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Attention, writers! Kentucky Monthly seeks submissions for our annual writers' showcase, which will appear in the February 2020 issue. Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and opening paragraph of a novel submissions are now being accepted. Read more

News & Contests

Test your knowledge of Kentucky's contributions to the silver screen with our free, printable trivia quiz Read more

Arts & Entertainment

Part Pikeville museum, part post-modern, local-food destination, Matt Corbin’s pub reflects his love for his hometown Read more

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Traveling like a local is the latest buzzword. But sometimes you just can't beat *being* a local. Read more

120 Eats

The squirrel woods used to be the place where young hunters honed their woodsmanship skills, which are not unrelated to life skills. Read more

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Asbury University professor offers his students a unique learning experience alongside the world's greatest athletes. Read more

Education

Paula's Hot Biscuit

Dana McMahan

Local businesses thrive in the face of the steamroller that is our modern consumer culture. Two such treasures were recently "discovered" in Hodgenville. Read more

120 Eats

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Photo by Wales Hunter

Our 2013 Kentuckian of the Year: UofL Director of Athletics Tom Jurich Read more

People

Lexington's Angel Heart Farm is a respite for children with life-threatening illnesses Read more

Health

Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers

Photo by Jesse Hendrix-Inman

Kick it up for kickoff time with this party-worthy appetizer. Read more

Recipes

Elmer

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The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky preserves the stories of our Commonwealth and its people. Read more

History

In celebration of 15 fabulous years together, we present a collection of anniversary gifts, Kentucky-style. Enter our 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes for a chance to win. Read more

News & Contests

Performing Arts Guide

Tim Collins, UK Opera Theatre

A guide to performing arts companies and venues across the Commonwealth. Read more

Arts & Entertainment

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Photo by Wales Hunter

Educators, students and farmers celebrate the native Kentucky fruit Read more

Education

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Photo by Wales Hunter

The exotic flavors of the pawpaw fruit shine in this cool and creamy treat. Read more

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This ideal-for-Derby-Day-brunch recipe is one of many tasty finds in the Junior League of Louisville's new cookbook. Read more

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Good things happen in April. Turkey season opens. Baseball returns. Crappie spawn. Read more

Field Notes

The final installment of our three-part series celebrating Kentucky's musical heritage. Read more

Music

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Photo by Phyllis Russell

Blooms shine along the Paducah Dogwood Trail Read more

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Photo by Wales Hunter

Against the backdrop of the historic Twin Spires, more than 500 people live, work and create a community Read more

People