Avoiding the rust
For Carter Muse the secret to a long life is hard work, family and the land
“They’re running the small farmer out,” Jim says, looking out over the pastures of his childhood.
The Sobiecks’ common interest propelled them from being just a couple to being two chefs running a successful catering service.
Coffee and community
At Amon’s Sugar Shack, discussions about politics and sports can get as heated as the coffee.
Since Pastor Reggie Tipton came to White Oak Baptist, attendance has grown sixfold.
Sixteen-month-old Bennett Tucker sees the dentist seven days a week, and seems to enjoy it.
Ask anyone in Somerset where to find a good burger, and they will point you to Lynn’s Lunchbox.
Familiarity breeds ‘content’
The grass grows greenest right under Ruth Ann Burton’s feet.
Charles and Mark Bishop make their rounds on land that has been in their family for 97 years.
Having the faith to fail
A couple and their six children build a life at Longwood Hollow.
Bruce Bruce grew up on a farm and says he became a veterinarian because it would keep him in touch with agriculture.
Life’s second chance
The vista offers a dream sequence — and that fits Barry Burkett’s life perfectly.
Love of the Land
State Rep. Tommy Turner is equally comfortable hashing out legislation or roaming the farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Mayor
Breezing through town in his white Corvette or on his Harley, Ron Jones stands out.
When the life of Patty Loveless ended in June 2011, her husband Ricky began his life as a conductor.
Bob Walther is the proud owner of three rat terriers, two of which are therapy pets.
Jerry Englehart Jr.
Businessman J.D. Hamilton hadn’t intended to be a marina operator on Lake Cumberland.
Striving for perfection
Mariko Krause has a drive unlike ‘most any other teenager.
The book and its cover
When it comes to Jessica Van Bruggen, the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” fits perfectly.
Somerset duo produces “The Season,” a Web-based series documenting their school’s football team.
What Katie Dalton might achieve before she turns 15 is anyone’s guess but hers.
Turning wood to art
Natalie St. John
“Other people look at a burl and see disease. I see money,” says Chris Ramsey.
We (heart) animals
Veterinarian Tammie Bumgardner’s compassion has saved countless locals animals
‘If you break it, I can fix it’
Sammy Jo Hester
At age 95, Ira “Red” Cornett still gets to work at his machine shop every day promptly at 9 a.m.
“Birds of a feather . . .”
A nurturing spirit is what drives Francis Carter as she cares for her students and her birds.