Small American flags litter the ground as the Lexington Fourth of July Parade on Wednesday.
Major Brett Ringger sets up to examine Isaac Dunn, 9, of Morgan County while his sister Mercedes Dunn, 3, watches at the Lee County High School on Monday. The eye examination is one of the health services offered as part of Operation Bobcat, a military training mission to practice medical set up for times of emergency, conflict or disaster.
Benjamin Elliott of Louisville, Kentucky leads a chant of "Vote them out!" during a protest on the front steps of the state capital building in Frankfort, Kentucky on April 2, 2018. "I'm just here to sport out teachers, my best friend and my sister are both teachers," Elliott said.
Western Kentucky University sophomore Connor Hounshell flinches as colored powder is thrown in his face during the Indian Student Association's celebration of Holi on March 24, 2018.
Brittany Ward cheers at Sigma Chi Fight Night in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Sloan Convention Center on April 7, 2018. Over 1,000 people attended the event put on for the national charity the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Kyrah Hardin cheers after moving her tassel during the Bryan Station High School graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on Friday.
Kelsin Kemble is a freshman at Western Kentucky University. Kemble is from Louisville and is studying engineering.
Brandon Marcus, 10, reels as he is hit with water from a bucket thrown by Lexington Legends players as part of their Splash Day that took place after their game on Wednesday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
A cowboy takes his hat off for the playing of the national anthem at the Lone Star Rodeo on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. "You won't see any of our athletes kneeling for before Old Glory here today," the announcer said.
Albert Faulkner of Bowling Green was an active alcoholic for over 20 years before he reached a point something had to change in his life. "There were times when I wanted to end my life. I didn't see a way out, so it was either try recovery or if this life was too much, to leave it," Faulkner said. Now he leads studies at First Baptist Church in Bowling Green for alcoholics and people dealing with all kinds of addictions. "It really is a miracle," Faulkner said about his journey to recovery.
Lane French a.k.a. Lily McQueen Fitzgerald is the sings the opening act to the 3rd annual HRL Drag Show, hosted at the Western Kentucky University Knicely Conference Center with over 250 people in attendance on Thursday, April 6, 2017. French is a WKU senior who has been doing drag since Summer of 2014. French loves the freedom that drag gives him. "It's fun to be someone else for a while" He said.
A fight breaks out between patrons and is quickly pushed out into the parking lot during Yo Gotti's preformance at the Sloan Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.
Quinten Haynie drives the WKU Purple Shuttle on Nov. 18, 2016, which runs from 10pm till 2am Friday through Saturday. This shuttle was designed by SGA to keep students safe. Haynie, who is an aspiring hip-hop artist, listens to hip-hop on the lonely, night late-night drives.
Around 10,000 teachers their supporters swarmed the capital building to protest pension bill signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin.
Graduate agriculture student Rob Anderson placed decorative Valentine's Day candies in his beard for delivering flowers in Bowling Green on Feb. 14, 2018. "I lost a bet with my professor," said Anderson.
Western Kentucky University sophomore Jadier Rivera from Hopkinsvile won fouth in the National Weightlifting competition in Orlando, Fla. in October. "At the end of the day you're there to beat youreslf and you're your worst enemy," he said. Rivera works out 5 days a week for about an hour each day. "It's one of those sports you have to really have a huge heart for."
Hundreds of school groups brought kids to participate in the Lexington Legends Splash Day at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Wednesday. Splash Day involved all kids of water related activities for the children.
Senior Brenden Ward shows off his school spirit and support for WKU athletics with his handmade red towel outfit. The hat, shirt, pants and cape took a year in total to make. Ward's favorite sport to attend is basketball because "the players and coaches are close enough to hear me."
Lexington Pride Festival 2018.
Contestants in the Miss Kentucky Pageant at the Singletary Center for the Arts on Saturday night walk to the stage for the bending of the ceremony.
Katie Michelle Bouchard, 22, of Owensboro is reacts to being crowned as Miss Kentucky 2018 at the Singletary Center for the Arts on Saturday night.
Boys from local baseball team in Lexington ride on fire truck in the Fourth of July festival and parade in downtown Lexington on Wednesday July, 4, 2018
Lenny Hoops, of Savannah, Georgia, walked throughout Whitaker Bank Ballpark during the Lexington Legends game on July 7, 2018 hyping the crowd up for a human cannonball show and fireworks after the game on Saturday.
Sun Flower Field in Bourbon county on Wednesday evening.
James Henderson Jr., 6, plays cards with Zaiden Hunt, 6, while Ella Hooker, 2, sits on the floor of the Fayette Mall waiting in line to enter Build-A-Bear.
Lucy Hubbs waits for Father John Misty to preform during the first day of Forecastle Festival in Louisville at Waterfront Park.
John Marion, of North Carolina, and Carline Baird kiss during the first day of Forecastle Festival in Louisville at Waterfront Park.
The Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday evening. This is the first year the event has been held at the Kentucky Horse Park.