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Kentucky Roots

I’m a Kentuckian who grew up in Indiana. After graduating from Indiana University, I had a 15- year career as a TV news journalist. I worked as an anchor in Boston and as a reporter in Dallas and Louisville.

Shortly after marrying my husband, Kevin, we visited friends in Louisville and fell in love with the region. I got a job at WHAS11 and we moved to Kentucky in January, 2000. Due to my husband’s schedule as an airline pilot, I retired early from my career and stayed home with our two children who attended Buckner Elementary and North Oldham Middle School and High School.

It is a dream come true, living in Oldham County, and getting to return to my ancestral Kentucky home. We have a house near Harrod’s Creek just steps from the lush woodland that is rich with green moss and ivy and beautiful Spring wildflowers. We have fox and deer, possums and raccoon that come to visit our bird feeders throughout the year. Not far down the road are the beautiful horse farms of Oldham County where my kids took riding lessons and participated in Pony Club.

Grandma Ruth

Great-Great-Grandpa William

My Kentucky roots go back to my Great-Great Great Grandfather, James Chisholm who was born in Scotland and settled in Henry County. He built a log cabin on a hill between Lockport and Grub Ridge. He and my Great-Great-Great Grandma had a son named William in 1850. That’s Great-Great Grandpa William in the photo. The Little girl is my Grandmother, Ruth Hundley, when she was just four years old. Both the photos were taken on the same day at the Chisholm Homestead in 1925. My grandmother said they grew tobacco and had a very big garden as well as pigs, cows and chickens. She said the hallows were full of wild berries and fruit trees and they canned everything. God does provide!