treatment and the goal is to bring patients the relief they deserve. photo provided by Lexington Clinic 859.258.5244 • LexingtonClinic.com/allergy

LEXINGTON CLINIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY/ENT Wayne B. Colin, DMD, MD Michael T. Cecil, MD, FACS

Michael T. Cecil, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Wayne B. Colin, D.M.D., M.D., of Lexington Clinic Otolaryngology/ENT utilize the latest techniques in the field of Otolaryngology/ENT to diagnose and treat pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat disorders. Dr. Cecil and Dr. Colin find joy in their patients’ improvement and ability to return to their normal lives. Both board-certified physicians offer minimallyinvasive surgical treatment of head and neck disorders and diseases, so that patients can live better lives. photo provided by Lexington Clinic 859.258.4371 • LexingtonClinic.com/ENT

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SUSAN E. NEIL, M.D. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Neil has run her own private practice since 1999, focusing on aesthetic procedures, preventive medicine and adult medical care. One of Dr. Neil’s favorite parts about her practice is the evolution of treatment options for non-invasively treating aging skin. “I love getting instant natural-looking results that patients can see.” She is excited that the newest fillers and the collagen-stimulator, Sculptra, last longer and cause less swelling than the fillers that were available years ago. Body sculpting has also become more customizable and more comfortable. Two of Dr. Susan Neil’s favorite treatments are SculpSure™ and Thermage® FLX. SculpSure is a treatment that offers a natural looking, slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime. SculpSure’s body contouring technology is able to target and destroy the fat cells safely in just 25 minutes without affecting the

skin’s surface. Dr. Neil is the only provider in the area that does double chin treatment with SculpSure. “It is the fastest and most comfortable, as well as most customizable treatment for permanent fat reduction,” she explains. Dr. Neil was among the first physicians in the US to use Thermage®, a unique non-surgical procedure for firming and contouring skin and reducing wrinkles, which is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Thermage FLX is a specialized device for treating the body for faster treatment of loose skin on the arms, abdomen or thighs, as well as improving the appearance of cellulite, usually in one treatment, although with more skin laxity a six-month follow-up treatment may be advised. Whether treating cosmetic concerns or medical issues, Dr. Neil enjoys being an educator and advocate for her patients.

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KALLIO AUDIOLOGY & HEARING CARE OF LEXINGTON Karen Kallio, AuD, CCC/A

With 20 years of audiology practice under her belt, Karen Kallio, Au.D., CCC/A, opened her own private practice just a couple months ago, on May 1. She imbues her practice with individualized care and an investment in her patients’ most often-neglected sense – hearing. What is the most rewarding part about being a doctor for Kallio? “Helping my patients to hear the sounds of life that they did not even realize they were missing. “ Her greatest frustration, however, is how often patients ignore their hearing until something goes awry. Opening new worlds to patients through optimized hearing and/or the right technology drives her practice to succeed. Dr. Kallio said her secret to balancing her work and personal life starts with a sense of mental presence: whether she is at work or with her family, she wants to savor the moment. Married with two boys, she enjoys traveling to the beach and contributing to the community through various philanthropic efforts. 859.368.8893 • hearstoears@kallioaudiology.com

BODY STRUCTURE MEDICAL FITNESS Lee W. Ricketts II, MD

Dr. Ricketts’s passion for improving people’s health led him to partner with Body Structure Medical Fitness CEO, Kevin Balcirak. Body Structure’s clients have enjoyed “proven methods, proven results” for more than 20 years. The comprehensive medical team knows that taking a proactive approach to health can prevent, improve or even resolve some of the most lethal diseases in the United States today. Instead of reacting to diseases once they’re established, the team at Body Structure practices Total Prevention Care that focuses on the client’s unique needs – accounting for age, race, weight, gender and more – to create a structured, individualized program for every patient. These professionally designed programs take advantage of proven health behaviors such as diet and exercise, along with screening and vaccinations, instead of expensive medications and invasive medical procedures. Dr. Ricketts and the Body Structure team offer a full scope concierge medical services – including a fully equipped fitness center, personal trainers, dietitians, physical therapists and massage therapists – all to make a healthier you. 859.268.8190 • bodystructure.com

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HAMBURG VISION CENTER Karen Santos McCloud, OD

Hamburg Vision Center (“HVC”) is a small, independent optometric practice and optical boutique, owned and operated by Dr. Karen Santos-McCloud. HVC achieves success by focusing on its patient experience, while providing innovative care. The optical boutique has a wide selection of frames to suit all tastes and offers the newest lens technologies. Dr. Santos’s most rewarding professional moments are improving her patients’ clarity of the world. In a visually demanding culture, where corrected eyesight is paramount for maximizing life’s activities, she realizes her immense value to her patients. Dr. Santos admits that running the business side of HVC is her greatest career challenge. “Overseeing HVC’s operations doesn’t reward me the same way as caring for my patients. I put my patients first and foremost. I love each of my young and demanding little ones; as well as, those mature patients who require more than a short, routine eye exam.” 859.327.3701 • HamburgVisionCenter.com

KENTUCKY FOOT PROFESSIONALS Chris Bryant, DPM

Dr. Chris Bryant, D.P.M., is a podiatric surgeon at Kentucky Foot Professionals, his private-practice facility located on Regency Road. Kentucky Foot Professionals provides MLS laser technology, which painlessly treats plantar fasciitis, neuropathy and arthritic damage. In an evolving medical environment that Dr. Bryant believes challenges the private practice, Dr. Bryant created the thriving podiatry office. The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine graduate, who has been practicing for more than 20 years, said this about his daily inspiration: “My patients and staff inspire me to work hard every day. My staff and employees are wonderful individuals, and they depend on my practice for their livelihood.” He enjoys the relief patients receive after treatments because it means they can finally resume the activities that they loved, with no pain. In his spare time, Dr. Bryant performs in musical theatre productions, so you might see him singing and acting in a local show! He also enjoys cooking and landscaping. 859.278.7313 • kyfootpros.net

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SKIN SECRETS W. Patrick Davey, MD, FACP • Erika N. Music, MD • James P. Lagrew, MD • Kelli G. Webb, MD Dermatology Consultants is a dermatology practice that has been operating for 42 years. In addition to their convenient Harrodsburg Road location, the Dermatology Consultants physicians also practice in Georgetown and Cynthiana. Commonly treated conditions within the practice include, eczema, skin cancer, dermatitis, acne, hair loss and shingles. Skin Secrets, a division of Dermatology Consultants, specializes in advanced cosmetic skincare. Skin Secrets’ board-certified physicians practice the highest patient care standards and provide the latest techniques. They offer a full scope of minimally invasive procedures such as injectables and laser treatments, as well as services provided by their licensed estheticians such as microdermabrasion, peels, facial treatments and more. Dr. Erika Music says the most rewarding aspect of her work is the relationships she builds with patients. “I love meeting new people and then seeing them year after year and getting to know them and their families. I am humbled by the trust my patients have in me to allow me to be their doctor. Helping a patient with acne or psoriasis achieve clear skin is extremely rewarding

and one of the best parts of my job, “ says Dr. Music. “We take pride in providing superior care for our patients. We are all board certified dermatologists and our patients can take comfort in knowing we have the highest level of training in our field, “ says Dr. Music. “I am motivated to help people. I want to treat patients like I would want my own family treated. Also, I work to provide for my family and want my son to be proud of me.” Dr. James Lagrew, a central Kentucky native who returns to the Bluegrass after completing his dermatology residency, says that he enjoys helping Kentucky’s uniquely kind patient population again. For him, “the biggest challenge in the field of dermatology is the incredible diversity of disease states in the skin. However, treating this incredible range of potential problems is also one of the most rewarding aspects of our profession.” Dr. Lagrew has two children at home that keep him just as busy as the complex, evolving world of dermatology treatment!

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VEIN CENTRAL AND SONATA PLASTICS AT LEXINGTON SURGEONS Thomas Schwarcz, MD • Monica Hall-Robertson, MD

Lexington Surgeons is a multidisciplinary surgical group committed to providing various cosmetic and vein procedures. Dr. Schwarcz, MD, a board-certified vascular surgeon, and Monica Hall-Robertson, MD, a plastic surgeon, have dedicated their work to patient satisfaction and improved quality of life through cosmetic surgery. Dr Schwarcz specializes in minimally invasive methods of treating varicose veins, and Dr. Hall treats patients who are seeking breast enhancement surgeries, body contouring and anti-aging face and neck treatments. Both doctors are inspired by helping their patients not only feel better, but look better, while enduring as little pain as possible. Dr. Hall-Robertson says, “I enjoy the artistry of my profession.” Dr. Schwarcz, who owns the distinction of performing the first ablation with chemical adhesive in Kentucky, says his greatest inspiration is seeing the difference a simple, outpatient procedure can make in his patients’ lives. “Most of our patients are repeat clients and stay with us for years,” adds Dr. Hall-Robertson. 859.277.5711 • vein-central.com 859.263.0091 • sonataplasticsurgery.com

DIAMOND DENTAL William Diamond, DMD • Rana Zakharia, DMD

Diamond Dental is a husband-wife dentistry team (expecting their first baby any day now) located on Nicholasville Road. Dr. William Diamond and Dr. Rana Zakharia, supported by a compassionate staff, strive to elevate the patient experience in all areas of their practice. The doctors met when they attended the UK College of Dentistry. Dr. Diamond is a Lexington native whose family owns the Papa Diamond’s Mustache shop. Dr. Zakharia was born and raised in Lebanon. You might have visited her family’s sandwich shop, Roly Poly, a lunch favorite in the Beaumont neighborhood. Drs. Diamond and Zakharia take pride in using their expertise to reverse a difficult situation for a patient. For example, they enjoy when they can provide immediate care to patients who need emergency surgery or give a patient renewed confidence with whitening and/or orthodontics. For those wanting to keep their teeth diamond white for life (pardon the pun!), they are proud to introduce the first lifetime whitening program in town. For a one-time fee, patients can have their teeth whitened forever. 859.278.0085 • diamonddentallex.com

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LEXINGTON CLINIC CARDIOLOGY Stephanie Middleton, MSN, APRN, ACNP-AG, CCRN-K • Renita Crouch, PA-C Suresh Rekhraj, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI • John C. Sartini, MD, FACC, FAHA • Carrie Dunaway, MSN, APRN, NP-C Lexington Clinic Cardiology is comprised of an advanced medical team of physicians and providers with a longstanding tradition of providing superior heart care to the cardiac patients of Central Kentucky. They boast a rich history of revolutionary advances in heart treatment for more than 90 years and developed one of the first cardiac care units in Lexington. Lexington Clinic Cardiology is proud to have received multiple accreditations from renowned organizations including Vascular and Echocardiography labs accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission and Cardiac Nuclear Lab accredited by the American College of Radiology. With their expanding practice, and the advanced training they possess, the cardiologists of Lexington Clinic continue to give patients more advanced options for cardiac treatment and prevention to improve all aspects of life. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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LEXINGTON CLINIC AUDIOLOGY AND THE HEARING STORE Lisa D. Cahill-Mays, PhD, CCC-A • Michael M. Jones, AuD • Andrea Reynolds, AuD, CCC-A Alecia Soyk-Manning, AuD • Megan Cherry, AuD, CCC-A • Melissa L. Siemer, AuD, CCC-A Lexington Clinic Audiology and The Hearing Store believe that providing personal care, while improving patients’ lives, is central to what makes their practices so rewarding. Together, these teams enjoy giving patients the ability to communicate and interact through improving their ability to hear. For each of the audiologists, there are defining moments that solidified their purpose. Moments like seeing a child hear for the first time or bringing back a grandparent’s ability to hear their grandchild laugh again were the inspiration for pursuing this practice. Recent developments in this field continue to motivate these teams to provide innovative care with a personal touch. photo provided by Lexington Clinic

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C&C PHARMACY Chris Palutis, RPh • Consuelo Palutis, Pharm.D • Lindsay Romero, Pharm.D • Kristin DeRossett, Pharm.D C&C Pharmacy is an independently owned and operated pharmacy in Lexington.It is located in the Hamburg area on Mapleleaf Drive in the Andover Shopping Center. Chris and Consuelo Palutis, both pharmacists, own C&C and are proud to have two of the best pharmacists working for them, Lindsay Romero and Kristin DeRossett.They all bring years of experience to the industry and together work to mold it into the community and family pharmacy it is today. C&C takes on more of the patient’s busywork than traditional, big-box pharmacies by putting an emphasis on individualized care. They are a full-service pharmacy in addition to the specialized services they provide. Among these services are custom compounding, personal medication packaging, medication therapy management, immunizations and functional medicine supplementation. Furthermore, they provide discount plans and home delivery. If asked why their field is rewarding, their answer would be simple: solving problems for patients, while adding as little financial stress as possible.

The biggest challenge the staff faces is coordinating a patient’s care between insurances and medical professionals. More often than not, the process of managing multiple prescriptions can become overwhelming to a patient and noncompliance follows. However, “At C&C Pharmacy, we have the utmost respect for the trust they put in us to take care of their needs and as well as educate them about their drug therapy,” adds Palutis. As owners, Chris and Consuelo largely gain inspiration from their dedicated staff to run a successful business. It is important to them that their staff feel secure in their employment and can continue to provide for their families. Lindsay and Kristin are inspired by their children, for whom they model intelligence, hard work and compassion. “Collectively, as pharmacists,” says Palutis, “our inspiration is the well-being of our patients. We make it our mission to instill confidence and a sense of security in them as we work on their behalf to provide excellent pharmaceutical care and to improve their quality of life.” At C&C, it is the combined effort of the entire team of pharmacists, interns and technicians working together that solve the issues of the day.

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PATIENT CHOICE ULTRASOUND AND THERMOGRAPHY Kim C. Davis, RDMS, RDCS, RVS Kim Davis’s ultrasound and thermography practice, Patient Choice, is aptly named for her dedication to enabling patients with transparent costs and a radically different approach to paying for medical care. “In my 40 years of experience, I saw the patient becoming lost in a complex, convoluted system. At Patient Choice Ultrasound and Thermography, we are empowering the patient!” The practice is designed to relieve patients of the high cost of health care based on commonly high deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses. By choosing not to participate with insurance companies, Patient Choice drastically reduces medical costs. Patient Choice accepts Medicare and HSAs as an additional payment option. Patient Choice aims for full transparency by allowing the patients to know their exact exam costs, instead of the traditional method of waiting to see what, if any, part of the cost their insurance will pay. Davis prides herself on their all-inclusive pricing model, where the physician’s interpretation is always included within the agreed-upon price. If Davis had to sum up this practice in two words, she’d say Patient Choice is compassionate and competent. Everything about Patient Choice, from the interior feel to the accessible hours, was designed with the patient in mind. Davis says her faith empowers her to take care of patients with the love and dedication that they deserve. In fact, the most inspiring part of her work is easing a patient’s mind when they are enduring medical anxieties and practice empathy. “For me, the most rewarding part is when I can help an anxious or frustrated patient feel more at ease and convey my concern for them.” Davis notes that patients don’t get sick on a 9-to-5 schedule – sickness can strike at any time. Her secret to managing the long hours and ceaseless service? Davis says she balances the crazy medical schedule by having an understanding, busy spouse. She also prioritizes her loved ones: “I always make time for the people in my life-at the expense of a clean house or an organized desk!”

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LEXINGTON WOMEN’S HEALTH Reva Tackett, MD • Laure Schadler, CNM • Jennifer Fuson, MD • Alisha Morgan, CNM • Grace Gibbs, DO Allison Cook, MD • Sarah Dougherty, PA-C • Sarah Borders, MD • Sabrina Tucker, CNM Lexington Women’s Health is an all-female OB-GYN practice in Lexington, KY comprised of board certified obstetrician/gynecologists, certified midwives, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. The well-trained and compassionate medical staffing includes Dr. Sarah Borders, Dr. Allison Cook, Dr. Grace Gibbs, Dr. Jennifer Fuson, Dr. Reva Tackett, Alisha Morgan, Laure Schadler, Sabrina Tucker and Sarah Dougherty. They opened two locations in Lexington for patient convenience - one on Nicholasville Rd. and the other on Alysheba Way. They treat patients to excellence in maternity care, minimally invasive surgery, fertility counselling, hormone replacement therapy, a weight loss program, PCOS program, hysterectomy alternatives and even anti-aging aesthetic treatments. Their staff focuses on helping women feel supported, secure and special no matter what brought her to the office. When asked how they managed a work/life balance, they said they are proud to be a collaborative medical team. Understanding the importance

of relaxation and family time, the group knows how to lean on one another to avoid burnout. When talking to patients, they empathize with women on the go, whether they are busy with family, or work or both; the Lexington Women’s Health professionals are also very busy women! The doctors agree that for expecting women, their goal is to give the patient the smoothest, most memorable labor experience possible. The doctors and midwives at LWH provide delivery services at Baptist Health Lexington. The LWH group believes that proper education and empowerment will enable women to work harder on her own treatment plan, even after they leave the office. They also aim to educate families, especially for expectant mothers, because the family plays a vital role in her treatment and support system. This team of by-women, for-women medical professionals says that they give more than strictly clinical treatment and can offer emotional support: “We have experience, both professional and personal, to help you through almost any situation. Chances are, whatever you face, we’ve been there.”

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ELEVATE CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS Christian Rosevear, DC At Elevate Chiropractic, Dr. Christian Rosevear, D.C.’s private practice emphasizes the value of proper biomechanics, especially in the spine, which holds the key to a healthy, functional life. Proper spinal alignment, for many patients, is the most neglected aspect of health restoration and maintenance. Dr. Christian utilizes treatment based on the most current research. Some of this research includes how chiropractic can slow the aging process in your body. Besides, the technical elements like skilled chiropractic care and modern techniques, Dr. Christian believes there is an element that sets Elevate apart: “It’s hard to put into words the genuine love that you feel when you walk through our doors. We have an all-star team that with their love, compassion, integrity, and authenticity will truly make you feel like family.” “Whether you’re seeking short-term pain relief or our popular 12-week transformations, we will help you reach your goals of overcoming dysfunctions through comprehensive treatment plans.” According to Dr. Christian, “our experience shows that when corrective chiropractic care is combined with active rehab, soft tissue work, functional movements and nutrigenomics (how genes and nutrition interact), you will feel well, move well, and age well.” Dr. Christian says “he’s obsessed with results,” which incentivized their major investments in the latest, most effective diagnostic and chiropractic equipment. Dr. Christian partners with many medical doctors as well as the personal injury attorneys in the community. Patient’s results is the reason Dr. Christian is inspired to practice every day. He cites one example: “I live for moments when people share how their transformations have affected their lives. I had a patient that came in because her headaches were causing her to miss her son’s baseball games. Having a son of my own, it breaks my heart knowing that people’s lives are suffering... she hasn’t missed a game since her first visit.” When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Christian enjoys spending time with his wife and son, pursuing his faith and strengthening his CrossFit abilities.

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TONY DELK IMAC REGENERATION CENTER Theresa Hobson, PT • Nicole Miller, DC Heidi Schweder, APRN, FNP-C

Tony Delk IMAC Regeneration Center of Lexington is a new concept in healthcare which provides solutions for chronic pain and other degenerative health conditions without the use of opioids or surgery. IMAC outpatient medical clinics offer customized regenerative medicine treatments through the collaboration of medical doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists. This innovative approach works to alleviate back, knee other joint pain and activate the body’s own natural healing properties to rehabilitate damage and disease. Tony Delk IMAC Regeneration Center is the front line solution for pain without the risk of addiction or burdensome surgery. 859.545.0043 • tonydelkcenter.com

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Nothing better than a man in a classic tux, especially when paired with a stylish date!

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The TOParrazi were out and about capturing the most stylish looks at the hottest events that kicked off summer! Here are our TOP Dressed for this month!

What a beautiful and stylish group!

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Diane and Chet Lott looked trendy in shades of pink at this year’s KY Bluegrass Wine Auction and Derby Gala.

Dancing with the Lexington Stars never dissapoints when it comes to wardrobe!

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GETTING GORJESS G ET THE L O O K: Emily Blunt's Ethereal Glamour From The Time 100 Gala

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BY JENNIFER NEWTON

Flip through the pages of any fashion or tabloid magazine from Marie Claire to GQ and chances are you’ll see an article on cold-pressed juice. Follow celebrities on social media? No doubt you’ve seen snaps of them with a green juice in hand. IBISWorld, a market research firm, estimates the juice industry has grown steadily over the past five years with an annual revenue of $2 billion. That’s big business.

So, what’s the deal with juice?

Peel back the celeb endorsements and trendy packaging, and juicing may just provide a holistic approach to health. While juicing itself isn’t backed by a lot of scientific data, there is plenty of evidence on the benefits of plant-based diets. The problem is, most Americans don’t get enough. That’s where juicing can help. One 16-ounce glass of cold-pressed juice can contain three to four pounds of vegetables and fruit. Could you eat four raw beets or 15 stalks of kale in one sitting? Probably not. But you can drink them.

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Chasing Good Health Plant-based diets are prescribed as behavioral changes for all types of health conditions. Diets rich in green, leafy vegetables have been linked to lower risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, there are a wide range of health claims surrounding juice, so it’s important to get perspective. Most proprietors of juice bars aren’t medical professionals qualified to dole out medical advice. But, when used as a holistic approach to health, juicing can help your body function optimally. “I actually like to think about juice as more in line with helping me chase good health, not necessarily reversing a disease or a symptom, although that can certainly be true,” says Kimmye Bohannon, owner and founder of The Weekly Juicery in Lexington.

Not All Juices are Created Equal Consider where your produce comes from. “It is very, very important that the juices you make at home or the juices you purchase be certified organic by the USDA. The amount of produce that goes into even one juice could astound you. It’s generally somewhere between three to four pounds. If you’re thinking of taking in that much pesticide, you’re almost doing a disservice to your health journey,” says Bohannon. Balance your vegetable to fruit ratio. The natural sugars in fruit can derail the health benefits of juice if not proportioned appropriately. The Press Juice & Health Bar in Lexington uses a color-coded and numbered scale to indicate how much or how little fruit a juice contains. Bohannon of The Weekly Juicery advocates “juices that are mostly vegetables with little to no fruit sugars.” It’s also important to note the difference between juice and a smoothie. Juicing, done with a juice machine, not a blender, intentionally removes insoluble fiber. This allows for easy digestion of a large volume of plants. Fiber is still important and should be incorporated by eating whole foods.

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What’s Ailing You? So, what ailments and health benefits are juicing good for? The list is extensive — inflammation, immunity, fatigue, digestion, high blood pressure, adrenal function, weight loss, skin rejuvenation, low libido and more. Here are just a few combinations recommended by local juicers: For inflammation, The Weekly Juicery recommends its Turmeric Tonic, as well as an Inflammation Tonic containing coconut water, alkaline water, orange, lemon and blue majik. At The Press, their anti-inflammatory offerings include Carrot Apple Ginger and Pineapple Pear Ginger Mint. For immune support The Weekly Juicery’s Immunity Tonic contains raw coconut water, alkaline water, lemon, turmeric, ashwagandha and black pepper. For high blood pressure, The Press recommends their Apple Pear Kale Romaine Cucumber, Carrot Apple Ginger or Celery Cucumber Romaine Lettuce Kale Spinach Chard Lemon Ginger.

Daily Juicing vs. The Juice Cleanse It’s really up to you. Incorporating juice into your daily routine is a terrific way make sure you’re getting your daily dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Our bodies do have their own cleansing mechanism. However, the purpose of a juice cleanse is to put your body in a fasting state and achieve digestive rest. At The Weekly Juicery, Bohannon has coined the term the “The Juice Ritual” because cleanses have a negative connotation. “We call it the juice ritual because it is a highly uplifting experience and what we ritualize we hold sacred. We absolutely should be chasing good health and making that sacred in our lives,” she says.

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B Y S A R A H B O E R K I RC H E R

As Amber Ballinger admits, the night she met her husband, Chase, was a dinner obligation she almost canceled. “Chase and I met at a dinner with mutual friends at Miyako, a sushi and steakhouse restaurant in Lexington,” Amber said. “My friend knew that Chase was coming off of a breakup at the time and that I was not dating anyone, so she thought we should meet. Chase was definitely not part of my ‘plan’ at all, so much so that I ate dinner prior to meeting him in case I wanted to ditch dinner. I also called my sister and complained about not wanting to go. Needless to say, I am very thankful my love for food trumped my mood that night or else I would never have met my happily ever after.” Both the Amber and Chase were born in Kentucky. Amber was born in Louisville and moved around age 5 to Shelbyville, Ky. Chase was born and raised here in Lexington. Both attended college in Kentucky; Chase attended Georgetown College and Amber attended Transylvania University. “Although we joke about how close we were, and how many times we were in the same place throughout college, we did not meet until years after graduating from college,” Amber said. When the couple were deciding where to have their reception, they chose the Signature Club because it was the first place that they said “I love you”. It also was the only venue that they took Amber’s parents to see and once her parents approved, the couple booked it for October 20, 2017.

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After picking the reception venue, Amber reached out to Transy, her alma mater, to see if Old Morrison Chapel, a Registered National Historic Landmark on Transy’s campus, was available. “Transy was a quaint setting for us to have the wedding and special that I could incorporate my college into our day,” said Amber. As Amber explained, she and Chase are not extravagant people, so they wanted their wedding to reflect their everyday lives. They kept the décor simple and classic. “Chase let me fully embrace my love for rose gold while planning the decor,” Amber said. “I tried to be practical when picking out decorations, so I purchased many of the items with plans to use them in our house and for parties, etc.”

It was important to Amber to include personal details throughout the wedding. As Amber explained, her grandfather was not only her best friend, but also her biggest fan. “When I was in high school, my grandfather started bringing me daisies. I never knew they were coming, or why, but it never failed that he would randomly show up with them for me,” Amber said. “He also came to every sporting event that I had, bringing a bottle of water and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.” Amber created a memory table that included an assortment of daisies with a couple Reese’s lying next to them because she knew her grandfather would have brought them to her on her wedding day. “Another way I added him into our day was with my bouquet. My sweet sister made me a pendant that had the last picture that I took with my grandfather on it. I attached it to the ribbon on my bouquet, so he was with me every step of the way,” she said. When Chase was asked his favorite part of the day, he said that family and friends were the stars of the show. “Other than the bride coming down the aisle, the best part of the day was having our families there throughout the day,” he said. “I think it was just amazing to us to have all of our friends and family, old and new, in one place celebrating our lives together.” While Amber did most of the planning, Chase saw how much time and energy went into every step and recognized that there are lots of small details that need to be planned and thought of well in advance. His advice for other grooms (and brides) is to enjoy the moment. “Don’t take your wedding day for granted because it will go by incredibly fast,” he said. “You don’t get your entire family and group of best friends in the same place very often, so cherish it.”

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any summer weddings are spent outdoors. With beautiful outdoor settings comes the warm sunshine. When planning your cocktail hour hor d'oeuvres, opt for light and fresh bites to keep your guests comfortable and cool!

1| mini caprese pesto sliders

2| stuffed cucumber bites

4| shrimp cocktail shooters

Here are a few summer bites to consider for your sunshine filled day!

5| fruit salad kabobs

3| bruschetta flatbreads

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T HI S L E X I N GTO N P R O P E RT Y O FFE RS 1 3 ACRE S O F T RANQ UILIT Y.

When the current owner and his family moved to the sprawling property at 700 Delong Road, he knew he wanted a place where his two small children could play and explore. He also wanted a place that was ideal for family gatherings and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. With plenty of natural light and a beautiful view to the outdoors, this property offers all of that and more. For those who don’t believe it’s possible to own acreage in Lexington, the Delong Avenue home is a hidden gem. It’s located just southeast of Man O’ War Boulevard and Richmond Road, so all the city amenities are just a short drive away. The property lines to the East and South are next to Juddmonte Farm and include a beautiful pond and private in-ground pool. The property sits on nearly 13 acres, which include a renovated barn and plenty of green pastures (the previous owner had a Bloodstock farm). While the current owners don’t keep horses, the barn is large enough for a handful of four-legged friends to comfortably reside in, and is equipped with concrete floors, water and electricity. The home was originally constructed in 1964, and major renovations took place both in 2008 and 2013. When the family moved in in 2014, they worked with Jessica Cull of Design Link and builder Mike Childers on a number of interior and exterior projects to give the home an updated look. There is a copious amount of natural light and gorgeous custom millwork throughout. Photos By | S H A U N R I N G

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One of the biggest changes was the home’s exterior. It was actually modeled after the architectural style found at Keeneland –limestone and capstone accented walls with broad wood beams and angles true to the historic racetrack’s distinct timbering. While the exterior has similarities to Keeneland’s architectural elements, the interior features a mixture of farmhouse and French country design elements. Originally, the outer portion of the home was finished in teak stained a deep red, but it was repainted in a chic, soft gray that gives it a more contemporary look. For the owners, changing the coloring of naturally stained woodwork and built-in cabinetry to achieve the desired design was one of the most challenging aspects of the remodeling process, but they agree that it was worth the extra cost and effort.

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The grand two story foyer is flanked by a cozy dining room to the right and a masculine study to the left.

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The home’s study is a departure from the fresh, almost seaside-inspired color palette, but the choice was a wise one. The especially striking space offers a feeling of deep relaxation. The doors of the study were specially designed to bring the feel of the rest of the home into the library setting. This was done by adding unique cast iron decorative inlays that are completely encompassed in the woodwork trim. Said the owner, “Much focus was put into this room, with deep, dark woodwork, which creates a grand entry into the front foyer.” The walls feature dark stained wainscoting with builtin bookshelves, truly evoking the feeling of being in a classic library –including the enticing aroma of wood and antique books.

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Cull worked closely with the family to choose a new color palette for the home’s interior, and the soft grays, whites, and pops of relaxing aqua were an ideal choice. “They did not want anything to feel cold,” said Cull. “They wanted a cozy, relaxing atmosphere and I think we definitely achieved that for them.” The homeowners agree. “We greatly appreciated the ability to work with talented designers and custom builders to bring our own style into an already great architectural structure.” In addition to the new color pallete, the homeowners rennovated the kitchen. Concrete countertops were installed and the cabinets were updated. The kitchen features all high end appliances with a Sub Zero refrigerator and Wolf range.

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The entire rear of the home features large glass doors that open to a gorgeous back patio and an enchanting view of the partially wooded acreage of the property that, according to the owners, makes waking up with a cup of coffee to the sun shining through the glass, “an absolute delight”. Cull also mentioned that the home is very well designed from an architectural standpoint as well. “All of the major areas flow so well together,” she said. “The family wanted to create a rustic modern feel that was very comfortable and nicelooking but also kid friendly.” For example, the breakfast room features bench seating and the family room is an open, relaxed area, but it still connects to the other main living areas, making it possible to keep an eye on the kids while cooking or entertaining. Another striking centerpiece of the home is a wood-burning blue Kentucky limestone fireplace with a large limestone capped hearth. The family says it has been great for gathering together on cold winter days. The fireplace displays a historic broad beam mantle recovered from a retired Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel storage facility that shows antique aged markings. It is steeped with the traditional aromas of classic Kentucky bourbon. Much of the furniture was purchased from Arhaus, with additional pieces from Interior Yardage and houzz.com. The technological features were provided by Bluegrass Entertainment.

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At Home The outdoor living space is accessed from both the kitchen/family room and the living room. Sheltered from the elements, the seating area is arranged for optimal relaxation and breathtaking views of the landscape. It is the ideal extension of the home for when they entertain. Views from the back patio are breathtaking. A large fenced in yard and garden give way to what used to be a two car garage. The homeonwers recently converted it into a guest house, complete with a bedroom, full bath, kitchen and living area. “The only requirement from the homeowner was that there be a stacked stone fireplace, which we added,� stuart explained. This is the ideal spot for visiting family and friends to have their own private space.

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Cull also assisted the homeowners in replacing all of the home’s light fixtures (which were supplied by Ferguson Lighting), and to design special details, from unique wall coverings in the first floor powder room to a cozy reading nook located at the top of the staircase on the second level.

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The master suite steps away from the soft color palette using monochromatic gray tones. The owners renovated the ensuite bathroom, using Carrara marble throughout.

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“This home has great bones and lots of neat quirks we were able to work with,” Cull said. For example, it has an open area on the third floor that the family uses as a kids’ playroom. Cull added that the home already had a great floor plan and flow –it’s not an open concept, but it’s not too closed off either. She used those existing spaces to create little comfortable nooks throughout the home for reading, lounging or spending time together as a family.

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This house is made for entertaining, with its large outdoor living area, complete with a modern stone and glass fire pit and Kentucky limestone covering. The outdoor area is visible and accessible from many areas of the home, blending indoor and outdoor living seamlessly. The home is the ideal backdrop for a truly natural and relaxing atmosphere.

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Recently, the homeowners decided they don’t need quite as much space, so they’ve put the home on the market. Interested parties can contact Dawn Bozee with Biederman Real Estate at (859) 277-2030 for more information.

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THE HOME TEAM INTERIOR DESIGN | Jessica and Nancy, Design Link BUILDER | Mike Childers OUTDOOR LANDSCAPING | United Landscape LIGHTING | Ferguson Lighting FURNITURE | Arhaus, Interior Yardage TECHNOLOGY FEATURES | Bluegrass Entertainment

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ith a name like “Blissful Blue”, it’s easy to guess what emotion this charming shade from Sherwin Williams elicits. Imagine lounging in a beachside cottage, wrapped in a cozy cashmere throw, sipping coffee and basking in the glow of the morning sunshine. A touch of purple makes this blue really special. This cool shade naturally lends itself to a calm, serene ambiance. It’s perfect for bedrooms, nurseries and powder rooms. A surprising, yet ingenious spot to employ Blissful Blue might be your house’s exterior. This lovely shade is very welcoming and it sets a tone of calm for the whole home. Trim it with white for a cool historic look.

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Blissful Blue works well with other nautical hues, like a misty gray or bold navy. For a contrast, wake this shade up with a toasty bronze, like El Carmelo.

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We all want to make our homes safe, happy, healthy places... While making health-conscious choices may take up a lot of our focus, it’s important to make sure that environmental hazards don’t slip off our radars. There may be a few lurking problems in your home that may have no immediate effects on your family’s well-being, but are important to address before long-term consequences come into play. With a little diligence and some preventative maintenance on your home, you can rest easy knowing that you’re doing all you can to keep your family feeling great for years to come!

If you’re wondering what the heck radon is, you are not alone. Considering that more than 55% percent of Fayette County homes contain elevated levels of radon–above what the EPA considers safe–it’s time we all got more familiar with this common health hazard.

RADON

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive element. Scientific studies suggest that radon is responsible for 15,000 lung cancer deaths per year, second only to smoking. We are exposed to radon everywhere we go. If you are living and working in radon-affected buildings, it’s akin to having 400 chest x-rays per year. The good news? Radon can be detected with an inexpensive kit. If it is indicated for your home, there are repairs that can be made to reduce your exposure significantly. If you’re building a new home for your family, ask your builder how you can achieve a radonresistant house.

Having a problem with allergies in your home, even once allergy season is over? Do your allergies seem to get better when you’re away from home? You could have a mold problem.

MOLD

An obvious sign that you have mold is seeing it: look for green, black, orange, red or white spots. In many homes, it may take a little searching to find mold. Anywhere there is moisture, mold can appear, so regularly inspect damp or humid spots in your home, including places where leaks have occurred. A second sign of mold is a musty smell. If you smell mold but don’t see any, an inspector can search for mold in hard to see spots, like inside drywall or under your floorboards. If a major mold issue is discovered in your home, the repairs may be costly, but will pay off in better respiratory health for your family.

Was your home built before 1980? It’s possible that asbestos is lurking in building materials used in your flooring, ceiling, roof, ductwork or sheetrock. Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was once marketed as a “magic mineral”. The heat-resistant product could be pulled into a soft, fluff y consistency, and was used as an insulator that could make other materials stronger and–it was thought–safer. However, much like lead, that turned out not to be the case in the long run.

ASBESTOS

When asbestos fibers become airborne, the odorless, tasteless, nearly invisible fibers can easily be inhaled. Once in the body, they never dissolve and are very difficult to expel. Over years of time, the trapped fibers cause inflammation and damage to tissues that can lead to cancer or mesothelioma. Asbestos is difficult to positively identify without a microscope. An asbestos inspection professional can take a look around your home and make educated guesses about whether the materials may contain this fiber, but samples will have to be collected for testing to be certain. What should be done if you suspect asbestos was used in the building of your home? Do not cut, sand or saw the material. If ceiling tiles, flooring or pipe insulation is crumbling, limit exposure to those areas of your home until a certified asbestos abatement professional can take a look and decide how to proceed.

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a fairly well-known home danger, and one that many people take for granted. It’s easy to think of this gas as limited to charcoal grills and old, broken gas heaters. But that’s not the whole story. Many home appliances produce CO. Because CO has no color, odor or taste, you should get a detector for your home. If CO is detected, have an inspector locate the source and repair the leak. And if you have a gas stove, grill or oven, be sure to listen for leaks and inspect your unit regularly.

CARBON MONOXIDE

One of the most common sources of carbon monoxide is your automobile. If you let your vehicle warm up on cold mornings, open the garage door or pull it into the driveway so that the exhaust can safely disperse. If you’re testing any kind of lawn equipment, be sure to take it out of the garage before you fire it up. BPA, BPS and BPF are chemicals used in some plastics to help them stay firm. BPA is a well-known Endocrine Disrupting Chemical, meaning it interferes with the body’s hormones, most notably estrogen. BPA became a health-scare buzzword when it became common knowledge that plastic water bottles sometimes leached this chemical into the water. However, it’s important to know that BPS and BPF have similar effects on the body’s hormones, and are often substituted for BPA in “BPA-free” products.

PLASTICS

Choose food storage containers that are BPA, BPS and BPF free. If you’re not sure if a container is free of these chemicals, do not microwave it: heat often causes the plastics to break down and leach chemicals into the food. Better yet, switch to glass food containers or water bottles. BPA, BPS and BPF can also be found in some diapers. While the FDA banned BPA from sippy cups and bottles, there still may be BPS and BPF. And that doesn’t account for teething rings, toys, bowls, utensils or other plastics your child may use. Do your research and find safer alternatives for your children that don’t contain these EDCs.

“Volatile organic compounds” are vapors found in many household products, like cleansers, disinfectants, paint and aerosol sprays. If you’ve ever been using a cleaning product and felt your eyes begin to burn or water, you’ve encountered a VOC. Irritation to the eyes and throat, headaches or other allergic reactions are the most common symptoms, but exposure can cause much worse physical discomfort, like dizziness, nausea or even loss of consciousness.

VOCs

When possible, use products that are labeled low-VOC. When you have to use a product that contains irritating VOCs, try to do so outdoors or with lots of ventilation to disperse the vapor. Bear in mind that VOCs are present in fragrances, including air fresheners or scented cleaning products, so one way to nix many VOCs is to simply choose unscented options. •

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uper Mom Mackenzie Gates is mom to Lottie (6) and Theo (3), and the social media manager for all Gates Auto stores. She handles the marketing and community outreach for the dealerships and also often appears beside her father, Steve Gates, in television advertising campaigns. As Mackenzie explained, if Lottie and Theo choose to go into the car business, they will be the fifth generation to do so. Mackenzie and her husband Lex Sykes, who runs their Allstate agency-MGM Insurance, encourage lots of outdoor time for their children, but also understand the importance of letting kids be kids. With two very active children, the Gates/Sykes family is involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. “Our daughter, Lottie, enjoys playing tennis, soccer, gymnastics, dance and participates in art club,” Mackenzie says. “Our son, Theo, enjoys playing wee ball, basketball and gymnastics. Even though it sounds like our children are enrolled in many activities, we also let them ‘be kids.’” Afternoons are spent at the park, riding bikes or swimming at the club where the family belongs. After a busy day, Mackenzie and Lex make it a priority to read a bedtime story every night. “Reading truly ignites their imagination and provides us the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company,” she says. As a working mom, Mackenzie understands that every day isn’t going to be perfect, but that everything will work itself out in the end. “Lottie and Theo are an endless amount of joy in my life,” she says. “Their enthusiasm for life is a constant motivation for me to achieve not only my goals, but to encourage them in theirs as well.” Like many moms, Mackenzie finds that with hers and her children’s busy schedules that she often feels rushed, so she worries that Lottie and Theo aren’t receiving quality attention. “When I see the results of our hard work, I know in my heart that Lex and I are working together to raise kind, happy and well-rounded children,” she says. “As moms, we tend to put a lot of unnecessary pressure on ourselves, but the more we begin to take it easy and do things from the deepest place of love, the more we can enjoy life.”

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For Mackenzie, sticking to a schedule is necessary. She also realizes that it truly takes a village. Fortunately, she has a supportive and more than willing family that always is happy to assist in times of need. “I know when to ask for help, but I do wish that the title of ‘Super Mom’ came with real superpowers,” she says. “At the end of the day, I just hope that I’ve done my best and I remind myself that tomorrow is another day. And if you were to ask Theo, he’d say he’s the only superhero in our family.”

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Keeping Kids Healthy This Summer Total honesty time here, parents: summertime can sometimes be a struggle in terms of your kids’ health. Between day camps, vacation, high temperatures and late sunsets, it can be easy for kids to slip into some unwelcome patterns that can make going back to school seem impossible. The change in their routine can lead to some serious sluggishness that can be a big frustration point for kids and parents alike. Make this summer the best of your kids’ lives by being aware of their health habits... while also having LOTS of fun!

Staying Active

Diet

How do you know your child is staying active enough?

Food is often a tug-of-war between parents and children. You know your kids need to have well-balanced meals and nutritious snacks, but kids can make that difficult. Whether you’ve got a picky eater or a sugar fiend, there are compromises that let everybody feel like a winner.

Generally speaking, children need at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day. Three days a week, this activity should help build strong muscles and bones. (Of course, each kid is different and each has their own unique needs, so work with your pediatrician to decide how much activity and what kind might be appropriate.) If your kids seem more interested in screens and apps than sneakers and activities, it’s probably time to mix up the routine. Go to a waterpark, hop on a trampoline, have a foam sword fight, climb an indoor rock wall, run through the sprinklers or take a class in martial arts.

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food a group choice and collaborative effort. Involve kids in menu-planning, shopping and preparing food when possible. Go to the farmer’s market together and let them choose the purple potatoes and spotted peppers! (Children’s multivitamins are an important backup to a well-balanced diet: ask your pediatrician for a recommendation.) If your kids steer toward less-nutritious choices, find ways to hack their favorites. For instance, if they’re craving sweet treats this summer, find similar recipes that utilize organic ingredients and way less sugar.

Scheduling appointments can often slip our minds when summer rolls in. Get ahead of that by busting out your calendar and making sure you’re on schedule with all your kids’ checkups, boosters and shots. If your child will need a checkup, immunization or sports physical for the coming school year, go ahead and schedule the appointment for about six weeks before school is due to start back so you won’t be rushed to get that done. Your kids should be seeing the dentist at least every six months. If they have orthodontic needs, be sure you get those appointments booked for the summer so you can plan all your road trips and camp stays accordingly.

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Wellbeing

It’s hot out there. When the temperatures soar, your kids may be feeling it more than they initially let on. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and monitor your kids closely when they’re playing outdoors. Take lots of breaks to drink water and rest in the shade. If you can avoid playing outside during the hottest hours of the day, that may be ideal.

Your children might be missing their friends from school or may be feeling a little adrift during the summer months. Schedule playdates or find opportunities for them to meet new people. Volunteer together, go to new parks, try new activities and go places you’ve never been. Our community offers a bevy of free activities, like those scheduled by the Lexington Public Library, Lexington Parks & Recreation department, Arboretum, DLP and local neighborhoods. You and your child can discover our city together without spending a dime.

Be mindful of the UV index. When it’s at its highest, make sure your kids are either out of the sun or covered with UV-protective clothing and sunscreen. Sunscreen, hats and UV-rated sunglasses are your friends! And of course, never leave your kids in a parked vehicle: even if the air is on, the vehicle may stall or they may accidentally knock the air off.

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With more than 40 years of experience in the food industry, Mark Fichtner knows a thing or two about running a restaurant. And that experience is evident in every detail of Carson’s Food & Drink. The modern American restaurant and bar, located at 362 E. Main Street, has been incredibly well-received by downtown residents and out-of-towners alike. A native of Southern California, Fichtner has worked as a restaurant consultant and has designed around 20 different concepts and opened over 80 restaurants. His son, Carson, serves as their graphic designer and handles the restaurant’s visual marketing. Fichtner developed the menu himself and emphasized the importance of creating an experience that was familiar and a bit adventurous, but not too intimidating. He describes their offerings as “recognizable food that takes you to a another level”. For example, you’ll find a BLT on the menu, but with the unexpected addition of soft shell crab. “We get our soft shell crab from Japan because the water is so cold and clean,” he said. The fish is breaded in a blend of panko and rice flour and comes with a side of their seasoned fries (made with a secret blend of 14 ingredients). All of their entrees come with a choice of sides (smoked gouda mac n’ cheese, béarnaise asparagus, jalapeno cilantro slaw, garlic mashed potatoes and more) for a customizable experience. While Carson’s menu features plenty of Southern and American classics like chicken and waffles, steaks, burgers and benedicts, they also offer plenty of vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian items. A standout in that category is the Grilled Brie, served with a pear, apple and cranberry chutney and fresh blackberries, raspberries and candied pecans. It comes with a delicious white truffle baguette and black truffle zest butter. The Portobello Mushroom Stack, a completely vegan and gluten free entrée, is a healthy choice that somehow manages to be full of decadent flavor at the same time. Fichtner hired Chef Larry Hunter, a Lexington native with decades of experience, to run the kitchen. Hunter makes everything from scratch and uses the freshest, best quality produce he can find. And the accolades have been rolling in—Carson’s won Best Entrée at Taste of the Bluegrass for their Shrimp and Grits, and their Banana Bread Pudding took home Best Dessert. They were also the recipients of several Open Table Awards, and last year, Carson’s was se-

lected as Lexington’s Best New Restaurant in the Reader’s Choice Awards. “We are grateful,” said Fichtner. “It’s a fun but difficult menu to do. We make sure the food is excellent and consistent.” He added that another goal was for Carson’s to be a “come as you are” environment. Diners can show up in a suit or their favorite jeans and enjoy a great lunch, dinner or drink after work. The décor, showcasing hand-painted murals of local horse farms and reclaimed wood, evokes a feeling of old Kentucky mixed with the elegance and ambience of Ralph Lauren. Carson’s features an indoor full bar, along with a full patio with roll-up garage doors. Guests are welcome to sit by the fire during the cooler months and enjoy the breeze in spring, summer and fall. It’s the best of the Bluegrass, all under one roof. “We try to meet you where you are, and then take you where you want to go,” Fichtner said.

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Q + A with Mark Fichtner What is your favorite seasonal ingredient right now? Pork Belly - haha! I love summer when all the vegetables are so abundant; veggies always seem to taste better in the summer!

Favorite food from your childhood? Home made ice cream and fresh pasta that my mom and dad made. It was the best!

On days off, what do you like to do? I love to hang out with my dogs Johann and Willow, rescued them from Kentucky Save.

What would surprise people to learn about you?

What is your current favorite dish at Carson’s? Favorite drink?

I acted in Los Angeles when I was younger and was Danny Zouko in the musical Grease in a local theater group in California.

Our shrimp and grits and our banana bourbon bread pudding with our Old Fashioned made with Woodford Rye.

Bourbon and chocolate by a fire.

What was the last thing you cooked at home? Tomahawk steak with truffle butter and Caesar salad!

Caprese Salad

Food-wise, what is your guilty pleasure? What is a quote you live by? “It takes a lot of hard work to get this lucky”.

Ingredients

4 large tomato slices

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

3 1/2 ounces basil pesto

4 ounces burrata cheese balls, quartered

extra vigin olive oil

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Place 4 large tomato slices on a plate in a line.

Sprinkle the tomatoes with about a half teaspoon of sea salt.

Place 3/4 ounces of pesto in the center of each tomato.

Cuta a Burrata cheese ball into quarters and place each quarter on top of each tomato.

Drizzle olive oil in a zig zag pattern over the 4 tomatoes.

Finely cut two basil leaves and sprinkle over the entire dish.


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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients: 1 pound fingerling potatoes, sliced in half lengthwise (or mini yukon golds) 1 tablespoon minced garlic Âź teaspoon paprika 1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix 4 (4-ounce) boneless pork chops (1-inch) juice of half a lemon (about 1 tablespoon) black pepper, to taste

One-Pan Ranch Potatoes and Pork Chops Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray, or line it with a silicone baking mat. In a medium mixing bowl, add the potatoes and spray them generously with the nonstick cooking spray. Add the garlic, paprika, and half of the ranch packet, tossing together to evenly coat. Arrange the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, place the pork chops in the same bowl the potatoes were mixed in. Sprinkle the remaining half of the ranch packet over the pork chops, flipping them over to coat both sides. At the end of the 15 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Flip the potatoes and push them to the edges of the baking sheet, making room in the center for the pork chops. (Check to make sure the potatoes are close to fork-tender. If not, cook them for an additional 5 minutes before adding the pork chops to the tray.) Squeeze the lemon half evenly over all of the potatoes and pork chops and season them with pepper. Place the tray back into the oven, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the pork is done.

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NUTRITION FACTS Yield: 4 servings Nutrition Facts based on 1 pork chop and 4 ounces of potatoes Calories: 261 Calories from fat: 81 Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 537mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Protein: 26g SmartPoints: 6 Popculture.com is the nation’s go-to source for all things pop culture and speaks to fans that eat, sleep and play amidst today’s prevailing trends and provides an authentic, one-ofa-kind view of the contemporary landscape. TOPS Magazine | July 2018

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Eating Right

Dining

By Amanda Harper


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inding fresh food that shines a spotlight on fruit and vegetables can feel like a challenge, especially if you’re on the go. Fortunately, the Lexington dining scene has a number of great eateries that make choosing fruits, vegetables and smart proteins both convenient and delicious.

STEEL CITY POPS

CORE LIFE EATERY

Popsicles on a health food dining guide?! Absolutely! Steel City Pops are made with fresh, locally-sourced, organic ingredients when possible and are sweetened with unrefined, organic cane sugar or honey. Their Watermelon Pop features real watermelon zazzed up with a squeeze of lime juice: best of all, it comes in at just 87 calories, making it a great alternative to many other summertime standbys.

CoreLife was founded with the idea that fresh, thoughtfullysourced ingredients should power your life. They use ingredients that are free of GMOs, HFCS, artificial colors and artificial flavors. Their Power Bowls are perfect for a pow of protein: choose from chicken, steak, roasted tofu, tuna poke or hummus, all served with your choice of green or grain base alongside roasted vegetables.

111 Summit at Fritz Farm #110 | Lexington | 859.300.6986 steelcitypops.com

4040 Finn Way #110 | Lexington | 859.687.7975 corelifeeatery.com

THE PRESS JUICE & HEALTH BAR Searching for raw and cold pressed juices and juice cleanses? The Press offers all of this. Their menu tells you what the ingredients are known to help with: the Apple, Ginger, Lemon, Maca, Blue Majik and Cayenne Pepper juice is said to help with immunity, digestion, balancing hormones, energy and inflammation, all while adding a little protein. People in certain locations can also choose a juice membership subscription to get juice to their door each month. They also have a healthy lunch menu with salads and wraps. 191 Kentucky Ave. | Lexington | 859.317.8915 | thepressjuicebar.com

GOOD FOODS MARKET & CAFÉ

VINAIGRETTE SALAD KITCHEN

It’s in the name. Good Foods specializes in local, natural, organic, non-GMO products and wholesome foods. The store supports over 250 Kentucky farmers and producers. Their café offers sandwiches, smoothies and juices while their salad bar and hot bar invites you to choose your own taste adventure. The menu on the hot buffet changes daily, so there’s plenty waiting to be discovered!

Hot out there? Cool down with a fresh-made lemonade and a truly delicious salad from Vinaigrette. The Bluegrass Blackberry salad features a spring mix topped with crumbled feta, strawberries, apple chips, red onion, Knight’s pecans and a blackberry sorghum vinaigrette. They offer the option to add more to the mix, like roasted chicken or country ham.

455-D Southland Dr. | Lexington | 859.278.1813 goodfoods.coop

Downtown | Hamburg | Palomar | Townley Center vinaigrettesaladkitchen.com

Check out more TOP 5 Dining, recipes and our expansive Dining Guide at TopsInLex.com!

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SPIRIT & BEER OF THE MONTH

35 Maple Street Spirits

KIRK AND SWEENEY

12-Year Dominican Rum | 80 Proof | 40% Alcohol by Volume

Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum is a rum crafted in the Dominican Republic from raw sugarcane. After being distilled, the rum is aged for twelve years in American oak casks. As a result, it has deep mahogany color along with an aroma of earthy sugar cane and vanilla. The initial flavors of sweet nectar and honey give way to notes of oak and toffee. The finish, which is bold and ripe, ends with a smooth vanilla kick.

Summer Celebrations New Belgium

MURAL

Agua Fresca Cerveza • ABV 4.2%

For the uninitiated, agua fresca is a ubiquitous fruit-based drink often found pouring out of jugs at street food stalls across Mexico. Spanish for “fresh waters,” agua fresca can feature a wide array of exotic and tropical fruits and ingredients, from watermelon to lime to specialty grains and spices. For Mural, New Belgiumw worked with Primus to develop a slightly boozier (but still highly refreshing) version of the traditional beverage, featuring watermelon, lime, hibiscus and agave. Clocking in at an easy 4.2% ABV, it’s not just an easy drinker, Mural is a drinkable work of art. Settling of sediment may occur as Mural is unfiltered in the agua fresca tradition.


ed as a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft — returns but he knows improvement in the defensive front is what can impact UK this season more than anything else on defense. “You can see the difference from us last year in the run game and pass game compared to this year. Stopping the run and getting a pass rush really helps us out,” Allen said. “It opens up the middle for us to get sacks and keep the edge. They really have made a big change up front and the better they are, the better we will be. Josh Allen after he made a sack in 2017.

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UK’S PRESEASON FOOTBALL

“My teammates know that my main goal is to become a better leader on this team and this defense because I really believe we can have a special year.” Stoops was glad the team did not suffer any significant injuries in spring practice and said the team’s attitude pleased him more than anything else.

“If we continue to grind every day and get better and honestly control By Larry Vaught | VaughtsViews.com the things that we can control, then Photos by Jeff Houchin I like where we’re headed,” the UK coach said. “We have some experientucky will start preseason football practice with some quesence and we have some leadership, and we have some guys that tions, but not nearly as many as in the past five years under have been around for a while. ” Junior offensive tackle Landon coach Mark Stoops. Young says the players believe a better year is coming. Even with the graduation of quarterback Stephen Johnson and the somewhat unexpected transfer of linebacker Denzil Ware after “We are confident in what we can do. We know we are still not getspring practice ended, Kentucky has returning players at almost ting a lot of respect, but we truly believe we can play with anybody every position. Not only does UK have better overall talent, but it in the SEC and we plan to prove that,” Young said. has more depth than Stoops had the first five years, including the two bowl seasons the last two years.

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The quarterback battle obviously is the major focus going into preseason camp. Will redshirt sophomore Gunnar Hoak or junior college transfer Terry Wilson emerge as the starter. “I got to see Terry and Gunnar compete every day in the spring. I’ve seen a lot of forward steps coming out of the offense,” all-SEC running back Benny Snell said. “Gunnar and Terry compete every day. They make little mistakes sometimes if there’s a line call or they are looking at the wrong receiver, but they’re doing a great job getting that corrected.” Stoops challenged both quarterbacks to spend time studying more film this summer so they could read defenses before the snap, something Johnson did extremely well the last two years. On defense, senior linebacker Josh Allen — already being projectBenny Snell after a touchdown run in 2017 178

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EQUINE update By Jen Roytz | Photo by Candace L. Woods

A WALK THROUGH MILL RIDGE FARM July 12 Mill Ridge Farm

Enjoy a leisurely and scenic tour through the rolling hills of Mill Ridge Farm. Led by owner Price Bell, over nearly three miles of land, this small group experience is sure to be part educational and part entertaining, as your host shares his own personal stories of raising stakes-winning horses – and their families – at Mill Ridge. Guests will get the opportunity to visit with the farm’s equine residents, snap some photos and get to know the Bell family in a relaxed and fun setting. For more information, go to visithorsecountry.com.

BREYERFEST

July 13-15 Kentucky Horse Park - Covered Arena See and learn about horses and even take one home! This year’s BreyerFest theme is horseracing and attendees will enjoy demonstrations and educational experiences showcasing everything from Thoroughbred racehorses to trotters, pacers, steeplechasers and barrel racers. On Friday and Saturday evenings, BreyerFest will present their Celebration of Horses, where some of the best equine performers in the country will wow the crowd with their training feats. For those looking to break a sweat, there will also be the BreyerFest 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, July 15 at 8:00am. To purchase single day or three-day tickets to BreyerFest or for more information, go to breyerhorses.com.

LIVE HARNESS RACING

Most Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, July 19 – September 16 Red Mile Racetrack The Red Mile is the world’s second-oldest harness track and every summer it offers live harness racing action on most Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Come out with family or friends and enjoy handicapping seminars, pari-mutuel wagering, simulcasting of Thoroughbred and Standardbred tracks throughout North America, various dining options, historical wagering machines and more. First post time on live racing nights is 7:00pm. For more information or to see a list of daily activities, go to redmileky.com

HATS OFF DAY

July 28 Kentucky Horse Park Celebrate the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky at Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day at the Kentucky Horse Park. Activities abound for adults and kids, including arts and crafts, a book fair, interactive educational booths, horse and pony rides, the Rood and Riddle Grand Prix and more. Admission is free. For more information, go to hatsoffky.com.

DOWN UNDER HORSEMANSHIP: 2018 WALKABOUT TOUR

July 28-29 Kentucky Horse Park - Alltech Areana Clinton Anderson began as an unknown horse trainer in his native Australia with a knack for resistance-free training. Today, he is one of the most renowned trainers and clinicians in the world. In his popular Walkabout Tours, Anderson shares his personal stories and experiences from his life as a horseman as he works with local problem-horses, explaining step-by-step his approach to overcoming their issues. From English to Western, seasoned competitors to recreational weekend warriors, Anderson offers something for every style and level of equestrian. To learn more or reserve your tickets, go to downunderhorsemanship.com

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TOPS PREVIEW PARTY Community Trust Bank | June 6 topsinlex.com Photos by Keni Parks

LARRY JONES, BETTY TIBBS, DANIELLE POPE, CATHY TAYLOR, JEANNINE PETELL AND AMY DAILEY

JUSTIN & BRONWYN BUTLER SHANNON GUERRANT AND MELISSA BARNES

SHELBY & TYLER BACK

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TRACE DEATON AND BRITTANY FREDRICK

LIANA DIXON, SAMMY DUBOCQ, JOSEPH YARBER AND WINNIE CHENG


DAVID ATCHISON AND LEELA FOLEY

FRED PETERS AND LYNN ERICKSON

RENEE MILLER AND BRENT GIBSON

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MUSTARD SEED HILL GRAND OPENING Mustard Seed Hill | June 11 mustardseedhill.events Photos by Rob Bolson

CHRISTIE CADE, KEVIN SMITH AND SAM CHANDLOR

ANDY BARR AND SHARON BIRD

LINKIN’ BRIDGE

VICTORIA BENSON

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WILEY FAW AND STEVE WEST


TODD OTT

KIM FARMER AND BOB HEIL

AARON HEQUEMBOURG

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BOOK BENCHES PREVIEW PARTY Gratz Park | June 1 Benefiting Arts Connect, LexArts and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning bookbencheslex.org Photos by Paul Atkinson

“RIVERS OF KENTUCKY” BOOK BENCH BY SARAH SPRADLIN INSPIRED BY THE BOOK BY DAVID AND LALIE DICK

JAMES BROWN AND NIETA WIGGINTON

KATE SAVAGE AND MARY REZNY

MELANIE SIMPSON AND ESTER VON UNRUG

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LORI BARNETT, SALLYE STALEY, CISSY HAMILTON AND SARAH HELLER

MAUI CRANE SHOWS OFF HIS BOOK BENCH: “THE WALKING DEAD”

KRISTIN HARRISON KIMBRELL AND AGUSTIN ZARATE


SILAS HOUSE AND JAYNE MOORE WALDROP

ENRIQUE GONZALEZ AND CRAIG WAHLGREN

SENA JETER NASLUND

STEVE & CINDY MATHERLY

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COMMERCE LEXINGTON

BUSINESS LINK Hilton Lexington Downtown | June 5 commercelexington.com Photos by Ron Morrow

DARREN HENRY, CHRISTINA MOORE AND ADAM PERRY

ELI MERTENS, MARCUS SIMPSON, DWAYNE EDWARDS AND LARRY JACKSON

SUSAN DEAN AND PAULA HANSON

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VANCE EVANS

CRYSTAL NEWTON

CHRIS CARNEY

ANGELA CARLOS AND LIZ BENNETT


DAVONNA SAIER AND HANNAH OWL

BUTCH & TONI DAVIS

AUDREY DURHAM AND TRACY HARDIN

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PURSES, POUTS & PEARLS Kroger Field | May 18 Benefiting the American Cancer Society cancer.org Photos by Woody Phillips

ROBYN MILLER AND LIZ TOOMBS

KAREN JOHNSON, MEREDITH PLANT AND DENA PLANT

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KELLI PARMLEY, SASHA BOWLBY, KANDICE MILLS AND NANCI HOUSE

LESLEY BISHOP, JENNIE HURST AND DANA BARTHEL

BETTY BARTON, LISA BARTON, DIANE LOVELL AND KAY BLEVINS


LINDSAY HUGHES THURSTON AND CHERLYNN STEVENSON

CHRISTINE STANLEY AND MARCIE LOWE

ALLIE HERALD AND TRACY FLETCHER

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TASTE OF THE BLUEGRASS Keeneland | May 18 Benefiting God’s Pantry Food Bank godspantry.org Photos by Woody Phillips

ANGELA REISER, OTTO RAMLEE AND JOE HATTON

JENNA CORNELISON AND JOSH SHERMAN

KEITH JACKSON, GLENDA HUMPHREY GEORGE, CHERYL E. JAMES, DENOTRA GUNTHER, CHRIS WEATHERS AND MALCOLM GUNTHER

KELLI WRIGHT AND JILL PENDYGRAFT

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ALISSA RICHEY, SUE CHMIEL AND JANELL HACKER


TAYLOR CLARK AND WREN BENNETT

NICOLE GIBSON AND MICKENZY GOODRICK

ANDREA WALKER AND JANIE HEAD

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PACA CHARITY BALL EKU Center for the Arts | June 16 Benefiting Baptist Health Richmond supportbaptisthealth.org Photos by Ron Morrow

JOSH AND RODNEY BARRETT

KELLY TAYLOR AND DAN MCBRIDE

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GREG GERARD

KEVIN & AMANDA HUDDLESTON, CHASTITY & MICHAEL DAY, KEVIN & AMY MORRISON, JASON & CRYSTAL HULL, MAGGIE & JEFF WHITFORD, VALARIE & EDDIE BREWER, SHELBY & JASON MARTIN

DEWELL, ABBY AND MELISSA GOSSETT

AVERY AND MICHAEL DAY

BAILEE HATTON, ABBY BALLARD, BETSY BLANKENSHIP AND HALLE MASTERS


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SUMMER CELEBRATION Donamire Farm | June 8 Benefiting KET ket.org Photos by Ron Morrow

BUD MCSPADDEN, SHAE HOPKINS, KATE & BARRETT MEYER ADMIRE A RETRO RIDE

MICHELE RIPLEY AND STEVE GROSSMAN MARK AND DEIRDRE LYONS

ANN BAKHAUS AND ED WEBB

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LIL PRESS AND LOIS WEINBER

DOUG FLYNN, KATHY PLOMIN, KIM SWEAZY, OLGA FLYNN, LESLIE FANNIN AND BRAD FLYNN


ANDY BARR AND MARK MANUAL

ANGELA EVANS AND RENEE SHAW

CISSY AND JOHN Y. BROWN, JR

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SUMMER CELEBRATION Donamire Farm | June 8 Benefiting KET ket.org Photos by Ron Morrow

MIKE, JUDY AND MITCHELL COOPER

RUSTY HEMBREE AND ISABEL YATES KELLI WOLF, DARYL & RHONDA LOVE

MARGIE & BILL WILSON

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JOHN STEWART, LEN PRESS AND MAGDALENE STEWART


CHASE HALL AND DANIELLE NICHTER

HALEY WILLIAMS AND MICHAEL RITCHIE

DONNA MOLONEY AND BECKY TIMMONS

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DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON PARTNERSHIP

BRAND DEVELOPMENT RECEPTION

The Mane on Main | June 20 downtownlex.com Photos by Woody Phillips

MARK SCHMITT, CAMDEN SKIDMORE AND GREG BROWN

BOB QUICK AND JENNA MORALES

LAWRENCE WETHERBY AND TERRY SWEENEY

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ALAN STEIN, DARRELL ISHMAEL AND PEGGY TRAFTON

SHERELLE PIERRE AND CHAD AULL

KATHRYN CAMPBELL AND LAURA FARNSWORTH


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ASHLAND LAWN PARTY Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate | June 23 henryclay.org Photos by Ron Morrow

MAMADOU “SAV” & RACHEL SAVANE

CAROL & JACK RUSSELL

BILL GILES, NEAL & DEREK VAUGHN

JIM GRAY, JENNIFER KANE AND LINDA BREATHITT

MARK NEWMAN AND BUDDY COWGILL

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BRENT BRUNNER, LINDA ROACH, DEBBIE LONG, MATT CARTER, MEGAN & AARON REEDY

BUCK HAMILTON AND JIM CLARK

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CALENDAR of Events:

July 2018

JULY 1-7

Independents Week

Local First Lexington Businesses Shop Local First Lexington businesses July 1st7th and you could win a gift certificate to a local business! For more details, visit: localfirstlexington.com

JULY 6

The Night Market

Jurassic Quest XL 9am Lexington Convention Center

Bluegrass State Games - Bowling & Mini Golf 8am Malibu Jack's

JULY 8

Excel Equine Hunter Pace benefiting Kentucky Equine Humane 10am Flying Cross Farm

6pm 700 Block of Bryan Avenue

Jurassic Quest XL

The Night Market is a pop-up open air-market serving as a platform for neighborhood businesses, artists and nonprofits to grow their business, all while highlighting the creativity within our community.

9am Lexington Convention Center

Lakeside Live: Ben Lacy 7pm Lexington Green

JULY 9

Lexington Junior League Horse Show Kentucky Horse Park

JULY 10

Jurassic Quest XL

Lexington Junior League Horse Show

3pm Lexington Convention Center

Kentucky Horse Park

Bluegrass State Games - Tennis

JULY 11

8am University of Kentucky Tennis Complex

JULY 7

Lakeside Live: The Johnson Brothers 7pm Lexington Green

Lexington Junior League Horse Show Kentucky Horse Park

Feed the Soul 11:30am The Lyric Theatre

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TNL: Better Off Dead

5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

The Music Man

8pm Lexington Opera House

Lexington Junior League Horse Show Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair 5pm Masterson Station Park

The 57th annual Bluegrass Fair featuring more than 100 state fair-type rides, games and attractions—and all your fair food favorites.

JULY 13

Lexington Junior League Horse Show Kentucky Horse Park

The Music Man

The Music Man

8pm Lexington Opera House

2pm & 8pm Lexington Opera House

Fountain Films on Friday: Liar Liar DUSK Triangle Park Free film? Sounds like a great time! ENjoy this Jim Carrey classic in the heart of downtown. Food vendors on site.

JULY 14

Kentucky Horse Park This fun, family-friendly event celebrates the Breyer model horse in a fabulous three-day festival. So many activities for kids to enjoy and so much to see and do!

Lakeside Live: Encore 7pm Lexington Green

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7pm Lexington Green

Lexington Legendary Book Bash 10am-4pm The Grand Reserve

Lexus of Lexington 5K

Woodford Humane Society Summer Gala

8am Keeneland

6pm Keeneland Entertainment Center

The Nest Family Fun Day

Storm the Castle

1pm-4pm Duncan Park

11:30am The Kentucky Castle

BreyerFest Kentucky Horse Park

BreyerFest

Lakeside Live: Charlie Shuck and The Trendells with the Tymes band

Come Fourth 3pm Lyric Theatre

Lexington Junior League Horse Show Kentucky Horse Park

The American Saddlebred Museum's annual fundraiser during the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show.

JULY 15

Berea Craft Festival 10am Indian Fort Theater

BreyerFest 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk 8am The Kentucky Horse Park


JULY 16

JULY 20

Barbasol Championship

2018 Grand Tour of Homes

Champions at Keene Trace

5pm Various locations

JULY 17

Books and a Movie in Triangle Park

Barbasol Championship Champions at Keene Trace

8pm Triangle Park

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

JULY 18

Keeneland

Barbasol Championship

Lexington Green Lakeside Live

Champions at Keene Trace

7pm Lakeside at Lexington Green

JULY 19

The Gift of Color: Henry Lawrence Faulkner

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

5pm Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning

Keeneland

Thursday Night Live 5pm Fifth third Pavilion at Cheapside Park

Barbasol Championship Champions at Keene Trace

Lexington Green Lakeside Live 7pm Lakeside at Lexington Green

Man o’ War Run for Big Red 8am The Kentucky Horse Park

The Bluegrass Trust’s Bourbon & Brews on Broadway 6pm Blue Grass Trust

Barbasol Championship Champions at Keene Trace

JULY 22

Barbasol Championship Champions at Keene Trace

Barbasol Championship Champions at Keene Trace

JULY 21

2018 Grand Tour of Homes 5pm Various locations

JULY 26TH

The Paddock Dinner Series 6:30pm Keeneland

Thursday Night Live 5pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance Keeneland

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JULY 29

A Chorus Line

2018 Grand Tour of Homes

Lexington Opera House

12pm Various locations

12pm Various locations

Disaster Blaster

JULY 30

AUGUST 3

2018 Grand Tour of Homes

7pm Talon Winery

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex

Fountain Films on Friday

JULY 31

Triangle Park

Lexington Green Lakeside Live 7pm Lakeside at Lexington Green

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex

AUGUST 1

JULY 28

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships

2018 Grand Tour of Homes

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex

2018 Lexington Minority Business Expo 11am Lexington Convention Center

Ballet Tea Parties 6pm Woodland Park

Ballet Under the Stars 8pm Woodland Park

Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex

12pm Various locations

Shepherdʼs House Run For Recovery 5K 8am Keeneland Association Inc

AUGUST 2

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex

Hats Off Day/ Rood and Riddle Grand Prix 4pm The Kentucky Horse Park

Fountain Films on Friday Triangle Park

Lexington Green Lakeside Live 7pm Lakeside at Lexington Green

Ballet Under the Stars 8pm Woodland Park

Lexington Green Lakeside Live

A Chorus Line Lexington Opera House

7pm Lakeside at Lexington Green

CATCH A RISING STAR! AT KENTUCKY’S PREMIER PROFESSIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

JULY 30 - AUGUST 5

Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex • University of Kentucky www.lexingtonchallenger.com

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LEXINGTON LEGENDS July 7-9

AUGUST 4

A Chorus Line

Ballet Tea Parties

Lexington Opera House

6pm Woodland Park

AUGUST 9

July 19-22

Ballet Under the Stars

Thursday Night Live

8pm Woodland Park

5pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

July 27-29

Lexington Green Lakeside Live 7pm Lakeside at Lexington Green

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex

A Chorus Line Lexington Opera House

AUGUST 5

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex

Ballet Tea Parties 6pm Woodland Park

AUGUST 10

Fountain Films on Friday Triangle Park

vs Greensboro

vs. West Virginia

vs. Rome

August 7-9 vs. Asheville

August 11-13

Field to Table 6pm The Historic Courthouse

vs. Kannapolis

AUGUST 11

August 23-26

9am Keeneland

August 27-30

Walk to Bridge the Gap to Success

A Midsummer Nightʼs Run 4:30pm Downtown

Local Farm Feast 6:30pm Shaker Village

vs. Hagerstown

vs. Augusta

FOR MORE EVENTS:

Check out the TOPS Community Calendar... visit TOPSinLex.com and click on Calendar!

Ballet Under the Stars 8pm Woodland Park

2011 Alumna, Sloane Stephens 2017 U.S. Open CHAMPION

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Shauna M. Morgan and Frank X. Walker at the Book Benches Preview Party

Lakeside Live at Lexington Green

Allison Lundergan Grimes and Jerome Bettis at the KY Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Kristen Kennedy & Lee K Howard emcee Purses, Pouts & Pearls Four Roses Bourbon legend Al Young at Taste of the Bluegrass

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