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TOPS CARES: HELP PORTRAIT
MEET THE MEDIA: JASON MYERS
ANDREA NASFELL: FROM THE BLUEGRASS TO HOLLYWOOD
REDISCOVERING THE BOURBON TRAIL
MEET THE MEDIA: JASON MYERS
ANDREA NASFELL: FROM THE BLUEGRASS TO HOLLYWOOD
REDISCOVERING THE BOURBON TRAIL
TOPS CARES: GIRLS ON THE RUN
MEET THE MEDIA: LEE K. HOWARD
Lee K. Howard is the weekend sports anchor at WKYT. First thing’s first. What’s in a name?..
TOPS MONEY MAKERS
FILLY OF THE MONTH: SUSAN SPECKERT
Some people are simply drawn to advocacy. When they see wrong in the world they want to..
CENTRAL KENTUCKY'S TOP ENTREPRENEURS
COLT OF THE MONTH: BRIAN PULLEY
There is a lot happening at the Kentucky Horse Park these days. With a new executive director..
TOPS CARES: VIPS
"My wish is that no one ever has to use our services,” said Kelly Easton, VIPS’ regional..
SUPER MOM: NANCY COX
Television news anchor Nancy Cox has been covering stories in Lexington for nearly 25 years at WLEX-TV,..
FIT, FAB & OVER 40
FILLY OF THE MONTH: JODIE VELLA-GREGORY
What happens when you bring a horse-loving 5-year-old to Lexington, Kentucky, the epicenter of all things equine?..
COLT OF THE MONTH: DAN JAMES
The old saying goes, “you can take the man out of the country, but you can’t take..
TOPS CARES: SHOP WITH A COP
A local holiday tradition in giving turns 20. Get to know Lexington's Holiday Heroes. For two decades, the..
SUPER MOM: ERICA SIGMON
Erica Sigmon knows a thing or two about balancing a busy life. She has two toddlers –Ella..
MEET THE MEDIA: JILL SZWED
Rainy days didn’t leave LEX18 weekend meteorologist Jill Szwed at a loss as to what to do..
FILLY OF THE MONTH: ANNA BISHOP
Few, if any, breeds of horse have as rich a history as the Arabian. First used by..
COLT OF THE MONTH: ANDREW CHESSER
There are globe trotters, and then there are globe gallopers. Andrew Chesser is definitely a galloper. As the..
HOLIDAY PICKS: KENTUCKY STATE PARKS
If you’re looking for a great holiday gift that says Kentucky, then consider the Kentucky Unbridled Spirit..
HOLIDAY PICKS: THE SPA AT MARRIOTT GRIFFIN GATE
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there is no better gift than relaxation. Rejuvenation..
MEET THE MEDIA: TOM KENNY
orn and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Tom Kenny was the youngest of three children and the only..
JULIE WILKES: LIVE WITH PASSION
Julie Wilkes has a beautiful heart. It has guided her to a life full of purpose – inspiring..
CHIEF KRISTIN CHILTON
Firefighters protect the lives of others. Fire Chief Kristin Chilton and the Lexington Fire Department are committed..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: RABIYA VARCIE
Venous. Sinus. Thrombosis – three words that changed my life. I am only 30 years old and..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: KYSER BOTTOMS
I was born with a heart defect and my mom says I wouldn’t be here if it..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: JANE DUNCAN
When I was 57 years old, I had my first heart attack and found out I had..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: MARY JANE HALL
I never considered myself a high risk for heart disease or stroke. I was an avid runner..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: JANET SPEARMAN
I have a family history of heart disease. My mother passed away from heart failure at the age..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: JANICE HALL
In recent years, as it happens with most women as they get older, I started gaining some..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: DENISE HAYDEN
I teach second grade at Julius Mark Elementary School and have a very busy life. My family..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: MINNIE HAWE
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, an aunt, niece, cousin, a childcare provider, and a..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: JUDY HYSEL
On September 3rd of this year, I turned 75 years old and this month, I am celebrating..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: DR. DONNA ARNETT
It was a weekday morning in January 1987 when I woke up at 5am as usual to..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: DARAE MARCUM
I work as a caterer and this can be defined as someone who provides hospitality and food..
GO RED FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS: ALISHA STAMPER
All my life I have battled heart problems. I have seen multiple cardiologists, had countless procedures, and..
GO RED FOR WOMEN
The Go Red for Women Experience was first introduced in November 2008 and has quickly become one..
TOPS CARES: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
As you approach the Lexington Ronald McDonald House, located behind the University of Kentucky’s Commonwealth stadium, you would..
FILLY OF THE MONTH: ALLIE KNOWLES
Allie Knowles has never been afraid of a little hard work…or a lot of it. At just..
A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely..
COLT OF THE MONTH: DANIEL CUNNIFFE
Born in suburban Dublin, Ireland, Daniel Cunniffe always knew he was meant for a different lifestyle. “Born and..
SUPER MOM: SHANNON KERKHOFF
Shannon Kerkhoff starts her day at 5:30am. She squeezes in a workout and shower before her son,..
COLT OF THE MONTH: MIKE DELZOTTI
From a young age, Michael Delzotti has found fulfillment through service and through connecting with people. Growing..
MEET THE MEDIA: AMBER PHILPOTT
WKYT promotes a brand that stands for Kentucky and anchor Amber Philpott embodies that spirit. Born and..
NEW & NOTEWORTHY: LIN'S SOFT TOUCH MOBILE DOG GROOMING
When I first heard about Lin’s Soft Touch mobile dog grooming, I thought having a dog groomer come..
TOPS CARES: THE JOY PROJECT
Dr. Hester Hester, founder and president of The Joy Project, recognized the need for an organization and..
Statistics tell us that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer in their lifetimes. This October, TOPS..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: SMALL BATCH KITCHENS AND INTERIORS
Anna Marie was delighted to work with a young and energetic family to give them a bright..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: DECORATING DEN INTERIORS
This homeowner wanted a kitchen that is both modern and functional. They achieved the contemporary design by..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: KENTUCKY MARBLE AND GRANITE
The kitchen features granite countertops in Splendor White with 3cm Ogee edges. The new island has a..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: CORMAN KITCHEN & CLOSET DESIGN CENTER
The original kitchen had a closed floor plan with a wall separating the kitchen from the dining..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: PETRA DESIGNS
The old kitchen was outdated with oak cabinets and paneled appliances. The small, dark floor plan was..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: NATURE'S EXPRESSIONS
A small space with big expectations is a challenge Nature’s Expressions doesn’t shy away from. They began..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: CREATIVE KITCHEN AND BATH
This 40 year old kitchen was in need of new cabinets and appliances, but more importantly, an..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: BURNWORTH DESIGN
This house is familiar to many Lexingtonians. Known as the Sin Thé home on Lakeshore Drive, the..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: THE LUXE FOR THE HOME
MaryAnne has been a real estate agent and broker for over 33 years. Throughout her career, she..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: KITCHEN CONCEPTS
This original estate home was remodeled by Kitchen Concepts and Atchison Heller. Designed to work for the..
REMARKABLE REMODELS: THE SHOWPLACE AT LEXINGTON WINNELSON
They truly mixed fashion, a lifestyle and a sophisticated elegance in the new space to uniquely change..
COLT OF THE MONTH: MARC GUILFOIL
Born and raised in the Bluegrass State, Marc Guilfoil has taken the reins at the helm of..
FILLY OF THE MONTH: KATIE TAYLOR
There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” – W. E. B. Dubois Katie Taylor grew..
SUPER MOM: KIM NICOL
The positive growth that I see in Lilly and Price is my daily reward for being a..
MEET THE MEDIA: HAYLEY HARMON
Starting the day with morning news is second nature to Hayley Harmon. “That’s what I watched as..
WHITE GREER & MAGGARD SPOTLIGHT: 7-11 CAMP
Each summer many children prepare to leave home, some for the first time, and attend an event..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: KENTUCKY EQUINE HUMANE CENTER
The Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) is pleased to announce a new initiative, Take the Reins, launching..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: THE NEST
“Thank you Hunter Hickman!” Many victims of domestic violence do not have the financial resources to privately..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: LEXINGTON DREAM FACTORY
Since he was 5, Cole has dreamed of going to England to see attractions like Stonehenge and..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: THE TOY CHEST
A Moving Truck, a toy and a child…how in the world are these all connected? Imagine a holiday..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Kyser Bottoms just celebrated her tenth birthday, a milestone that may not have happened had it not..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: ANJAY'S KIDS
Kylee was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia called Blastic Plasmacytoid dendritic Cell Neoplasm on..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: YMCA
Blending a family – bringing together two girls with a six-year age difference, one of whom has..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: TOYOTA BLUEGRASS MIRACLE LEAGUE
The Dezarns prove a family that plays together, stays together. They have three children involved with the..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: LEXINGTON HUMANE SOCIETY
When Luna, a 2-year-old Labrador mix, and her 7 young puppies arrived at the Lexington Humane Society..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: KENTUCKY CANCERLINK
In June 2016, Kentucky CancerLink had the opportunity to go above and beyond for a Kentuckian battling..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: HOME BUILDERS CARE
Through Home Builders Care, members of the Home Builders Association of Lexington (HBAL) and generous individuals in..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL
Community Action Council (the Council), Lexington’s anti-poverty organization, believes in the approach of positive youth development. This..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: GOD'S PANTRY FOOD BANK
The first person to notice a child is hungry may not be their teacher; it may be..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: CHRISTIAN APPALACHIAN PROJECT
When Michael arrived as a preschooler at Christian Appalachian Project’s Eagle Child and Family Development Center in..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: THE FOSTER CARE COUNCIL
Lauren Burgess came to her foster home at age 13. When Lauren was placed in school and..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: ROTARY CLUB OF LEXINGTON
One of our most valuable gifts are the children, not mine, not yours, but ours. We have..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
Lily Silverstein was born with fibular hemimelia, meaning she did not have a fibula, the outer thin..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: MAKENNA FOUNDATION
The Phillips family has been familiar with the Makenna Foundation since 2010 through their association with RE/MAX..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: LYRIC THEATRE AND CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
From her first two days at The Lyric in October 2015 and her subsequent performance in February..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: NEW LIFE DAY CENTER
Travis came to Lexington from St. Louis in late March of 2016. He registered at New Life..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: RACE FOR EDUCATION
Starting Gate is a proven program that is helping close the achievement gap right here, right now..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: SURGERY ON SUNDAY
Sharon was referred to Surgery on Sunday by a local free clinic in October 2015 for an..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: LEXINGTON RESCUE MISSION
Last June, Dale moved from Florida to Lexington to live with his brother, Lester. Both of their..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: BLUEGRASS RAPE CRISIS CENTER
A survivor of childhood sexual assault, Judith Penelope had long been suffering through the symptoms associated with..
NOTABLE NONPROFITS: HOSPICE OF THE BLUEGRASS
It’s easy to hear how much Mary-Alicha Weldon loved her Daddy. Her father, Licha Hanna Farah, Sr.,..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: CAROL LYNN ORIGINALS & EVENTS
Carol Lynn Originals & Events 645 E. Main | 859.253.0545 CarolLynnEvents.com In 1954, Ruth Mappin was an entrepreneur before..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: CONRHOD ZONIO PHOTOGRAPHY
Conrhod Zonio Photography | Light Life Love 859.299.6550 | ConrhodZonio.com | LightLifeLovePhotography.com “We get to be an integral part..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: TERRI’S CATERING AT THE GLEN-WILLIS HOUSE
Terri’s Catering at the Glen-Willis House 900 Wilkinson Blvd. | Frankfort 502.875.3031 | TerrisCatering.net It’s been over 40 years since the Glen-Willis..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: MATHIS FLOORING
Mathis Flooring 977 Liberty Rd. | 859.254.8710 MathisFlooring.com Mathis Flooring started in the 1970s when owner Vernon Mathis, a barber,..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: PRODIGY VINEYARDS & WINERY
Prodigy Vineyards & Winery 4686 Versailles Rd. | Frankfort 859.873.8807 | ProdigyVineyards.com Prodigy Vineyards & Winery owners Lenée and Chad..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: ASTRAL LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BOUTIQUE
Astral Lifestyle Clothing Boutique A Brooks Enterprises Company | @_astralboutique_ Owner Megan Brooks grew up in Lexington, graduated from..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: MY FAVORITE THINGS
My Favorite Things 2721 Old Rosebud Rd. | 859.264.0923 | mftky.com Founded in 2002, the first My Favorite Things..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: PLOT LANDSCAPING
Plot Landscaping 146 S. Forbes Rd. | 859.268.0903 | plotlandscaping.com “We’re lucky enough to see a side of Lexington..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: BEVINS MOTOR COMPANY
Bevins Motor Company 1797 Lexington Rd. | Georgetown 502.863.2529 | BevinsMotors.com After graduating from Georgetown College, Jimmy Bevins joined his..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: J. RENDER’S SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR
J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar 3191 Beaumont Centre Cir. 859.533.9777 | JRendersBBQ.com J. Render’s owners Ren and Gwyn Everly are Kentucky..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: PRETTY IN PINK
Pretty in Pink 175 N. Main St. | Versailles 859.873.7465 Donna Carroll and Maria Bohanan, co-owners of Pretty in Pink,..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO
Arthur Murray Dance Studio 1801 Alexandria Dr. Ste. 132 859.278.7711 LexingtonArthurMurray.com “My family has always been supportive of all my creative..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: THE GRAND RESERVE
The Grand Reserve 903 Manchester St. | 859.608.5069 GrandReserveEvents.com The Grand Reserve is an ever-evolving space that accommodates a variety..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: LEGACY RESERVE AT FRITZ FARM
Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm COMING SOON | 2700 Man o’ War Blvd. | 859.537.1123 | LegacyReserveKY.com One of..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: SASH AND BOW
Sash and Bow 109 Walton Ave. | 606.481.9800 SashandBowBoutique.com “I’m just a small town girl that is living her dream..
#KEEP IT LOCAL: LEXINGTON DIAGNOSTIC CENTER & OPEN MRI
Lexington Diagnostic Center & Open MRI 1725 Harrodsburg Rd. Ste. 100 | 859.278.SCAN (7226) | LexingtonDiagnostic.com Lexington Diagnostic Center..
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