Head West! One Family’s RV Trip

Head West! One Family’s RV Trip

Folklore tells us stories of how the geologic wonders of the western United States came to be, from Paul Bunyan forming the Grand Canyon to the trickster coyote turning the Legend People into stone to form the Bryce Canyon hoodoos. These stories lend a mythic allure...
How Meditation is Replacing my Medication

How Meditation is Replacing my Medication

Frustrated by the auto-refill robot at my pharmacy, I started to look at ways to improve my health that might help get me off prescription medications. For years I’ve taken medicine for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and a host of special vitamins to enhance my...
Are A.P. Classes Worth The Work?

Are A.P. Classes Worth The Work?

Back in the proverbial “good ole days,” teenagers went to high school, took classes, and graduated. These days, making a high school class schedule has become complicated. Students can take regular, honors, or advanced classes, or they may select more rigorous courses...
Celebrate Back to School

Celebrate Back to School

Back to School time is a mixed bag of emotions for me. On one hand, I dread the rigid schedule that comes along with the start of school. I have three children who think midnight is a perfectly acceptable bedtime, and while this works fine during the summer months, it...
The Family That Suffered a Huge Loss

The Family That Suffered a Huge Loss

Nancy Bickers met her late husband, James, at a Bible study when she was 19 and a student at the University of Louisville. She married him when she was 21. James died on September 29, 2016, from the effects of alcoholism. He was 45 years old. “I did not expect to lose...
Creative Family

Creative Family

By Marie Bradby April and Josh Zik, Zoey, (7), and Charlotte (2). April is the director of sponsorship sales, Kentucky Derby Festival Photo by Melissa Donald   As director of sponsorship sales for the Kentucky Derby Festival, April Zik has the formidable task of...