The old adage is everyone has a story to tell. The same can be said for communities.

That concept remains at the heart of our vision for Winchester Living, now embarking on its third year.

People are perhaps the most interesting part; and far too often, important and impactful stories do not get told. Again, the same can be said for communities.

When someone picks up a copy of Winchester Living magazine, we want them to walk away feeling like Winchester-Clark County is the greatest place in the world to live.

That starts with celebrating some of the amazing people who live here, but also extends to showcasing the history, the culture, the quality of life and other aspects that make Winchester stand out in central Kentucky and ultimately across the Bluegrass and beyond.

What makes someone want to live here? Why do people visit? What draws so many people back?

The answers to those questions are what we try to celebrate.

Then, we move on to the details because that is what makes every community — and every person — unique.

In this issue, those details include celebrating the work Vanessa and Ed Ziembroski have put in at the Opera House and their newest venture, Loma’s.

You can also read about Winchester native Matt Long’s journey from the local stage to a professional acting career in Los Angeles.

Learn more about Theo and Brenna MacMillan, a pair of siblings from Clark County making a name for themselves in the Nashville music scene.

There are also stories about a local CBD distributor, the work happening at Lady Veterans Connect and more.

We understand our community isn’t perfect because no one is, and we certainly aren’t trying to create a false picture. We simply refuse to get bogged down in negativity or allow the myriad of obstacles every community faces to take away from the big picture.

Winchester is a great place to live or visit and we hope to capture a little bit of that magic in every issue of Winchester Living. §