Autism spectrum disorder hasn’t prevented Breathitt County teen from writing and illustrating two children’s books Read more


The Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia helps Kentucky families give their preschoolers a literacy leg up. Read more


Discovering and rewarding simple acts of thoughtfulness Read more



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Authors who embody the character and culture of our state Read more


Experience the arts of the holidays at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea on Dec. 6 Read more

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Cookbooks provide insight into our Commonwealth's culinary culture Read more


Through diversity of experience, individual tenacity and disclosures of the heart, the writers in This I Believe: Kentucky connect their beliefs to the Commonwealth and beyond. Read more


Get in the holiday spirit with free events featuring readings from Kentucky Monthly's landmark anthology Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas Read more

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W may stand for Wasted in Sue Grafton's latest A-to-Z mystery series offering, but this narrative has heart. Read more


The tome Kentucky’s Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes Along the Maysville Road is a well-researched, readable, mile-by-mile history of one of the most important pioneer routes into Kentucky’s Bluegrass region. Read more


A review of "The Porcupine of Mind" by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Read more


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

Jan 24, 2013 11:23 PM Extra Vested Interest

Forever connected to the classrooms of Greenup County, beloved Kentucky author Jesse Stuart also taught students and audiences in the far corners of the world. Read more

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Jesse Stuart at desk

Courtesy of the H. Edward Richardson Collection, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville.

Housed in a stately former post office in downtown Ashland, the Jesse Stuart Foundation fulfills many literary services to regional writers and their fans. Read more

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A review of the holiday literary anthology, Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas. Read more


Gardening season may be winding down but you can curl up with a good gardening book to keep that green thumb green. Read more