Ronnie Stinson prepares for the Wednesday evening service at Trace Creek Church in Mayfield.
Preacher Ronnie Stinson prays with Sarah Dinkins, center, and Linda Wade, daughter and wife of Eugene Wade, right, in the Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Wade, a former deacon and a longtime friend of Ronnie's, is terminally ill after battling the cancer he got from working in a uranium processing facility.
Preacher Ronnie Stinson holds hands with two ministers during a short prayer at the end of a weekly staff meeting in the Trace Creek Church, Wednesday, Oct. 1st 2008, in Mayfield, KY.
Ronnie Stinson preaches during the Wednesday evening service at Trace Creek Church in Mayfield.
Ronnie Stinson holds hands with other believers at the end of the Wednesday evening service at Trace Creek Church in Mayfield.
A car passes by Carr's Barn early in the morning in Mayfield. Carr's Barn has been serving breakfast for the people of Mayfield for the last 55 years. "You know what you're gonna eat and it is fairly cheap too." says Albert Red Nance, who describes himself as a regular who has been eating here every morning since the place has opened.
Suzanne Sanderson smiles while talking to her husband and customer, Ronnie Sanderson, at Carr's Barn in Mayfield. Other customers call Ronnie the luckiest man in the world because he got to marry Suzanne.
Stacey Perkins prepares lunch at Carr's Barn in Mayfield. Stacey has been working here for about a year and says the thing she likes most about her job is the people she meets everyday.
Dolores Kuhlman talks to customers at Carr's Barn in Mayfield. Dolores, the owner's sister and the manager's mother, still helps out in the place, although she is retired.
Money waits to be stashed in the vintage cash register at Carr's Barn restaurant in Mayfield.
Albert Red Nance has breakfast in Carr's Barn in Mayfield. Red has been eating here every morning since it has opened 55 years ago.
Keith Wilmath, 16, walks out of Rhonda's Place in Farmington, carrying his 4-months old brother Blake in a basket, while their grandmother Trudy Wilmath lights a cigarette.
Tobacco leaves hang to dry on a farm in Graves County. Kentucky is the most tobacco-dependent state in the United States. Although North Carolina grows more tobacco than Kentucky, tobacco accounts for a larger percentage of Kentucky's agricultural income.
Pamela Stinson holds on as her husband, Ronnie, power lifts her to windows in need of a wash. Preacher Stinson dedicates many of his days off to work around the house.