Stephen M. Vest

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. more

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Bardstown’s American Legion Post 42 visits Guantanamo Bay to assist veterans and high school students more


Harlan’s Jordan Smith is Kentucky Monthly’s 2015 Kentuckian of the Year more

, Arts & Entertainment

Girlhood pals Angela Correll and Heather Henson collaborate to bring Correll’s novel to the stage. more


Paying tribute to 95 year-old veteran Ivan L. Russell of Webster County more



Photos by David Toczko

Tom Bulleit plunges into his ancestry to resurrect a bourbon legacy more


A long-shot movie tribute to a longer-shot horse more

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Photo by Wales Hunter

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


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. more

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A presidential military aide and an ophthalmologist were among the unlucky on the RMS Titanic more


In celebration of Kentucky Monthly's 15th Anniversary, we glance at a few other Kentucky icons and where they stood at 15. more


Some days go to pot for a good cause

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

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In the 1870s, tiny Bracken County was the nation’s leading wine producer, squeezing more than 30,000 gallons annually. At the center of the enterprise was Abraham Baker Jr., who, prior to 1853, built what is today the Baker-Bird Winery. 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. more

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Jessica Casebolt of Pikeville is standing tall. more


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