Ace was founded in 1989 as a free and independent media source for Lexington's best readers, writers, and thinkers. It has grown to become the alt-weekly "Owner's Manual" for the city of Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding bluegrass region, and is the go-to guide for what Lexington readers will go, see, and do in the coming weeks. Every September, Ace also publishes the real Best of Lexington issue, the results of the annual Ace readers' poll. The print edition of Ace is distributed at more than 200 sites (restaurants, bars, groceries, and retail establishments) in Lexington, Fayette County. Ace is the oldest indie publication in central Kentucky's bluegrass region, proudly sharing the best in southern literary journalism with Lexington's best readers for over 20 years. Thanks for visiting Ace online and Lexington's free and independent newspaper. Browse our archives. Stay a while. Great Writing, for Smart Readers. Since 1989.