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Letter from the Editor June 2022

As it turns out, the sun doesn’t always shine bright on our old Kentucky home, but a few scattered showers and a cooling breeze didn’t stop us from celebrating the most exciting two minutes in sports. However, when the spray tans slowly dissolve, the perfectly polished manicures begin to chip away, and the blisters begin to set in is when my team lines up at the starting gate.

I’m delighted to present to you our wrap-up for Derby 148, containing the most significant events over the past few weeks, along with coverage from Thurby, Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. Be sure to check out voice-tribune.com for hundreds of additional photos from the past month. I must applaud the tenacity and grit of our photographers who worked from dusk to dawn and around the clock in some cases. Showing up with a camera in hand in every corner of the city to capture all the exciting happenings of the season without skipping a beat to meet the deadline.

Even though we could easily fill the pages of our June issue with all things Derby, this issue highlights Outdoor Living, Food & Drink and our Summer Wedding Fashion Editorial. Throughout this issue, you will find the breathtaking feature of the Hartley Botanic Greenhouse at Ashbourne Farms. As we dip our toe into Lexington, Elizabeth Scinta spoke with Cooper Vaughn of The Apiary and their themed dinner series. Sarah Carter Levitch shares the story behind the Jackson Family Wines’ Stonestreet Farm. Calling all brides! Check out our two Wedding Fashion Editorials that are sure to inspire an ethereal summer soiree.

Now, I can’t pretend to know about betting on a horse race. But the loyalty, integrity and endless creativity within my VOICE family is a Trifecta I’d bet on any day!

(Disclaimer: My Derby dress was not harmed in the capturing of this photo.)

Yours truly,
Alexandra Hepfinger