Jerry Allen carries trash cans in from the street at dawn. Jerry and Betty Ann Allen have been married for 50 years and are, respectively, third and fourth-generation Parisians, deeply rooted in the community. Jerry was one of the original groomers of Secretariat at Claiborne Farm, while Betty Ann is the Executive Director of the Paris-Bourbon County Tourism Commission and is currently helping to organize the 2023 Legends of Bourbon County festival, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Secretariat returning to Paris following his Triple Crown victory.
Jerry delivers Bourbon County Citizen-Advertiser papers, something he's done every Thursday morning for the past two years. After working at Claiborne Farm on and off for decades, Jerry retired in 2019.
Betty Ann eats breakfast while watching the morning news with Jerry. Jerry makes Betty Ann breakfast every morning, carrying it to her on a tray.
Betty Ann and Jerry hold hands at the Tony Leonard & Secretariat Photography Exhibit at Hopewell Museum. Jerry was one of Secretariat's original groomers when the horse came home to Claiborne Farm following his Triple Crown triumph in 1973.
Jerry looks at items at a preview for Purcell's Auction. Jerry buys sports memorabilia and other knick-knacks that he then resells on Facebook Marketplace.
Betty Ann and Jerry browse Facebook at Lil's Coffee House, where the two often eat and meet up with friends.
Betty Ann talks to Shack Parrish at Lil's Coffee House.
Betty Ann talks to Judy Hutson at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Court Sports Venue at the Bourbon County Recreation Park.
Betty Ann and Jerry attend the Tony Leonard & Secretariat Photography Exhibit at Hopewell Museum.
Jerry looks out the window while watching the morning news at sunrise.