Kentucky, Writing

The HerKentucky Guide to Simple Keeneland Wagers

(This post originally appeared on HerKentucky) It's HERE! Keeneland's Fall Meet has ARRIVED! You're going, right? Of course you're going. We only get to do this in April and October. Get up, get dressed, and go take part in one of the best parts of living around here. (Yes, I'm basically a walking, talking Keeneland commercial… Continue reading The HerKentucky Guide to Simple Keeneland Wagers

Kentucky, Writing

Inspiration in Silence and Space

Sometimes, when I'm feeling completely drained and uninspired, I have to get away from everything. When I moved to Lexington (pop: over 300,000) from Lancaster (pop: under 4,000), I was enamored with Lexington's abundance. Whatever Lancaster had, Lexington had more. People. Cars. Buildings. Schools. Libraries. Stores. Cars. Farms. Parks. Gyms. Restaurants. Cars. It took about… Continue reading Inspiration in Silence and Space

Kentucky, Writing

Kentucky in One Word: Southern

(This post originally appeared on HerKentucky.) Everything I love so much about growing up in Kentucky and continuing to call it home can be summed up in one word: Southern. The view from my parents' home. I'm not talking about its geographic location (especially because some people tend to argue that it's not technically a… Continue reading Kentucky in One Word: Southern

Kentucky, Writing

The HerKentucky 60 Things Project: Lancaster

(This post originally appeared on HerKentucky.) In last Sunday's Herald-Leader,  Cheryl Truman, with the help of many readers, listed 50 things that define Lexington.  We thought it would be fun to make a similar HerKentucky list, with 10 things that define our respective hometowns. Here's Megan's list of things that define Lancaster.  1. Every town has… Continue reading The HerKentucky 60 Things Project: Lancaster