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Pony Up for The Nest

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Sip & Social

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Camp Kessem at UK: Make the Magic

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Blue White Spring Game

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2018 Heart Ball Thank You Reception

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

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CONTENTS COMMUNITY 45

Keeneland Behind the Scenes: Bring Home a piece of Keeneland

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Historic Homes

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The Mayoral Candidates

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New & Noteworthy

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TOPS Cares: Food for Thought

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TOP Dressed: Keeneland Edition

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Outfit of the Month: Better Off Red

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Gor-Jess: Olivia Wilde’s Disco Magic

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Diary of a Plastic Surgeon: Tired Eyes?

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Health Report: Let’s Talk TMJ

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Wow Wedding: Ally + Nick

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Weddings Unveiled: Mineral Magic

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Tour of Homes: Malvern House

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Color Catalog: In The Moment

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Realty Tips & Trends: The Local Market

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Real Estate Rockstars

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Family Finance: Get Pre-approved

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Super Mom: Beth Hourigan

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Pets: Allergies

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Dining: Marikka’s

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popculture: Parmesan Crusted Baked Cod

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TOP 5 Dining: Bourbon

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Beer & Wine of the Month

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BBN: NBA Draft

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Equine Update

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OUT and ABOUT John Reynolds and John Tranter at the Campaign Kickoff for Judge John Reynolds

Lexington Arthur Murray recognized at Arthur Murray International Franchisee Convention with an Outstanding Community Service Award

Military Day at Keeneland

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TOPS PREVIEW PARTY Liquor Barn Hamburg | April 4 topsinlex.com Photos by Woody Phillips

NIKKI BROWNING, KERRI STEIN, CARRIE MARTIN AND LORI ANN ERIKSON

JONATHAN BLUE DANA BACK-PACK, JULIE CARTER BROWN AND PAM SLATTERY

GREG & HEATHER SCHELLER

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MISCHELLE HARVEY LEE AND LORYN MCANINCH

MOLLIE ANN TROLLINGER AND BECKY CHANDLER


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NEIL MOSLEY, JANIE HEAD, RACHEL AND SHERRI MOSLEY

CHRIS EDGERTON AND PAM BEGLEY

ABBY VAUGHN AND INDU LAUNGANI

EILEEN HAGGARD AND DONNA YARBER

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CAMILE TURNER AND BRENDA BRAGONIER

MOLLY ALVIAR HANDS OUT ONE OF MANY BIG PRIZES


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FUND FOR THE ARTS CAMPAIGN KICKOFF

Transylvania - Haggin Auditorium | April 10 lexarts.org Photos by Ruth Weinstock

KATHY PLOMIN AND JENNIFER MOSSOTTI

RUSTY HEMBREE AND ISABEL YATES

BOB MORGAN AND STEVE GROSSMAN

CRAIG AND MADONNA TURNER

JOHN CIOCI

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TOYOTA BLUEGRASS STAKES DAY Keeneland - Lexington Room | April 7 toyota.com Photos by Keni Parks

MAMORU & MIKAYO SATO, MAUREEN & TOM PRATHER

SUSAN ELKINGTON AND ANDY BARR

KIM SWEAZY, ASHLEY CHATHAM, KAREN HENDREN AND BRIDGET PARTIN

JULIE & BOB QUICK, VIKI & DAVID MARTORANO

DWAINE GREENE, KIM MENKE AND LARRY PRATHER

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PONY UP FOR THE NEST Keeneland - Phoenix Room | April 12 thenestlexington.org Photos by Woody Phillips

BRITTANY LAWSON, JARROD POLSON AND JACOB TAYLOR

MARC RAY

MARIN FISKE AND MATT RANSDELL

TERRY DIXON AND MONICA JUETT

PAIGE COMMODORE AND KELLI SOARD

GUESTS OF PATRICIA HUGHES, SPENDTHRIFT FARM

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SAVANNAH BLANK, ROSIE HARRIS AND MOLLIE ANN TROLLINGER


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INE WATERS AND DOUG HARVEY

JEFFREY WHITE AND FENELLA SMITH

BOB DALZWELL

DONNIE HOUSE AND MARK KING

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ALAN PERRIAH AND CARMEN COVERT

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MELODY & KYLE RODGERS, CHRISTA MARRILLIA AND BAILEY SALMON

MATT & KELSEY MALICOTE

ALICIA COLLINS, LISA ARMSTRONG WILSON, LISA ATKINSON AND GORMON COLLINS DARAE MARCUM AND BENJAMIN DEATON

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Keeneland Behind the Scenes: Bring Home a piece of Keeneland

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New & Noteworthy

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Historic Homes

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TOPS Cares: Food for Thought

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The Mayoral Candidates

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Bring home a piece

of Keeneland with unique decor and keepsakes from fine brands like Catstudio, Jack Rudy, Louisville stoneware, Dishique and more! Racing Plate by Frederique’s Studio (10”)

Large Racing Platter by Frederique’s Studio (8” x 12”)

Keeneland Custom Glasses by Catstudio (Set of two)

E Off to the Races Pitcher by Louisville Stoneware (4” x 7.25”)

levate your hospitality this Spring by adding Keeneland’s exclusive racing-inspired home décor lines to your home. The Keeneland Shop offers a variety of unique, equestrian-inspired items that are perfect for adding a touch of Kentucky to your Derby parties and dinner parties.

Mix up a cocktail in a Keeneland-inspired glass with craft cocktail mixes by Jack Rudy and Gents Original. You can serve up your favorite Southern dish on their raceday-inspired hand-painted plates and platters by Frederique or beautiful pitchers and trays from the “Off to the Races” pattern designed in collaboration with local makers Louisville Stoneware. The shop also carries a variety of custom-designed etched and engraved pewter barware from Match Pewter. As well as exclusive products by Catstudio, featuring a number of Keeneland racing favorites and icons on pillows, tea towels and glasses. Highly curated and custom designed, each line is as unique as the next. The Keeneland Shop collaborates with a number of local and specialty brands to create pieces that will bring warm Kentucky memories right into your home. Whether you’re shopping for a thoughtful hostess gift, a Mother’s Day present or a cherished wedding gift, The Keeneland Shop offers the perfect selection of memorable home pieces. Spending time with family and friends is more fun when they are serving in style! Visit the Keeneland Shop all year or their website at www.shopkeeneland.com. TOPS Magazine | May 2018

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To explore Lexington’s rich history,

take a walk back in time to the late 18th century—a time when the American West was new and the individuals fundamental in shaping our country strolled the very streets we walk today. This region was the first part of Kentucky to be settled, and Lexington was known early on as the “Athens of the West” due to the vibrant intellectual core that took root almost immediately after its founding. Scattered throughout Lexington are fascinating reminders of this era—historic homes and structures preserved in time that are waiting to be explored by lovers of architecture and those who are invigorated by the past. Get a taste of the historic nature of Lexington simply by strolling the streets, or if you’re looking to dive headfirst into the fibers of this city’s storied past, look no further than some of the most famous historic homes in town... story by Anne Trussell

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Lexington is a hub of historical beauty. One of the most popular historic areas is downtown’s Gratz Park neighborhood, which includes famous preserved homes, such as the Hunt-Morgan House, the Bodley Bullock House, the Alexander Moore House, the Peter Paul House, the Carrick Houses and the Carnegie Center. The exteriors of these homes are magnificent on their own, but if you want to get an insider’s look, you can call or visit their respective websites to learn about their tour offerings.

It’s hard to miss the two vibrantly-colored homes that reside on the edge of the Gratz Park neighborhood – the Alexander Moore and Peter Paul homes. The quaint blue home with the bright red door was built by Alexander Moore, who ran a stationary store on Main Street and was responsible for selling the first school books to the children of Lexington. Peter Paul II, a stonecutter from England, built the adjacent light red Federal-style house, and the giant Ginkgo tree in the back was said to have been planted by statesman Henry Clay.

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The Hunt-Morgan House, located on North Mill Street, was built in 1814 by hemp merchant John Wesley Hunt, said to be the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies. The Federal-style brick home was originally known as Hopemont, but has since adopted the name Hunt-Morgan as prominent members of the family came to reside there over time. This includes Hunt’s grandson, General John Morgan, known fervently as the “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy,” due to his daring military endeavors (he was once the ostentatious leader of a group of guerilla fighters called “Morgan’s Raiders”). Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, Hunt’s great grandson, was also a resident of the home and was one of the few Kentuckians to win a Nobel Prize for his work in genetics. Today, the Hunt-Morgan House operates as an interpretive museum showcasing early Kentucky furniture and 19th-century paintings. It also houses the Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum containing Civil War artifacts.

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Walk across from the Hunt-Morgan House to Market Street and you’ll come upon the BodleyBullock House, a home peppered with Kentucky Federal and Greek revival architectural details. It was built in 1814 for Lexington mayor Thomas Pindell but is most notably known as having housed General Thomas Bodley, a hero from the war of 1812, and Dr. Waller Bullock, an acclaimed Lexington physician. According to folklore, one of the Bodley-Bullock House’s former residents is said to still be around—Bullock’s wife, Minnie, the co-founder of the Lexington Clinic. It’s said that the ghost of “Miss Minnie” still lingers in the house, flicking off lights and shaking tables to display her preferences even after her death in 1970. A teetotaler in life, she requested that no alcohol be permitted in her house and was thus displeased with her husband’s decision to hang a portrait of the town drunk, William “King” Solomon, in their home. You can catch a glimpse of the painting that irritated Miss Minnie so on your visit, as it resides in the house still today. The Bodley-Bullock House is now a popular wedding venue and event space, as well as the Junior League headquarters.

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The Loudon House, now home to the Lexington Art League, was built in 1851 by Lexington builder John McMurtry for the cousin of Francis Scott Key, who penned our national anthem. It’s considered one of the largest and finest examples of Gothic revival architecture in the state and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It can be tricky to find, but once you come across it on Castlewood Avenue, the beautiful gothic painted white mansion is unmistakable. While the property is still owned by the city, it has housed the Lexington Art League (LAL) since 1984. The LAL is a contemporary visual art center committed to connecting art and artists to local, regional and national communities. It offers multiple art exhibitions and events throughout the year, including youth exhibition and outreach programs, artists conversation, community tours and more, and is also responsible for putting on the annual Woodland Art Fair.

Curious about the Loudon House? Stop by and take a closer look! While you’re there, check out the beautiful outdoor sculpture exhibit known as Castlewood Downs... photo courtesy of Lexington Art League

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A stone’s throw away from Gratz Park is the Mary Todd Lincoln House, childhood home of First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln. (Fun fact: this year would have been her 200th birthday.) The Federal-style home was built first as an inn around 1803 and was originally named “The Sign of the Green Tree” before it was bought by the Todd family. Mary Todd lived in the home between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one before meeting and marrying a young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln. The home has the honor of being the first historic site restored in honor of a First Lady and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It now operates as a private museum, and tours are available March through November.

Fun fact: this year would have been Mary Todd Lincoln’s 200th birthday!

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photo courtesy of Ashland the Henry Clay Estate

Take a drive away from downtown and you’ll happen upon the historic Ashland Estate, former home of beloved statesman Henry Clay. It is said to have been named for the abundance of Ash Trees on the property. Today, the estate is preserved on 17 acres of wooded ground, on which you’ll find a carriage house, smokehouse, ice houses and dairy cellars in addition to the historic mansion. Though Henry Clay was never president, he was a well-loved orator that played a major role on the stage of national politics for more than forty years. He is also credited with introducing the Mint Julep to Washington D.C. politicos.

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Also situated on the property is the Ashland Garden, a traditional English parterre garden featuring a wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, roses and much more. If you’re interested in learning about the 40 different varieties of trees on the Ashland Estate, you can take the Trees of Ashland tour either on your own or alongside the house tour.

If you’re interested in learning more about the trees on the Ashland Estate, you can take the Trees of Ashland tour!

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The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation

Founded in 1955, the Blue Grass Trust is a nonprofit passionate about preserving the special historic places of Lexington. This membership-based organization is the oldest non-profit in Kentucky, and its members work tirelessly to promote the historical beauty of the Bluegrass region through positive leadership, education and inspiration in order to enhance the quality of life for future generations. The Blue Grass Trust originated with a group of passionate Lexington citizens who were determined to save Hopemont, today’s Hunt-Morgan house, from demolition. Since then, they have been integral in rescuing other famous Lexington structures such as the Dudley House, Shakertown of Pleasant Hill, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Henry Clay’s Law Office and many more. While exploring the historical sites of Lexington, you might spy the Blue Grass Trust plaque on a number of buildings around town. These are designed to call attention to architecturally and historically significant buildings in Lexington that are at least 50 years old. Since the BGT Plaque program began in the early 1970s, more than 900 plaques have been awarded. You can learn more about the Blue Grass Trust and their ongoing mission at bluegrasstrust.org •

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MAYORAL candidates

A seven-way race is on for the office of Lexington mayor. We offered each candidate the opportunity to share their platforms and their thoughts on the future of Lexington. These are their responses. Some candidates were not able to get in touch with us at the time of press, so their profiles are based on what is publicly available on their campaign sites or in interviews. All of this is presented to offer you, the voter, the opportunity to get to know the candidates and be better informed. Don’t forget to get out and vote in the primaries on May 22nd! profiles by Michelle Rauch

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LINDA GORTON Linda Gorton is a self-described realist who dreams big. She served 16 years on the LexingtonFayette Urban County Council, four of those years as Vice Mayor from 2011-2015. “I’m confident that my knowledge of the city – its many assets, as well as the challenges it faces – equip me well, coupled with my proven leadership during 16 successful years of service as vice mayor and council member,” Gorton said. Gorton’s 43-year career as a registered nurse in public health, private practice and mental health settings gives her a unique approach to some of the toughest issues facing the city. “We live in a historically safe city, but we must stem the tide of increased violent crime – linked to the opioid crisis – in order to assure the well-being of all our neighborhoods. That’s why I’ve developed a plan to join law enforcement, healthcare and insurance providers, job reentry programs and rehabilitation centers in a collaborative effort to address this complex problem,” she said. Access to services is part of her plan. “That means innovation in technology, job-training and education at all levels, and the continued recognition of our unique, spectacular landscape in the heart of the Bluegrass,” Gorton explained.

TERESA ISAAC Teresa Isaac served as mayor of Lexington from 2001-2007 and has the distinction of being the longest serving Vice Mayor in the city’s history. Additionally, she brings her experience as an attorney, a prosecutor, and Director of the Fair Housing Council to the office. “I have the most experience within city government. Lexington was thriving when I was Mayor. The city was named in several national publications as a great place to live. I led efforts to improve the health and safety of the city, increased salaries of police and firefighters, lowered budget, and crime was low,” Isaac said. Isaac wants to bring back the city she fostered as mayor. “Where we show respect for our elders and concern for our youth; where we celebrate diversity, and deliver services equally; where we promote and protect our farmland and our small businesses,” she said. Isaac says one of her strengths is bringing people together with the vision to unify rather than divide. “The challenges we face are complicated to solve and to move forward, I would listen and appoint leadership to represent both sides,” she said.

SKIP HORINE Skip Horine’s website reads, “Born, raised and lived here all my life. Not a carpetbagger. I want to make Lexington a non-gotcha city that works for the people not against them.” Horine has run for mayor twice previously. He believes that Lexington is quickly becoming a major metro area, and needs to plan for that future. “We need to plan for a metro area that includes all the surrounding counties,” he said during a mayoral forum. During the same forum, he said that he believes a partnership between schools and Lexington police is the key to safer schools. Horine could not be reached for comment.

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KEVIN O. STINNETT Kevin Stinnett served five terms as the 6th District City Councilmember from 2004 – 2014. Today, he is an At-Large Council member and chairs the Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee. In that capacity Stinnett has been closely involved in decisions addressing crime, basic government services and financial infrastructure. Stinnett brings 20 years working in financial services/business to the table. He is the owner of Premier Financial Group and is a partner at Lexington Insurance Agency. Stinnett was instrumental in creating the first-ever debt management plan for the city. He also co-sponsored the city’s current Economic Contingency Fund, better known as the rainy-day fund. “Public service can effectively respond to the needs of our citizens as long as city officials listen and act. It is not always easy and there are always more needs than there is money. However, I’ve worked hard as a Council member to provide common-sense leadership that people can trust,” Stinnett said. Stinnett believes crime, specifically the opioid crisis, is the biggest challenge facing the city. “Our number one responsibility in local government is to preserve and protect the safety of our homes, schools and neighborhoods,” he said.

IKE LAWRENCE Ike Lawrence is a self-employed real estate remodeler, preservationist and landlord. Transparency in city government is among his top concerns. In that spirit, Lawrence would propose elected officials be regularly scheduled guests on talk radio. Lawrence’s platform includes proposing a constitutional vicious-dog ordinance, enforcing the “no tint windows” ordinance, instituting a sidewalk policy prohibiting baggy pants, and painting over the rainbow crosswalks and Manchester Street mural. Crime and homelessness are also top priorities. Lawrence proposes targeting high crime neighborhoods with a stop-and-frisk policy allowing officer to confiscate illegal guns and ammunition. He also wants to eliminate loitering of the homeless in Phoenix Park, instead proposing a tent city elsewhere. Lawrence has other alternative housing options for the homeless he would like to see proposed. Among them, finding rentals and billing family members for the expenses. Lawrence also proposes cutting costs by eliminating the homeless employment van, something he calls “wasteful”.

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RONNIE BASTIN Ronnie Bastin has served Lexington for more than 33 years. He joined the Lexington Police department in 1984 rising up in the rank until he was appointed police chief in 2008. Most recently Bastin served as Public Safety Commissioner appointed by Mayor Jim Gray. “I successfully led more than 1,700 employees and managed a $200 million dollar budget—that’s more than half of the entire city budget. This role allowed me to have a hand in the agencies and areas that have the largest impact on quality of life for Lexington residents.” Bastin said. Bastin believes his experience with government operations, budgets and leadership will be an asset to the office. Knowing that crime is a top concern in the city, Bastin is prepared with a robust plan to support police, stop crime before it happens and get to the root causes of crime like opioid addiction, poverty and lack of support services. “I want Lexington to be a city with a buzzing economy, safe schools, an industry leader in business and agriculture and a place where people can successfully live, work and raise a family,” Bastin said.

WILLIAM WEYMAN The top issues in William Weyman’s campaign are senior citizen housing, raising minimum wages, supporting Fayette County and “freedom of choice, peace and prosperity.” Weyman is a first-time candidate. In an interview with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, he said, “I feel that the zoning laws should be reviewed and perhaps be changed. Since Lexington is in need of more low income housing, there are areas that are zoned for businesses but most of the stores have closed. These areas could be changed from businesses zones to residential zoning.” He also said, “I feel that a group could be organized to look for large companies that are ready to relocate, we should invite those companies to visit Lexington and offer benefits of Lexington that would be within the state limit.” He also felt that some changes to infrastructure may be in order. “I feel that the infrastructure in Lexington is in need of repair and should be evaluated and repaired beginning with sewers and street repair,” he said. Weyman could not be reached for comment or a photo.

STILL DECIDING? In this day and age of social media, most candidates can easily be found on Facebook and Twitter. Most candidates also have campaign websites where they go further indepth on the issues affecting our city.

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New &NOTEWORTHY MOVING:

Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers joins The Summit

PBI is now Limestone Bank

Shelia Bayes opened her first jewelry store in Lexington 22 years ago. In that time, the store earned the reputation as one of Central Kentucky’s best jewelers. Now, SHELIA BAYES FINE JEWELERS will have a new home in The Summit at Fritz Farm, joining a slew of national brands and local favorites that already call the shopping and entertainment district home.

LIMESTONE BANK traces its history back more than 110 years. Through their transitions from Bulleit Bank to PBI Bank to Limestone Bank, they’ve maintained integrity, hospitality, service and a deep connection to their community.

One of Harper’s Bazaar’s Top 100 Jewelers in America, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers is known for quality. They carry prestigious brands like Bulova, Lagos, A. Jaffe, Armenta and more, offering watches and jewelry for men and women, including bridal, wedding and engagement styles. Find them online at sheliabayes.com

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Still the same team. But with a new name.

“I couldn’t be more excited about our new name, Limestone Bank,” said John Taylor, President and CEO of Limestone Bank. “Limestone can be found throughout the Commonwealth. It’s a material used to build strong foundations, just like what we’ve been doing at the bank for over a century.” He continued, “We’re not going to be changing the way we do business. The relationships you built with our bank will not change. I’m confident we’re heading in a great direction, and heading forward into being a part of your firm financial success, long into the future.” Limestone Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porter Bancorp, Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based bank holding company.


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MOVING:

Polished Interiors is opening soon in South Elkhorn Village Since opening last June, POLISHED INTERIORS has made a name for itself in Central Kentucky for chic home furnishings and décor. In order to better serve their customers, they have are moving to 4379 Old Harrodsburg Rd, #150. Owner and Designer Evelyn McCoy offers her expertise in helping clients make their homes more “polished”. With over 15 years of experience in the Interior Design industry, Polished Interiors can help in every design aspect of virtually any space. In addition to furniture, Polished Interiors offers lighting, art, pillows, candles and other home accessories. Shop online 24/7 at polishedint.com, or visit them in person at South Elkhorn Village.

MEREDITH’S PICK: Chandler Reese is now open! Right in the heart of the Woodland Park area, CHANDLER REESE is the latest ladies’ shoppe to open in this super cute corridor full of locally-owned boutiques.

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Live beautifully with The Silks of Lexington Welcome to the Winners Circle. THE SILKS OF LEXINGTON is comprised of 13 mature lots in a gated community across from Calumet Farm and Keeneland. This neighborhood surrounds one of the city’s hidden jewels, the John Clay Estate. It will instantly have the feeling of an old Kentucky village with timeless architecture and incredible scenic landscapes.

Located at the corner of Kentucky Avenue and E. High Street, this space is light, airy and welcoming with great inventory! Chandler Reese carries a wide range of trendy to timeless apparel including everything from casual wear, to work basics and pieces that can be worn to weddings, Keeneland or a special night out. You can also find jewelry, purses and other accessories, as well as handmade gifts and unique greeting cards. Shop in store or online! Find Chandler Reese on Facebook and Instagram: @chandlerreeseboutique

Meredith Lane Ferguson, City Scout

Ranging in size from just under half an acre to 1.72 acres, the lots offer natural beauty. Over 60 mature trees are throughout the neighborhood, including the incredible 40 ft Ginkgo tree in the front lawn of the John Clay House: his father, Henry Clay, is believed to be the first to re-introduce the Ginkgo tree to central Kentucky. For additional information or to schedule a private showing, contact info@thesilks.net

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Stunning , Lakefront, Maintenance-Free Luxury Townhomes in 40502 Imagine waking up with a cup of coffee on a private balcony while enjoying a breathtaking view of a serene lake. Imagine having that in a low-maintenance, gated community that’s located just minutes from downtown. Andover Construction, LLC. is creating dream homes as a part of their final phase of the beautiful waterfront THE HARBOUR AT LAKEWOOD. These eight townhomes are designed with easy living in mind. Each home is beautifully designed to make the most of the natural beauty of the area while offering luxurious amenities. With boundless options to customize the floor plan and finishes, each unit is a truly tailored living experience complete with top quality construction. These townhomes are anything but typical. The Andover team utilized enhanced construction technology between the units for the utmost privacy and comfort. The two-story units have unfinished walkout basements and an oversized two car garage. Each is outfitted with an elevator shaft that can be used for large storage closets until the client is ready for the elevator: this allows the buyer to have complete control over their living situation and access to all levels. The 9’ ceilings on the first floor are illuminated by windows that are strategically placed to allow maximum natural light. The Harbour offers maintenance-free living. The HOA includes landscaping, snow removal, exterior building maintenance and insurance on the exterior of the building. A private dock and private boat for resident use makes it easy to enjoy all that the area has to offer. The private, gated community offers serenity and security. All of this, located in the heart of the 40502 area. The target start date for construction on this final phase of the waterfront townhomes in The Harbour at Lakewood is Fall of 2018. To learn more, visit thehousestoreky.com or call 859.429.5478.

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New &NOTEWORTHY

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House has a new home! The boys have made a big move! With a retail store, wedding floral design and interior design services, HOUSE needed room to grow. They have taken over the space at 1148 Industry Road, giving them more square footage, and more opportunities to wow Lexington with their flair for fantastic design, gorgeous florals and wonderful home accessories. Sprucing up your home with House is easy. They offer florals, home décor, gifts, wall art and so much more to make any space special. From throw pillows with attitude to welcoming front door decorations, House always has something new to inspire your home style. What really sets House apart, of course, is their customer service: they’re always eager to help, offering style tips and fresh ideas to help anyone feel like a design maven. Don’t forget that the boys can also offer Interior Design services, whether for a single room or your whole home.

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Commerce Lexington Shines a SPOTLIGHT on DLP’s Terry Sweeney The April 11 COMMERCE LEXINGTON, INC. SPOTLIGHT SERIES presented by Fifth Third Bank featured a look at downtown with Downtown Lexington Partnership President and CEO, Terry Sweeney. Guests arrived at The Mane on Main and enjoyed an insightful discussion and look at the future of our city. th

An Indianapolis native, Sweeney previously served as vice president of real estate development for Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and as executive director of the Corpus Christi (Texas) Downtown Management District. He discussed his new role with the Downtown Lexington Partnership, as well as some of the organization’s focus areas and the creation of a new three-year strategic plan for downtown Lexington. Curious about where Lexington is headed? Stay up to date with Commerce Lexington by visiting commercelexington.com.

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reative Collective connects women business owners and entrepreneurs

Ladies of Louisville, Lexington and surrounding areas… have you ever wished there was an organization dedicated to helping you navigate your career while finding support from other women? Well rejoice… there is finally something exactly like that! Known as CREATIVE COLLECTIVE, this group is dedicated to highlighting, supporting and empowering female business ownership and entrepreneurship. The group is comprised of five local female entrepreneurs. “We’ll host workshops and classes designed to educate and encourage other women, from a recent grad looking for direction to a mom with a growing side hustle,” Kate explained. “We’ll also host fun, casual mixers, where women who are experiencing the same struggles and triumphs of running a business have a chance to connect.” Their May 8th Mentor + Mix event will allow women to connect over their areas of expertise, share ideas, brainstorm effective strategies and be an asset to one another. To learn more, find Creative Collective on Instagram: @creativecollectivelex


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Food for Thought With its visionary Zero Hunger Zero Waste program, Kroger, America’s grocer, is working to eliminate hunger and wasted food. by Allison Jones Did you know that 42 million people across the country struggle with hunger? Or that an astonishing 72 billion pounds of food end up in landfills each year? It’s a baffling paradox: Forty percent of our country’s food goes to waste, while one in eight Americans suffers from hunger. The numbers are staggering, so Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the nation, has adopted an initiative in an effort to erase hunger and eliminate food waste by 2025.

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“No family in a community we serve should ever go hungry, and no food in a store we operate should ever go to waste,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. For that reason, Kroger, America’s grocer and one of the leading retailers in the world, has made a commitment to assist communities around the country with this crisis and to honor the company’s “Purpose to feed the human spirit”. While they don’t have all the answers, Kroger is seeking solutions by asking communities, partners and other stakeholders to help provide ideas, feedback and best practices as the effort evolves.

ZERO HUNGER The concept to erase hunger involves accelerating food donations to provide 3 billion meals by 2025 along with $10 million to fund the initiative. As of 2013, Kroger has donated 1 billion meals via combined food and monetary means. And it isn’t just about providing more food to the needy, but better quality food. They are striving to provide more balanced meals via Kroger’s innovative fresh food— rather than canned food— donations program. They are also advocating for public policy changes that would alleviate long lines at food banks and lobbying for continued funding of federal hunger relief programs. Humans aren’t the only beneficiaries from the initiative, both their plants and retail locations will expand animal feed processes which will allow for the donation of safe and nutritious food scraps to animals.

ZERO WASTE The process to eliminate waste is on track for Kroger. By 2020, they are aiming to ultimately meet and exceed EPA’s Zero Waste threshold of 90% diversion from landfill in their facilities. They are also continuing to integrate reusable plastic containers into their network in an effort to reduce waste. Also on their agenda: Testing new technology that will lower waste in the supply chain plus expanding their composting operation to provide nutrients back to our environment. In 2016, Kroger recycled 68 million pounds of plastic and 2.35 billion pounds of cardboard. By the year 2020, they expect to recycle over 200 million pounds of plastic and 3.3 billion tons of cardboard.

HOW YOU CAN HELP So what can we do, locally, to help drive this cause? Tim McGurk, Regional Director of Corporate Affairs for Kroger is excited about engaging our community with this endeavor. “We can’t do this alone. We are making it very easy for our customers to join in this effort. Donations of any amount can be dropped in the coin boxes which are located at the checkout lanes of all area Kroger stores. These donations will go directly to Dare to Care food bank here in Louisville. Non-perishable food donations can be placed in the Dare to Care barrels which are also located in every area Kroger store.” For more information on this impactful endeavor, go to thekrogerco.com/sustainability/zero-hunger-zero-waste and join the effort to end hunger and eliminate waste. •

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Have you ever wanted to explore Lexington’s art scene, but didn’t exactly know where to start? The LexArts HOP is a fun and easy way to explore the city and its many talented artists. Now in its 24th year, this gallery hop-style series features art at 44 different venues, including restaurants, museums, artists’ studios, retail outlets and other creative spaces, that open their doors to HOP-ers on the third Friday of every other month. Official HOP Guides are available at any of the HOP locations, at the LexArts offices (161 N. Mill St.) or are available via download on the LexArts website. “When the HOP started back in 1994, it was a major catalyst in downtown development because it brought people back into the city after the work day,” said LexArts Executive Director Nan Plummer. “Now, it brings more people into artists’ studios, restaurants, galleries and other venues. It’s amplified the number of places artists can sell their work and brings a lot of attention to both the artists and venues.” Thanks to presenting sponsorship support from McBrayer Law Firm, the LexArts HOP is free to the public. Each venue offers a unique and new experience from one HOP to the next and many of the pieces on display are available for purchase. “Some people come to shop for art, while others simply visit HOP locations to see and experience it,” said Plummer. “That’s one of the reasons LexArts undertook this initiative so many years ago. We believe in real art by artists who are your friends, neighbors and fellow Kentuckians. It’s a snapshot of what’s going on artistically in Central Kentucky.” LexArt’s HOP plays a central role in supporting the organization’s vision of creating a progressive and innovative community inspired by the arts. As Lexington’s premier cultural development, advocacy and fundraising organization, LexArts offers a wide array of services and programs aimed at integrating art into the daily lives of Lexingtonians. They also operate ArtsPlace Gallery, one of the city’s premier visual arts galleries which offers a continually-rotating array of highquality works by Kentucky-based artists.

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The remaining LexArts HOP dates are as follows: May 19th, July 20th, September 21st and November 16th. For more information, visit lexarts.org or galleryhoplex.com.

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We strive to provide our patients with the absolute best rehabilitation care available and hope this compliments the great work that our staff does every day. - Tara Diebling

Designed to return patients to leading active, independent lives, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital is a 232-bed rehabilitation hospital that provides a higher level of comprehensive rehabilitation services.


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he spring weather we have been craving has finally started to make an appearance and we are ready to embrace more color in our wardrobe. No shade makes a more memorable statement than classic red. Raf Simons continues to bring the Calvin Klein brand back to its American roots for Spring ‘18, looking to classic horror films, pop art and ‘50s couture silhouettes for inspiration. Gathered for fullness and movement, this A-line skirt is woven from silk and printed with red ink splattered spots. Keeping the red alive with our top, we turned to Roland Mouret. Made from woolcrepe that resists creasing, this colorful top has a sculptural cold-shoulder silhouette and pleated peplum hem. Adding a hint of sparkle to footwear are a pair of nude and red satin and leather embellished sandals from René Caovilla. Flaunt the back of the stiletto heel featuring toneon-tone rhinestones, with ankle straps and a glittered outsole. Keeping things on the sassy side, we wanted the jewelry to be fun and fabulous. Kendra Scott’s ‘Misha’ Earrings are so delightful, we might just need a pair in every color. The bag is all about a modern take on a traditional design. Chloé’s ‘Drew’ saddle bag is the epitome of relaxed modernity: A rounded silhouette mixes with a squared-off flap, while gleaming goldtone hardware highlights the bag’s soft, grained leather. Since this is a daytime look, a pair of chic sunnies are a must. Illesteva’s ‘Leonard’ design offer just the right amount of refined flair. Wrapping things up with a touch of beauty, Bobbi Brown’s ‘Scotch On the Rocks’ nail polish is red done right. Whether you are wearing it on your fingers or toes (or both!) you are sure to get noticed in this poppin’ shade. When you take this stylish look out on the town, there will no question that you are ‘Better Off Red’. by Jesse L. Brooks TOPS Magazine | May 2018

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Every year the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash proves that the after-party can be just as glamorous as the main event. This year, that rang truer than ever, as the ladies of Hollywood have never looked better. One of our favorite actresses and activists, Olivia Wilde, put a little disco magic into the evening. Wearing a shimmering Roberto Cavalli gown, Olivia was giving some serious Studio 54 vibes. When it came to her face, celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis played up the star’s amazing eye color incorporating Rose Gold and Burgundy hues. The contrast of these shades intensified the dreamy color of Olivia’s lovely blue-green eyes. For skin, it was all about creating a gorgeous and sexy look with a summery glow. Melanie paired Wilde’s smoldering eyes and luminous skin with a soft nude lip, lending just a hint of shine. Below Ms. Inglessis shares exactly how she created the look, including all of the key products and tips she used to get Olivia ready for one of Tinseltown’s biggest parties of the year.

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Before upper and lower eye lid surgery.

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diary of a plastic surgeon

“People ask me if I’m tired” is one of the most frequent complaints we hear from patients. Age-related changes in the eyes can give the appearance that we are tired, even when we feel energetic. When we look at another person, we normally look at their eyes first. So, having the eyes appear youthful and bright is one of the most important items we address in Plastic Surgery. There are several components of aging around the eyes. Wrinkles develop around the eyes, known as “crow’s feet.” Neurotoxins, such as Botox® or Dysport® work by decreasing muscle activity so that the muscle does not fold the skin and create wrinkles. Although the effect is temporary, usually 3-4 months duration, the quality, convenience and safety of this treatment are hard to beat. Development of excess eyelid skin is the hallmark of a tired looking eye. A surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty is the only effective treatment. For the upper eyelids, blepharoplasty involves removal of extra skin, muscle and fat. The scar is positioned along the upper lid crease. After surgery, patients will frequently comment that the operation “opened my eyes.”

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The lower eyelids tend to develop wrinkled extra skin, puff y fat pads, and a tear trough crease (an oblique line which extends downward from the eye). To address these changes, an incision is usually placed just below the eyelashes to allow removal of excess skin and fat. Modern procedures focus on maintenance of volume to avoid a hollow, aged look. Fat may be moved from an area of excess, such as a puff y eyelid, downward to decrease a deep tear trough. The area underneath the eyelid may be restored with transfer of fat from some other body area (fat grafting) or with a dermal filler such as Restylane®, Juvederm® or others. The goals are to smooth the eyelid and blend the transition from the eyelid to the cheek as seamlessly as possible into a youthful contour. Surgery and injectable medications may be used independently or together. Both should create a natural appearing, youthful eye shape.

BY DAVID S. KIRN, M.D. KIRN PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER KIRNPLASTICSURGERY.COM 859.296.3195

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BY WILL YODER, DMD YODER DENTISTRY YODERDENTISTRY.COM 859-269-5696

When people think about their oral health, often teeth and gums are the only things that come to mind. But the truth is, our lower teeth are attached to one of the most complex joints in our bodies, our TMJs (temporomandibular joints). And our TMJs are connected to many muscles in the face and neck. Every time we talk, chew, open and close, even in our sleep, our teeth and TMJs are working together. When the upper and lower teeth don’t meet together evenly, it causes unbalanced pressure in the joints. This uneven pressure can cause some people to experience head and neck pain, muscle soreness and headaches. Other people may experience no pain, but the unbalanced stress can cause their teeth to wear, break, rotate or become loose. Our mouths are an incredibly complex system that is in constant movement, and when the whole system isn’t functioning correctly, we begin to see it break down. As a medical professional, I feel that it is my responsibility to continually seek answers for the people I serve. When I started practicing dentistry, I quickly noticed that there was a population of patients who were widely underserved. A segment of people who are left spinning their wheels with unanswered TMJ pain and neverending dental issues - people who had an unstable chewing system. Rather than patch things as they broke or give TMJ patients medications, I went on a quest to find answers. This led me to the Texas Center for Occlusal Studies and Minimally Invasive Dentistry residency program, where I studied what a healthy chewing system looks like. What I found is when our jaw joints are stabilized and our teeth meet together evenly, it removes all extra tension, alleviating jaw, head and neck pain. I’ve seen many patients get permanent relief as quickly as a week, and these were people who had been taking medications, using botox and getting nerve blocks for years. My mission is to help people find the cause of their symptoms and eliminate the problem so that they can enjoy a lifetime of pain-free dental health.

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05.06.17 Nick and Ally Holt love to host family and friends, but their favorite party of the year is their Kentucky Derby party. When it came time to pick a wedding date, the Holts were quick to agree on May 6, 2017, or the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. While picking a wedding date was easy, living in Louisville and planning a Kentucky Derby Day wedding proved to be more difficult. Ally was born and raised in Greenup County, Kentucky, and Nick was born in Tennessee, but raised in Louisville. The couple now resides in Louisville, so they wanted to find a wedding venue that not only tied in their love for Kentucky, but also was conveniently located for their guests. “While we love having our Derby party, and we wanted to embrace our Kentucky roots, we knew a Louisville wedding over Derby weekend was not going to be possible,” Ally said. “I stumbled upon the Moundale Manor and Winchester Opera House at a bridal show in Lexington and fell in love. It’s absolutely stunning and classic Kentucky.” Luckily Winchester, Ky., which is where the Moundale Manor and Winchester Opera House are located, is a halfway point between where Nick and Ally were raised. While the weather was questionable on Derby Day 2017, luckily for the Holts, they were able to have their ceremony on the front lawn of the Moundale Manor as planned. Ally and Nick wanted kept the ceremony décor classic because it was important to Nick and Ally that the wedding ceremony be about them, not the Derby. As Ally explained though, the reception is where they really wanted to celebrate and showcase the Derby theme.

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“I wanted the reception to feel like Old Hollywood Glamour, but Kentucky style,” Ally said. “To me, that is the definition of the Kentucky Derby.” Throughout the reception, Ally and Nick included subtle (and not so subtle) nods to the Kentucky Derby, like a life-size horse statue with a rose blanket draped across its back and enclosed by boxwood shrubs. “We wanted the horse to be our ‘wow factor’ and to resemble the winner’s circle of the actual Derby,” said Nick. “There were two signature drinks for guests: one was called ‘The Winchester’ and the other, ‘The Lilly’. Bartenders placed a drink stirrer in each that was topped with a tiny gold horse.” The seating arrangement was framed in an ornate gold frame and marked with the calligraphy of Haley Michelle Designs. Guests were seated at tables named after each horse that ran in the 2017 Kentucky Derby, so Haley waited until the last possible moment to put the finishing touches on the table numbers to account for any horses that scratched. During the cocktail hour, there was a live showing of the Derby projected onto a wall in the ballroom and each table was encouraged to cheer for the horse that matched their seat assignment. Guests at the winning table were each awarded a rose lei. Making their guests feel special was most important to Nick and Ally. For couples planning a wedding, the Holts suggest thinking of some special things that you can do to make your guests feel extra welcome. “The little details are what make your wedding day so special,” Ally said. “Once you’ve covered all the big ticket items, then really think about what little details you can add that will make your wedding unique to you and your partner. My mom and I made welcome gift baskets for all of the outof-town guests. Each basket included a note from me and Nick, local restaurant recommendations, Derby glasses, local food and drink like Ruth Hunt candies and Bulleit Bourbon, and a 2017 Kentucky Derby program. Our friends and family who weren’t familiar with the Derby or Kentucky really loved and appreciated this special touch.”

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Color Catalog: In The Moment

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A look inside at what designer, Lee Ro bin son c alls hom e. Lee W. Robinson is known for the gift of turning the ordinary into impeccable. As the owner of Lee W. Robinson Company, a full-service design firm in Louisville, his talent has touched a wide variety of client’s homes. He has the innate ability to see the value of the space and rise to the challenge of transforming it into a work of art. That talent exceeds expectation when it is his own family home. Every house tells a story, but some have more stories to tell. Malvern House, a historic home in Louisville, exudes good Southern charm and a deep family history that spans multiple generations. Lee’s children are the sixth generation to live in the home. Its story isn’t finished and Lee along with his wife Babs, have made it their mission to continue its legacy.

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The land for Malvern House was acquired by George Gaulbert, the greatgreat-grandfather of current resident Babs Rodes Robinson. Gaulbert, a Louisville businessman, acquired the property in the 1890s. He was the founder of the Peaslee-Gaulbert Corporation, one of the largest paint manufacturers in the country, inventors of ready-mix paint. This company is credited with helping to rebuild the South after reconstruction by enabling people to paint their own homes. Originally, the piece of property stretched from Brownsboro Road to the Ohio River. (While the property still overlooks the river, a large portion of it was sold to create Interstate 71.) It totaled three square miles, which at the time was onetenth of Jefferson County. George and Hattie Gaulbert did not build a house on the property. Their only child, Carrie Gaulbert Cox – Babs’ great grandmother - and her husband, local businessman Attilla Cox, Jr., actually built Malvern House. They hired Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in Manhattan and all of Louisville’s park system, to design the landscaping.

Then famed New York architect Ogden Codman, Jr., was hired to design their house. Codman had previously designed The Breakers, owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, and Kykuit, owned by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Codman’s work on Malvern House for the Cox family would be the only project he ever did in Kentucky. Codman completed his design of the house in 1914, but the house was not finished until 1922. Carrie and Attilla Cox, Jr., had one daughter, Harriett Cox who married, John Collis. Harriett and John raised their daughters at Malvern including Babs’s mother, Barbara Collis. In the 1960’s Harriett, Babs’ grandmother, reduced the size of the home significantly, removing 8,000 square feet, including the entire third floor. Babs grew up over the hill from Malvern House where her grandmother lived until her death in 1992. The home was then sold to a non-family member, Helen Combs, former wife of Kentucky Governor, Bert Combs. Babs and Lee purchased the home from Mrs. Combs in 2007.

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Babs and Lee were always hopeful they would one day own Malvern House and when the opportunity presented itself, they were thrilled to be in possession of an important piece of her family history. With his hands in a variety of design projects, one wonders how Lee’s ideas transitioned into his own personal space. “This was a labor of love taking two years to complete as it needed a lot of work and updating since it had been empty for a time.

“My favorite room is the foyer because it truly is unlike anything seen in Kentucky. It is very French. Something you might see in Paris,” says Lee. A grand, marble staircase allows for a stylish settee to linger on the landing. Designed as a rectangle and spanning fortyfive feet in length, the space is anchored by black-and-white marble floors, accentuated with limestone block walls and brightened by a lavish chandelier. It is the prelude to what guests will experience upon entering the rest of the home.

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“Babs had her memories of the home and, of course, there were family photographs that we could use to help implement our vision,” Lee explains. He was able to transform a small utilitarian kitchen and servants’ dining quarters into a modern kitchen along with converting a screened-in porch into a stunning music room all the while honoring the legacy of the home. He accomplished all of this while still paying homage to the integrity of the home.

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The grandness of the dining room certainly emulates the days of long ago. Much of the furniture used in this space has been in the family for generations. Lee added the chandelier to continue the elegant theme along with silk Shantung fabric that is threaded throughout the room. He opted to use antique breakfast tables instead of the traditional sideboards for their dual functionality. They can be pulled out and joined with the dining room table to comfortably accommodate twenty-four guests. A Chinese chest on stand, an English piece, is original to the home and resides in the same place it has been for over ninety years. The dining room table has a bit of its own story. Once belonging to the Williams Shallcross Speed family – William was the son of James Breckinridge Speed who is the namesake of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville - who were close friends with Babs’s great-grandparents, the dining room table carries significant fondness in finding a place in this home.

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

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Ogden Codman, Jr., the original architect of the home, was known for a treatise that he co-wrote with famous author Edith Wharton. Published in 1897, the treatise, entitled The Decoration of Houses, which Lee refers to as the “bible for interior design�, outlined specific rules for the proper planning and finishing of interior residential spaces. All of these elements were put into play in the design of the Malvern House. Lee also blended his own design components, using fresh fabrics to rejuvenate furnishings, and windows and gravitating to other color palettes that were less formal than what was originally used. Interestingly enough, Codman didn’t use chandeliers in the home, instead he gravitated to wall sconces. Lee changed that dynamic by adding elegant chandeliers to intensify the luxurious feel.

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A wide variety of well-known artists are featured throughout the drawing room where comfort and elegance blend. The art includes works by Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt, Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Reuven Rubin and many more. “The art we had inherited really set the tone for this room.

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Instead of going traditional and only using the built-in bookcases for books, we decided to incorporate a collection of porcelain handed down through Babs’ family, like dessert sets that are no longer being used, and we mixed them in with the books. This allowed for pops of color to be integrated.�

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The morning room - as it is brightened by the morning light each day - is an opulent space that showcases art and collectibles that have been in the family for generations. Art complements the mahogany paneled walls from an old English estate. The entire room was disassembled in England and moved piece by piece into Malvern House. Each piece of art is a storyteller. Many pieces in the house are reminiscent of their travels, visits with notables and other cherished memories. Lee’s desk resides in the back with the television at the other end of the room cleverly hidden away in an antique armoire. Period altar sticks are creatively transformed into lamps.

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Stark wallpaper layers the walls in the music room. “This is where we could really add some color. We wanted this to lend itself to a party vibe. This room is really inspired by the party pavilions of the 1920s,� says Lee. Formerly a screened-in porch, Lee created a bright and airy space that is filled with light and a piano ready to entertain. Black and white marble floors and Oriental influences lend a sophisticated yet livable vibe to the room.

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Codman designed not one but two separate guest bathrooms on the first floor, similar to a private club which Lee used as a canvas to create visually alluring spaces. The ladies’ bathroom is elegant and refined. It includes a sophisticated sit-down vanity, mirrored panels and a chandelier. Lee added the current furniture and silver leaf wallpaper by Stark. The gentlemen’s bathroom is highlighted by black marble floors and intense green hues that is grounded with an ornate mirror and sconces.

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With many of Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscape elements still in place, the details of the 15 acre exterior are just as magnificent as the interior. As previously mentioned, Olmsted was the original landscape designer of Malvern House and of Central Park in Manhattan. An antique well head from 1614 was one of the family’s many purchases during their European travels. Decades later, the magnificant piece continues to be one of Malvern House’s greatest treasures.

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Malvern House is a piece of living history that Lee and Babs have lovingly brought back to life. They have designed the ideal venue to entertain family and friends along with creating new memories with their own children, the sixth generation to live in the home. And while they have succeeded in honoring the family legacy, they have also created a home that balances comfort, style, and a generous helping of glamour.

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Liliana Collection Teal Ironwork Chair Pier1 Imports

AERIN Azure Valentina Suede Frame Bergdorf Goodman

Circle Inlay Nightstand Anthropologie

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“Trust” Wall Art Sugarboo & Co.

In the Moment

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he name says it all. In The Moment is a shade that evokes sanctuary, relaxation and calm. This subtle blend of blue, gray and green invites you to disconnect, recharge and be mindful of the here and now. While In The Moment would be a natural choice for a bedroom or guest suite, it can offer balance and peace to anywhere you would like to invite guests and family to unwind with you. It’s an interesting choice for a formal sitting room or dining room: guests will want to linger just a little bit longer, enjoying dinner and pleasant conversation. It can also offer a sense of serenity in hallways or laundry rooms. The earthy, alpine quality of In The Moment lends itself to pairing with rich, autumnal hues like Equilibrium and Life is Good: because of this, it can be a beautiful home exterior color. It also goes well with Graylac, an intriguing shade of smoked lilac.

Abstract Lise Rug Anthropologie

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median home prices Nationwide trends show that more and more people are moving further south and there is no doubt that Lexington is one of the cities feeling that influx. In the last decade alone, Fayette County has seen an estimated population increase of almost 40,000 people — that means there are more people who have moved to Lexington since 2007 alone than the populations of 95 counties in Kentucky! While this is wonderful news for the city, it is causing a strain on the local housing market. Prices are on the rise and inventory is decreasing. Based on LBAR sales, from 2016 to 2017, we saw a 6.3% increase in median home prices, a 15% decrease in average days on market, and the median price per square foot has topped out at just over $100/sf. (Source: US Census Bureau & LBAR)

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tips & trends

TOP TIPS FOR BUYERS 01. Be sure you are pre-approved before you start seriously looking at houses. You want to be able to make the strongest offer you can when you fall in love with that perfect house!

it’s a seller’s

market The average Days on Market

has gone down

15% since 2016.

02. Hire a Realtor who will work on your behalf to help you find the best properties that fit your needs — oftentimes your agent will help you discover a neighborhood you didn’t know about or show you a home before it hits the market! 03. Focus on the area you want to be in more than on the house itself. The house can always be updated to fit your wants & needs, but you usually can’t do much about the land around you. As they say, real estate is all about location, location, location.

TOP TIPS FOR sellers 01. Basic staging and cleaning goes a long way. It is important that buyers can see themselves living in your home and having too many personal items makes that hard to do. 02. Don’t get greedy with pricing. It’s important to consider the comps and price your house according to those rather than what you want for it. If you inflate your price, you’re going to turn buyers off or run into appraisal issues. 03. Be prepared and flexible with showings as soon as your Realtor lists the property!

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Why You Need a

REALTOR in Today’s Market More than Ever!

With homes moving so quickly in the market, it is more important than ever to have representation. Local agents know the market, understand the comps, and have the connections and skills to help you sell and buy a home aster. Without representation, it is easy to get caught up in the moment and skip some of the obvious measures that will protect you as a buyer or seller. Hiring a Realtor helps mitigate these risks and allows you to have confidence in your real estate decision!

Realtors owe a fiduciary responsibility to their clients. This means a number of things: A Realtor is contractually bound to put his client’s interest above all other interests, including his own. As a licensed professional who is deemed to have skills and expertise superior to those of an average person, a Realtor is obligated to use those skills when pursuing his client’s affairs. Unless illegal, it is the responsibility of an agent to follow the instructions of his client even if the agent does not necessarily agree with said instructions. When discussing a client’s transaction with an outside party, a Realtor is obligated to keep confidential anything that could hurt his client’s bargaining position (except for material facts or anything that could be deemed misrepresentation)

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The LANE Team 859.489.4356 | Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty | laneteamky.com

Back in 2006, Kitty Lane and eleven other investors started Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty in the back of a Subway sandwich shop. Twelve years later, Keller Williams has been named the #1 real estate company in the United States. With over 60 years of combined experience, the eight members of The Lane Team each bring a wealth of expertise. “Through the team atmosphere, we are able to provide support to each other, as well as our clients,” Kitty explained. “By having multiple trained and experienced professionals working together toward one common goal, we can always put our clients and their families first to provide fantastic service. Why hire one agent when you can have an entire team working for you?” Former UK basketball player Ravi Moss is the newest addition to The Lane Team. He joins Diane Scott, Kitty Lane, Brandon Hedinger, Savannah Cloe, Chelsea Sligh,

Blake Ferguson and Meredith Lane: they are each motivated by the relationships they develop through their work. “It is an honor to be able to help these families find a home they will make memories in, assist individuals going through a multitude of transitions in their lives while helping investors buy, sell and renovate properties and more.” Kitty added, “Being a real estate agent is really about serving the people involved, and we do not take that responsibility lightly.” The Lane Team loves serving the Central Kentucky real estate market, both through real estate transactions and by being of service to local charitable organizations. “We are surrounded by beautiful horse farms, but we also have fabulous suburban neighborhoods and a robust transitioning downtown urban area,” Kitty said. “There is a lot to offer in this community and not only do we love working here, we love living here as well.” #25509

2421 Rossini Pl | 40509 5503 sq.ft. | 5BR | 5BA | $659,000

1078 Marco Ln | 40509 2261 sq.ft. | 3BR | 3BA | $309,900

60 Avenue of Champions | Nicholasville 8230 sq.ft. | 5BR | 7BA | $1,299,000

120 McCowans Ferry Aly | Versailles 1637 st.ft. | 3BR | 2BA | $192,500

1929 Covington Dr | 40509 2601sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA | $337,900

618 N Broadway | 40508 3700 sq.ft. | 5BR | 3BA | $525,000

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Victor & Sarah Espinosa

SarahSold, Inc. 859.509.1299 | RE/MAX Elite Realty SarahSold.com Sarah, a lifelong resident of Kentucky, has been a licensed real estate agent since 1992. She was a Top Producting Agent at RE/MAX Elite Realty 2011-2017 and the #3 Overall Top Producing Agent in the Kentucky/Tennessee Region in 2017. Her husband, Victor, obtained his real estate license in 2017 and the pair formed Sarahsold, Inc. to better serve Central Kentucky’s buyers and sellers. “In today’s market, you need someone who knows what they’re doing and will work hard to get the job done. Our knowledge of the real estate market, negotiating skills, and ability to listen to clients’ needs and desires is key,” Victor explained. Sarah agreed. “Our customers and clients stay loyal and refer friends and family because they know we will always do whatever it takes to make sure everything goes smoothly from beginning to end.” Sarah is a retired Delta Airlines flight attendant. They have three daughters and enjoy traveling, boating, skiing and UK sports. Victor spent 24 years with Equibase Company as the Vice President of Sales & Operations before deciding to follow his wife into real estate, where he applies his skills in negotiation, contracts and digital advertising.

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PENDING! 201 Deerfield Circle Nicholasville | 5BR | 4.5BA | $639,000

544 Hadlow St | 40503 1752 sq.ft. | 3BR | 2.5BA | $217,000

613 Blandville Rd | 40509 1894 sq.ft. | 3BR | 2BA | $299,900

4056 Peppertree Dr | 40513 4247 sq.ft. | 6BR | 5BA |$517,000

70 Raleigh Ct | Danville 5843 sq.ft. | 7BR | 7BA | $619,000

2616 Water Knoll Ct | 40513 3082 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA | $459,000


Karen

ANGELUCCI 859.338.7857 | Keller Williams Bluegrass KarenAngelucci.com Karen became a Realtor because she loves working with people and facing new challenges. “The most rewarding part of my job is waking up to meet new people, new places and new experiences every day,” she said. “I work with many top producers so I can learn every day about my industry.” Karen is driven by a desire to succeed by providing exceptional personal service to the people who choose her as their Realtor. “I listen and understand what my clients’ needs are,” she explained. “I love working with all of my clients whether they are repeat customers or brand-new. I treat them and their home like I am going to move in and live with them.” She explained, “As my tagline says, I love ‘…walking you home.’” Karen said that her proudest accomplishment has been her two daughters. “They are the motivation for my nonstop work ethic,” she said. It may surprise some to know that Karen is the author of five books on topics ranging from gardening to history: she is also the president of the Lexington Council Garden Club. Her passion for nature and life shows. “I work the entire Bluegrass region,” she explained. “I enjoy the country drives as much as my downtown showings.” #217748

SOLD! 40509 | 3BR | 3BA | $699,900

2025 Hidden Falls Tr | Richmond Lot | 0.47 acres | $43,900

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WEESNER Properties 859.514.6753 | LexingtonProperties.com Vicki Weesner’s desire was to open this small company so she could be surrounded with her friends and family who are in the business doing the work that she loves. This small group has brought her dreams to life. The combined years of knowledge and experience Weesner Properties has between their office of 5 is unmeasurable! In 1981, Pat Borg completed her MBA at UK. Vicki approached her about beginning a career in real estate. Pat took her advice and is now in her 37th year of helping people fulfill their dream of home ownership in Lexington and surrounding counties. She is married to Russ Milburn, a local builder and remodeler, and they have four wonderful children. After a 17 year airline career, Carole Schoo became a licensed real estate agent in 1988. When Vicki opened Weesner Properties, she included Carole in office social functions until she finally joined the team. In her off time, Carole is a health

enthusiast. She walks for sport and does Pilates. Her dogs and cats are her children. She loves reading nonfiction. Crystal Weesner Smith received her license in 1998 and just recently passed her brokers exam and is now a Broker Associate. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 18 years, they have two daughters (ages 13 and 15) that are active volleyball players. They recently added a new addition to their family: a mini labradoodle named Bella. Casey Weesner has been licensed since 2002. Five years ago, he decided to join his mother to form the Weesner Realty Team. He has two girls, ages 6 and 12, who participate in competitive cheerleading. He loves anything water and enjoys the beautiful lakes that Kentucky has to offer. He hopes to soon build a lake house on Lake Cumberland. He is married to his high school sweetheart, who he’s known now for 23 years. #25509

435 N Martin Luther King Blvd | 40508 2947 sq.ft. | 5BR | 3BA | $369,900

1200 Harp Innis Rd | 40511 4248 sq.ft. | 5BR | 5BA | $625,000

3840 Wyse Sq | 40510 5950 sq.ft. |4BR | 4BA | $525,000

637 Golf Town Cir | 40509 1579 st.ft. | 2BR | 2BA | $219,900

6003 Canonero Way | Versailles 4006 sq.ft. | 3BR | 3BA | $378,000

517 Chinoe Rd | 40502 4669 sq.ft. | 5BR | 4.5BA | $799,900

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Andrea ROBINETTE 606.369.3846 | Keller Williams HomeDreamsDelivered.com Andrea has lived in Kentucky all her life. She was a real estate agent in eastern Kentucky before moving to Lexington in 2017. “Kentucky has always been and will always be my home,” she said. “I love the culture, the people and the beautiful landscape.” She joined the team at Keller Williams and has been thrilled to be a part of a company that allows her to be herself. “Working with Keller Williams gives agents the right tools to succeed, but to also be an independent agent and run your business passionately, with control,” Andrea explained. “I love having the ability to help other families sell their homes and find another home they love,” Andrea said. “Each client is an exciting new adventure and I feel so blessed to be able to be a part of such an important purchase in their lives!” Recently engaged and having moved within the last year, Andrea has a new appreciation for just how emotional the real estate process can be. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys playing outside with their puppy or volunteering at her son’s school, The Lexington School. #76334

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SOLD! 40515 | 4BR | 3BA | $327,482

SOLD! 40511 | 3BR | 3BA | $179,900

SOLD! 40509 | 5BR | 5BA | $599,000

SOLD! 40503 | 3BR | 2BA | $152,900


Teresa

BLAKEMAN 859.619.9069 | United Real Estate Teresa@BlakemanRealEstate.com Finishing in the Top 2% of LBAR agents in sales volume in 2017, Teresa works to help her clients find or sell the right property. “I put a strong emphasis on customer service, advanced use of technology, creative marketing and organized record keeping,” she explained. “I am motivated by the chase of finding the perfect fit for my clients and am patient with their questions and needs. Once I know what my clients’ real estate goals are, I work tirelessly to help them reach those goals: I am available 24/7, which is a requirement in today’s market.” A big part of Teresa’s success stems from her ability to negotiate. “A house is a home but it is also an investment,” Teresa explained. “Whether representing the buyer or seller, I thrive on a good deal and will negotiate the sale like it is my own.” She serves as one of the Kentucky Associations of Realtor’s State Political Coordinators for State Senators and Representatives, advocating for and offering a REALTOR® perspective on real estate issues affecting our state. Teresa loves serving the Central Kentucky real estate market. “The beauty in the Lexington area is unique,” she said. “Properties can view the city, a lake, country side or be a part of a neighborhood downtown or in the suburbs.” #218709

SOLD! 40502 | 3BR | 3BA | $495,000

SOLD! 40502 | 3BR | 3BA | $490,500

SOLD! 40509 | 4BR | 4BA | $472,000

SOLD! Jessamine Co. | 4BR | 5BA | $811,000

SOLD! 40515 | 5BR | 4BA | $400,000

SOLD! Jessamine Co. | 5BR | 4BA | $439,900

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Lynne

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859.983.9339 | Keller Williams Bluegrass LynneSneed.com

Lynne loves a challenge. “My favorite part of selling or buying real estate is the negotiating!” For over seventeen years, she has been negotiating on behalf of her clients, and as she explained, it’s something that sets her apart in her field. “Not everyone loves this and can fold quickly. In this business you have to be a skilled negotiator.” More than that, Lynne loves connecting with people. “As a Certified International Property Specialist, I have gone through specific training on how to work with other cultures and how to market specifically in our area. I’m one of the only agents in Lexington who has earned this NAR designation, and only one of six in Kentucky,” she explained. “We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it’s such a joy to get out and show others!” Lynne is an avid runner and has recently taken up Peloton cycling. She said, “I just like to be on the move!” Lynne, who is a member of Southland Christian Church, has two adult children and two dogs that she said are pretty much just like little kids. She has a background in interior design, so she enjoys playing with her home’s décor and working on art projects of all kinds. # 201280

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1981 Covington Dr | 40509 2516 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA | $329,900

859.338.8806 | Commonwealth Real Estate Professionals | EdSarfo.com “Our Customers and clients have always been our #1 priority. It is the responsibility in our office to put the interest of our clients’ needs and wants first.” As the owner and principal broker, Ed is grateful to work together with great REALTORS® in his current company he started in 2011. Ed represents a builder of unique and custom homes. “We have a unique housing market in Central Kentucky, especially for new construction homes. The buyers love them, and they are very affordable.” Ed also works with sellers and buyers of existing homes. He loves being able to offer his customers with all options when selling or buying a home. # 207180

1933 Covington Dr | 40509 2587 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA | $334,900

252 Ellerslie Park Blvd | 40515 4650 sq.ft. | 5BR | 4BA | $510,000

Melinda DRAKE 859.312.9005 | Milestone Realty Consultants Melinda-Drake.com Rooted in hospitality and passionate about real estate, Melinda is driven to be the best she can be for her clients, always aiming to exceed their expectations. That determination has earned Melinda designations in MRP, Million Dollar Club, ABR and E-Pro. She acknowledges that the real estate process can be an emotional and confusing undertaking for people when they first begin. “I am available to my clients when they need me. My goal is to be able to remove the stress from the process in order to provide positive and exciting results. When that occurs, I have successfully done my job,” she said. “They place their trust in me with one of their most valuable possessions, and I take that seriously.” #70984

206 Golf Club Dr | Nicholasville 5568 sq.ft. | 4BR | 5BA | $925,000

117 Travis Way | Georgetown 2018 sq.ft. | 3BR | 2BA | $269,500

20 Goshen St | Frankfort 13958 sq.ft. | 7BR | 8BA | $1,695,000

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The JUBILEE Team Rector Hayden Realtors | 859.276.4811 | thejubileeteam.rhr.com

“From Castles to Cottages”, The Jubilee Team sells it all in Central Kentucky real estate. They were Rector Hayden’s #1 Top Producers in 2017! Last year, they sold The Kentucky Castle, one of the most spectacular and iconic properties in Kentucky. For The Jubilee team, every man’s home is his castle. They are committed to helping people reach their real estate goals, regardless of price range. With over 45 years of combined experience, this Team is skilled and knowledgeable about real estate and the local market. Born and raised in Lexington, Andrea and Monty come from a family that has been in the Central Kentucky residential and commercial real estate industry, including development and building, for 3 generations. Andrea began her career at Palomar Hills in the late 80s and, after a 15-year career at Lexmark, later returned to her real estate roots in 2004. Her brother Monty, worked in restaurant management in Lexington for many years, and was soon to follow. Susan is also a native Lexingtonian with deep roots here. She had many years of experience in property development

and residential home sales as Vice President of a real estate development company near Austin, Texas. Paul is the team’s “green thumb” Realtor who has extensive experience in farms, residential real estate and 40 years of investment experience. He goes the extra mile and especially enjoys helping clients reap the rewards they deserve from maintaining and improving their home. The Jubilee Team is dedicated to success for their buyers and sellers. They are creative and productive in their business, operating with joy, respect and integrity. Rector Hayden provides first class support to assist them in achieving positive results for their clients. Their combined ingenuity, marketing skills and vast network gives them a real advantage in the market. The Jubilee Team said, “We serve some of the most amazing families in Kentucky. Helping them achieve their dreams is important to us. It brings an incredible amount of joy and a sense of fulfillment to serve our clients with excellence, and to be a true advocate for them.”

SOLD! 40383 | 16BR | 19BA | $8,700,000

SOLD! 40513 | 2BR | 2BA | $175,916

514 N Main St | Nicholasville 8906 sq.ft. | Commercial | $599,900

4805 Agape Dr | 40514 2 458 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA | $387,500

1033 Summer Wind Ln | 40515 3959sq.ft. | 5BR | 4BA | $387,500

104 Whistler Ct | Georgetown Lot | 0.43 acres | $22,000

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Jenny Lynn

GREGORY 859.559.3046 | Bi-Coastal Real Estate BiCoastalInvestment.com | Re/Max Elite

After closing her successful café in Nashville, Jenny moved back to Kentucky in 2013 so that her daughter could be closer to her grandparents and dove straight into real estate. Through her experience in owning a successful business, customer service, a friendly disposition, client advocacy and problem-solving skills, 85% of her business is from repeat clients. “I love serving my clients and building lifelong relationships,” she said. She has a team of lenders, property managers, contractors and inspectors to help her clients through the entire process. Jenny is passionate about helping others earn a living through property ownership. “I love helping clients find ways to make passive income with real estate, allowing them to grow and develop their own assets,” she said. “Lexington has a rental housing shortage, making it a prime location for long term buy and hold investors.” Because of her experience in rentals and house flipping that she actually authored a book titled Your First Flip: A Guide to Profiting in Real Estate Flips, which is available on Amazon. Her unique expertise makes her a great agent for people who are ready to invest in real estate. “I am a widow and single mom. I chose to take my hard circumstances and turn them into something positive,” she explained. “I give back to my community with a portion of each commission check.”

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4553 Willman Way | 40509 2293 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA |$260,000

3475 Richmond Rd | 40509 3000 sq.ft. | Commercial |$2.25/sf/mo

216 Todd St | Frankfort Duplex | 4BR | 2BA |$112,900

101 N Plaza Dr | Nicholasville Commercial |$1,100,000

1011 Brandy Ln | Richmond Commercial |$240,000

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Seth PARKER

159 Rocky Waters Way | Georgetown 2686 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA | $499,000

859.948.3094 | RE/MAX Elite Realty seth@parkerrealestateky.com “With RE/MAX Elite, not only do I get to help clients buy and sell their homes, I also get to work closely with my broker and fellow coworkers on a new development that we are excited to promote in Georgetown, Kentucky,” Seth explained. Having lived in Lexington for over twenty years, Seth has fallen in love with the community. “Central Kentucky has a lot to offer it’s people in regards to entertainment, scenery and the community feel. This is a growing community,” he said. “I am passionate about representing Hidden Creek Estates and these great builds by Nick Phillips.” # 219214

169 Hidden Creek Dr | Georgetown 2573 sq.ft. | 3BR | 3BA | $659,000

137 Hidden Creek Dr | Georgetown 3043 sq.ft. | 4BR | 4BA | $699,000

Penny ALVES 859.684.5313 | United Real Estate pennysoldmyhome@gmail.com Penny loves putting her clients’ needs first. “My clients are never alone. I am there to help them every step of the way,” Penny explained. “Once a client tells me they want to put their house on the market, I am there to help. If I have a client that is wanting to buy, I enjoy helping them find a dream house that they can turn into their home.” Penny has an entrepreneurial spirit. Having owned several businesses in the past, she was always curious about the buying and selling process. “My family kept encouraging me to get my real estate license. I finally did, and I LOVE it!” #223550

3234 Sugar Creek Pike | Nicholasville Lot | 5.16 acres | $59,500

PENDING! 173 Garnet Dr Nicholasville | 2BR | 3BA | $91,900

PENDING! 331 Stoneybrook Dr 40517 | 3BR | 2BA | $120,000

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Judy

CRAFT

859.351.9999 | Milestone Realty Consultants judy@judycraft.com

Judy has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years: the last thirteen have been spent with Milestone Realty Consultants. “The level of professionalism and camaraderie at Milestone is unmatched in our industry,” Judy explained. “I love what I do! How lucky am I to be in a profession where I love to go to work every day?” One of Judy’s favorite aspects of her work is the beautiful landscape of Central Kentucky. “One day I may show a farm while the next I could be downtown, showing a condo,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun, and each day is different.” In her spare time, Judy loves playing tennis several times a week, walking, reading and listening to music. She enjoys spending time with her three sisters, two dogs and bevvy of close friends. Judy is deeply passionate about the clients she represents. “I find great satisfaction in helping my clients navigate the process of buying or selling a property,” she said. Her certifications include: Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified New Home Specialist, Certified New Home Sales Professional, Graduate Realtor Institute and E-PRO. #182753

2412 Armature Ct | 40514 2632 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA | $334,299

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PENDING! 3797 Kenesaw Dr 40515 | 2BR | 3BA | $184,000

832 Lochmere Pl | 40509 4946 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3.5BA | $550,000


Erin

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146 Inverness Dr | Georgetown 1853 sq.ft. | 3BR | 2BA |$284,608

859.749.2856 | Milestone Realty Consultants ErinKY.com

Erin thinks of herself as a housing matchmaker. “My motivation comes from helping buyers and sellers find exactly what they are looking for in residential or commercial real estate. I am customer service driven and like to consider myself a full-service Realtor,” she explained. For all fourteen years of her real estate career, Erin has worked with Milestone Realty Consultants. “Milestone is a company of seasoned professionals who have helped me grow and achieve great success in the real estate industry since day one,” she said. “They have always believed in me and given me all of the tools I need to grow and develop an amazing real estate career.” Between work and keeping up with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Erin is a busy woman. She started running two years ago and completed her first half marathon last year. (She’ll be running the NYC marathon in November!) Erin loves being a REALTOR® in this area. “I am a native of Central Kentucky and love selling real estate where I was born and raised,” Erin said. “I’m definitely a local and I put that to use when representing buyers and sellers in Central Kentucky! I’m excited to get your property SOLD!” #64985

4307 Ridgewater Dr | 40515 2334 sq.ft. | 4BR | 3BA | $285,000

221 Moundale Ave | Winchester 2328 sq.ft. | 3BR | 3BA | $225,000

SOLD! 40505 | 2BR | 4BA | $380,000

SOLD! Winchester | 4BR | 3BA | $250,000

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Emily

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859.948.8281 | Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty | emiller@bgsir.com “A home is where life happens and memories are created. Helping clients find their perfect place to ‘do life’ or move on to their next chapter is such a special task,” Emily said. “Buyers and sellers alike place a high level of trust in us as Realtors to help them navigate major life and financial decisions. Knowing that I am able to equip them with the knowledge they need to feel confident in their decision is a really great feeling.” For Emily, being a part of the Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty team is a privilege. “From the leadership, to the experienced agents and support staff, I feel that I could not be better equipped to represent my clients in this fast-paced market,” she explained. She has been a real estate agent for over three years. When she’s not working with her real estate clients, Emily loves spending time with her husband, son and their Golden Retriever. They enjoy vacationing in Vero Beach, Florida. Emily loves cooking and dabbling in home décor and DIY: “I am always looking for a good project!” #219819

2213 Guilford Ln | 40513 4632 sq.ft. | 4BR | 5BA |$949,900

23 Avenue of Champions | Nicholasville 5630 sq.ft. | 5BR | 4BA |$849,900

152 N Deerlake Path | Sadieville 3710 sq.ft. | 3BR | 3BA | $650,000

428 W Brannon Rd | Nicholasville 5262 sq.ft. | 5BR | 6BA |$619,900

PENDING! 463 Weston Park 40515 | 3BR | 3BA | $479,900

PENDING! 2901 Blackford Pkwy 40509 | 4BR | 4BA | $479,900 *Co-Listed with Carolyn Wheeler at Bluegrass Sotheby’s

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Anne Hart CORNETT 859.509.5628 | Milestone Realty Consultants ACornett@MilestoneKy.com Anne Hart, who was born and raised in Lexington, loves the relationships she builds with her clients. “It’s very rewarding to play a role in one of the most important decisions a person makes in their lifetime,” she explained. Anne Hart’s husband is a teacher at Maxwell Elementary and they have 2 rescue dogs. When they’re not spending time with family, she enjoys learning more about her work. “I love to travel and am so incredibly passionate about real estate that it almost feels like a hobby,” Anne Hart said. “I have always heard ‘do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’ and that certainly rings true for me!”

Missy has been with Rector Hayden for two years, and she truly believes the company has made her a better real estate agent. “The technology, support staff, the education and marketing materials give me the tools to give my clients the best and most efficient experience. They are also a company that cares about the community and as a group, we make the Bluegrass a better place to live and raise our families.” Missy loves helping the community. She has worked with over 30 charities in Lexington. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center and created the Senior Sleigh five years ago. #206224

Missy WARD

1120 Turkey Foot Rd | 40502 1034 sq.ft. | 2BR | 2BA | $146,500

PENDING! 2431 Lady Bedford Pl 40509 | 2BR | 3BA | $175,000

169 Muir Ln | Georgetown 5452 sq.ft. | 3BR | 5BA | $1,750,000

101 Raintree Ct | Nicholasville 6100 sq.ft. | 5BR | 6.5BA | $$899,000

2693 Jacquelyn Ln | 40511 1732 sq.ft. | 3BR | 2BA | $199,000

859.806.7587 | Rector Hayden Realtors MissyWard.rhr.com 222 Bolivar Unit 125 | 40508 Loft | $185,000

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Melia Hord and Jo Gawthrop are the leading ladies behind Distillery Heights, Downtown Lexington’s most anticipated residential community. Located at the corner of Manchester Street and Oliver Lewis Way, Distillery Heights will be the first infill development marking the entrance to the historic Distillery District of Lexington. The design of the 34 three-story brick townhomes will be influenced by the industrial architecture of the area. Individual units consist of two and three bedrooms, open concept living area and will range from 1900-2300 square feet. Residents of the community will enjoy downtown living with green space and private one or two car garages. The first models are expected to be open and for sale by mid-Summer 2018. Melia, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, is ranked by Real Trends as one of the Top 1,000 agents in the USA, and is recognized among the Top 1% of Real Estate Professionals in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region. Jo, a Keller Williams Commercial Property Specialist, is a 30+ year award winning Kentucky homebuilder and real estate industry veteran. Jo’s knowledge of home construction, building codes and home inspections help her navigate obstacles that clients often encounter. Avid community leaders and real estate professionals with Keller Williams Bluegrass, Melia and Jo have worked intensely on Distillery Heights for the past year and a half. “Our goal is to leave a beautiful legacy in the Distillery District and a landmark for our community,” said Melia. # 219790

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Heights 859.618.4008 Keller Williams Bluegrass DistilleryHeights.com

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Remembering

Stevonn PAGE

OCTOBER 28, 1971 TO APRIL 12, 2018

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tevonn “Stevie” Page was a cherished wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend to many. She was a Realtor at Milestone Realty Consultants, specializing as a Ball Homes Representative. Stevie had a passion for the business. Her passing has left her co-workers shocked and saddened. Mary Layton, Stevie’s co-worker and one of her closest confidants said, “Stevie lit up the room with her infectious laugh. She was always smiling and upbeat whenever you saw her. She was the most genuine person I have ever known. Stevie loved God first. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Her clients loved her, as did we. The world was a better place with her in it.” Mike Wheatley, Principal Broker at Milestone Realty Consultants, released the following statement: “Stevie had a joy inside her that was extraordinary, and she brightened every room she entered. I know that Stevie would want the whole world to know first and foremost that she loved Jesus Christ and her life was forever changed through her relationship with Him. She lived out her life by exhibiting over and over that her priorities were God first, followed by family, then the rest. Our entire work family is grieving along with her family, but we are finding peace in the fact that Stevie was firmly rooted in her faith, and we have no doubt as to where she is now. I could go on forever with examples of Stevie reflecting God’s light wherever she went…she will be sorely missed.” The TOPS family extends our deepest condolences to Stevie’s family, friends and coworkers.

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family finance how to:

GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A HOME LOAN Although the homebuying process can be somewhat overwhelming, there are some steps you can take to ease that process. One of those initial steps is to get pre-qualified for a home loan: this pre-approval step will be helpful and will ease your mind as you start looking for your dream home! Here's how to get a jump start on the process: Gather all of your personal financial documents Such documents would include the most recent two years of W2s, two years of personal federal tax returns (1040s), the past 30 days of paystubs, and the most recent two months of your bank statements and any brokerage or retirement account statements.

prepare a list of your debts and assets For debts, prepare a list that includes current rent or mortgage, installment loans, auto loans, credit cards, student loans, etc. Create an itemized list of assets as well. Your lender will want to know which debts are current obligations and which assets you have available for down payment, closing costs and pre-paid items such as property taxes and homeowner’s insurance.

Prepare a personal monthly written budget What is a comfortable mortgage payment based on your budget? Your lender will pre-qualify you for the maximum amount they think you can afford, but is that number really comfortable for you?

Research lenders for a home mortgage When getting pre-qualified for a mortgage loan, you will want to consider several things when selecting a lender. What type of products and loan programs do they offer? There are particular loan programs that may fit your needs better. Ask the lender about fixed rates, adjustable rate loans, government loans (FHA, VA, RHS, KHC), or construction loans if you’re building a home. Each lender will have a different menu of programs. Does the lender have programs specific to various types of properties: single-family, multi-family, condominium, or townhome? Each of these types of loans will have different terms. Does the lender service their own loans or sell them off to a different company? This can be important to you if you want to handle your payments and correspondence locally rather out of town or state. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Apply for the pre-qualification Does the lender you choose require you to come in and apply in person (highly recommended if you are a first-time homebuyer), over the phone or online? Some lenders have the capabilities for you to apply and pre-qualify online from the convenience of your home, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Usually the pre-qualification process can be finished the same day you apply, or within 24 hours depending on the type of mortgage for which you are applying. Article by : Tim Jones, United Bank & Capital Trust Company Senior Vice President/Secondary Market Mortgage Manager | tim.jones@unitedbankky.com | 859.881.7356

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Super Mom Beth Hourigan says her normal is crazy busy. While she juggles raising a family and owning a spa, Hourglass Lash + Skin Bar, she says the trick is not to drop anything. Wife to Jon Hourigan, a colorectal surgeon at the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky Hospital, and mother to Mariabella (9), Jon William (3) and Elizabeth Swann (4 months), the Hourigans always prioritize family time in their busy schedules. “We eat dinner as a family and give thanks each night,” Beth says. “We love to cook and bake together, jump on our trampolene or play outside. My children have serious nut allergies, so we cook together almost daily. Our kitchen is the most used room in our house and when we are lucky, everyone gets involved.” In the Hourigan’s downtime, the family enjoys road trips and visiting family and friends. Thanks to Jon’s love of driving, the family takes lots of road trips to the Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Dollywood, 30A area in Florida, Nashville to visit old friends or Louisville to visit family and stop by the nut-free bakery. Beth’s days are packed full from getting the children to school on time, running her business and then getting the kids to all of their activities that range from competitive cheerleading to soccer and baseball, but she makes a point to spend 20 minutes alone with each child every day.

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Beth makes it a priority to spend quality time with each of her children and suggests other moms to try and do the same. As she says, a mother’s time and love is really all children want, so take the time and give the love. “Some days are hectic, so we may spend a few minutes alone in the car on the way to an activity or at bedtime, but I definitely try to make them happen,” she says. “Bedtime is a special time in our home. Every night I read with my kids and I always want to know what was the best part of their day. I love those quiet minutes alone with each of my children.” “Even if it’s only 20 minutes every single day, snuggle with your child and listen to them, especially as they get older,” she says. “My kids are my absolute pride and joy and I would move mountains for them if I could. I love watching them succeed and feel confident in themselves.” Like many moms, Beth says her biggest challenge is mommy guilt and time management. With a thriving new business, a husband with a busy career and three kids at various ages and stages in life, some days are so busy that Beth wishes she could push a pause button. Balancing time with with work, social, health and family obligations can be overwhelming, but Beth makes time to workout at least four to five days per week. “Taking care of myself is important so I can be active and keep up with my kids,” she says. “I want to soak up their little faces when they are experiencing new things or telling me a story about their day. I want to be totally in the moment. That’s tough for me because I am always juggling so much each day. I try, but I am definitely not perfect. And I’m not afraid to ask for help from my mom and sitters when I need it.” Beth says that the title of “Super Mom” is very flattering, but admits some days aren’t so super. “Some days are far from perfect, but I try to remind myself that I am only one person and I can only do so much. We laugh a lot and try to keep things light around here.”

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any Kentuckians suffer from seasonal allergies. This suffering includes our furry friends. In fact, some experts cite Kentucky as the worst state for allergies and debate whether Louisville or Lexington is the most unfavorable city for this affliction. The type of vegetation grown, pollen production and environmental conditions such as rainfall, temperature and the length of season determine this ranking. A pet’s body releases the chemical histamine when exposed to an allergen causing a physiological response to a perceived, but false invader. This release of histamine results in the expression of a variety of uncomfortable signs and symptoms. Unfortunately, both cats and dogs can experience the displeasure of seasonal allergies. Signs that your pet may be experiencing allergen discomfort most commonly affect their skin. These include a rash or red, irritated skin particularly on the belly, between their toes or around their anus, hot spots, hair loss or red and inflamed skin around the mouth, chin, or paws. Your cat or dog may also experience red, puff y eyes, inflamed and smelly ears, sneezing or a runny nose. Animals diagnosed with asthma or FIV are at greater risk for respiratory concerns during seasonal allergy season. Symptoms your pet may exhibit indicating a seasonal allergy include constant scratching that increases after spending time outdoors. They may scoot across the floor on their hind end or shake their head due to ear irritation or discomfort. Your pet may lick and bite their paws or belly or rub their face and body on the carpet or along baseboards. Cats may excessively groom.

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Erica Radhakrishnan Hospital Administrator, BVS

You can attempt to reduce the effects of seasonal allergies for both you and your pets with the regular dusting of surfaces, vacuuming of carpets and mopping of floors. Install a HEPA filter in your home to reduce allergens and minimize the amount of time you keep your windows open, particularly during high-pollen hours and days. To specifically help your pet’s environmental allergies lessen the amount of time they spend outdoors. If you own an outdoor cat, consider changing their habits to those of an indoor cat. If this is not possible or you own a dog, be sure to wipe their paws and bodies off with a damp cloth hypoallergenic, pet-specific wet wipe after they come inside. You can also use apple-cider vinegar to rinse their feet or clean their ears using a dampened cotton ball. Do NOT apply vinegar to any open wounds as it will burn and cause them pain. Give your pets regular baths with a gentle shampoo recommended by your veterinarian to wash off pollen and other allergens. Do NOT administer any over-the-counter allergy medications to your pet without consulting a veterinarian. If these home-remedies are ineffective, your pet’s symptoms worsen, or your pet has a diagnosed respiratory disease such as asthma, schedule an appointment to be seen by your regular, primary veterinarian to discuss options to alleviate their seasonal allergy symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe oral or topical medications. They may also recommend additional testing or allergy shots. Similar to humans, the effects of allergies may not be cured, but with timely medical attention they can be managed allowing both you and your pet to enjoy the beauty and rebirth of Spring.


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Eats & Entertainment

MARIKKA’S Restaurant and Bierstube Reopens By Michelle Aiello | Photos by Keni Parks

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or the 15 months that Marikka’s was undergoing its expansion, Lexingtonians craving traditional German food and beer were simply out of luck. But now, the wait is over, and Southland Drive’s original destination restaurant is back and better than ever. “This has always been a dream of theirs, something they wanted from the very beginning,” said the restaurant’s namesake Marikka Tackett of her husband Doug Tackett and son Doug Junior. For those not in the know, it was an unsettling sight to see the former restaurant demolished and the space left vacant for so long. Many wondered if Marikka’s was ever coming back. But the expansion, 25 years in the making, was worth the wait. The gorgeous, 10,000 square foot beer hall has seating for 500, along with pool, foosball, shuffleboard and darts. Massive refrigerators lining the bar showcase hundreds of brands of beer from all over the globe. Other additions include a private events space, six brand new volleyball courts and a stage for live music. “We plan to start with live trivia and hope to offer live entertainment every week or every other week, said Director of Operations Morgan Middleton.

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The new building has two entrances –one for the beer hall and one for the restaurant. The building was designed by Rebecca Burnworth, who was also responsible for other industrial-chic spaces like Goodfella’s Distillery and Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge in the Distillery District on Manchester Street. Extra long tables, chandeliers and a mix of exposed brick and shiplap contribute to the refined but casual atmosphere. "The idea was to make this giant, cavernous space look as much like a German bier hall as possible," said Middleton.

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The Tackett family owns and leases several properties in the Southland Drive shopping center, so the square footage has always existed. “The property was there all along, but because it didn’t have a storefront, no one really knew the space existed. The footprint in the rear is the same, everything else changed,” explained Middleton, who in addition to her marketing and event scheduling duties, also manages the volleyball leagues. With six beach volleyball courts –three indoor and three outdoor—it’s now possible to accommodate leagues year-round. The idea for volleyball, Middleton explained, was Doug Junior’s. “They were at the old South Park location, and the staff and some of the regulars were itching for a recreational activity, so he went to Walmart and bought a volleyball net and a big floodlight.” With a few parking cones and a picnic table, Marikka’s very first volleyball game was born. “It was very humble at first, but people just loved it,” said Marikka. So much, in fact, that their first league began the next year in 1993. One of the first restaurants in Lexington to offer a huge list of beers, Marikka’s list of hard-to-find imports and microbrews has grown to over 1,000 selections. The restaurant also plans to roll out a few of few of their own microbrews sometime in the future and will sell traditional German growlers that customers can have filled on-site and take home. The brewery and its inner workings will be viewable through large glass windows. Also overlooking the beer hall is a private event space, the “Jackson Douglas Room”, named after Doug Junior’s 8-month-old son. As for the food – guests will be happy to know that the menu has remained unchanged. The traditional German recipes from Hanau, where Marikka was born and raised, like sauerbraten, homemade sausages, sauerkraut, schnitzels and soft pretzels are still available and prepared by the same kitchen staff. The dimly lit restaurant area features intimate seating and a collection of beautiful art pieces depicting traditional coats-of-arms and other German imagery. Although they reflect German culture, they are painted on reclaimed wood—a nod to the Tacketts’ Kentucky roots. Marikka Tackett explained that before moving to Kentucky, she and Doug traveled to the United States many times for business and vacation. They visited Tennessee and South Carolina a few times before Doug’s job relocated him to Kentucky in 1987. When the company wanted to move the family to Alabama, Marikka put her foot down. “I said, ‘No, I like it here!’” she remembered. They opened the restaurant in 1991, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Cuisine

Parmesan-Crusted

Baked Cod

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 16-18 minutes Ingredients:

Preparation:

4 (4-ounce) skinless cod fillets (fresh or frozen fillets, thawed)

Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire cooling rack on top of it. Place the prepared baking sheet in the oven to preheat.

¼ cup white whole wheat flour

Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel, and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

¼ teaspoon salt

In a shallow dish, stir together the flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper.

black pepper, to taste

In a second shallow dish, whisk together the egg and egg whites.

1 egg 2 egg whites

In a third shallow dish stir together the panko, Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, dried basil, and dried thyme.

⅔ cup panko bread crumbs

Dredge each fillet in the flour, shaking off any excess.

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Next, dip in the egg wash allowing excess to drip off, and finally gently press into the panko breadcrumbs. Spray the tops generously with cooking spray.

½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried basil

Carefully remove the preheated baking sheet and place each fillet sprayed side down on the cooling rack and spray the other side with cooking spray.

¼ teaspoon dried thyme

Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until cooked through.

4 servings | Nutrition Facts based on 1 fillet Calories 174 | Fat 4g | Fiber 0g | Sodium 357mg | Carbohydrates 6g | Sugar 0g | Cholesterol 100mg | Protein 27g | SmartPoints: 3 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-of-a-kind view of the contemporary landscape.

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Bourbon

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iven that Kentucky is the state that birthed it, it’s no wonder that we’re all such fans of bourbon. Whether you like it neat or shaken up, you can find great bourbon all over Lexington. This month, we’re exploring five spots that have set out to shine the spotlight on “America’s Native Spirit” through distinctive bourbon selections or truly imaginative cocktails.

CENTRO

ELKHORN TAVERN

With an industrial-inspired interior that makes the most of the space’s historic brickwork and tile, Centro offers a chic space to slide in after work or between songs during Thursday Night Live. They offer a hefty list of bourbons including several rare pours, but their Bacon Old Fashioned is a true delight: it’s made with Knob Creek Smoked Maple bourbon, blood orange bitters and Luxardo cherries, served with house made candied bacon.

Located in the Pepper Campus, the interior makes the most of the industrial, rustic vibe of the area with natural wood accents and copper bar tops and ceilings. As the taproom for Barrel House Distilling, they offer house-made bourbon along with other spirits, beer and wine. Their Big Ass Mule is made with Big Ass Bourbon, ginger syrup, lime juice and ginger beer, served with lime.

113 Cheapside | 859.368.7972 | centro-lexington.com

1200 Manchester Street | barrelhousedistillery.com

PRICHARD & BAIL COCKTAIL BAR Hartfield & Co. is a small batch distillery that was the first licensed distillery in Bourbon County since prohibition. Their cocktail bar, Prichard and Bail, offers a curated bar experience. Whitewashed brick walls, rustic wooden tables and a minimalist aesthetic makes it a cool spot to enjoy truly great spirits. They serve up cocktails that were carefully created to bring out the best in their product, as well as local beer and hand-selected wines. 108 East 4th Street in Paris, KY hartfieldandcompany.com

BLUEGRASS TAVERN

BOURBON ON RYE

Consistently ranked among the best bars in the South, Bluegrass Tavern boasts one of the biggest bourbon menus anywhere, with hundreds of selections including rare bottles. The bartenders are all handy with a recommendation for bourbon explorers. Love cocktails? Regulars swear that Bluegrass Tavern’s Manhattan is one of the best around.

This prohibition-era style bar is a gorgeous, historic location with a 28-foot-long flamed mahogany bar from the 1880s. Stamped tin ceilings, mosaic tile floors and beautiful lighting fixtures make the space both chic and inviting. But it’s their vast selection of bourbons and artisanal cocktail ingredients that make this spot shine. The menu changes seasonally, offering guests something new every time they stop in.

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115 West Main Street | 859.327.9505

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Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company

Vienna lager may picks BY mark

Why Mark Enjoys this Beer…. I am definitely a lager guy, now don’t get me wrong I enjoy the ales from time to time too, but there is something about the time, effort and extra patience it takes with a lager that helps me appreciate it more. I was excited to hear that Devil’s Backbone Brewing has made its wait into Kentucky. I’ve had their beer several times while out on the east coast and really became a fan of their beer. This Vienna Lager holds true to its roots, the beautiful copper color has an amber hue that pours to a thick and foamy off white head. The aroma of fresh bread and toasted malt is full and upfront from the moment the pour begins. The beer is chalk full of toasted malt flavor on the front, a hint of caramel sweetness as it settles and then a slight taste of orange zest just before the beer finishes smooth and clean. Devil’s Backbone may be from Virginia but their Vienna Lager is spot on German style, this beer is off the charts with flavor and is definitely a great session beer that you can enjoy all year long. If you have not had the pleasure, take the time to do so, you will be very glad you did.

style: Vienna Style Lager

hops: Northern Brewer & Saaz

alcohol by volume: 5.2% | IBU: 18

taste profile: With its amber chestnut colored good looks and smooth malty finish, Vienna Lager was an obvious choice to put into package. It blends color and flavor without heaviness or bitterness. Just as Vienna Lagers historically inspired Munich’s Oktoberfest beers to evolve, this amber lager has evolved since we opened in 2008 into the award winning beer it is today. Experience the taste and tradition.

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Plungerhead

Unoaked chardonnay Tasting Notes‌. Pale yellow in hue, ripe tropical aromas leap from the glass with melon, pineapple, lemon zest and lychee. The mouthwatering palate is vibrant and nicely rounded, layered with flavors of crisp apple and fresh citrus, finishing with a touch of minerality to cleanse the palate for the next sip.

Varietal: 98% Chardonnay | 2% Mixed Whites

appellation: Lodi, California, Clarksburg, North Coast

alcohol: 14%

food pairings: Bright and versatile, this Unoaked Chardonnay can be enjoyed on its own or served with light appetizers. For heartier fare, pair with a Caesar salad with grilled chicken, a bay scallop pan roast, or a mushroom and brie pizza.

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NBA DRAFT:

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander SHAI, WE HARDLY KNEW YE.

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Like so many John Calipari signees, he streaked across the Kentucky basketball landscape, like a big blue meteor – burning hot and fast on his way to a land of riches. It’s become the norm rather than the exception for at least a couple of Wildcats to play one and then be done with college basketball, but the departure of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander might be the most surprising.

Green went down in early January with a strained back muscle. In stepped Gilgeous-Alexander, who’d been playing significant minutes already. Only now, he had the keys to the Cadillac – and Calipari made certain he stayed behind the wheel.

He was, indeed, a highly-touted recruit but when it came to hype, he was lacking. In fact, when he joined the UK class of signees at the end of the 2017 season, he was considered a backup to the next Calipari Point Guard.

In his first two games as the Man in Charge, he played 39 minutes both against Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

That would be Quade Green, the next UK floor general, in the mold of John Wall, Marquis Teague, Brandon Knight, De’Aaron Fox. Only, Mother Nature had other ideas.

SGA did his best to spread the ball among his teammates but there were times that just wasn’t working, so the 6-foot-6 guard with the 7-foot wingspan did what he does best – slithering through defenders to amazingly open finger-rolls. And as he drew opposing defenses closer, teammates found themselves with more room to breathe on the perimeter – guys like Hamidou Diallo and Kevin Knox, who joined SGA among NBA Draft hopefuls. Knox is physically stronger, with more of a reputation as an outside shooter who can also finish at the rim. Diallo has outrageous explosiveness, when it comes both to quickness and leaping ability. Knox and Diallo both were expected to treat the entrance to Rupp Arena as little more than a revolving door to the NBA; such were their reputations when they arrived. Gilgeous-Alexander? Shoot, the kid was cut from his high school “junior” team in Hamilton, Ontario. But he just kept working – both with his teammates and on his own. Head down, eyes up, future bright. “Shai doesn’t want attention,” said forward P.J. Washington. “He just wants to put the work in and wants people to judge him on results.” And apparently, the judges like what they see. “He’s playing like a lottery pick,” Green told reporters during the NCAA tournament. “He’s going to do great things after this.”

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SEASON HIGHS Points

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Minutes

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Field Goals Made

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Field Goal Attempts

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3-Point Field Goals Made

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3-Point Field Goal Attempts

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Free Throws Made

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Free Throw Attempts

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Rebounds

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Assists

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Blocks

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Steals

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Photos by Chet White | UK Athletics

And he’ll do it with the same attitude he brought from the Great White North. “I’ve just been trying to embrace the role and be there for these guys and try to help the team win,” he said. Unfortunately, SGA’s time in his only NCAA tournament was cut short by an upset loss to Kansas State. But his legacy will live on, as long as Calipari wears the whistle at Kentucky. The man who brought him to Lexington never missed a chance to tell reporters about SGA’s earlymorning workouts, dogged determination in the weight room and devotion to academics. “Shai’s development is a story I’ll tell our players for the rest of my career,” Calipari said. It’s a story that won’t be ending any time soon. by Dick Gabriel BigBlueInsider.com

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EQUINE update

By Jen Roytz | Photo by Taylor Pence

OLD FRIENDS 14th ANNUAL HOMECOMING EVENT Sunday, May 6 | 1pm-5pm Old Friends Farm Founded in 2003 Old Friends Equine is a Thoroughbred retirement farm whose 70+ residents include Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and War Emblem; Grade 1-winning millionaires Commentator, Alphabet Soup and Affirmed Success and celebrity equines like Popcorn Deelites, who played Seabiscuit in the movie by the same name. In addition to seeing the horses during the 14th Annual Homecoming Event, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions of racing memorabilia, a book signing, catered BBQ, music and more. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 12. Go to oldfriendsequine.org for more information.

SPLIT ROCK JUMPING TOUR Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27 Split Rock Farm The best jumping horses and riders in the world will come to Lexington for a weekend of food, festivities and the high caliber show jumping. Created by internationally competitive Grand Prix rider Derek Braun, the Split Rock Jumping Tour (SRJT) offers a variety of spectator experiences, including a catered hospitality tent, vendor fair, grandstand seating, live music and after-hours entertainment. Several show jumping competitions will be held daily, with the featured event, the $70K FEI Grand Prix, scheduled for 1pm on Sunday, May 27. Go to splitrockjumpingtour.com for more information.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK RUN/WALK CLUB Every Monday from June 4 – September 24 | 5pm-8pm Kentucky Horse Park Exercise with family and friends throughout the scenic grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park! Visitors can run or walk at their own pace on the well-marked route, which changes from week-to-week. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Each walk/run starts and ends at the Visitors’ Center, where guests can also enjoy local craft beers, food trucks, information tables, yoga classes and massage sessions. Of course, there will also be horses on hand for guests to pet and take photos with. Admission is free. For more information go to kyhorsepark.com.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK YOUTH RIDING CAMP June 4-8; 11-15; 18-22; and 25-29 Kentucky Horse Park Whether you have a horse-crazy kiddo or one who is just looking for a fun camp experience this summer, the Kentucky Horse Park Youth Riding Camps are a great way to let children learn about one of Kentucky’s signature industries in a fun, safe atmosphere. In addition to riding, kids will learn about stable management, equine care and the history of the horse. The Youth Riding Camp is open to children ages 8-16 and runs from 8:30am to 4pm Monday through Friday each week. For more information or to register, go to kyhorsepark.com.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS May 2018 WITH SUNNY DAYS

in the picture, our monthly events are starting to lead their way outdoors... The Central Kentucky Heart Walk is one of the biggest events in May and not only will get you active, it also helps to raise funds and awareness for the country's biggest heart-related health threats. The Make-AWish At Kentucky Kingdom Featuring Walk For Wishes event is making it a day of fun and adventure for an amazing cause. If indoor entertainment is more your thing, then we have got you covered! Country music's reigning king and queen, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are bringing their Soul 2 Soul tour to Rupp Arena. If you're in the mood to go "under the sea", then you won't want to miss "The Little Mermaid" performed by the Kentucky Ballet Theater. No matter what kind of enjoyment you're looking for this month, on our calendar you are sure to find your perfect fit!

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8pm | Woodford Reserve Club Legacy Ball will take place Friday, May 4th, at the Woodford Reserve Club in Kroger Field. Guest will be able to enjoy fine food and drinks, live music and horse racing that will be featured on the Kroger Field scoreboards. Legacy Ball 2018 honors the historic accomplishments Kentucky’s African-American jockeys, trainers and owners. All proceeds will go to benefiting diverse local students with scholarships to in-state universities.

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Calendar Highlights

Oaks Day Festival

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Red Mile

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Monster Jam

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Paws 4 The Cause Pawhibition

7pm | 250 Walton Ave, Suite 130 What's more fun than getting dressed to the nines and helping raise money for furry friends? Pawhibition, is an evening of Roaring 20s elegance benefiting Paws 4 the Cause. Lexington's premier blacktie event to benefit homeless and abused animals will be bigger and better than ever! Five local artists will create original art before your very eyes! At the end of the evening these unique creations will be auctioned off and go home with the highest bidder. There will also be live music, tasty food and drinks, gaming and photos to capture you in your festive look.

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Central Kentucky Heart Walk

9am | Keeneland The Central Kentucky Heart walk represents as the American Heart Association’s big event when it comes to raising funds for America’s biggest killers, heart disease and stroke. Create a team with friends, family or even co-workers and head to Keeneland Saturday, May 12th ready to walk, fundraise and help save lives!

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Mayfest Arts Fair Gratz Park

Mayfest is a local casual arts festival, that includes over 100 artist and vendors as well as performances by musicians, dancers and strolling performers.

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Brews, Boots & Beats

6pm | NexGen Aviation KVC Kentucky and NexGen Aviation will be hosting the first ever Brews, Boots & Beats. Guest will be able to enjoy a night of music, dancing and fun, with a featured performance from Walker Montgomery. All proceeds will go to KVC Kentucky’s mission to further their work.

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6pm-9pm | Limestone Hall The CHEW is a farm-to-table series featuring Kentucky producers, products and the people who make it tasty. When you come to a CHEW event you aren't just buying a ticket. You are supporting local farms, local chefs and local distributors or producers. The cuisine of this particular meal will be Vietnamese using only the best home grown ingredients.

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Purses, Pouts and Pearls

6pm | The Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field The American Cancer Society Purses, Pouts and Pearls is a one-of-a-kind evening, featuring great food, a spectacular auction, purse bingo and much more. The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community.

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Kentucky Horse Park Family Fun Night

5-8pm | Kentucky Horse Park

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Nelly, Juvenile & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

6pm-10:30pm | Whitaker Bank Ball Park They commanded the music scene in the early 2000's and now they are back to perform their most beloved hits. Best known for introducing us to a little "Country Grammer", Nelly is a Grammy award winning superstar. Songs like "Dilemma", "Hot In Here", and "Ride Wit Me" helped skyrocket him to the top. Ohio natives Bone Thugs-N-Harmony lit up the charts with their classic "Thuggish Ruggish Bone", as well as their Grammy winning "Crossroads". As for Juvenile, he is a southern hip hop veteran himself, scoring major success with "Back That Thing Up" and 'Slow Motion".

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Tour de Cure

9am | Keeneland The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens. Participants choose to do a 1 mile fun walk, 5K walk or 5K timed run. Riders are also welcome to join a 32 or 63 mile cycling route along Kentucky’s famous Bourbon Trail! All riders, runners and walkers will be treated to lunch and a fantastic celebration party for all to enjoy.

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Jeanne Robertson - The Rocking Chair Tour

7pm | Singletary Center Humorist Jeanne Robertson captivates audiences with her stories of friends, family, and everyday situations with a hilarious twist. She has eight nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on Sirius XM satellite radio and over 46 million YouTube views. Whether regaling audiences with her experiences as a six-foot-two Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant or talks of life with her husband "Left Brain," she delivers clean comedy with class that will have you rolling in the aisles.

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8:30am-2pm | Kentucky Kingdom This year, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana has teamed up with Kentucky Kingdom to raise funds to grant local wishes. Helping to make wishes come true and spread hope, strength and joy to children with critical illnesses. In celebration of the partnership, the first 500 people to register and raise $100 through their personal fundraising page will be awarded one FREE admission ticket to Kentucky Kingdom. All participants who raise a minimum of $50 will receive a Walk For Wishes t-shirt.

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Francisco's Farm Arts Fair

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest

Lexington Center Celebrate the good things! Over 60 breweries will be represented, with special brews just for the event. Ten food vendors will serve up savory bites while the best local bands play. Tickets include 20 tastings of delicious beers, commemorative drinkware, food vendors and an entire day of great music.

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The Little Mermaid

2pm & 7pm | Lexington Opera House Journey under the sea with a magical performance by The Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Back by popular demand, "The Little Mermaid" premiered in May 2016 to four sold out performances. This colorful, creative and three dimensional performance featuring whimsical costumes and majestic set design will keep you on the edge of your seat as the little mermaid makes her way from aquatic life to meeting a real life human prince on land.

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Broadway Live Announcement Event

7:30pm | KFC Yum! Center Preview the upcoming 2018-19 Broadway Live season! The evening will feature advance previews of the upcoming titles, performed on the Opera House stage by local Lexington talent, under direction of The Lexington Theatre Company.

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Central Bank Thursday Night Live Lineup THURSDAYS 5pm-9pm | Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park

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Vintage Market Days

7:30pm | KFC Yum! Center

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Lovers of classic country and bluegrass music will not want to miss this evening of entertainment. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. Alison Krauss has won 27 Grammys, released fourteen albums and helped renew interest in bluegrass music over the last 20+ years. Together they've created an iconic show that you'll never forget.

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market which features many different items, from art, to clothing, jewelry, home décor, seasonal planting and many more. Their events are not just flea markets: they offer so much more. Each event allows vendors to display their talented work at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park.

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Yoga at the Museum

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The Glo Run

7:30pm-11pm | Kentucky Horse Park Have you ever thought about taking a walk or run after dark? Well now you can! Participants will enjoy a night time 5K through a luau themed glowing wonder. Huge glowing pineapples, luau blacklights and more will make for perfect backdrops for all your selfie needs. Strollers are allowed for walkers only after all other runners and walkers have started. Children in strollers must be wearing helmets. Dogs are not allowed.

Poolapalooza

12pm-4pm | Southland Aquatic Center Poolapalooza is the perfect way to kickoff this year’s summer swimming season. Being held the Southland Aquatic Center, visitors will be able to take part in games, giveaways, music and plenty of family-friendly activities, all with free admission.

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Bourbon University

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Lauren Mink Band

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6pm | The Kentucky Castle

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Better off Dead Tony and the Tan Lines Off The Clock

For more updates or to learn about the non-profit partners for each night, visit: DOWNTOWNLEX.COM

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Soul 2 Soul With Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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7:30pm | Rupp Arena They are the king and queen of country music and they're bringing their everlasting love and award winning talent to Lexington. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have found success in their joint Soul 2 Soul tours for nearly 20 years. The married songbirds have been dominating both the stage and music charts since the early 90s and are showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. Their passionate chemistry remains undeniable, mix that in with over 2 decades of hit songs and you have one amazing concert on your hands. Singer/ Songwriter Caitlyn Smith will open the show.

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Festival of the Bluegrass

Kentucky Horse Park A traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky, this musical event was established in 1974. This family-run festival has a little something for everyone.

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It's a Grand Night for Singing!

7:30 | Singletary Center For The Arts

Swingin' on Short Downtown Lexington

Arthur Murray and the Hepcats Swing Dance Club will be putting on Swingin’ on Short, June 2nd in Downtown Lexington. Both experienced and beginner dancers will have plenty to enjoy, from a dance contest to live music. All those who choose not to dance are also welcomed to come and enjoy and spectate the event.

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Returning for the 26th year, University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents "It's a Grand Night for Singing!" in the SCFA Concert Hall. Don't miss this annual Lexington tradition as performers from UK Opera Theatre perform hit songs and classic favorites from the Billboard charts and Broadway stage. Discounted tickets for University of Kentucky Faculty & Staff available directly from the Singletary Center Ticket Office.

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7pm | Donamire Farm Dust off your tie-dye shirts and join fellow hipsters for an outta sight 60s night in commemoration of KET’s 50th anniversary. One dreamer’s far out idea to give power to the people is now the nation’s largest public television network—thanks to community support. So come and enjoy a groovy kinda fun… to keep KET cool.

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Trombone Shorty

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It's a Grand Night for Singing!

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Lexington Rodeo

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Well Crafted

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Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction

7pm | Lexington Opera House Fans of football and Kentucky's rich sports history will not want to miss the opportunity to see legendary players, coaches, managers, owners, referees and announcers in person as they celebrate the greatest in their sport.

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Melissa Etheridge

Lexington Opera House One of rock music’s great female icons, Melissa Etheridge, will be making a stop on her tour in Lexington. With her confessional lyrics and smoky vocals, Etheridge will perform selections from her remarkable career. Presented by the Troubadour Concert Series.

The best professional cowboys and cowgirls compete for top money. Enjoy food vendors, refreshing beverages and live music.

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CAMP KESEM AT UK

MAKE THE MAGIC Griffin Gate Marriott | April 14 campkesem.org Photos by Woody Phillips

NIKKI KUMAR, ALEXANDRIA JOERIN, ABIGAYLE ELLIOTT AND MADISON PENIX

JACQUELINE KREMER AND ROSIE HAMDAN

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ABIGAIL WOOLUMS AND SARAH LANDERS

COURTNEY RYAN AND ZACHARY DAVIS

CAROL TAYLOR AND KERRI ASHURST

TORI GROEBNER AND KELSEY DELANEY

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LYNDSEY ARMES AND MEGAN FINCH


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BLUE WHITE SPRING GAME Kroger Field | April 13 ukathletics.com Photos by Mike Cyrus

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2018 HEART BALL

THANK YOU RECEPTION Marshall Lifestyle Medicine | April 12 heart.org Photos by Ron Morrow

DAN KOETT AND JOEY MAGGARD JOHN MULLINS AND MEREDITH LANE FERGUSON

KELLY HEALY AND GREG WHITE

HOUSTON HALL AND RICHARD BLAKE

JORDAN YATES, EMILY BLAIR AND LISA EDWARDS

ELI MERTENS, SUZANNE ELLIOTT AND MIKE TURNER

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MAREK & GINGER GREER, JEN HAUCK AND DOUG MARTIN


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YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY Whitaker Bank Ballpark | April 21 ymcaky.org Photos by Rob Bolson

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KEENELAND SPRING MEET

Keeneland | April 6-27 keeneland.com Photos by Rob Bolson, Michael Huang, Ron Morrow, Danny Pendleton and Woody Phillips

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KEENELAND SPRING MEET

Keeneland | April 6-27 keeneland.com Photos by Rob Bolson, Michael Huang, Ron Morrow, Danny Pendleton and Woody Phillips

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Mark Stoops surveys the Blue White Spring Game Tony Delk Tournament of Champions

Pope Francis and Jim Sichko taking a selďŹ e outside St Peters Basilica, Vatican City, Vatican

Burt Reynolds with Kentuckian Ashley Parker at the red carpet premier of The Last Movie Star

Tubby Smith signing new Makers Mark bottle commemorating the 1998 NCAA Champion Kentucky Wildcats!

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Who's Who | What's New | What To Do in Lexington, Kentucky

Tops in Lexington - May 2018  

Who's Who | What's New | What To Do in Lexington, Kentucky