Where the Boys Are: Lexington’s Bluegrass Bachelors 2002

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Where the BOYS Are 
Interviews by Kevin W. Faris,
Bachelor Alumni 2001


 

Hello ladies! It’s been a whole year since Ace last offered you up ten handpicked bachelors, so here we are again.

Ace Magazine's Bluegrass Bachelors Issue Cover 2002Of course, this means that the 15 minutes of fame for the original bachelors, including myself, is rapidly coming to an end. The memory of our reign will slowly fade away, as we desperately grasp at the straws of B-level.OK, C-level celebrity.

Does Lexington have some version of The Hollywood Squares that Tyler Mainous and Dan Thompson could appear on? Will Chris Marek and Lonnie Sheets be on The Weakest Link Celebrity Challenge?

Maybe Ace could bring one of the old bachelors on board to write some stories every now and then.Oh wait.that’s me!

Alas, it’s time to look toward the future.

After scouring the tri-county area for the 10 most eligible Bluegrass Bachelors, this new crop may be equal to, if not better, than the originals. There will be lawyers, stockbrokers, restaurant owners, med students, former college football players, and even a homicide detective to name just a few. (And they’re all bringing their friends.)

So, one word of advice: I would recommend you order your tickets early and arrive on time.

And the best part of the Bluegrass Bachelor Auction is that the money spent on your date will go toward the Woodstock Animal Foundation.

Buy a bachelor, Save a Puppy!


Meet the Bachelors:


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Andy Barr

Andy Barr

THE WAY TO THIS LAWYER’S HEART, VEER RIGHT!

Andy Barr

Age: 28
Career: Attorney
Education: University of Virginia 1996; UK Law School 2001
Originally from: Lexington, KY
Favorite local dish: Filet Mignon from Dudley’s
Last movie seen: Black Hawk Down
Last CD bought: Everyday – The Dave Matthews Band
Last book read: Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: Church wedding
Nickname: Reverend
Children’s name: Leave it to my future wife
Favorite drink: Tanqueray and tonic
Number of days you wait to call a girl after getting her phone number: 3 to 5 days
What were you for Halloween: George W. Bush
Musical tastes: Diverse, but my favorite band is The Police
First thing you notice about a girl: Smile
One word your best friend would us to describe you: Late
Which lawyer show would you best fit in with, Law and Order, The Practice, or Ally Mcbeal? Law and Order, although I am not a criminal lawyer.
If you were stuck on a desert island, who would you rather be stuck with; Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, or Chelsea Clinton? I would rather be stuck with Wilson the volleyball, but if I had to choose, I could probably tolerate Chelsea.

POP QUIZ

1. Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? Superman
2. If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? Grand Cayman

SHORT ANSWER

1. How would you describe your house to MTV Cribs? I don’t watch MTV.
2.What is your worst date experience? An unintelligent woman.
3. What is your ideal date? Dinner at a 5 star NYC restaurant with closest friends and their dates or wives followed by a formal New Year’s Eve party with a ton of other friends, a kickin’ band, and open bar in midtown Manhattan.
4. What do you think about being sold to the highest bidder? Ridiculous.


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Matt Brotherton

Matt Brotherton

HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS

Matt Brotherton

Age: 30
Career: Crimefighter, like Batman
Education: MS Political Science, UK
Originally from: Atlanta
Favorite local dish: Three Bean Stew at Yat’s, shows my flair for nostalgia
Last movie seen: Gosford Park
Last CD bought: The Strokes and the new Dismemberment Plan
Last book read: Poor Richard’s Almanac by Ben Franklin
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
Nickname: Matt the Cop (Reporter’s Note: that’s what I call him)
Favorite drink: Tender Lovin’ (Ale-8 and Vodka)
What were you for Halloween: Confused. The whole damn night. But I’ve always wanted to be Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner.
Musical tastes: Dizzy Gillespie said there are only two kinds of music, Good or Bad. I listen to Good music.
Which cop show would you fit in best on? CopRock, or the “Sabotage” video.
How do you relax after a busy night of collaring some perps? Hours of paperwork.
Do people like me, not in the crime fighting field, sound stupid when we say something like “collaring some perps?” Not sure if you sound funny, but it looks odd in print.
First thing you notice about a girl: I like good glasses and good hairstyles.
One word your best friend would use to describe you: Reluctant.

POP QUIZ

1. Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? It was a tie. I read that issue at summer camp and I thought it was the biggest ripoff, a tie. Everyone knows The Flash is faster, but Superman is the star and we can’t have him lose, now can we?
2. If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? Timbuktu, also spelled TOMBOUCTOU, is a city in the West African nation of Mali. It is historically important as a post on the trans-Saharan caravan route. It is located on the southern edge of the Sahara, about 8 miles, 13 km, north of the Niger River. Timbuktu was a center for the expansion of Islam, an intellectual and spiritual capital at the end of the Mandingo Askia dynasty (1493-1591), and home to a prestigious Koranic university. Three great mosques built at that time, using traditional techniques, still remain.

SHORT ESSAY

1. How would you describe your place to MTV Cribs? Cozy, unkempt, and not yet fully occupied.
2. How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? Tell them to save their receipt.



Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Jim Wombles

Jim Wombles

HIS STOCK IS SOARING

Jim Wombles

Age: 28
Career: Stockbroker
Education: Bachelor’s in Business Administration
Originally from: Florida
Favorite local dish: The shrimp hibachi at Nagasaki Inn
Last movie seen: Black Hawk Down
Last CD bought: U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Last book read: How to be Auctioned Off to the Highest Bidder and Still Feel Good About Yourself!
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: Huge church wedding!
Nickname: Swimmy. I have no idea why.
What would you name your kids? Slow it down a little, we haven’t even met yet.
Favorite drink: Maker’s Mark and Coke
How many days do you wait to call after getting a girl’s number: The standard 2
What were you for Halloween? 70s guy in a light blue suit with shiny white shoes
Musical tastes: Rock, jazz, movie scores
Which is the best stock broker movie, Wall Street, Trading Places, or Boiler Room: Wall Street!!!! There will never be a better stockbroker movie!
I have a lot of Enron stock, what do you recommend? Don’t quit your day job, fire your financial advisor, and hire me!
First thing you notice about a girl: Her eyes
One word your best friend would use to describe you: Multi-faceted

POP QUIZ

Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? Superman of course, are you kidding?!?
If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? B.F.E.

SHORT ESSAY

How would you describe your place to MTV Cribs? YO, yo, yo!! I dwell in a phat Ball Home pad! My boys all tell me if you gonna be a playuh ya gots to buy da Ball Home model! It’s da bomb! I passed on da standard brick walls on da side, and upgraded to da crrrraaaazy aluminum siding. Check it out! You better aks somebody!
What is your worst date experience? I got set up on a blind date with a friend of my friend’s girlfriend. I thought she was great, and I was having a good time until at the dinner table we were talking about [insert name of popular] restaurant [now defunct]. I mentioned that I heard that [it] was going out of business and she said it wasn’t. And then I said, “No, really, I heard that it’s going out of business because of bad management.” She said, “No, it’s not, my Dad’s the manager!” Oops! We didn’t go out again. [The restaurant] went under.
What is your perfect date? One where when it’s time to go home, you wish that it wasn’t time to go home.
How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? Like a cheap $2 prostitute.


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Broussard Hundley

Broussard Hundley

FOR THE HORSEY SET

Broussard Hundley

Age: 34
Career: Horseman/Property Manager, Saxony Farms
Education: UK
Originally from: Lexington area
Favorite local dish: Bistro la Belle, pork chops
Last movie seen: Lord of the Rings
Last CD bought: No idea
Last book read: Cry Wolf by Wilbur Smith
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: Church
Nickname: Bird or B
Children’s names: If a boy, then Charles Broussard Hundley III, if a girl then named after her mother.
Favorite drink: Vodka
How many days do you wait to call a girl after getting her number: Depends on the girl
What were you for Halloween: A Gaucho
Musical tastes: Classical, pop, country, rock
What do you do on the farm? I work on a horse farm as a trainer and rehabilitator for young and injured horses.
You like to fly fish, so fess up. Is fly fishing really a zen activity or just a nice way to kill some time? Fly fishing is a cross between Zen and relaxation. NO PHONES!
First thing you notice about a girl: Her eyes, a window to the soul
One word your best friend would use to describe you: Independent

POP QUIZ

1. Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? Superman
2. If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? Cholila, Patagonia Argentina

SHORT ESSAY

1. How would you describe your place to MTV Cribs? The Do Drop Inn
2. Worst date experience: The blind date where the poor girl could not string three words together.
3. How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? It depends on the price.


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Tyler Richmond

Tyler Richmond

CHECK OUT HIS BEDSIDE MANNER

Tyler Richmond

Age: 25
Career: Med Student
Education: Henry Clay HS, Davidson College, UK College of Medicine (2004)
Originally from: Lexington
Favorite local dish: Tie. Sesame Tuna at Portofinos or Pork with red sauce at San Panchos
Last movie seen: The Big Lebowski
Last CD bought: Resurrection by Common
Last book read: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Nickname: Tip
Favorite drink: Maker’s and water or Gin and grapefruit
How many days do you wait to call after getting a girl’s phone number: I don’t wait
What were you for Halloween? High school varsity basketball player
What are your musical tastes: Roy Ayers to the Roots, Soulive to Seldom Scene – I am all over the place
First thing you notice about a girl: Face and hair
Which TV hospital show would you best fit in on, ER or Scrubs? Scrubs, definitely
You graduated from Davidson, what did you think about them beating University of North Carolina in basketball? It was a big game for Davidson, but it says a lot about the state of affairs in Chapel Hill.
Why medicine and med school? I got into medicine because I enjoy human biology and because I enjoy helping people solve their problems. I have 2 more years to decide my specialty, and as of today, I am wide open.
One word your best friend would use to describe you: Uninhibited

POP QUIZ

1. Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? The Flash
2. If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? Africa

SHORT ESSAY

1. How would you describe your place of residence to MTV Cribs? Take the fire-escape stairs to the second story entrance, where you enter an apartment of contemporary design and masterful woodworking that you’d expect to see only on the West Coast.
2. What is your worst date experience? I don’t think I’ve had a bad date.
3. What is your perfect date? One morning, wake up early and make homemade Huevos Rancheros. Then head out to Keeneland for the Spring meet.
4. How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? I hope I am worth the $10 admission price.


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Rob Ellis

Rob Ellis

HE’S TAKING BIDS!!

Rob Ellis

Age: 39
Career: Real estate
Education: BA, Communications, Minor in French, University of Kentucky
Originally from: Lexington
Favorite local dish: Filet mignon at Emmetts or sushi at Tachiabana
Last movie: A Beautiful Mind
Last CD: Lyle Lovett Anthology: Volume One
Last book: The Four Agreements
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: Vegas
Nickname: Elwood in college
What would you name your kids? I’ll have to get back to you on that one
Favorite drink: Pilsner Urquell or Spaten Lager
How many days do you wait to call after getting a girl’s number: Not more than 2 weeks
What were you for Halloween: The Devil
Musical tastes: I was a radio dj for 10 years and I did a lot of different formats so I can appreciate just about any genre of rock, country, contemporary jazz, even some pop in fact I actually enjoyed it when an old girlfriend of mine dragged me to a Barry Manilow concert!
Last year we sold your brother Charles, this year you – are there any other single Ellis men out there? Yes, there is one more single Ellis guy, Johnny, but he lives in New York.
What are your hidden talents? I used to play the drums, the piano, and the violin. I was a magician when I was younger. I used to dance before I got “dignity,” as Bob Seger would say. I am not a bad ping pong player.
One word to describe you: Pragmatic

POP QUIZ

Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? Depends on the kryptonite levels in the atmosphere that day.
If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? I would be going somewhere in Montana or the Dakotas.

SHORT ESSAY

Worst date experience? Probably the time when I got thrown in jail for trying to retrieve my girlfriend’s winter jacket from the school gym by breaking in at 2 am. Yes, I was drunk and no, she did not ask me to do it. She had left it there at the last basketball game going into Christmas break and her family was leaving for North Carolina to visit relatives the next day, so I was trying to be a hero. This was in high school, by the way.
What is your ideal date? Most of my ideal dates have happened somewhat spontaneously so that one is kind of hard to answer but if there is mutual attraction, respect, and chemistry, then what we do on the date is really just incidental.
How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? Well, it is kind of ironic, since I sell real estate for a living.


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Ryan Atkins

Ryan Atkins

PLAY BALL!

Ryan Atkins

Age: 25
Career: Recruiter at Lexmark
Education: BA Communications Auburn, Second semester MBA student at UK
Originally from: Lexington
Favorite local dish: Joe B’s Pizza with salad and breadsticks
Last movie saw: Tom Green’s Freddy Got Fingered
Last CD bought: Dave Matthews Live
Last book read: Tony Franklin’s Fourth Down and Life to Go
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: Like I have a choice, whatever the woman wants!
Children’s names: See above answer
Nickname: Sammy Butternut
Favorite drink: Chocolate milk shake
How many days do you wait to call after getting a girl’s phone number: 3
What were you for Halloween: Pimp
Musical tastes: All types of music
First thing you notice about a girl: Personality
You played football at Auburn, what do other SEC schools really think of UK football: They think UK football is the joke of the SEC.
What are your plans for your MBA, I hear Enron’s hiring: Paper shredding comes in the 3rd semester of the MBA program!
You’ve played soccer and football, which pro career would you rather have, a pro soccer player like Cobi Jones or a pro kicker like Adam Vinatieri? Tough question! I would prefer to be a pro kicker because there would be less wear and tear on the body. Plus, if it was here in the US, then the pro kicker would make the most money.
One word your best friend would use to describe you: Unpredictable

POP QUIZ

1. Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? Superman
2. If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? The Nicholasville Wal-Mart, I think?!?

SHORT ESSAY

1. How would you describe your house to MTV Cribs? Thanks to my mother, an interior designer, and my father, a real-estate broker, my house is nice.
2. What is your worst date experience? Traveling to a college sorority function with my girlfriend and realizing that the “high school sweetheart” thing was not going to work out.
3. What is your ideal date? Going out to dinner at a nice restaurant, then catching some sort of live sporting event, with a cute, fun loving date.
4. How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? I just wish that my friends who got me into this were being auctioned off as well!


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Brad Hedgespeth

Brad Hedgespeth

THE MANLY CARNIVORE

Brad Hedgespeth

Age: 33
Career: Sales Rep
Education: College
Originally from: Lexington
Favorite local dish: Filet Mignon at Dudley’s
Last movie seen: Ali
Last CD bought: Lenny Kravitz
Last book read: The Jury by Steve Martini
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: Vegas. I’m not much on big church weddings
Nickname: Hmmmm don’t really have one
Children’s names: Marshall if a boy, and Kaitlin if a girl
Favorite drink: Maker’s Mark
How many days do you wait to call a girl after getting her number: 3 days
What were you for Halloween: Fireman
Musical tastes: Jazz, a little bit of country
You like to play sports, would you let a date win on purpose: Probably, yes. I would at least try to keep it close, so she wouldn’t know I was letting her win.
Talk about Zeus: Zeus is my dog. He is a nine month old black lab. He’s a big baby, everybody loves him. I went to a birthday party a while back and everyone kept saying, “Hey, go get your dog!” so I left and went home and got him. He’s more popular than I am.
First thing you notice about a girl: Her smile
One word your best friend would use to describe you: Busy

POP QUIZ

1.Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? The Flash. For sure.
2. If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? I do not have the slightest idea.

SHORT ANSWER

1. How would you describe your place to MTV Cribs? Very, very cozy. It’s homelike and lived in.
2. What is your worst date experience? I went on a blind date that was a DISASTER from the get go. I ordered steak and she was a vegetarian. We hated each other. After the date, my friends apologized to me for setting us up in the first place.
3. What is your ideal date? Nice dinner and then maybe a jazz show. It would be really simple, nothing too complicated.
4. How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? I’m a little bit nervous, but very excited!


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Bob Stubblefield

Bob Stubblefield

YOU’LL BE LICKING YOUR CHOPS

Bob Stubblefield

Age: 51
Career: Owner of Billy’s BBQ
Education: BS in history, some graduate school
Originally from: Murray, KY
Favorite local dish: The walleye at the Merrick Inn
Last movie seen: Black Hawk Down
Last CD bought: Lucinda Williams, Essence and Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul
Last book read: Black Hawk Down
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: None of the Above
Nickname: Lightnyn
Children’s names: My daughter’s name is Jennye and because I am fixed, there won’t be anymore!
Favorite drink: BEER!
How many days do you wait to call a girl after getting her number: A couple or more
What were you for Halloween: I worked
Musical tastes: Blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk, country, big band, some rock, lounge
Your name is Bob, your restaurant is called Billy’s BBQ. Who the hell is Billy? Billy is a long ago, but not forgotten bidnis partner.
If you own a restaurant, are you obligated to take your date there for dinner?: Well, the food and the beer are cheap.
How many days have you gone in a row without eating BBQ: 2 or 3
Best drink with some Billy’s BBQ: Now that is a really stupid question, BEER!
First thing you notice about a girl: Smile
One word your best friend would use to describe you: Oral

POP QUIZ

1. Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? What kind of stupid question is that?
2. If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? It’s in the West African, almost sub-saharan country of Mali, but the gold is all gone.

SHORT ESSAY

1. How would you describe your place to MTV Cribs? Small, tastefully decorated with great art and some nice furniture, with a story behind a number of pieces of both.

2. What is your worst date experience? I was invited to a sorority formal, where my date proceeded to quickly down a pint of vodka. After holding her up on the dance floor for a good portion of the evening, I packed her to the room. In the process she puked and kept mumbling, “ma her, ma her….” I looked back on the ground behind us and saw what looked like a small, furry rodent. It was in fact a hair piece that had fallen off her head. After I dragged her in the door, I kicked it into the bushes, then put her into one bed with a garbage can next to it, and slept in the other.

3. What is your ideal date? I can’t write that here in detail, but it would include great wine and good food, a table with a long, floor length tablecloth in a dark, secluded part of the restaurant, and my choice of dessert, definitely not on the menu. Use your imagination.

4. How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? I’m not so sure you’ll raise very much money with me, but I’m gonna have a great time. Is the beer on the house?


 

Ace Magazine Bluegrass Bachelors 2002 Marshall Prewitt

Marshall Prewitt

CHECK UNDER HIS HOOD

Marshall Prewitt

Age: 24
Career: Corporate Account Executive
Education: Senior, UK, Kinesiology
Originally from: Lexington
Favorite local dish: Hot Brown at Ramsey’s on High Street
Last movie seen: Vanilla Sky
Last CD bought: Elvis in Person, Las Vegas
Last book read: Night Comes to the Cumberland
Church wedding or Vegas quickie: Vegas
Nickname: Ed
What you would name your kids: No idea
Favorite drink: Caucasian
How many days do you wait to call after getting a girl’s number: 2 or 3
What were you for Halloween: Freedom Rocker
Musical tastes: Stones, anything 80s, Elvis, Z-103ish
First thing you notice about a girl: Butt
How many times a day do people try and make car sounds to tell you what is wrong with their car? At least 6 times a day, mostly squeaks.
What is the best soap to get grease off your hands? Kresto, it’s German!
Dream car: 1960 Ferrari GT250 California, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
One word your best friend would use to describe you: Energetic

POP QUIZ

1. Who would win in a race, Superman or The Flash? The Flash
2. If you won a trip to Timbuktu, where would you be going? Africa?

SHORT ANSWER

1. How would you describe your place to MTV Cribs? It’s a place to lay my head.
2. What is your worst date experience? A UK basketball game, I was too much of a fan for her.
3. What is your perfect date? Ramsey’s and color TV.
4. How do you feel about being auctioned off to the highest bidder? I hope it doesn’t happen, but I would treat the experience the same no matter the price. That is, I’ll have a good time.

 

CONCLUSION

Well ladies, there you have it. Ten guys ready and waiting for you. So bring your cash, your checks, and your cash (NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ON SITE). Doesn’t hurt to say that twice!

We will see you all Friday night at 8:00 at ArtsPlace.

By the way, the correct answers to the pop quiz are:

1. The Flash. He is the fastest man on earth. It is not even close. Although if Superman flies, it’s a bit tighter.

2. See Matt Brotherton’s answer!


 

Info:

The auction will be at ArtsPlace, Friday, February 15th, 2002 at 8:00pm (after Gallery Hop).

Tickets are $10 in advance, on sale at the Ace office, at the corner of 2nd and Jefferson, or charge your tickets at 859-225-4889, ext 224. (Tickets at the door will be $20).

Ten bachelors and accompanying dates will be auctioned (all date packages begin with dinner at Roy’s East High Diner. Beyond that, packages include an array of evenings, ranging from theatre to concert tickets to UK ballgames.)

LAST year’s Bluegrass Bachelors will be in attendance as bartenders.

Celebrity Panelists (they quiz the bachelors) are: Suzy Boe, Jennifer Nime, and Gatewood Galbraith.

Marvin Bartlett will be the moderator.

Auction proceeds benefit Woodstock Animal Foundation – specifically low-cost spay/neuter programs and animal adoption/rescue.


 

How To:

It goes like this…

This is a Silent Auction. You will be able to bid quietly and discreetly. The bachelors will not disrobe. You won’t either.

First, read up on your choices.

Call now and charge your tickets. See how much credit limit you have left after that.

Then, go to the ATM machine. Withdraw as much as you can and still have rent money.

At the event, Marvin Bartlett will introduce the Bachelors, one at a time.

They will then be quizzed, by celebrity panelists, so you can judge them on their winning personalities and not just their looks (because that would be shallow).

Marvin will then direct you to the appropriate Silent Auction location where you can make your bids.

Wear Kevlar. Penalties will be assessed for elbows to the eye.

At 10 p.m the winning bids will be announced by the lovely Jennifer Nime. If you’ve committed the biggest bucks, and have a check or cash to back that up, you won!

You’ll be introduced to your bachelor.

Exchange business cards.

You’ll sign a liability waiver (that’s for our protection in case you get married, have kids, live together for 20 years, and end up in a messy divorce, you can’t blame us when he shaves the cat in retribution).

You will make your check payable directly to Woodstock Animal Foundation. If it bounces, they’ll tell us. Then we’ll print your name and photo on the next cover. (Not really. But please, bid within your means. It’s not nice to kite checks to charities.)

The bachelors will have your date packages (dinner and tickets), and you may then contact them directly to make arrangements.

You may meet them at dinner, or at the event.

Whatever makes you two comfortable.

 




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