University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union

What Makes Lexington Great? For the last 83 years, the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU) has..

Community Trust and Investment Company

What Makes Lexington Great? Community is at the forefront for Community Trust and Investment Company. Managing $2.6 billion..


What Makes Lexington Great? House's customers think of the store as their "happy place." As Dwayne explains, "Comfort,..

Alfalfa Restaurant

What Makes Lexington Great? Alfalfa Restaurant has been around since 1973, but with new owners Tiffany and Wali..

Screamin' Mimi's

What Makes Lexington Great? You’ll have to taste Screamin’ Mimi’s to understand why this sweet, hot signature salsa..

Limestone Bank

What Makes Lexington Great? Limestone Bank operates banking centers in 14 counties across Kentucky. It's a traditional community..

Quantrell Cadillac

What Makes Lexington Great? Quantrell Cadillac came to Lexington in 1967. This three-generation, family owned and operated business..

Norwalk Furniture By The Fine Living Group

What Makes Lexington Great? Norwalk is an in-house design boutique. “You can utilize us however you like –..

J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar

What Makes Lexington Great? “Small local businesses are the backbone of any town." What started as a food truck..

Peoples Exchange Bank

What Makes Lexington Great? “Banking local means that your money stays close to home and is invested locally..

Clark's Pump-N-Shop, Inc.

What Makes Lexington Great? Established in 1976 by John W. Clark in his hometown of Westwood, KY, Clark’s..

Massage By Vi & Mai D Studio

What Makes Lexington Great? Vi and ThuyDuong, sisters, are first generation Americans in their family. “We are best..

Alexandra Pallos Floral & Events

What Makes Lexington Great? Alexandra Pallos is a jill of all trades when it comes to creating special..

Traditional Bank

What Makes Lexington Great? Traditional Bank is an independent, community bank founded in 1902 in Mt. Sterling. They..

West Main Crafting Co.

What Makes Lexington Great? When guests step into this nineteenth century-inspired craft bar, they can expect an over-the-top..

J&R Construction

What Makes Lexington Great? It’s not every day that you hear about a 10-year-old making their own clubhouse,..

Backroads Bakery

What Makes Lexington Great? Backroads Bakery is as warm as the yellow paint building that houses their mouthwatering..

South Central Bank

What Makes Lexington Great? Relationships are how South Central Bank thrives. The bank’s founder, James Kenneth Bale, aimed..

Conrhod Zonio Photography

What Makes Lexington Great? Photographer Conrhod Zonio shot his first wedding in 1996 and never turned back. Weddings..

Sharon Price: Lagniappe

In the midst of a global coronavirus pandemic and the demand for racial equality and structural change,..

Pathway to Success: Community Action Council

On March 25th of this year, Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Inc.—known..

Councilwoman Angela Evans Resigns

Sixth District Councilwoman Angela Evans has announced plans to pursue her Master in Public Policy at prestigious..


Lexington Clinic is celebrating its 100 years anniversary this month, a milestone enabled by the organization’s unwavering..

Mayor appoints Commission for Racial Justice & Equality

Mayor Linda Gorton today announced the appointment of 70 citizens to her newly named Commission for Racial..

United Voices

Conversations are happening across the nation. We wanted to share some of the conversations that we’ve been..

Leading Ladies: Tania T. Sigler-Orihuela

Meet Tania T. Sigler-Orihuela, PsyD., MBAHA, CFO, Kentucky Marble and Granite, Inc. 859-887-3555 // 1050 Elizabeth St. Ste. 11..

Leading Ladies: Liz Hodge

Meet: Liz Hodge, REALTOR®, Lifstyl Real Estate KY 859-333-9933 // liz // [email protected]   Tell us about your work. After..

Leading Ladies: Kristina Ping

Meet: Kristina Ping, CEO, Powerful Legacy Insurance and Financial Services 859-893-5099 // 3260 Blazer Pkwy. Ste. 100 //   Tell..

Leading Ladies: Suzanne Powell

Meet: Suzanne Powell, Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, Meridian Wealth Management, LLC 250 W Main St. Ste. 3150 //..

Leading Ladies: Amanda Stamper

Meet: Amanda Stamper, Owner/Instructor, Reform Pilates 859-230-6059 // 309 N. Ashland Ave. // [email protected]   Tell us about your career. I've held..

Leading Ladies: Karen C. Harbin

Meet: Karen C. Harbin, President/CEO, Commonwealth Credit Union 800-228-6420 // 417 High St. | Frankfort //   Tell us..

Leading Ladies: Jessica Jones Croley

Meet: Jessica Jones Croley, Medical Director, CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care 859-629-7110 // 3470 Blazer Pkwy. Ste...

Leading Ladies: Tiffany Brewer

Meet: Tiffany Brewer, Owner, Commonwealth Audiology 502-642-4322 // 204 Bevins Ln. B | Georgetown //   Tell us about..

Leading Ladies: Melia Hord

Meet: Melia Hord, REALTOR®, Melia Realty Group 859-490-1101 // 2424 Harrodsburg Rd. Ste. 101 //   Tell us about..

Leading Ladies: Cassie Slone & Lindy Hester

Meet: Cassie Slone & Lindy Hester, The Foster Care Council 239-248-7699 // 2121 Richmond Rd. Ste. 105 //   Cassie,..

Leading Ladies: Christie Evans

Meet: Christie Evans, Co-Owner, The Urban Squirrel 859-382-2265 // 203 Lisle Industrial Ave. //   Tell us about your..

Leading Ladies: Dawn Wheeler

Meet: Dawn Wheeler, REALTOR®, United Real Estate Lexington KY 859-433-9049 // [email protected] //   Tell us about your career. I have..

Leading Ladies: Lauren West

Meet: Lauren West Co-Owner, Peplum & Owner, Drybar 824 Euclid Ave #103 // 859-269-0009 //   How do you..

Leading Ladies: Dr. Sarah Borders

Meet: Dr. Sarah Borders, OB/GYN, Lexington Women's Health 859-264-8811 // 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Ste. 702 //   Tell us about..

Leading Ladies: Ranada Riley

Meet: Ranada Riley, Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Ranada's Bistro & Bar 400 Old Vine St. #106 //   Tell us about your..

Leading Ladies: Kate Powers

Meet: Kate Powers, Owner, Fluffy Flamingo 712 Henry Clay Blvd. //   Tell us about your career path. I spent the first..

Leading Ladies: Lee Porter

Meet: Lee Porter, Vice President Business Banking Relationship Manager, PNC Bank [email protected] //   Tell us about your career path. I started..

Leading Ladies: Tonya McCoy-Zganyayko

Meet: Tonya McCoy-Zganyayko, Owner/Esthetician, Studio Z Skincare 111 Woodland Ave. //   Tell us about your career. I had always struggled with acne,..

Leading Ladies: Lisa Parke

Meet: Lisa Parke, Owner, ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES… 859.260.1000 //   Tell us about your career. In 1998, I was motivated to..

Leading Ladies: Shalimar Norris

Meet: Shalimar Norris, Owner/Agent, Shalimar Norris State Farm 859-266-9820 // 108 Pasadena Dr. #100 //   Tell us about your..

Leading Ladies: Kaelyn Query

Meet: Kaelyn Query, Founder and President, Lexington Event Company & LexEffect Venues 859-230-5365 //   Tell us about your career. I started..

Remembering the Many Roles of Phyllis George

Few women leave such an indelible mark on whatever they touch as Phyllis George. Born in Denton, Texas,..

Hometown Hero: Jon Parker

Jon Parker Executive Director of AVOL Kentucky As the Executive Director of AVOL Kentucky since 2015, Jon galvanizes a..

Hometown Hero: Dan Wu

Dan Wu Founder of LexUNITE “We are ever grateful to Makers Mark and The LEE Initiative… Our humble bagel..

Hometown Hero: Bobby Murray

Bobby Murray Merrick Inn Bobby has shown relentless grace for his employees and his community. Not only does he..

Hometown Hero: Charles Beach

Charles Beach BSN, RN + CCRN at CHI Saint Joseph Health For his protection, Charles Beach, BSN, RN, CCRN,..

Hometown Hero: Marcella Morton

Marcella Morton Nurse Tech at UK Healthcare From a very early age, Marcella Morton has always wanted to help..

Hometown Hero: Travis Maupin

Travis Maupin Child Nutrition at Fayette County Public Schools Travis Maupin is the Cafeteria Manager at Cardinal Valley Elementary..

Hometown Hero: Casey Jackson

Casey Jackson ICU Nurse + Medical Disaster Relief Volunteer By the time that you read this, Casey Jackson will..

Hometown Heroes: Nourish Lexington Team

Nourish Lexington Team FoodChain For far too many kids, this extended time away from physically attending school means more..

Hometown Heroes: Rick & Tonya Parsons

Rick & Tonya Parsons Founders of Feed UK Hospitals It’s hard to know the best way we can help..

Hometown Hero: Jason Stouse

Jason Stouse Registered Nurse at UK Healthcare Jason Stouse is a registered nurse in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit..

Hometown Heroes: Central Emergency Physicians

Central Emergency Physicians Mark Spanier, MD  |  Lee Irwin, MD  |  Eric Ruschman, MD Baptist Health Baptist Health Lexington’s emergency department..

Hometown Hero: Carol Stamper

Carol Stamper Nurse Carol is a 32 year veteran of emergency room nursing. She has seen every medical crisis..

Hometown Hero: Polly Ruddick

Polly Ruddick Office of Homelessness Prevention Polly Ruddick works in the Office of Homelessness Prevention, and while tremendously dedicated..