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North Limestone’s Institute 193 To Release Book Highlighting Gallery’s Southern Artists

On June 1, Lexington’s Institute 193 will release a new book highlighting the work of some 18 artists that the North Limestone gallery has played host to since its 2009 inception. The book, Institute 193: Volume One, is set to be […]

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Civil Discourse: Are the required readings ‘morally sound’?

By Leif Erickson "Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer." - Mark Twain I have, over the years, occasionally debated with some

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Hunter S. Thompson inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

By Kakie Urch In the Kentucky spring, young men’s heads turn to horseracing and bourbon, just as they did in the spring of 1970, when the young Louisville man

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Love and Basketball: Nick Stump shares big blue memories

LOVE AND BASKETBALL ‘They never give a hillbilly a break’ by Michael Stamper  My Uncle Clayton Adams was a great man. While most of the men in my family had gone

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Reading “The Guy Davenport Reader”: Erik Reece, Guy Mendes, Richard Taylor

Guy Davenport was a lodestone for the intellectual life that converged in Lexington in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Drawn in by this Georgia-born, Harvard-educated "one of the last

“For the tenth grade I got a scholarship to the private school in town. My seventh-grade biology teacher had gotten a job there, and the school, Sayre, had started a two-student scholarship program. Mr. Bailey sold them on me, and my mother got a phone call offering full tuition.” --Richard Hell (then Richard Meyers) Sayre Basketball Team 1965, pictured with Larry Flynn.

Richard Hell remembers Lexington childhood in new autobiography

Don't Call it a Memoir: Punk luminary Richard Hell remembers his Lexington childhood in new autobiography   [amazon asin=B0089LOFHQ&template=iframe image][amazon asin=B000W1VA42&template=iframe

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A Conversation with Author Holly Goddard Jones

BY HEATHER C. WATSON Kentucky native and UK grad Holly Goddard Jones is everywhere these days. In the past year alone, the writer and UK alumna has released her

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Black History Month Influencers: Kelly Norman Ellis’s Facebook Challenge

BY KAKIE URCH On the first Day of Black History Month, 2013, the great poet Kelly Norman Ellis (who received her PhD in African American Literature and Creative Writing

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Louisville Writer Bonnie McCafferty has died

"I do believe that most people probably end up wishing they'd taken more chances in life, risked more, had more fun. I doubt that people agonize over those

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Frank X Walker is Kentucky’s poet laureate



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