Dancing with the Lexington Stars

DANCING WITH THE LEXINGTON STARS

Since its inception in 2011, Dancing with the Lexington Stars has quickly become one of the “talk..
Colts of the Month: Ken, Barry and Richie Donworth

COLTS OF THE MONTH: KEN, BARRY AND RICHIE DONWORTH

Growing up on a cattle and horse farm in County Limerick, Ireland, few could have predicted all..
Tops Cares: Wine, Women and Shoes

TOPS CARES: WINE, WOMEN AND SHOES

While the wine vintners are sharing knowledge (and tastings!) of their wines, guests can browse the marketplace..
Super Mom: Jamie Sayre

SUPER MOM: JAMIE SAYRE

Jaime Sayre, regional sales manager at WKYT-TV, Lexington’s local CBS affiliate, is inspired by her faith and..
TOPS Cares: Help Portrait

TOPS CARES: HELP PORTRAIT

On the first Saturday in December, photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists from around the world join forces..
Meet the Media: Jason  Myers

MEET THE MEDIA: JASON MYERS

WTVQ Chief Meteorologist Jason Myers has fond memories of Lexington long before he moved here in the..
Andrea Nasfell: From the Bluegrass to Hollywood

ANDREA NASFELL: FROM THE BLUEGRASS TO HOLLYWOOD

Asbury grad Andrea Nasfell co-wrote the screenplay to Moms’ Night Out. She has solo screenwriting credit for..
Rediscovering the Bourbon Trail

REDISCOVERING THE BOURBON TRAIL

While it may be Kentucky’s most famous export, bourbon remains a mystery even to its biggest fans...
Tops Cares: Girls on the Run

TOPS CARES: GIRLS ON THE RUN

In 2008, Girls on the Run Central Kentucky had its first season, which included two schools and..
Meet the Media: Lee K. Howard

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?..
Filly of the Month: Susan Speckert

FILLY OF THE MONTH: SUSAN SPECKERT

Some people are simply drawn to advocacy. When they see wrong in the world they want to..
Colt of the Month: Brian Pulley

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

TOPS CARES: VIPS

"My wish is that no one ever has to use our services,” said Kelly Easton, VIPS’ regional..
Super Mom: Nancy Cox

SUPER MOM: NANCY COX

Television news anchor Nancy Cox has been covering stories in Lexington for nearly 25 years at WLEX-TV,..
Filly of the Month: Jodie Vella-Gregory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: LIVE WITH PASSION

Julie Wilkes has a beautiful heart. It has guided her to a life full of purpose – inspiring..
Chief Kristin Chilton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FILLY OF THE MONTH: ALLIE KNOWLES

Allie Knowles has never been afraid of a little hard work…or a lot of it. At just..
Mission: Lifeline

MISSION: LIFELINE

A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely..
Colt of the Month: Daniel Cunniffe

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

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

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

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

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

TOPS CARES: THE JOY PROJECT

Dr. Hester Hester, founder and president of The Joy Project, recognized the need for an organization and..
Inspiring Hope

INSPIRING HOPE

Statistics tell us that 1 in 3 people will develop cancer in their lifetimes. This October, TOPS..
Remarkable Remodels: Small Batch Kitchens and Interiors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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..