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Six summer reading picks with Kentucky ties, reviewed by Carnegie Center for the Literacy & Learning staff more

Jun 1, 2017 10:41 PM , Community

This winter, cozy up with one of these 8 great Kentucky-related books released in 2016. more

Dec 19, 2016 1:24 PM Community

The Morris Book Shop, a Chevy Chase literary and cultural hub for five years, is for sale and may disappear entirely if a new owner doesn’t emerge soon. Owner Wyn Morris said the surprise announcement, first reported by Tom... more

Jul 5, 2016 6:11 PM Business

It’s no secret that humans’ ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time has decreased significantly since the dawn of the mobile age – distraction comes easily... more

Jun 30, 2016 6:44 PM Community

It’s no secret that humans’ ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time has decreased significantly since the dawn of the mobile age – distraction comes easily... more

Jun 28, 2016 6:43 PM Arts & Culture

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

With spring officially underway, daydreams have started to turn toward all the activities that warm weather brings: cookouts, fireworks, family road trips, and long, luxurious nights... more

Apr 30, 2015 7:39 PM Community

With spring officially underway, daydreams have started to turn toward all the activities that warm weather brings: cookouts, fireworks, family road trips, and long, luxurious nights... more

Apr 30, 2015 4:46 PM Arts & Culture

When Richard B.Isenhour began designing and building Lexington homes in the early 1950s, no one was using the term “mid-century modern” to describe an emerging design style that emphasized... more

Mar 4, 2015 7:50 PM Community

It seems to me I’ve spent my life in libraries, or at least in the presence of a book. As a little girl, I was taken to that lovely old library on Second Street, now the home of the... more

Jul 30, 2014 3:26 PM Community

Little Free Library is an international project that enables people to share their favorite books and stories for free. For Catherine Nunn Lawless, who works for an Education non-profit,... more

Apr 16, 2014 10:02 PM Community

Full disclosure: I plead guilty to the sin of sometimes playing the lottery. I figure it is a dollar’s worth of entertainment just to take a couple of minutes and daydream what I would do [...] more

Business

In August 2011, as the early morning hours crept upon the Chevy Chase Inn on Euclid Avenue, Sarah Razor had an epiphany for her first book. Standing in the doorway of the “CCI,” she... more

Jul 8, 2013 2:46 PM Community

“What do a well-to-do emergency room physician and non-profit founder devoted to caring for the earth have in common? Nothing, except they are the same person.” – Dr. Matthew Sleeth... more

Nov 29, 2012 2:58 PM Community

Joseph-Beth Booksellers has been a landmark of Lexington’s geography for 25 years, and, despite a recent bankruptcy and ownership change, the company aims to surge ahead for 25 more.“We are here for the long haul,” said... more

May 23, 2012 9:31 PM Business

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