Born into Bourbon

Freddie Noe, Jim Beam’s newly minted eighth-generation master distiller, looks to carry on his family’s legacy—and broaden bourbon’s horizons


S.G. Goodman’s Kentucky Confidential

The singer-songwriter mines the heart on her arresting sophomore album


Geraldine Brooks Rides a Horse for the Ages

Her new novel traces an incomparable equine down the stretch of history

This Land

Exploring Mammoth Cave’s Underground History

Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave echoes with a history that won’t be silenced

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G&G Party Pics

Fifth Annual Stitzel-Weller Affair

Blade and Bow and Garden & Gun host the fifth annual Stitzel-Weller Affair

Arts & Culture

Dreamchaser: Why I Loved Naomi Judd

Remembering the country music star from Kentucky, who died at age 76


Sara Bradley’s Strawberry Basil Pie with Black Pepper Whipped Cream

The Kentucky chef’s favorite childhood dessert plays up sweet spring strawberries


The Inside Scoop on the 2022 Kentucky Derby

Neck-and-neck horse rivalries to watch, the Baffert ban effect, and hot tips from the all-knowing Bluegrass Wise Man

What's In Season

Spring Strawberries

Fresh berries brighten up a tangy barbecue sauce


A Kentucky Writer Captures the Stuff of Life

A new story collection revels in the messiness of life

Arts & Culture

What Netflix Gets Right (and Wrong) about Pappygate

The deeper lessons from the notorious Kentucky bourbon heist

15th Anniversary

Roles de Canela to Covet

This Louisville panadería’s ethereal pastries will have you rethinking breakfast

15th Anniversary

A Creative Turnaround in Paducah, Kentucky

A river town surges, thanks to Southern arts and culture

15th Anniversary

Real Nourishment from Edward Lee

Nonprofits like the LEE Initiative are changing the way chefs take care of their communities


New Music from Kentucky Songwriter Ian Noe

Watch the video premiere of “Burning Down the Prairie,” from the rising Bluegrass State native’s sophomore album


How the Kentucky Chef Sam Fore is Finding New Purpose

Plus, her Sri Lankan-meets-Kentucky recipe for Spice-Butter Roasted Carrots with Sorghum Glaze


Get to Know Jockey Director—and Florida Native—Clint Bentley

With his directorial debut set for wide release and earning a bevy of praise, this filmmaking son of an actual jockey is on the verge of stardom. But he’d rather just tell a great story

Food & Drink

The Quest for Sack Sausage

A trio of devotees hit the road in search of a legendary taste of the past that’s hanging by a thread

Arts & Culture

Epic Bourbon Auction Supports Tornado Relief

Bid now on hundreds of unique items and experiences to help Western Kentucky rebuild

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Fieldshop Pop-In: Kentucky Makers’ Spotlight

A curated collection of goods from some of Fieldshop’s favorite Kentucky-based makers.