Linda Younkin

Former State Journal paperboys make a difference

Dr. William Ward has had a distinguished career in medicine, working with addiction and co-founding the Healing Place for recovering addicts in Louisville. Bosworth Todd founded Todd Asset Management LLC and advocated for those suffering from mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, and he helped found Wellspring, a group home in Louisville for the mentally ill. Before that, both men were paperboys for The State Journal in the 1940s. The lifelong friends have been longtime residents of Louisville, but they remember their time in Frankfort fondly. Ward, 92, and Todd, 91, went to school at Murray Street and Second Street. They...

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Comeback success: Robinson talks life after prison

Dale Robinson’s road has had plenty of twists and turns, but it’s led to success. He started GURU Fitness in his garage four years ago, an endeavor that has blossomed into a franchise business. “GURU Fitness started in 2016, on Jan. 1, in my garage with three people,” Robinson said.  Now, GURU Fitness has around 200 clients, but the growth didn’t happen right away. “Even though I started with three women, they weren’t super consistent,” Robinson said. “There were days I’d host a class and no one showed up, but I kept pushing, kept persevering, kept marketing, I got...

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‘Outstanding’ family wins state tennis award

“Presented to a family who has been outstanding in their involvement and promotion of tennis” When Frankfort Junior Tennis Director Lauren Holder read that description of the USTA Kentucky Tennis Family of the Year Award, she knew just who to nominate. This winter at the USTA Kentucky annual banquet Holder’s nominee, the Collett family of Frankfort, won the award. Cate and Chris Collett and their three children, Henry, 20, Nancy, 18, and Palmer, 16, have been heavily involved in local tennis for years. Cate played tennis at Western Hills, and her three children followed suit. Henry was going to...

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