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1. Hofbräuhaus Newport
2. Artist Lisa Williamson
3. Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge
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Campbell County

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Hofbräuhaus Newport, Third and Saratoga at the Levee, Newport, Ky. 41071, (859) 491-7200

Producer: Frank Simkonis
Videographers: Frank Simkonis, John Schroering
Audio: Roger Tremaine, Thomas Cooper
Editor: Dan Taulbee


Hofbräuhaus Newport

A bier garden and restaurant that would be at home on Germany’s Rhine River is a favorite stop on the Kentucky side of the Ohio. Hofbräuhaus Newport is a home away from home for the many Northern Kentucky families with German roots—and anyone else hungry for good food with a German flair.

Located on the Levee, Hofbräuhaus Newport opened in 2003 and was the first in America to be licensed as a franchisee of the state-owned brewery in Munich, Germany. Beer is brewed on site, and Newport has a brew master from Germany supervising the production of four varieties, plus seasonal specialties of the authentic Hofbräuhaus beer. Guests enjoy traditional German fare like bratwurst, sauerkraut, wiener schnitzel, and apple strudel.

The first Hofbräuhaus was established in Germany by Duke William V in 1589. The word literally means court brewery: Hof (court) Bräuhaus (brew house). Hofbräuhaus Newport features live entertainment daily in the Bier Hall and dining for up to 120 in the Stubbe, which features antique, hand-carved chairs from the original Hofbräuhaus. The Bier Garden features a view of the Cincinnati skyline.

Martin County

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Producer/Videographer/Editor: Brandon Wickey


Artist Lisa Williamson

This is our first story to feature Martin County. An artist whose work has been displayed nationally at the Smithsonian returns to her home in Tomahawk to rediscover her childhood inspirations.

Lisa Williamson remembers going into the Kentucky woods as a child to gather materials for terrariums. When she came back to Martin County a few years ago, she was inspired once again by the wild tangle of woods just beyond the house. Her art, she says, is her response to nature.

Lisa enjoys the delicate look of watercolors and the rich, saturated color that she can achieve using them. The vibrant paintings featured on her Web site celebrate nature; their names reflect her surroundings: Tomahawk Summer, Mountain Mist, Chickweed Reincarnate. She also explores human relationships with nature. Her Eco Man balances a flower and vase on his head that is larger than he is. Sweet Balance features with a human figure with a long, open box atop his head walking on the edge of a cliff.

She says she began her Meadow series of paintings in June 2006 in memory of her father, who loved the hills and woods of his Kentucky farm.

Jessamine County

For more information:
Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge, 7376 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356, (859) 887-WOOF (9663)

Producer: Valerie Trimble
Videographer: George Murphy
Audio: Brent Abshear
Editor: Jim Piston

Wild Hearts

Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge

Rescued wolves and wolf hybrids, lions, foxes, monkeys, potbellied pigs, horses, and deer have found a home at the Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge. A licensed wildlife-rehabilitation facility, the shelter treats and returns to the wild all the animals it can. For those who can’t be set free, Wolf Run provides a home for life—and a valuable educational experience for children and adults who visit.

A no-kill facility, Wolf Run creates habitats that mimic the native surroundings of its residents. Among those residents are Serandi, an African lion once in training for the movies, and Singa, lioness who spent her younger days in a roadside zoo. Others include a red fox recovering from injuries, a North American cougar once caged with tigers in a petting zoo, and a wildcat raised as a pet until his owners realized he was too big to handle.

Wolf Run is open to the public on Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and free for children under 2. Visitors might enjoy a trip to the gift shop, which features “Paw Prints Animal Art” by the animals of Wolf Run.

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