Hannah Blakeman, 27:
Lead Vocalist
Hannah Blakeman is the lead Vocalist for Shitfire, a punk band based in Louisville, KY. "I was often grounded for months at a time for partying as a middle and high schooler, so I spent a lot of time on my computer. Through Tumblr I learned about feminism and punk. I thought punk was the shit." Blakeman has been sober for 6 years, and is still involved in recovery communities.
Bath Wonderland
Bailey Griffin, 7, is the founder and owner of Bath Wonderland, a homemade and organic skin care line. Bailey has eczema, and the natural products help her with her outbreaks. Bailey's mother owns her own business, which is what inspired Bailey to do the same. She has been running Bath Wonderland for over a year and hopes it could be a "big big store" one day. Bailey attends Wellington Elementary school and explained it can be hard to juggle homework and orders. "I keep going because I love being proud of myself," Bailey said.
Charles Booker 2020 Senate Race
Charles Booker is Kentucky's youngest Black state lawmaker and serves in the Kentucky House of Representatives for the 43rd district, the poorest zipcode in the state. Booker was a candidate in Kentucky's 2020 senate primary race, but lost to former Marine pilot Amy McGrath.
BGKY Boxing
BGKY Boxing is an exercise studio located in Bowling Green, KY that offers training and classes for both health and competition.
Member to Mentor
Maranya Shobe is a junior in high school working at the Boys and Girls Club where she was a member for 8 years. She has now become a role-model for other young kids who face similar financial struggles.
An Unconditional Love
Shaunna Mason is a cross-fit trainer at CrossFit R837, a gym that wanted to "cater to any kind of disability whether it be physical, mental, whatever," as Shaunna explained. On Tuesdays, Shaunna leads a cross-fit class that is catered specifically to the down syndrome population in Bowling Green. Members of the Buddy House, the headquarters for Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky, come every week to work with Shaunna.
Cirque Italia's Water Circus
Manuel Rebecchi created the traveling show Cirque Italia back in 2012, performing all over the United States. The Italian entertainment company performed for the first time in Bowling Green in November of 2017, operating out of the parking lot of Greenwood Mall.
Student Refugee Soccer Program
Zach Zalchi is a teacher at Warren Elementary in Bowling Green, KY who has helped establish a soccer program for his East African refugee students.
Wettest Ever Kentucky Derby
the 144th Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY made history as the wettest ever, beating a hundred-year-old record set in 1918
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