Through Our Eyes- 10/27/15

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Western Kentucky Senior, Corinn Sprigler, wears a beard made of 1500 bees at the Downing Museum at Baker Arboretum, October 22, 2015. Sprigler is a member of the bee keeping club at WKU. JAKE HURDT

Western Kentucky Senior, Corinn Sprigler, wears a beard made of 1500 bees at the Downing Museum at Baker Arboretum, October 22, 2015. Sprigler is a member of the bee keeping club at WKU. JAKE HURDT

The sun rises over the a barn resting in the rolling hills of Frankfort, Ky., on October 23, 2015. BRITTANY GREESON

The sun rises over the a barn resting in the rolling hills of Frankfort, Ky., on October 23, 2015. BRITTANY GREESON

Before going to a local Halloween party, Ella Lemley, 14, of Frankfort, Ky., pause in the door way of the kitchen while wearing her hand made Phoenix costume at her family's organic farm in Frankfort, Ky. BRITTANY GREESON

Before going to a local Halloween party, Ella Lemley, 14, of Frankfort, Ky., pause in the door way of the kitchen while wearing her hand made Phoenix costume at her family’s organic farm in Frankfort, Ky. BRITTANY GREESON

Burlington's Community Development & Parks Director Eric Tysland walks up a staircase Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, during a tour of the Apollo School building in Burlington, Iowa. The former school was constructed in 1908. The city of Burlington is seeking a developer for the dilapidated facility. JEFF BROWN

Burlington’s Community Development & Parks Director Eric Tysland walks up a staircase Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, during a tour of the Apollo School building in Burlington, Iowa. The former school was constructed in 1908. The city of Burlington is seeking a developer for the dilapidated facility. JEFF BROWN

Trent Zinner (left), 8, hugs his father, J. R., before heading to bed. Trent is in second grade and suffers from apraxia, a speech disorder, sometimes resulting from brain damage. "We are very fortunate that Trent's mind is all the way there," J. R. says. "He's very intelligent. He just lacks the ability to express his frustration sometimes." WILLIAM KOLB

Trent Zinner (left), 8, hugs his father, J. R., before heading to bed. Trent is in second grade and suffers from apraxia, a speech disorder, sometimes resulting from brain damage. “We are very fortunate that Trent’s mind is all the way there,” J. R. says. “He’s very intelligent. He just lacks the ability to express his frustration sometimes.” WILLIAM KOLB

Topping of his look for a night of dancing at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1493 in Frankfort, Kentucky, Arnold Clark, 87, puts on one of his several cowboy hats in his home on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. NICHOLAS WAGNER

Topping of his look for a night of dancing at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1493 in Frankfort, Kentucky, Arnold Clark, 87, puts on one of his several cowboy hats in his home on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. NICHOLAS WAGNER

Virginia Hensley, 85, hugs her dog Jet after taking her outside on October 20, 2015. After VirginiaÕs last dog died last winter she vowed not to get another dog. That changed after a quick trip to the local canine adoption facility in Frankfort, Kentucky.ÓThere were a lot of pretty dogs, but he just stood out,Ó said Hensley. ÒIt is amazing how much dogs can love people, and Jet loves me.Ó HARRISON HILL

Virginia Hensley, 85, hugs her dog Jet after taking her outside on October 20, 2015. After VirginiaÕs last dog died last winter she vowed not to get another dog. That changed after a quick trip to the local canine adoption facility in Frankfort, Kentucky.ÓThere were a lot of pretty dogs, but he just stood out,Ó said Hensley. ÒIt is amazing how much dogs can love people, and Jet loves me.Ó HARRISON HILL

Leiajon Frazier, a cornerback for a local football team, the Gators, waits during practice at the Panther Athletic Complex. JUSTIN GILLILAND

Leiajon Frazier, a cornerback for a local football team, the Gators, waits during practice at the Panther Athletic Complex. JUSTIN GILLILAND

"I was the pumpkin because my husband took the clown costume,Ó said Ann Stansbury. Ann, 70, was one of dozens of citizens who dress up during the annual Party Night at the Senior Citizens Center in Frankfort, KY. HARRISON HILL

“I was the pumpkin because my husband took the clown costume,Ó said Ann Stansbury. Ann, 70, was one of dozens of citizens who dress up during the annual Party Night at the Senior Citizens Center in Frankfort, KY. HARRISON HILL

By Betina Garcia

April Cole is overcoming personal struggle living her dream of being a photographer in Frankfort, Kentucky, USA. Made a the Mountain Workshop with the coaches Bob Sacha, Liz O. Baylen, Leslye Davis, Julie Winokur and Josh Davis.

By Lauren Nolan

As you walk into Poor Richard’s Books, you might smell the stories of Jane Austen and Nancy Drew waft through the many shelves that hold tens of thousands of books. Walk upstairs to the attic, full of antique treasures awaiting their rightful owner.

The woman who owns this store, Lizz Taylor, uses the detective skills she learned at a young age from Harriet the Spy to help her customers find the perfect book – the perfect book that will find them at the exact right moment in their life and teach them something that they didn’t even realize they needed to know.

Lizz helps others escape the hardships in their life through escaping into the magical realities of stories. She doesn’t sell books. She sells ideas.

By Emilie Milcarek
On workdays Frankfort bustles with capitol business. After hours the city’s vivacious warmth rewards those wise enough to linger.

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