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1. news photographer Bill Luster
2. Federal Grove Bed & Breakfast
3. Laura Brewer’s resourceful crafts
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Barren County

Producer: Guy Mendes
Videographer: John Breslin
Audio: Brent Abshear
Editor: Dan Taulbee

Can You Picture That?

Photographer Bill Luster

Photojournalist Bill Luster has been taking pictures of basketball players and horses, local dignitaries and visiting presidents, and community celebrations and disasters since he joined the staff of the Louisville Courier-Journal in 1969. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes with his C-J colleagues—one in Feature Photography and one in Local Reporting—and was the runner-up for 1982 Newspaper Photographer of the Year. A past president of the National Press Photographers Association, he has won that group’s prestigious Joseph Costa Award for leadership (2000). His photos have been published in National Geographic, Life, Time, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune. And in January 2004, he was named the Kentucky News Photographer of the Year for the fifth time.

All of those things are nice, of course. But Bill knew that he’d really arrived when the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center mounted a retrospective of his work for the folks in his hometown of Glasgow. What made it even better was that the center is in a building that once was a garment factory owned by Luster’s grandfather.

In this visit to the Barren County exhibition, we meet Luster and talk with him about some of his favorite photographic subjects, including the Kentucky Derby and the aforementioned presidents. We also hear from a true expert on his work: his mom, Betty Goddard Hall.

Logan County

For more information:
• Federal Grove Bed & Breakfast, 475 East Main St., Auburn, KY 42206, (270) 542-6106

Producer, editor: Jennifer Belcher
Videographer: David Brinkley

A Night at Grandmother’s

Federal Grove

Terry Blythe probably isn’t your grandma, of course. But if you come to stay at her house, she’ll try to make you feel like one of the family.

Her house happens to be Federal Grove, an 1871 mansion in Auburn that Terry operates as a bed-and-breakfast inn. Guests can stay in one of four different themed rooms, including Victorian and Sun Porch, and wake up to hearty meals of country ham, beaten biscuits, and all the appropriate trimmings.

The Blythes are only the second family to own the house, an elegant white-columned home that was built on the site of the first brick house in Logan County. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But then that’s nothing unusual in Auburn—nearly 100 buildings in town are on the list.

Terry has filled Federal Grove with numerous examples of fine antique furniture, much of which is for sale through the antique shop she also operates. Another of her passions is food, and the Federal Grove dining room is open to the public for dinner Monday through Saturday and for lunch on Fridays. Reservations are most definitely suggested.

Warren County

For more information:
• Brewers Place, 1150 Alvaton-Greenhill Rd., Bowling Green 42103, (270) 622-7121

Producer: Cheryl Beckley
Videographers: Stephen Kertis, Cheryl Beckley

Creative Christmas Crafting

Christmas stockings by Laura Brewer

Laura Brewer has had quite a nice career as the owner of a successful upholstery business. At some point, though, it occurred to this dedicated recycler that she really ought to put the scraps left over from all those chairs and sofas to use, too. So she turned her hands and her creativity to the task, and now those mounds of scraps become whimsical Christmas stockings. She shows us how in this visit to her Warren County workshop.

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