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Deep Waters

William Kolb and Amy Benton and the co-founders of Central Adult Learn-to-Swim, Inc. Does the idea of taking swim lessons make your palms drip with sweat? William Kolb and Amy Benton, the co-founders of Central Adult Learn-to-Swim, Inc. are ready to calm your fears and debunk the misperceptions.  Written By Tiffany White | Photographed by Kylene White I thought swimming would be the death of me — literally.   As a child, I struggled with getting into a pool without wincing from anxiety, but my cousin Marlana couldn’t wait to take a dive. I marveled at [...]

By |2022-07-13T13:49:19-04:00July 5, 2022|Life & Style|

We See You, Sis: Jasemine Reed

Jasemine Reed has developed writing workshops for kids and adults. She also offers a tutoring program for low-income families. Jasemine Reed is helping adults and kids use the art of writing as a means for expressing themselves and discovering their untapped talents. By Carrie Vittitoe | Photo by Kylene White Born in Frankfort, Kentucky but raised in Louisville, Jasemine says she got her interest in writing from her mother, a writer, and her desire to do service for others from her father, who served in the military. These two foci, writing and service, [...]

By |2022-07-13T13:48:30-04:00July 1, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Erika Ganong

Erika Ganong, Vice President of the National Parkinson’s Institute, says being diagnosed with essential tremor disorder made her aware of the importance of having a strong support system. She’s Fighting Parkinson’s SPONSORED BY National Parkinson's Institute By Carrie Vittitoe | Photo by Mary Helen Nunn Erika Ganong was just 13 years old when she was diagnosed with essential tremor disorder and cervical dystonia, two conditions that have made her passionate about helping individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. With NPI's President Eric Richardson, the two created the National Parkinson’s Institute (NPI) in [...]

By |2022-07-13T13:48:08-04:00July 1, 2022|Sponsored Sis, We See You Sis|

Damaris Phillips Wants You To Have More Picnics

Damaris is wearing vintage late 60s skirt and vest with attached belt, $45; vintage multi-strand necklace, $18; 1960s button earrings, $12; 1960s beaded bracelet, $7; all from The Nitty Gritty. Picnic basket and food provided by Bluegrass Supper Club. Hair and makeup by Lauren Sutton. Our hometown Food Network chef and regular columnist will even pack one for you. The secret ingredient in her Bluegrass Supper Club carry-out picnics, her media success and growing hospitality brand isn’t bourbon, bacon or her big smile. It’s the sense of purpose that she puts into every blissful [...]

By |2022-07-01T13:43:56-04:00July 1, 2022|Home & Garden|

We See You, Sis: Michelle Jones

After the tragic loss of her brother, Michelle Jones set out to change the conversation about mental health. By Tiffany White | Photo by Kylene White Michelle Jones is on a crusade to save lives. In 2016, her brother Pete died by suicide at the age of 23, but there were no warning signs. “We were shocked, because we knew he had been struggling with depression and anxiety for a long time, but suicide never crossed our minds … at the time, there wasn’t a lot of awareness about mental health in our community and resources [...]

By |2022-06-30T13:31:24-04:00June 30, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|
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