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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...

Chilling story of the Tan Man of Pike County part of Kentucky’s rich legacy of ghost tales

Kentucky has a rich legacy of ghost tales, and William Lynwood Montell has harvested dozens of them for his book, Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky.   Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, recounts many of the stories exactly as they were gathered from elders by young people. They include accounts of haunted libraries, mansions, bedrooms, log cabins,...

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...