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Attention, writers! Kentucky Monthly seeks submissions for our annual writers' showcase, which will appear in the February 2017 issue. Poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction submissions are now being accepted. more

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

Arts & Entertainment

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

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Local Louisville Love

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

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


Paula's Hot Biscuit

Dana McMahan

In Search of Surprises

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

120 Eats


Photo by Wales Hunter

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


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


Meet Master of Horror John Carpenter more



Photos by David Toczko

Louisville's 296-acre landmark is home to a nationally recognized arboretum, amazing artwork and is the final resting place for famous Kentuckians more


Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers

Photo by Jesse Hendrix-Inman

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


Aces and duffers alike can enjoy hitting the Kentucky links. more


Judge Joseph Holt, postmaster general and secretary of war under President Buchanan, was appointed by President Lincoln as the nation's first judge advocate general. His Breckinridge County home is undergoing a complete restoration. more



Photo courtesy of the Nunn Center

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


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. more

News & Contests

Performing Arts Guide

Tim Collins, UK Opera Theatre

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

Arts & Entertainment


Photo by Wales Hunter

Educators, students and farmers celebrate the native Kentucky fruit more



Photo by Wales Hunter

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

Recipes 1 Comments


Courtesy USACE/Asset

The Freedom to Fish Act restores Kentuckians' ability to cast off in dam tailwaters more

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