August 2014 Cover

“Pure Inspiration"

This month’s lovely cover art is by local artist Christy Long. Her “Pure Inspiration” is a fun, whimsical piece inspired by the beautiful colors and reflections of nature that we find around us daily. Christy’s art can be found at Tea Bayou, Candlemakers on the Square, and other local businesses. Christy is a member of ArtWorks, Inc. and Second Saturdays on the Square. You can find her online at For more information about Christy’s art, contact her via email at


Thank you!!

SOKY Happenings August 2014
Volume 8 Issue 3

5 Arts Education Programming at SKyPAC
-submitted by SKyPAC

6 Artist Profile: A Versatile Artist
-by Jessica Snodgrass Kem

8 Warren County Public Library -
An Amazing Community Resource
-by Ashley Fowlkes

9 Orchestra Kentucky

10 “Upping Our Game”
-submitted by Kentucky Stage(s)

12 August
-by Lee Stott

13 The Symphony at WKU

14 Literary Pages
-by Kristie Lowry

16 What An Incredible Experience!
-by Elizabeth Marsh

18 Places, Everyone!
-submitted by Gayla Warner

21 What’s Great About “Restorative” Yoga?
-by Tony Bishop, E-RYT

22 Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: The Effects on Diabetes
-by Teresa Stidham, MSN, APRN-BC, ANCC 

24 TRX Suspension Training
-by Loralee Stephens

25 Kinesio Tex Tape Helps Sports Injuries But is Not Just for Athletes
-submitted by Bluegrass Outpatient Center

26 Binky and the Beast
-by Dr. Mandy Ashley, DMD, MsEd, MS

28 Start School Right with These Four Backpack Safety Tips
-by Dr. Brandon Crouch

29 Hoofbeats - Horses or... Zebras?
-by Dr. Betty Stephenson, DVM

30 It’s A Horse’s World
-by Karen Thurman

31 Make Your Own Backpack
-by Shannon Hunt

32 Everyday Hardware for Window Treatments
-submitted by Creative Interiors

33 On Display: Showcasing Life’s Treasures
-by Clarissa Smith

34 Back to School and Off to College
-by Sharon Kissel

35 Crowd-Pleasing and Easy Grilled Appetizers
-by Rachel Riley Martin

36 There’s Something for Everyone
at the Warren County Public Library
-submitted by Senior Events Committee

37 Have Beer, Will Travel
-by Andrew McMichael

38 Dad Can Cook
-by Jake Olson

40 Dark Roast? Light Roast? What’s the Deal?
-by Justin Shepherd

41 Kentucky Farms, Kentucky Flavor:
Time for Watermelon
-by Joanna Coles and Brittany Young

43-51 SOKY Weekly Calendar Grid

52 SOKY Guess Who?
-by Pam Cassady

53 SOKY Guess Who? Revealed
-by Pam Cassady

55 Expansion of Pay As You Earn Program for Student Loans
-by Jeanette Rayles

56 Addressing Academic Difficulties in
-by Bobbie Noall

57 Holy Trinity, Where Jesus is the
Heart of Education
-by Lindsay England

58 Funky Junk, Food, Friends & Family at Paradise Point
-submitted by Paradise Point

59 Remembering the Hostess House
-by Mary Alice Oliver

60 A Program to Assist Veterans: South Central
Kentucky Community Blueprint
-submitted by Community Blueprint Veterans

61 A Spark & Hard Work Lead to Outdoor Sports Opportunities
-by Richard Larson

62 A Dedicated Team Yields 5-Star Rating at
Christian Health Center of Village Manor
-by Suellen Joy Brill

64 From GEDs to Nurse Practitioner Degrees,
Couple Uses Nursing Opportunities to Travel & Help Others
-by Susan Esters

65 VUB Instructor Honored at Veterans Memorial Courtyard
-submitted by Veterans Upward Bound

66 The Sights & Sounds of Summer in Bowling Green
-by Juannie Kronenberger

67 Trash or Treasure? Find Out By Researching Online
-submitted by The Great Escape

68 Radon: The Silent Killer
-submitted by Barren River District Health Department

69 What’s the Story?
-by Shannon Gottke

70-71 Bowling Green – Information You Need to Know
-submitted by The City of Bowling Green

72 Enjoy Fall Fun and More at Just Piddlin Farm
-submitted by Just Piddlin Farm

73 Low Hollow Trail Festival 2014
-by Fritz Games

74 Students Enjoy Learning at SKYCTC Summer Camps
-submitted by SKYCTC

75 What to FALL Into for 2014
-by Nicki Smith

76 St. James United Methodist Church: A Place to Make a Connection
-by Chris Patterson

77 Family Enrichment Center: Helping Children
for 35 Years
-submitted by Family Enrichment Center

-submitted by United Way

79 Make Plans to Attend Spirits at the Depot to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky
-by Susan Waggoner

80 Spend the Afternoon With the WKU Football Team at Football Fan Fest
-submitted by WKU

81 Confessions of a First-Time Lil’ Angels Attic Shopper
-by Jessica Massey

82 15th Annual Sumner Crest Grape Stomp Event
-submitted by Sumner Crest Winery

83 Start Your Engines! It’s Time for the
5th Annual Holley LS Fest
-by Blane Burnett

84 Finding Your Family Story
-by Sharon Tabor

85 Celebrate Ag Night at Chaney’s Dairy Barn
-submitted by Chaney’s Dairy Barn

86 Color in Motion 5K: The Color of Fun
-submitted by Color in Motion

87 Shop for Back-to-
School & More at
-submitted by

88 U.S. Bank Balloons,
Tunes and BBQ
-submitted by United Way

89 SOKY Restaurant

90 North of
-by Greg Almond