Dunbar, one of Lyra and Charles Miller's geldings, savors a peppermint as the sun rises over their Rosecrest Farm in Bourbon County. In addition to raising and racing thoroughbreds, the couple operates a bed and breakfast on the farm and Lil's Coffee House at the corner of Main and Seventh streets in Paris.
While leading a tour of Rosecrest Farm for guests at the B&B, Lyra drives the golf cart and talks about the history of the farm and region.
Lyra kisses Madaket Sunset's unnamed son, known as Sunny around the farm. Before this kiss, Sunny threw his food pan out of his paddock, a game he plays with Lyra daily to make her throw it back.
The early morning sun illuminates the B&B on Rosecrest Farm.
Before the sun is up, Lyra finishes making strawberry crepes for her guests at the B&B. She asks every guest to send her any allergies, preferences and diets to make sure the meals she makes fit everyone's needs.
Dusty Doulin, 31, leads a yearling into its stall for a bi-weekly checkup. Charles and Dusty brought the horses from the paddock to check for any medical problems or concerns to ensure they will be ready for a racing career in the future.
Lil's Coffee House sells a variety of dishes, including several different kinds of quiches Lyra prepares in the morning.
As Halloween draws near, Lyra kneads cookie dough and cuts it into Halloween shapes. After Lyra prepared and baked the cookies, her sisters Linda Danko, 80, and Lois Fricke, 75, decorated the cookies. Her sisters moved to Paris years after Lyra to be near family as they grow older. They help in the shop whenever they can.
Lyra helps prepare meals and coffee at the counter with Trinity Taylor, 19, while Lisa Devary, 59, attends to customers. Lyra runs back and forth between the kitchen and the front of the diner, ensuring that everything goes smoothly. Phone orders and several customers at tables and the counter keep Lyra, her employees and her sisters busy.
"You want a good photo?" Lois asks as she grabs Lyra and shakes her playfully.