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We See You, Sis: Cindy Cook

From opening day in April straight through the Fall meet, the thousands of guests who pass through Churchill Downs have questions, requests and, occasionally, demands. Director of Guest Services Cindy Cook puts them all on the right track. Written by Christine Fellingham | Photographed by Kylene White  When Churchill Downs opens its gates to the world in just a few weeks, Cindy Cook will be the one ensuring that our global guests experience the charm, graciousness and once-in-a-lifetime memories that the Kentucky Derby is famous for. Some might wilt under that pressure, but this will [...]

By |2023-04-27T14:10:10-04:00April 1, 2023|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|

Who’s That Girl: Charlene Hampton Holloway, RN

Activist, Public Speaker & Author Written by Tawana Bain | Photo submitted by Charlene Hampton Holloway, RN Charlene Hampton Holloway is a retired registered nurse., a lifelong Civil Rights Activist, an author, and an inspiring public speaker. She’s the author of Whitlock’s Compositions, the biography of three Black women living during the Great Depression through the 1960s Civil Rights era.  She’s presently serving her fourth term as an Executive Committee volunteer member for the nearly 110-year-old Louisville NAACP branch, where she was a member of the Louisville NAACP Youth Council in 1961. As a 13-year-old [...]

By |2023-04-01T03:43:52-04:00April 1, 2023|Who's That Girl|

Publisher’s Blog: April 2023

Those Tricky Words — ‘Best Friend’ Written by Tawana Bain When we’re kids, there’s nothing of greater magnitude than being best friends with someone. Your world is so small as a child, and a best friend makes it feel a little bigger. Looking back on those days, it’s a kaleidoscope of emotions for us. There’s having fun together and learning to share, and all the times you get to have pure, new experiences. But what about the challenges, the doubt, and the times the road gets bumpy? What if the person you thought was your [...]

By |2023-04-01T03:28:53-04:00April 1, 2023|Publisher's Blog|

The April Issue Is Out!

The April issue is here and it’s all about Derby fashion, food, and festivals. In this issue you will find a plethora of sources, stories, and inspiration to make the most of this year's Derby celebrations. Here’s some of the articles we’ve curated: PRINCESSES WITH PURPOSE. The Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court continues to redefine what it means to wear a crown DESIGNED FOR DERBY. Tonya Abeln managed to complete a stunning dining room redesign ahead of Louisville’s big day in May. CHURCHILL DOWNS GIVES BACK. Our city’s iconic racetrack contributes to our community through [...]

By |2023-04-01T03:16:13-04:00April 1, 2023|Digital Exclusives, Featured|

Women’s History Month Spotlight: McDonald’s Franchisees

Sponsored By: McDonald's | Photos provided by McDonald's of Louisville, KY Abby Tamme Harrodsburg, Lawrenceburg, Danville Owner/Operator since 2020 "If you are a woman, you can do anything if you put your mind to it," says McDonald's Owner/Operator Abby Tamme. "Women are repping big companies like McDonald's, especially, and it's important for younger generations to see women in these big corporations and important roles. Every day when I go in, I see so many people come to work for different purposes. I want to show these people that anything is attainable for them no matter [...]

By |2023-03-21T19:29:41-04:00March 21, 2023|Sponsored|
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