Listener Spotlight: Beth Graves
By: Joel Scott
Beth Graves of Lexington is one of Radio Eyeâ€™s newest listeners, having listened for only a couple of months. Beth, 89, got interested in Radio Eye when friends started telling her about it last year. She mainly listens to the Lexington Herald-Leader. She has suffered from macular degeneration for roughly a year.
Beth raised three children - two girls and a boy. She also worked for 11 years in United States Geological Service offices in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Washington, D.C. After raising her family, she worked for 15 years on the office staff of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.
Prior to her vision declining, Beth did quite a lot of volunteering. She helped at Godâ€™s Pantry and also at Central Christian Church in Lexington, where she was also a member of the choir for 27 years. These days she likes to listen to books on tape, mainly historical novels and mysteries.