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In 199, Bob Chapman, CEO of the $1.7 billion manufacturer Barry-Wehmiller, implemented a new approach to change the traditional way companies treat employees. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:58 PM Business

As the holiday season – a little something I like to call “Thanksmas” – approaches, there seems to be precious little time to sit and enjoy a good book. Weeks of office parties, decadent meals, road trips and family obligations... more

Nov 23, 2015 4:46 PM Arts & Culture

At the same time that Maker’s Mark has discovered that it is not wise to “mess with bourbon drinkers” – referring to their decision to not water their bourbon down to increase inventories – University Press of Kentucky has... more

Feb 28, 2013 9:32 PM Community

Author Michel Stone pens her first novel as a glimpse into the lives of those who aspire to live a better life –– the type of life found, sometimes mythically, amid the prosperity and benefits offered in the United States. A story... more

May 3, 2012 2:59 PM Community

Lexington, KY - At 9 years of age, Gemma Hardy has vague but fond memories of her family living on the seaside of Iceland and of her widower father going off to fish in the morning and returning home at night with his bounty –– and... more

Apr 16, 2012 6:08 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Saluted British author Julian Barnes begins his well-crafted novel in the 1960s in a school in London where an adolescent clique of boys conducts their lives much as any other small group of young men.Thoughts... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:09 PM Arts & Culture

Bob Edwards is a well-known and well-loved name to many longtime listeners of National Public Radio and its shows "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." Currently heard on "The Bob Edwards Show" on Sirius XM Radio, his journey... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:09 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Lexington author Christine Eisele Sacra takes readers back to the late 1870s and the small James family farm in Lexington, Ky., where 15-year-old Ruth May, the daughter of a former slave, has lived her... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Award-winning financial columnist and consultant Don McNay, of Richmond, Ky., directs his readers away from the road that leads to Wall Street, pointing them instead in the direction of Main Street, and... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - With the wartime remembrances of her father-in-law as her inspiration, Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason writes the story of Marshall Stone -a bomber pilot shot down over a Belgium field in the... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:08 PM Arts & Culture

How to Find and Photograph Kentucky WildflowersAuthor and photographer Thomas Barnes offers a colorful paperback guide that speaks to two interests and combines them in a volume that also addresses the concerns... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

ChinaberryAuthor James Still is well considered the "Dean of Appalachian Literature" - his regard for the living world that surrounded him and his inherent ability to express the very heart of it are the qualities that... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Death By Drowning Reprising her character Josiah Reynolds to the pages of a mystery novel, author Abigail Keam picks up where Reynolds dropped off -quite literally a cliff in the last pages of her first... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, inspired and established by President John F. Kennedy as a challenge to America's citizens to serve, explore and appreciate the different cultures... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Arts & Culture

Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories In a series of 10 short stories that relates the tales of Wilgus Collier, beginning at age eight to the time he becomes a young man, Gurney Norman enchants and torments the reader... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

40/40: 40 Years 40 Portraits193 North Limestone Street in downtown Lexington houses Institute 193 - a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote contemporary southern artists. It offers an art space that... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

How Kentucky Became SouthernImmediately after the Civil War, the attention to direction shifted from North and South to East and West - the East being the much wealthier of the latter two due to the fortunes made... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - by linda hinchcliffe | fine lines ColumnistBeyond the FenceThe cover of "Beyond the Fence" highlights one of Lexington's many scenic views, and its pages offer not only other beautiful scenes,... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

Spookiest Stories Ever It is with the "spirit" of this season that authors Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown prove that chilling tales and ghostly accounts are without season -and are entrancing... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Arts & Culture

All the Living In her first novel, Kentucky author C. E. Morgan introduces us to Aloma, a young woman whose past has provided her neither lasting family nor love. As an orphan, she is shuffled off to be raised... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Community