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Your fall reading list

“Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness” by Catherine Cho A friend sent me a survey about “what kind of reader are you?” Do you like adventure or stick to one genre? Do you like to try new authors or would rather re-read favorites? “Inferno” by Catherine Cho is not a title I would choose, but as she grew up in Frankfort, and studied violin with my daughter, I had to at least give it a chance. I wondered how a 30 something year old had enough life experience to write a memoir, but only a few pages in,...

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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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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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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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