New and Noteworthy


Snack Shack commissary is now open!

Chef Doug’s Gourmet Foods is a staple of the Lexington dining scene. This winter, come out and pick up a take out out order from Snack Shack’s commissary location. The commissary features the same delicious food, but now in a permanent location at 1039 Industry Road! You can catch the Snack Shack open Thursday-Saturday 11am-7pm.

Never tried Chef Doug’s delicious fare? The Snack Shack dishes up New Wave Carribbean, which is a healthier twist on some traditional recipes. Enjoy their jerk chicken sandwich, pulled pork, fish sandwich, red beans and rice, loaded nachos and more. Be sure to grab a Chef Doug’s Gourmet Cookie (or three)! 

Kentucky Bank to Open a Branch in Hamburg 

Banking is going to get just a little more convenient for people who live and work in Hamburg!

Kentucky Bank is a locally owned and publicly traded financial institution. The bank and its tributaries have been a part of Kentuckians’ financial solutions since 1851.

The bank’s newest Lexington location is slated to open in January. Located in Hamburg, it is adjacent to Costco off of Man o’War Boulevard. This branch will make it easier than ever to call Kentucky Bank home.

Kentucky Bank currently has 17 branches serving central and eastern Kentucky. They understand the communities they live in and serve, and offer their customers a full range of financial services that meet their unique needs.

Relix Bridal celebrates one year in business

Relix Bridal, located in The Summit at Fritz Farm, is celebrating one year in business. The boutique forged into Lexington in January 2019 and hasn’t looked back. With a uniquely curated collection and several exclusive designers found nowhere else in Kentucky, hundreds of brides from all over the region said “YES!” at Relix in 2019.

“The reception from the community and our customers really has been overwhelming. We are so thankful to be a part of our brides’ special day and for the friendships we’ve formed in the last year,” said cofounder Chasta Foust. Relix Bridal offers bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, veils, belts and other bridal accessories and is open 7 days a week.

The Woodhouse Day Spa brings relaxation to Lexington Green

Jeff Chapman and Cheryl Rose, partners in life and in business, have opened the Woodhouse Day Spa in Lexington Green. They opened their first location in Crestview Hills, Kentucky in 2017 and were inspired to bring the franchise to Lexington with an upscale spa environment that feels local and elegant.

The spa offers over 100 specially curated services, designed to help busy Lexingtonians feel relaxed, refreshed and renewed. With 17 treatment rooms and two quiet rooms for guests to enjoy before and after their services, it’s a uniquely rejuvenating experience, open 7 days a week.

There are over 70 Woodhouse spas across the nation. The Woodhouse Day Spa held their grand opening in Lexington on December 21st.

City workforce grants support job training, certifications and licensure

The City is now accepting applications for workforce grants designed to support businesses and agencies operating in Fayette County that offer job training, certifications, and licensure to promote economic development activity.

“This grant opportunity will help our citizens get the training they need to compete for good jobs,” said Kevin Atkins, the City’s Chief Development Officer. “A well-trained workforce helps Lexington attract jobs in today’s economy. It’s a competitive advantage.”

The City is investing $200,000. Successful applicants are required to measure job placement or certificate/ licensure attainment related to the training they offer.

Successful applicants will have a positive impact on economic or workforce development through: employment entry / re-entry, certifications or licensure.

Applicants may request up to $50,000 per grant year. Only one application per grant category per agency is allowed. Complete applications must be received electronically by 4pm EDT, January 13, 2020. Grant guidelines are posted on Lexington’s Economic Development website.

More information about the Economic Development Grant is available on the city’s Economic Development website, For more details contact Elodie Dickinson, the City’s Director of Business & Workforce Engagement, at [email protected] story courtesy of LFUCG

Fizz Facial Bar opens a second location in Georgetown

Fizz Facial Bar’s mission to offer accessible, affordable facials has expanded into Georgetown!

Fizz offers express treatments, designed to be effective and active with no downtime. Most services have guests in and out within 30 minutes. All services are performed by licensed professionals.

Services at the Georgetown location include their Enzyme Glow facial, Pro 5 Exfoliation, microdermabrasion, peels and more. They also offer advanced facials that take a little longer, but offer accelerated benefits. These include chemical peels, the Fire & Ice facial and their Rezenerate facial. There are add-on options to customize any facial for additional benefits or relaxation!

Fizz Facial Bar’s Brannon Crossing location opened in the spring of 2019. The Georgetown location is now open and taking appointments online.

Lexington Women’s Health announces exciting additions

Lexington Women’s Health is thrilled to welcome two experienced professionals in women’s health care to their team.

J. Mike Guiler, MD, FACOG has extensive experience and expertise in women’s health, with a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He is a highly trained surgeon with special interest in Da Vinci robotic cases. He is a compassionate doctor who is committed to providing outstanding medical services, patient education and a personalized approach to health care.

Sherry Guiler, a Nurse Practitioner board certified in Women’s Health, has practiced with her husband since 1985. She has experience in all aspects of women’s health, promoting wellness and prevention with a focus on gynecologic disorders including endometriosis, PCOS and infertility. She also enjoys providing prenatal care throughout pregnancy in collaboration with delivery providers.

The team also recently welcomed Ashley Cannady, APRN. She has expertise in women’s health care, spanning from annual exams, contraceptive management, pelvic pain, abnormal menstrual periods, weight loss, PCOS and more.

In February, Lexington Women’s Health will open a new location in Brannon Crossing. The new building will be at 612 E. Brannon Road, making them more convenient than ever for Jessamine County patients!

Barbasol Championship delivers holiday cheer to Caddie127 charity partners 

Barbasol Championship Tournament Director Bryan Pettigrew and Barbasol Championship Advisory Board Member Lauren Vernon delivered early Christmas presents to the tournament’s charity partners as part of Caddie127. Through the 2019 Barbasol Championship, $50,000 was raised for Caddie127 and will be divided by each of the Kentucky nonprofit organizations.

Just as caddies and their players support one another, so does Caddie127 support philanthropic organizations that benefit and empower women and children. Caddie127’s official 2019 partners are All God’s Children, Kentucky Children’s Hospital (UK HealthCare), Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky, Refuge for Women, and the Woodhill Community Center.

“We were thrilled to be able to make this type of impact through Caddie127’s first year efforts by supporting these five amazing charitable organizations,” said Pettigrew. “These charities are making a profound difference in the lives of others right here in the Commonwealth,” he added. “Each of these organizations aligns with Caddie127’s mission to serve and care for marginalized women and children in their time of distress. Caddie127 is a Kentucky organization that believes women and children should never walk alone.”

Pettigrew also announced each of Caddie127’s charity partners would return in 2020 and that the Barbasol Championship has set a goal of raising over $100,000 in support of them.

Additionally, $10,000 has been earmarked for the creation of a Central Kentucky First Tee program in Lexington and surrounding counties.

PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Korn Ferry Tour tournaments support a range of charities and causes. With the support of more than 100,000 volunteers annually, and most of its tournaments structured as non-profits, the PGA TOUR generates $200 million annually which assists approximately 3,000 charities. The PGA TOUR gives more charitable resources back to the community each year than the four largest sports leagues combined.

The 2020 Barbasol Championship will be played at Champions at Keene Trace July 16 – 19.

The Inaugural Barbasol Junior Championship, for golfers 15 to 18 years of age, will be played at Keene Run June 29 – July 2, 2020. The winner of the Junior Championship will receive a sponsor’s exemption into the 2020 Barbasol Championship.

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