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 whenever meets are in session. I love it that … Continue reading The HerKentucky Guide to Simple Keeneland Wagers

My Favorite Wedding Story

Wedding season is in full swing, and I want to share my favorite wedding story with all of you. I tell this story to every single bride-to-be I come into contact with as a reminder that even if your wedding day isn’t perfect, that doesn’t mean your marriage can’t be. July 10, 2004 was a beautiful day. Aside from the sweltering heat, the weather was … Continue reading My Favorite Wedding Story

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 two years for that to get really, really old. I … Continue reading Inspiration in Silence and Space

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 southern state) and I’m not talking about its history (which … Continue reading Kentucky in One Word: Southern

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 that perfect local diner, and Burger House is ours. It’s right off … Continue reading The HerKentucky 60 Things Project: Lancaster