Hamburg Journal presents cover posters to FDHS teachers Jessica Greene and Coach Brian Landis


Southern Barker, a dog boutique in the Hamburg area, made their opening official with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 18.

The boutique, which specializes in pet accessories, luxury dog accessories, dog supplies, and even products for dog owners themselves, is operated by mother-daughter duo Leslie and Sarah Stewart.

Southern Barker is located in Hamburg near the intersection of Star Shoot Pkwy and Sir Barton.


MetroNet is wrapping up construction of the first quadrant of its citywide fiber-optic network. This is the first phase in Lexington’s attempt to become the nation’s largest gigabit city. The wider availability of gigabit service could help accelerate and expand tech-related companies and entrepreneurs business capabilities, particularly with video streaming and other data-intensive applications. Neighborhoods east of downtown and north of Richmond Road, in the area from East New Circle Road to I-75, will be the first to come online.


During the 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony nearly 1,300 attendees joined in celebrating the 100 Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. Forcht Bank, Edward Jones, and Lexington Habitat for Humanity were a few of many Hamburg Neighbors that were recognized.


In Summer 2017, Sonitrol of Lexington and Bates Security completed one of its most innovative installations. The project at Frederick Douglass High School includes verified audio detection, verified video, and an advanced access control system. Bates Security was awarded the SAMMY Award for Integrated Installation of the Year for its installation at FDHS. The SAMMY program raises the bar for the entire electronic security industry by sharing the best ideas and practices with all.


Fr. Jim Sichko presents a bottle of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon to Pope Francis at The Meeting of the Missionaries of Mercy in Vatican City. According to Buffalo Trace Distillery Each barrel ages for 23 years and is carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse. This whiskey should be enjoyed neat.


Kort Eagle Creek celebrated an Open House and ribbon cutting in April.




On May 4 from 9 am to 3:30 pm, Crossroads Andover hosts Leadercast. Leadercast is the largest, one-day leadership event on the planet, with more than 100,000 current visionaries and future world-changers attending each year.

GO Local 2018 is an annual community service blitz led by Crossroads. People from the community partner with local non-profit organizations and other churches to serve them through projects such as painting, gardening, landscaping, construction, and more. Pick your project and make plans for your entire family for a fun, high-energy weekend on May 12-13.


This article also appears on page 6 of the May 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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