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Frankly Speaking

A Dream Lived Out in Frankfort

May 24, 2016

Original Art the “Only Way to Go." “I’m a fan of Frankfort!” says Ellen Glasgow, owner of Capital Gallery downtown. And after just a few minutes chatting with her one feels lucky to live in this unique state capital city. “Frankfort is a lovely capital city; a capital city in a residential neighborhood! People have no idea how special that is.” And in that moment it occurs to me that I have never even really noticed that fact, even after visiting the area dozens of times in my first two years in town. As a resident, Glasgow has got me beat, having lived in Frankfort since 1979. She moved here after having been relocated seventeen times due to her husband’s...

A River Runs Through It

May 10, 2016

Local business helps residents explore area rivers. When I was seventeen years old the movie Deliverance came to the big screen. I was living in California at the time. Up until then I’d never given two seconds thought to the idea of canoeing down a river. But after watching the movie my high school buddy, Paul Leigh, and I decided it looked pretty exciting. We made plans to canoe down the Russian River in Northern California, putting in at Healdsburg and paddling our way to the Pacific Ocean. We had no idea what we were doing. Fortunately for us the water was low that year. When I told this story to Chris Howard, the Outreach Coordinator at Canoe Kentucky in...