Celebrating 25


25th Anniversary illustration by Devon Stivers.
Devon Stivers, a Bagdad (Shelby County) native with a bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown College in art history and history, works as a webmaster for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. She has a passionate love of literature, nature and anything in the fine arts.

25 Years of Kentucky Monthly

In 1998, a record-breaking winter storm dropped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team captured the national championship, a slim aerodynamic colt named Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby, and Kentucky Monthly was born. It was a banner year. Twenty-five years is an important milestone for any publication but particularly impressive with the changes that have taken place in the publishing world since 1998. Many traditional print magazines have fallen by the wayside with the growth of the internet. Luckily for us, Kentucky Monthly readers continue to enjoy receiving physical copies of the magazine.

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