David Witt carries to-go boxes of his cream of vegetable soup for a customer. David operates DC Kitchen, a pay-what-you-can restaurant, in downtown Paris. "It's not so much a restaurant...it's community," he says.
Mark Adler (left) and Jessica Perry (right) of the Paris-Bourbon County Library meet with David (top) and Denise Lyons (bottom), the state librarian of Kentucky. The group met to discuss how to combat book banning attempts and make the library a sanctuary for books.
David garnishes his pasta e fagioli with parsley before he takes it out to customers at DC Kitchen.
David walks along Main Street with Lyra Miller, who owns Lil's Coffee House, talking about the broken espresso machine at the coffee house.
Brad Parrent maneuvers his pontoon boat through duckweed and branches as his wife Cynthia Chriswell jokes with
David. The group celebrated Cynthia's birthday with an afternoon boat ride on Stoner Creek.
Emery Caywood embraces David, who gave him a ride home from DC Kitchen.
David tenderly places his head on Kathy Werking's as they joke at the end of a campaign event for Kathy, who is running for County Magistrate.
Catesby Simpson (left) and Emery Caywood (right) watch as David brings over a bowl of cream of vegetable soup at DC Kitchen.
David and his brother Doug Witt take a walk through their farm that has been in the family for six generations.
Morgan Johnson looks on as David cuddles her retired racing greyhound Kaycee during trivia night at Rose and Thorne.
David takes a short break from meal preparation at DC Kitchen, wearing his signature derby hat.