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Kentucky by Heart: Authors West, Brackney offer sordid details of two Kentucky murder mysteries

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist My usual amount of reading is a lot, but with staying healthy at home to avoid Covid-19, I’ve upped the load. I recently devoured a few non-fiction books about murder cases taking place in Kentucky, one written by Gary P. West and the other by Peter Brackney. West’s book dealt with one that happened in 1975 near Elizabethtown (commonly called “E-town”)....

Kentucky by Heart: Former top-ranked boxer Stitch noted more for his feats outside the ring

In the 1950s and early into 1960, Louisville’s Rudell Stitch was a highly successful amateur and professional boxer. He ranked as high as second in the world as a welterweight and later found renown as a lightweight. He won 45 of 57 amateur bouts, with five Kentucky state titles along the way. As a professional, Stitch won twenty-seven out of thirty-four matches, including thirteen by KOs. These...

A book for anyone’s taste ready for autograph at Frankfort’s 33rd Kentucky Book Fair

(Photo from KBF)   Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon and the Beatles.   The book fair, Kentucky’s premier literary event, is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1981, proceeds from the fair have resulted...

Annual Kentucky Book Fair provides nearly $400,000 in grants to school, public libraries

(Photo from KBF)   Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon and the Beatles.   The book fair, Kentucky’s premier literary event, is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1981, proceeds from the fair have resulted...

Kentucky Book Fair coming for 33rd year with basketball, Beatlemania and the Civil War

Kentucky’s premier literary event – Kentucky Book Fair – is coming for the 33rd year to the Frankfort Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 15, with nearly 200 authors in attendance and an expected 4,000-5,000 patrons visiting.   The fourth Annual Children’s Day will take place the day before on Friday, Nov. 14.   Teeny Lamothe’s latest (Photo from KBF) The scores...