Spirits, Sparkles and Spurs

Photos by Tim Valentino

Cowboy hats and pearls alike were donned at this annual event benefiting KET’s services and programs on Aug. 11. Participants enjoyed a bourbon face-off, live music and a silent auction at the outdoor venue, Brown-Forman Silo Center at Turkey Run Park. Don and Libby Parkinson served as the event’s honorary chairs and were celebrated at the event’s reception.

  • Ty Harrison.

  • Ty Harrison.

  • Kerri Bonner and Larissa and Chris Reece.

  • Steve and Sharon Kerrick, Ben and Julie Schmidt and Nick and Crystal Papachristou.

  • Michele Ripkey of KET, Joy and Chuck Dobbins and Jennifer Adams of KET.

  • Steve Kerrick addresses the VIP group.

  • Steve Kerrick addresses the VIP group.

  • Honorees, Don and Libby Parkinson.

  • Honorees, Don and Libby Parkinson.

  • Honorees, Don and Libby Parkinson.

  • Honorees, Don and Libby Parkinson.

  • Bonnie Boland, Mary George Meiners and Gerry Boland.

  • Pat and Jim Host and Julie and Ben Schmidt.

  • Heather and Frank Jemley.

  • Ashley Bearden, Jason Jennings and Melissa Berry.

  • Ty and Gena Harrison.

  • Ty and Gena Harrison.

  • Mark Hunter, Rick Kays, Gerry Canter, Greg Karem and Dave Draper.

  • Yagnesh Patel, Darshana Patel, Gene Baker, Steve Carr, Gina Carr and Sheila Vallin.

  • Tonja Aaron-Wells and John Wells.

  • Danielle Curry, Zach Ricketts, Dale Curry, Andy Vallin, Gina Curry and Theresa and Craig Treadway.

  • Matt and Tonya Williams, Debbie Patterson and Sean and Lauren Williamson.

  • Craig and Michelle Coughlin.

  • Pam and Phil Vowels.

  • Ted and Tracy Arena.

  • Nancy Kitchen and John Ramsey.

  • Laura Prewitt of the KY Horse Park and Don and Libby Parkinson.

  • Cissy Musselman and Sam Corbett.

  • Chef Jeff Jarfi and Hayley Welch.

  • Louisville Board Chair for KET, Steve Kerrick.