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Outstanding landscape design leads The Garden Club of Frankfort to choose Barker home as Frankfort’s House of the Month

By Theresa Damron Will and Gina Barker’s home is off a country road close to Leestown Road. It sits on a hillside above a stream. Will and Gina have lived here for almost 18 years with their children, Alexa and Olivia. During this time, they have created a lovely oasis for their family in both the front and back yards. Many of the landscaping ideas come from Alexa and Olivia. Because of the home’s outstanding landscape design, The Garden Club of Frankfort has chosen the home of Will and Gina Barkers’ home as Frankfort’s House of the Month. Crossing...

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Frankfort’s ‘Corner in Celebrities’

By Charles H. Bogart  Located in the northwest corner of Washington and Wapping streets, next to the Women’s Club, is a Kentucky Historical Marker that proclaims this the “Corner in Celebrities.” The names of 15 Frankfort citizens are listed on this historical marker. These natives of Frankfort were at one time known throughout the United States. The accomplishments of these individuals and how they helped shape the course of the United States is listed below: • George M. Bibb (1776-1859) was born in Virginia and moved to Frankfort circa 1800. While in Frankfort, he was made Master of Hiram...

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What we’re reading

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins It has been almost 12 years since “The Hunger Games” became an essential young adult fiction read. After the success of the book trilogy and movie franchise, Suzanne Collins takes us back to Panem for the 10th annual Hunger Games. Future villain President Snow is not yet in power, but a young student living in the Capitol. Coriolanus Snow is mentoring a tribute in the Games. With a lost family fortune on the line, Snow must fight to win a scholarship in order to maintain his family’s status and avoid poverty. Snow is assigned District...

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Get these reads in before the summer ends!

“In Our Midst” by Nancy Jensen Kentuckian, Nancy Jensen, caught the attention of booksellers across the country with her debut novel, “The Sisters.” With misunderstandings, and intentions gone wrong, joy and heartbreak reverberate through three generations of women.  “The Sisters” displayed writing skills that made Jensen’s first novel a New York Times bestseller. Now Jensen has returned with a creation that comes from a long-suppressed incident in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded-up and interned after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nina and Otto Aust began their restaurant in southern Indiana in 1931.  They thought they...

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Farrell, Johnson join Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists

Sponsored content Frankfort Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Robert Farrell, MD, and Hannah Johnson, PA-C, have joined Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists, a new surgical and medical weight loss practice located at 89 C. Michael Davenport Blvd. in Frankfort. “We are thrilled to bring such an experienced minimally-invasive bariatric surgeon to meet the needs of our community,” said Reed Hammond, CEO of Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “Dr. Farrell’s advanced surgical skillset and excellent bedside manner will be a great addition to our medical staff. Dr. Farrell and this bariatric program will elevate and expand the level of care we’re able to provide close to home as well as for our broader region.” Dr. Farrell graduated with highest honors from Thomas More College, with a bachelor of arts in biology. Following his undergraduate work, he earned his medical doctorate from University of Louisville School of Medicine, and completed his residency in general surgery at Saint Louis University. Following medical school, he was awarded a fellowship in minimally-invasive surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Farrell is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons. He also is an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Farrell performs the gastric sleeve, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and the Single anastomosis duodeno–ileal...

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