Susan L. Moore

Making magic happen at Ivory Creek Farm

Making sure the horses are happy at Ivory Creek Farm keeps owner Natassia Stallings happy, too. Located in southwestern Franklin County, the hunter jumper training and boarding facility is situated on 19 acres of green pasture land that backs up to Benson Creek. Natassia and her husband, Mason, bought the small farm at 215 Evergreen Road in 2016. “This property was just charming to us and in a great location,” she said. The Kentucky Horse Park is a short half hour drive for shows and Frankfort’s Lakeside Arena is nearby, as well. Natassia explained that although Mason is not...

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‘Just try them’: Childhood friends take to the road in their Flying Waffle food truck

How do two childhood friends who both work fulltime in the medical field end up in the food truck business? Cindy Smith and Julie Derringer said it was one of many ideas that they just couldn’t think of a reason not to do. “We come up with stuff all of the time, but usually we talk ourselves out of it by the end of the conversation,” Cindy explained. “The idea of a food truck started like a lot of our other ideas. We were sitting on my porch looking at Pinterest and saw these cute little waffles on a...

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Typical ranch house on the outside, eclectic charm on the inside

Ed Powe lives in a brown brick ranch with a picture window in Springhill Estates. “The house has hidden character,” Powe comments. “When you look at it from the front, you have no idea.” Ed and his wife, Janice Marie (Jan), made the move to Frankfort from Chicago in 1981 for Ed to work as General Manager of the Frankfort Sears Roebuck & Co. store. The couple liked the spacious lots and friendly neighbors in Spinghill, and decided to put down roots in the neighborhood located off Highway 421. Jan passed away in January 2020, but her attention to...

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Time to relax: Miklavcics enjoying recently remodeled Ewing Street home

Greg and Jennifer Miklavcic have recently restored, renovated, remodeled and rehabilitated their Ewing Street home — and now they can rejoice and relax! “Every single square inch of the house has been touched,” Jennifer said. The late 19th century home, which was used as a boarding house at one point in it’s history, has been lovingly transformed to meet the needs of a 21st century family of five and give them an open concept living environment. The couple bought Greg’s childhood home from his parents, Frank and Rosie Miklavcic, in 2002. Now, they are raising their three children, Reed,...

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Imagination comes to life

As a boy growing up in Frankfort, Taylor G. Marshall and his brothers, Matt and Adam, spent a lot of time making their own fun, which included cooking up some imaginative inventions. One of Taylor’s childhood creations was an ingenuous recliner chair attached to roller blades used for travel in his neighborhood. Unfortunately, it ended up having a major design flaw — no brakes. That little mishap hasn’t stopped Taylor from using his creativity as an adult. He regularly applies his artistry to his own home remodeling business, where he has built a niche in remodeling bathrooms. “I’m thankful...

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