Stephen M. Vest

The Swallows’ Savior

The existence of Mission San Juan Capistrano in California today and the legend of its famous swallows are greatly due to a Kentuckian. Read more

Jul 12, 2019 1:03 PM Extra Vested Interest

The restaurant’s return anchors an Augusta renaissance Read more


Boys State graduates develop proposals to benefit veterans Read more


As Kentucky celebrates its 225th birthday, we’re taking a look forward. We asked several knowledgeable people, “what will Kentucky be like in 2042?” You may be surprised by some of the answers. Read more

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Kentucky Voices series, Danville’s Pioneer Playhouse is bringing back Elizabeth Orndorff’s Death by Darkness and debuting Angela Correll’s Guarded, the sequel to her previously produced Grounded. Read more

Arts & Entertainment

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. Read more

Jun 9, 2016 5:58 PM Extra Vested Interest

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


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

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


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



Photos by David Toczko

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


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

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Photo by Wales Hunter

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

Nov 8, 2013 11:26 AM Extra Vested Interest

Some days go to pot for a good cause

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

Feb 13, 2013 3:19 PM Extra Vested Interest

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. 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

Jessica Casebolt of Pikeville is standing tall. Read more