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Tour of Homes 40

Up & Coming

Local Non-Profits 168

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PHOTOS Out + About

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TOPS Preview Party

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PACA Charity Ball

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TOPS Weddings Preview Party

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Children’s Charity Classic - Cabaret and Bid Party

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9 Annual Fairness Awards

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Ashland Lawn Party

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A Summer Soirée

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Junior League Horse Show - Paint the Red Mile Pink

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LexArts Fund for the Arts Campaign Finale

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Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Sponsor Party

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FUNDAMENTALS AT HOME Tour of Homes: Remarkable Redesign

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Gardening: Community Gardens

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FACES + PLACES 88

Up & Coming

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Keep It Local

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CUISINE Kentucky Proud Movement

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Skinny Mom: Cilantro Lime Tilapia

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Beer of the Month: Breckinridge Brewery Vanilla Porter

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Wine of the Month: White Knight Pinot Grigio

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TOP 5 Dining: Lexington Legacies

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Southern Lady Cooks: Kentucky Butter Cake

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LIFE + STYLE WOW Wedding: Emily + William

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Wedding Trends: The Games People Play

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Outfit of the Month: Vest in Show

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Family Cares Spotlight: 7/11

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Super Mom: Kristin Tatem

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Parties: Invitation Tips

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FUNDAMENTALS EQUINE Filly of the Month: Laura Prewitt

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Colt of the Month: Jonathan Lang

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COMMUNITY Local Non-Profits

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Business News

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Calendar: Lex in the City

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CONTRIBUTORS Photographers Paul Atkinson Jim Burgett Tracie Dillon Michael Huang

Ron Morrow Ken Parks Keni Parks Woody Phillips

Interns: Madison Rexroat, Hayley Robb and Liv Russell

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Writers Michelle Aiello Sarah Boerkircher Jesse L. Brooks Allison Davis Cynthia Ellingsen Brooke Griffin Amanda Harper

Drew Johnson Marsha Koller Meredith Lane Buff y Lawson Barbara Meyer Michelle Rauch Jen Roytz

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he interior of the home has been staged for showing, and Engle Group has chosen furnishings and décor that are timeless yet contemporary. Bright oriental rugs coordinate perfectly with sleek leather armchairs, contemporary art, and modern lighting. The formal dining room, kitchen, and family room all feature custom lighting by Ralph Lauren. Large windows and French doors let in plenty of light, and the home’s two gas fireplaces keep things cozy in the colder months. The family room, located off the kitchen, features a beautiful natural stone wall and fireplace as its focal point. All non-painted surfaces in the home are either tile, natural stone, granite or marble. “The set of doors off the master bedroom and family room open completely onto the cobblestone patio, so it’s ideal for entertaining,” said Harrison. “Plus, if you wanted to, you could easily cross from the master bedroom to the kitchen and have your morning coffee on the patio.”

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he home’s two laundry rooms are spacious and contain clothing racks and plenty of storage. Even here, the modern light fixtures and hardware are tasteful and well designed.

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uring the renovation, a master addition was built. “This master suite is absolutely phenomenal,” said Harrison. The spacious master bedroom features a recessed ceiling and French doors leading out onto the sunny, private patio. The attached master bath, also designed by Creative Kitchens and Baths, contains every convenience imaginable – heated floors, a glass enclosed tile shower with natural stone detail, automatic fans that turn on when the shower doors are opened, under-cabinet lighting, and perhaps best of all – a state of the art Toto Washlet –complete with heated seat, automatic sensors, a bidet, and many other special features. The entire home is outfitted with Toto toilets, but only the master suite contains the Toto Washlet.

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ach of the bedrooms features custom closets with custom closet organization systems. Plus, all of the closets have automatic lighting that turns on and off when you enter or exit.

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from around the world. That’s what we’re trying to do (with CentrePoint), and we think it’s what the city wants.”

we tried to incorporate residential, both with the housing and the apartments, as well as the hotel element because tourism is a major industry here.”

He also explained that while the Webb Companies strive to build iconic structures, they do not want them to appear dated years later. “We don’t want people to come back in ten years and say, ‘What were they smoking?’” Ultimately, they strive to be conservative in their approach but deliver as much class and elegance as possible to each structure.

It’s no secret that in the last ten years or so, Lexington has grown slowly but surely, and downtown has begun to see a healthy amount of revitalization. Webb maintains that the key to smart development is controlled, steady growth. “Someone once said, maybe it was my brother, that Lexington is the world’s largest private national park. People have no idea of the quality of life we have here. And Lexington is the playground for outlying communities as well. That’s why there is a tremendous need for downtown housing—people want to be here again.”

An example of global ideas and trends, Webb says, is the fact that the CentrePointe complex is a mixed-use building. “We hope that it will address many of the city’s needs,” he said. “For instance, we feel that we need additional housing here, but the limitations we have in Lexington are both good and bad. We have a downtown that is surrounded by historic buildings, and we have one linear strip on which we can build contemporary structures. In the last five years, we have decided to go up, not out, and that decision has been reaffirmed. None of us want to invade the green belt, so we have to find ways to utilize what we have.” Webb is confident that the delays have actually made the project better in the end. “The original proposal was to do one tall building, and there was some pushback on that, so we came back with a design that was low- to mid-rise in scale. The key is to get density into the complex, and also to bring 24-hour living downtown. So

According to Webb, if we want young people to stay here and raise their families here, we have to focus on building a strong economy and aligning Lexington with other major cities. To that end, he mentioned that in his estimation, about 35 full-time jobs were lost when the block that made way for CentrePointe was demolished, but the complex will bring over 1,200 new jobs to the city. “People want to come here to work, play and stay,” Webb said. “Lexington is alive, and we want to keep it alive. And a large part of that is creating a vibrant streetscape. We are open for business, and we believe the best is yet to come.”

The Webb Companies have provided TOPS with the renderings shown here. The rendering of the two Hotel Towers that are shown have been previously approved by the City’s Courthouse Area Design Review Board. The rendering of the Office Tower was previously approved as well but Webb said, “Our architects are continuing their discussions with the City’s Courthouse Area Design Review Board in an effort to make its design even better and more compliant. The slight tweaks to the Office Tower that are now being considered are shown here.”

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Fayette County Courthouse: A Reimagined Space O

ne of the focal points of our downtown streetscape, the historic Fayette County Courthouse is now positioned to begin an adaptive reuse project, which will restore and repurpose the building for new uses. The rehabilitation project will preserve one of the most significant public buildings in Kentucky and the symbolic center of Lexington.

An all-start cast of talented people will be working on the building. Holly Wiedemann, whose Lexington-based AU Associates has repurposed nearly 30 historical buildings for commercially sustainable uses over the past 25 years, is handling the project alongside Barry Alberts of CITY Properties Group, an organization that has completed similar projects in Louisville, including the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Glassworks district. The courthouse’s updated interior will be done by architects K. Norman Berry Associates of Louisville, who did the gorgeous new Speed Art Museum addition, and Deborah Berke & Partners of New York, whose work includes 21C Museum Hotel projects in Lexington and Louisville. This plan follows the same philosophy of Berke’s impressive renovation of 21c Museum Hotel down the street in the former First National Bank building: It aims to keep historic details intact while giving other spaces a modern, clean look. The restoration of the 115-year old Fayette County Courthouse will preserve one of the few remaining examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in the area, while keeping a fundamental piece of Lexington’s history intact. With an estimated cost of $38.3 million and a anticipated completion date of late 2017, the project will include improvements to interior and exterior of the building, including restoration of the building’s rotunda space, one of the most visually striking aspects of this historic structure. First constructed in 1900, the courthouse, which was shut down in 2012 due to lead paint contamination, was the former home of the Lexington History Museum. Unfortunately, until recently, it was one of the city’s most neglected historic buildings. But by spring 2018, the $30 million renovation should make it a picturesque landmark and a hub of activity once again. The ground floor will host the VisitLex visitor’s center with a tour bus stop set to pick up sightseers on Upper Street. The building’s major tenant will be celebrated Lexington Chef Ouita Michel, founder and owner of five well-known restaurants and another coming to The Summit at Fritz Farm in March 2017. This restaurant will be similar to the Windy Corner on Bryan Station, her casual farmside café, with a focus on locally produced food and beverages. The building’s outdoor terraces will serve as additional dining space, and the restaurant will feature a bourbon bar as well. The second level will be home to the Breeders’ Cup Headquarters, and the city will lease the top floor to a private events company. The event space can host over 300 guests and will offer stunning views of the building’s historic dome and gabled 56-foot roof. The remaining commercial space will be leased, generating the necessary revenue for the renovation and day-to-day operations. Part of the reason for the high price tag is because much of the restoration work will require artisan labor. In addition, energy-conserving technologies, such as a geothermal heating and cooling system and new, insulated windows, will require upfront costs but eventually will reduce long-term operating expenses. Restoration projects like this one are difficult to get off the ground, but the courthouse renovation is a great example of what can be achieved when the city looks for creative, cost-effective solutions and hires a talented pool of individuals to make it a reality.

Image credits: K. Norman Berry Associates Architects and Deborah Berke Partners

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xecuTrain offers training and development for business owners to increase the skill level and productivity of their employees. Over the past 10 years, they have adopted a more customized learning model. Co-owner Crinda Francke said, “We work with companies to find the most effective way to provide the training they need. One size does not fit all.” She and her husband Ken take pride in doing a great job for their local clients and being a part of the business community. “We work hard to ensure that a local client feels confident when choosing us over a larger national firm.” Coming

from a family that owned their own businesses, Crinda believes it must be in her blood. “On some days, you scratch your head and say ‘What was I thinking?’ but more often, it’s a rewarding adventure. I can’t imagine doing anything else.” Crinda and her team approach every opportunity as a long-term relationship, which results in trust-based partnerships. “The entire company has a “can-do” attitude,” she said. “You won’t hear anyone say ‘We can’t do that’ but rather, ‘How can we make this work for them?’ In our 22 years of business, we have rarely said no to an opportunity.”

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When asked what advice the couple would offer to those planning a wedding, William and Emily warned against putting things off. “Know the guest list is going to be the hardest part. Don’t procrastinate on the details and smaller items but most importantly, enjoy the journey to your wedding. Enjoy the day, soak it all in and know that some things will not go as you

expected, but no one will notice and it will be just great.” Looking back, the happy couple said they would not change a thing about their big day. “It was perfectly imperfect for us,” they said. “We wanted everyone to have a good time and enjoy the celebration and we hope we were able to provide that to all of our guests who helped us start our new life together.”

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As moms, we often neglect ourselves for our children, but it is important to remember to take care of ourselves, too.

When Breckenridge, Sloane and Brinley—who has recently started preschool, are not in school or participating in their many extracurricular activities such as golf, basketball, dance or gymnastics, the Tatem family loves to spend their summers at the lake, vacationing with family in Florida’s Panhandle or they enjoy being at home together. As Kristin explains, the kids’ current obsession is having a family game of Uno. While having three young children is a challenge, Kristin says the hardest part can be when she is trying to get all three of them out the door at once. “Someone always needs something. Just when you have one situated, someone else needs you,” she says. “With work and other obligations, this does not always leave a lot of down time, but I am inspired knowing that God has entrusted me with these three little blessings. I want to do my very best while raising them.” Kristin continues to do her best to be a super mom while keeping in mind the advice her own mother shared: “If you have ever been on a plane, you probably recall the instructions about placing the oxygen mask on yourself before helping others around you. As moms, we often neglect ourselves for our children, but it is important to remember to take care of ourselves, too.” Although motherhood and parenting have their own set of challenges, these roles also have some of the biggest rewards. For Kristen, the reward is the unconditional love and unlimited laughter that Breckenridge, Sloane and Brinley bring to their home.

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Filly of the Month:

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f you haven’t heard, major changes are afoot at the iconic Kentucky Horse Park. There are new faces and exciting plans throughout the 1224-acre equestrian competition and visitor attraction venue, and one of the most talked about is that of the new Executive Director of the organization, Laura Prewitt. “I’m really excited about this new opportunity and really enjoying it,” said Laura, who officially took over as the head of one of Kentucky’s largest tourist attractions at the beginning of July. A LIFELONG PASSION Laura has built her professional life around the horse industry, and it has been part of her personal life as well. “I grew up riding hunter/jumpers and Plantation Walking Horses,” said Laura. “I was a 4-H girl and we showed at the local shows and county fairs. My husband and I still ride and enjoy going out on the trails, but I stick to walking horses now – they’re easier on my bones.” Laura’s husband, Ted Prewitt, is president and part-owner of the Hayden Company, a construction and general contractor company based in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The couple has two kids, Carter and Caroline. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a journalism degree, Laura started her career in the horse business working at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA). Later, she gained Thoroughbred sales experience, showing horses and running cards at the yearling sales. After working at the KTA for several years, Laura made her first foray into the management side of the horse business, taking on the role of Director of Operations for Kentucky Off-Track Betting, where she coordinated daily simulcasting for the company’s Corbin, Jamestown, Pineville and Maysville outlets. Eventually she was promoted to General Manager of the organization, a position she held for nearly 14 years. Upon conclusion of her tenure with Kentucky Off-Track Betting, Laura worked as a consultant on a number of projects, most notably the Breeders’ Cup Festival, which showcased the best Lexington has to offer to locals and those in town for the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, including restaurants, live music, bourbon tours, horse farm tours and more during the week leading up to the Keeneland’s hosting of the Breeders’ Cup event. “My passion is equine and my experience in this industry has been a huge asset for me,” she explained. Profile by Jen Roytz | Photos by Keni Parks

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LEARNING A LOT AND LEARNING IT QUICKLY Laura took over her new role at the Kentucky Horse Park recently and has wasted no time getting up to speed on the various facets of the organization. “We’re in the middle of our busy season, so I’m learning a lot and learning it quickly,” said Laura. The Kentucky Horse Park encompasses so much. It’s a working horse farm, a major equestrian competition venue, a tourist attraction, a camping location, a business center and so much more.” Laura has made a name for herself as a “roll up her sleeves and make things happen” type of professional – a trait that proved to be an asset for her with both Kentucky Off-Track Betting and the Breeders’ Cup Festival. This newest position will see her put that attitude to good use. “First and foremost, my responsibility is to my staff - who devote countless nights and weekends to make sure the park is the best it can be. We all wear many different hats here but share the common goal of ensuring the park is here for future generations to experience,” she said. IT’S MORE THAN JUST HORSES One of Laura’s key focuses will be on increased promotion of the Park’s wide range of activities, events and offerings to Lexington’s non-equestrian community. Locally, the two biggest annual attractions at the Kentucky Horse Park are the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in April and the Southern Lights holiday display, a fundraising event organized by the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. “The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has been instrumental in raising awareness for the park and we greatly appreciate all of the work they do,” she said. For equestrians both nationally and globally, the Kentucky Horse Park is better known as one of the best competition venues available. “Riders and horse owners have told our staff that our arena footing is some of the best in the world. It’s a huge investment for us every year but if you’re a competitor, you want to play on the best field. Footing is something that is very important for attracting top talent and competitions,” said Laura. The Rolex Stadium, along with a number of the Park’s other outdoor arenas, offers Otto Sport, which is a state-of-the-art mix of sand and synthetic fibers. Select arenas, such as the covered arena,

offer a traditional sand/dirt mix. “The Kentucky Horse Park is more well-known nationally than we are in our own community. I’d like to see us create new initiatives for letting people know what’s going on out here. We are literally minutes from downtown Lexington,” she said. One such example Laura pointed out is the Kentucky Horse Park’s weekly Monday evening running and walking club. “Every Monday, about 200 people come out to run or walk throughout the Park’s grounds. The scenery is stunning, and we also have food trucks and other vendors on-site that evening for people to enjoy after they exercise. We’ve never promoted it and I expect most people don’t know that it takes place. This is a public park and we want people to enjoy it.” Laura listed a slew of other non-equestrian and equestrian activities alike, many of which the average Lexingtonian likely wouldn’t have known about. “We are refreshing our efforts to let people know what we have going on out here. It’s more than horses,” said Laura. “We definitely want people to enjoy the horses, but most probably don’t know how many other activities we have. People can pay the $5 fee to park and can go fishing in the pond, which is impressively well-stocked, bring a picnic or make use of the Horse Park in other ways. It’s a great event space for non-equestrian events, such as meetings and weddings – the setting could not be more beautiful and signature Kentucky.” One of Laura’s long-term goals is to attract a larger number of high-caliber equestrian competitions to the park, as well as nonequine conferences and events. At the same time, she wants to bolster the Park’s status as not just a “bucket list item” that people traveling from outside of the state might visit once in their lifetime, but rather a destination for repeat visits. “I want it to be an entertainment, tourism and equine-based destination that people come back to again and again. I want them to tell their friends about it, and eventually I want their kids to bring their kids to it,” said Laura. “We have a core group of longtime, dedicated, passionate employees. To them, this place is more than a job, and to someone like me who is new and learning on the go, they are an amazing resource. They provide outstanding hospitality and customer service, and that is an important part of motivating people to come back again and again. We plan for that to only get better as we continue to grow, and I am very excited about what our future holds.”•

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Colt of the Month:

Jonathan Lang “We can’t really appreciate home until we leave it.” – Anonymous Jonathan Lang found that sentiment to be true in so many ways. The newly announced Deputy Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park was born and raised in the Bluegrass and has spent much of his career here, working in various capacities for the Nicholasville-based global biotechnology giant Alltech. The company, which was the title sponsor of the World Equestrian Games in both 2010 (Lexington) and in 2014 (Normandy, France) and whose brands include a variety of animal health products, has been Jonathan’s professional home for much of his career. Jonathan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business Administration and began his career at Alltech shortly thereafter. “I’ve worked on everything from the World Equestrian Games and the National Horse Show to brand, sponsorship, and event management. Most recently, I served as General Manager of Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, which produces and distributes both nationally and internationally a variety of beers and spirits, including Kentucky Ale and Town Branch Bourbon,” said Jonathan. It was after a three year stint at Lakeland Animal Nutrition in Lakeland, Florida, first as Sales and Marketing Manager and later as the company’s General Manager, that Jonathan returned to his home state with a renewed sense of pride and belonging. “One of the best decisions my wife and I ever made was to move away, because coming back gives you a newfound respect and perspective for Kentucky. There is a renewed passion for everything local here in the Bluegrass, and I think that offers the Kentucky Horse Park a unique opportunity to re-engage Central Kentucky.” HOW WE ENHANCE THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE Announced as the Kentucky Horse Park’s new Deputy Executive Director on July 1, Jonathan has been learning on the job, along with fellow new Horse Park employee and Executive Director Laura Prewitt. “Many of the discussions Laura and I had in the first few weeks working together revolved around a balance between looking at the Kentucky Horse Park as a place for people with passion for the horse and as a business,” said Jonathan. “While I wasn’t born into the horse industry, I think that offers me a different and useful perspective. I think it helps that I was intimately involved with the management and operations of the World Equestrian Games. That was definitely a huge event and not at all typical of the Park’s daily happenings, but it allows me an informed perspective on how to raise the bar.” One of the things Jonathan is most keenly focused on is bringing more world-class events to the Park. “I want people to look at the Park as a world-class equestrian venue for sure. There are things that some of the other nationally-recognized equestrian competition sites have or do that we can learn from. But, we also have some things that other venues simply don’t have,” said Jonathan. “Think in terms of the sheer size of the Kentucky Horse Park compared to other places. That versatility allows us to provide unique opportunities to riders and competition managers. Jonathan also pointed out that the Kentucky Horse Park is in close proximity to a large number of lodging options and also offers its highly-touted campground, making it a prime location for equestrian and non-equestrian entertainment, such as concerts. Profile by Jen Roytz | Photos by Keni Parks

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“When I think of some of the other venues, equestrian culture is part of the fabric of their communities, similar to how Keeneland or the bourbon industry is to Central Kentucky. I want the Kentucky Horse Park to once again hold that type of relevance among the greater Lexington community,” said Jonathan. Jonathan says he and the Kentucky Horse Park’s management team plan to do their due diligence to explore and strategize how best to expand the facilities offerings. “We don’t want to be looking at this issue with blinders on. We want to visit a lot of these facilities around North America to see in what areas we lack and what we don’t: how can we enhance the experience for visitors of all kinds,” said Jonathan. MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME Jonathan and the executive team at the Kentucky Horse Park plan to maintain, and even amplify, the Park’s relevance as a promotional vehicle for Kentucky, bringing more tourism, conferences and events to the state. “We’ve had discussions with VisitLex about creating new initiatives to engage Lexington. Not many people know, for instance, that the International Museum of the Horse is a Smithsonian-affiliated facility. It is simply fantastic and is included in the price of admission to the Park. I would encourage everyone to visit and explore all the park has to offer.” Jonathan also mentioned exploring joint initiatives with the Kentucky Proud program and increasing the marketing and commu-

nity awareness for its dining options, including the park’s on-site restaurants, Bit and Bridle and The Farm House. Since returning to Lexington, Jonathan and his wife of nine years, Stephanie, have enjoyed getting to know the many locally owned restaurants, breweries and shops that have quickly become part of the city’s unique culture. “It seems like between the time we left and came back, the city of Lexington has exploded. Stephanie and I enjoy trying the different breweries and restaurants that have popped up, going to Thursday Night Live and exploring the many other events that go on downtown,” said Jonathan. “There are a lot of ways we can tie this renewed local pride into the Park’s offerings.” In June the Kentucky Horse Park hosted 14,000 visitors. “These visitors travel from all over the world just to see the park, and for many it is there first impression of our state,” he explained. Jonathan is eager to explore new ways to enhance their experience as customers. “There are a lot of behind the scenes things related to customer service that, unless you are here every day, you would never know goes on, and we’re looking forward to finding ways to further enhance that,” said Jonathan. “We are working with the state to develop an updated economic impact study and we want to reinvest in the core of the Kentucky Horse Park as well as our event venues. As a Kentuckian I think it’s important for all of us to realize just what a tremendous asset we have here and Laura and I along with the rest of the team are fully committed to ensuring its future success.”•

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lending a family – bringing together two girls with a six-year age difference, one of whom has medical issues – would be a challenge for any couple. But Rachel and Derek Barnett are doing it. Summer, 12, has Tourette syndrome and a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. At school, she attends a special classroom with other children with challenges. She benefits greatly from the extra attention, but her peers don’t always bring out the best in her. “Kids learn from their peers. At school, Summer is grouped with other children who have learning and developmental disabilities and she learns from them. Her behavior reflects that,” Mrs. Barnett said. Day camp at the YMCA has helped Summer develop maturity and model 12-year-old behavior. “At the Y, Summer isn’t different from anyone else,” Mrs. Barnett said. “She’s grouped in with other kids her age, some with disabilities and some without and, as a result, we have seen some real growth on her part. “She’s learned that if she wants to play with the kids in her age group, then she needs to act like them,” Mrs. Barnett said. Summer also enjoys the freedom of camp. She gets to make choices and voice her opinions. And people listen. “At school, it’s very structured. Everyone does the same thing at the same time and the students don’t really have a choice. At camp, Summer is able to participate in activities she enjoys…she’s able to express herself and the staff listen to her.”

At school, Summer is different. At the Y, she is not. For the Barnetts, it’s a perfect reinforcement of what they believe: Summer is no different than any other child. She just needs a little extra help. It’s a small thing. But for Summer and the entire Barnett family, it is a huge thing. “I see it in her. She wants to go to camp. She looks forward to it, talks about it and really enjoys it.” Thousands of kids across Central Kentucky attend summer day camp at the YMCA each summer, in part because of the generous support from our partner White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics. Their gift helps us ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp. Together, we are building a better us.

YMCA’s offer the programs they do for a reason. Young people need safe and enriching environments to try new things, develop skills, meet new people and show what they’re capable of. Achieving and maintaining health in spirit, mind and body makes for a richer life and giving back to neighbors and those in need is their responsibility as neighbors, colleagues and citizens. The Y defines their areas of focus like this: Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being in communities. Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to their neighbors.

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Some of the many other great non-profits that are part of What Makes Lexington Great! Animal Related Thoroughbred Charities of America P.O. Box 910668, Lex, KY 40591 (859) 276-4989 | tca.org Provide a better life for Thoroughbreds by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. The Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Inc. P.O. Box 910124, Lex, KY 40591 (859) 881-5849 | kyehc.org Provide humane treatment and shelter while working to seek adoptive homes and provide second chances for Kentucky’s equines, regardless of breed. Arts, Culture & Humanities Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras 161 North Mill Street, Lex, KY 40507 (859) 254-0796 | ckyo.org Provide equitable access to the highest quality musical opportunities and foster a life-long love of music for dedicated young musicians. Lexington Children’s Theatre 418 West Short Street, Lex, KY 40507 (859) 254-4546 | lctonstage.org Create imaginative and compelling theatre experiences for young people and families. University of Kentucky Art Museum 405 Rose Street, Lex, KY 40508 (859) 257-5716 finearts.uky.edu/art-museum Promote the understanding and appreciation of art through collecting, exhibiting, and preserving, works of visual art from all cultures. Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. 206 East Maxwell Street, Lex, KY 40508 (859) 257-5932 | kyhumanities.org Telling Kentucky’s Story! Sisohpromatem Art Foundation, Inc. 651A West Short Street, Lex, KY 40508 (859) 259-0222 | art4edu.org Nurture children’s confidence, self-esteem, creativity, and citizenship through art explorations. Their name–metamorphosis spelled in reverse–reflects the capacity of the arts to power growth and change. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy Children’s Law Center 215 W. Short St., #205, Lex, KY 40507 (859) 253-3353 | childrenslawky.org Protect children’s rights and help them overcome barriers, transition into adulthood and self-advocate. Pride Community Services Organization 389 Waller Ave, #100, Lex, KY 40504 (859)253-3233 | pcsoky.org Improve the lives of people in the sexual minority and gender expansive community of Central and Eastern KY by enhancing visibility, empowering community members, and educating the public about issues impacting said community.

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Community Improvement, Capacity Building ServeLexInc 3100 Tates Creek Road, Lex, KY 40502 (859) 685-3204 | servelex.com Improve the lives of Lexington residents and assist Lexington residents in improving lives around the world. The Parent and Family Enrichment Center, Inc. 773 Lane Allen Road, Lex, KY 40504 (859) 333-3053 | enrichingfamilies.org Make family life better by sharing tools for connection, cooperation and empowerment with ordinary, everyday parents and caregivers. Crime & Legal – Related CASA of Lexington 1155 Red Mile Place, Lex, KY 40504 (859) 246-4313 | lexingtoncasa.com Provide a voice for abused and neglected children in the family court system through trained and supervised volunteers. Education YouthAlert! (YA!) P.O. Box 11037, Lex, KY 40512 (859) 299-0547 | youthalert.us Reduce violence through education, volunteerism, and teamwork. Lexington Public Library Foundation 140 East Main St, Lex, KY 40507 (859) 231-5557 | lexpublib.org Advance Lexington Public Library’s work to connect people, inspire ideas, and transform lives. The Curious Edge Foundation 401 Lewis Hargett Circle, #120, Lex, KY 40503 (859) 899-3343 | thecuriousedge.com Educate the community about specific learning differences that cause academic struggles and the clinical tools to ensure academic success. Employment Jubilee Jobs of Lexington 1450 North Broadway, Lex, KY 40505 (859) 977-0135 | jubileejobsoflexington.org Help disadvantaged men and women in Central Kentucky find sustainable and dignified work to give them hope for the future. Environment Bluegrass Greensource 835 National Avenue, Lex, KY 40502 (859) 266-1572 | bggreensource.org Empower the Bluegrass to create a sustainable environment. Bluegrass Conservancy 380 South Mill Street, #205, Lex, KY, 40508 (859) 255-4552 | bluegrassconservancy.org A nationally accredited land trust, conserving Bluegrass land for agricultural viability, natural habitat, rural heritage, and scenic open space.

Central Kentucky Audubon Society 524 Rosemont Garden, Lex, KY, 40503 (859)229-9421|centralkentuckyaudubon.org Foster environmental conservation by promoting the enjoyment, understanding, importance, and preservation of birds and their habitats. Housing, Shelter Lexington Habitat for Humanity 700 East Loudon Avenue, Lex, KY 40505 (859) 252-2224 | lexhabitat.org Bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Urban League of Lexington - Fayette County 148 DeWeese Street, Lex, KY 40507 (859) 233-1561 | ullexfay.org Assist African Americans and disadvantaged citizens to achieve equality through affordable housing, youth and education programs, advocacy, professional and workforce development. Human Services Arbor Youth Services, Inc. 540 West Third Street, Lex, KY 40508 (859) 254-2501 | arborky.org Provide emergency shelter and emotional support to at risk youth ages 6 weeks to 17 years. Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass 3138 Custer Drive, #110, Lex, KY 40517 (859) 277-9215 | ombuddy.org Improve the quality of care for residents of long-term care facilities. Opportunity for Work and Learning 650 Kennedy Road, Lex, KY 40511 (859) 254-0576 | owlinc.net Partner with communities to help job seekers overcome barriers to achieve successful employment. Step By Step 465 East High St., Ste. 109, Lex, KY 40507 (859) 258-7837 | sbslex.org Provide support and hope to teen mothers who need someone to show them how to give themselves and their children a promising future. Radio Eye, Inc. 1733 Russell Cave Road, Lex, KY 40505 (859) 422-6390 | radioeye.org Broadcast the reading of printed news and information, offering greater independent living to people who are print impaired. Assisting Better Living Everywhere 3175 Custer Drive, #103, Lex, KY 40517 (859) 271-4718 | ablemission.org Restore people’s spirit, confidence and belief in their own abilities with the help we provide. Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky 801 Corporate Drive, #120, Lex KY 40503 (859) 225-8879 | pcaky.org Prevent the abuse and neglect of Kentucky’s children.

Volunteers of America Mid-States 501 West Sixth Street, #250, Lex, KY 40504 (859) 254-3469, ext. 234 | voamid.org Volunteers of America Mid-States creates positive change in the lives of individuals and communities through a ministry of service. International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security Children of the Americas 838 East High Street, #282, Lex, KY 40502 (859) 269-4721 | childrenoftheamericas.org COTA enhances the health and wellbeing of underserved women and children in developing countries through international collaboration. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention Voices Of Hope-Lexington, Inc. 2465C Nicholasville Road, Lex, KY 40503 (859) 619-4397 | voicesofhopelex.org Mobilizing our community to support recovery from addiction by improving access to services and reducing stigma and overdose deaths. Chrysalis House, Inc. 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 (859) 977-2502 | chrysalishouse.org To support women and their families in recovery from alcohol and other drug abuse. Public and Societal Benefit Friends of the Lexington Public Library 140 East Main Street, Lex, KY (859) 231-5505 | lexpublib.org/friends In appreciation of the role the Library plays in the quality of life in this area, we provide financial, advocacy and volunteer support. Recreation & Sports Kentucky Horse Park Foundation 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lex, KY 40511 (859) 255-5727 | khpfoundation.org The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing, expanding, and improving the Kentucky Horse Park. Religion- Related Race Track Chaplaincy of America 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A120, Lexington, KY 40504 (859) 410-7822 | rtcanational.org RTCA provides vital support to 30+ Chaplains nationwide who minister to workers in all aspects of the horse racing industry. Youth Development Reading Camp 203 East Fourth Street, Lex, KY 40508 (859) 252-6527 | readingcamprocks.org Reading Camp provides kids who are behind in reading non-traditional educational opportunities that empower them to achieve success.


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13th Annual Golf Fore the Hungry benefiting God’s Pantry Food Bank The 13th annual Golf Fore the Hungry Dinner and Golf Scramble will take place on Sunday, August 21st and Monday, August 22nd. Presented by Paul Miller Ford, the Golf Fore the Hungry Dinner and Golf Scramble will benefit God’s Pantry Food Bank, which serves to reduce hunger throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky. Every year, God’s Pantry Food Bank feeds more than 200,000 people in 50 counties, working with nonprofit pantries, soup kitchens, abuse shelters and senior centers. Golf Fore the Hungry was created to bring together individuals, businesses and churches to help fight hunger across Kentucky and raise awareness for the often overlooked but widespread issue. This annual event provides food, fun and golf, creating an atmosphere that not only brings people together, but that also gives support to the fight against hunger. By reaching out to a specific group of Kentuckians – golfers and golf lovers – Golf Fore the Hungry connects Kentucky golfers to those in need across the Central and Eastern Kentucky regions. Since the first annual event in 2004, Golf Fore the Hungry has raised more than $514,000 for God’s Pantry Food Bank. Their goal for 2016 is to have 200 participants, which will help them surpass their highest amount raised in their thirteen year history: $78,900 in 2015. This two-day event will feature a dinner catered by Carino’s at the Signature Club at Lansdowne at 6pm on August 21st. The dinner will feature special guest speaker, Hall of Fame jockey, Pat Day. There will also be a live and silent auction that will serve to raise even more money for those in need across Kentucky. The next day, lunch will be provided by Cosi at 11:30am, with beverages provided by Pepsi. A snack dinner will be provided by Chick-Fil A on the course. The golf scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1pm. All 36 holes at the University Club will be utilized to create more opportunities to participate and to expedite play. Each golfer will receive a premium goody bag, and prizes will be awarded to the top teams, longest drive, and closest to the pin on each course. The 2016 event will also include a women’s division where any all-female teams can compete for the women’s division award and prizes. Participants in Golf Fore the Hungry can enter as individuals or on a team. The fee for an individual entry is $130, which includes two

tickets to the dinner and auction. Team entry for four team members is $500 and includes eight tickets to the dinner and auction. To participate in the dinner only, tickets are $25 per person. RSVP is required for all entries regarding the dinner and auction. Golf Fore the Hungry strives to feed as many Kentuckians as possible, making this event much more than your average golf tournament. For every $10 donated, God’s Pantry Food Bank is able to distribute $100 worth of food to those in Central and Eastern Kentucky. With the funds raised through Golf Fore the Hungry, God’s Pantry can turn hunger into hope.

Dinner & Auction August 21st | 6-9pm | Signature Club at Lansdowne Special Guest Speaker: Pat Day, Hall of Fame Jockey

Golf Scramble August 22nd | 11:30am University Club | 4850 Leestown Road Refreshments & Post-event Awards

Golf Fore The Hungry | 859.255.6592 | godspantry.org

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TOPS in Lexington Magazine, August 2016  

Enjoy our What Makes Lexington Great Issue!