Looking Down on Lincoln

Did you know Kentucky’s Capitol Rotunda is a dome within a dome? If not, you’re not alone. Few people—more than a dozen and less than 100—each year make the twisted trek to the top of the Capitol dome. Read more

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The Sailor’s Log

We shouldn’t forget that we’re surrounded by those who have risked their lives—lost their limbs—for the freedoms we often take for granted. Read more

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Pennington Proves Archival Worthy

Poet Laureate Lee Pennington went in search of a nice, sturdy, fireproof filing cabinet to house his quirky collection of Kentucky literary artifacts. What he ended up with was a new archival wing in the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library. Read more

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Some days go to pot for a good cause

Paducah's Empty Bowls project benefits the Community Kitchen. Read more

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Inductees Come to the Carnegie

Six gifted wordsmiths who have entered The Great Scriptorium--the library in the sky--were inducted Thursday night into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. Read more

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Mine that Bird

When Madisonville’s MaryLou Boal called and asked if I’d like to be in a movie, I had no idea what to expect. “You’ll need to be there at the crack of dawn, but it’s an experience of a lifetime,” she promised. Read more

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Fear Strikes Out

Tuesday night in Louisville I had the great fortune of throwing out the first pitch in a baseball game between the Louisville Bats and the Gwinnett Braves at Louisville Slugger Field. Read more

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About this Blog

Kentucky Monthly's founder, publisher and editor-in-chief Steve Vest shares his amusing musings in every issue, with bonus material here on his online blog, Extra Vested Interest.

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