James Kennedy of Hodgenville, Ky., picks up a rifle with dirty hands, displays it and aims at ever so casual Larry Rust of New Haven, Ky. This is to sell, not to shoot. The rifle sold for $9 to 82-year-old Joe Sweet (not pictured) at a weekend auction.
Brittany Bratcher celebrates her eighth birthday party at Bowling Green High School’s swimming pool.
A girl weaves silk scarves at a small island village near Muang Ngoi, Laos in southeast Asia.
Mary Alice Gordon of Hammondsville, Ky., is a widow and a homesteader who lives off the land tending her own crops and planting flowers. "God's flower bed is prettier than the one man makes," Gordon said.
Odell Winchell and Roy Zackery of Leitchfield, Ky., frequent the Friday night bluegrass jams held weekly at the Grayson County courthouse. Mary Barnes of Elizabethtown, Ky., sits quietly and listens to music. “It’s good stuff, ain’t nothing like it,” Zackery said.
Larry Lambdin of Boston, Ky., watches his house burn down for the second time. The family came home to flames instead of beds that weekend. "In about 45 minutes my whole life changed," Lambdin said.
Louisville’s Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom is closed for the winter months due to chilly weather.
Faith Manion of Leitchfield, Ky., plays piano at her music teacher’s house. She became fully blind at the age of 11 after her retinal surgery failed.
Katie Pronjer, age five, rests on a mattress to protect mechanical bull riding contestants at the Children’s Rodeo in Jackson, Wyo., before placing 1st in the competition.
Suave, ridden by Willie Martinez, takes the lead to win first place in Churchill Down’s 10th race at Louisville’s fall meet.
Will Armstrong, 17, passes a sobriety test, given by Officer Ernie Steff, as Ryan Petty stands guard. It was Armstrong’s first time being pulled over.
William Smith sparks a smoke at the annual Mountain Man Rendezvous in Jackson, Wyo. He camps out with his friends during a snowy evening in late May.
Chase Lockhart of Jackson, Wyo., calms his steer before the 4-H Beef Competition at the Grand Teton County Fair.
Boris Strangeff, sits on his bed feeling sad at the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home for homeless who are terminally ill or who have economic and care taking needs. "It's all right here, but I do want my freedom," he said. "Everybody is good to me…but I just want to be my myself. I just want to be my own boss, that's all."
Firman Dowell, suffers from dysmnesia after having three strokes which makes it hard for him to recognize and respond to his family members. He rests in his bed at the Lakeview Health Care Center in Carmel, Ind., while listening to Irish folk music.