After more than 34 years, Kentucky Explorer, located in Jackson, has published its last issue. Readers enjoyed historical articles, old photos, genealogy tips and personal essays, in the black and white magazine which was printed on newspaper stock.
Beginning with the February 2021 issue of Kentucky Monthly Magazine, a section of each issue will include content, and even be styled to resemble, the familiar pages of Kentucky Explorer..
Kentucky Explorer owner Charles Hayes has turned the reins over to Steve Vest, editor and publisher of Kentucky Monthly..
.“For more than 22 years Kentucky Monthly has celebrated the people, places, events and culture of the Commonwealth. We’ve always seen Kentucky Explorer an ally in that pursuit,” said Vest. “To take up this challenge, I feel we’re living up to the state motto, ‘United We Stand,’ and we’re glad Kentucky Explorer will live on within the pages of Kentucky Monthly.”.
Deborah Kohl Kremer will serve as editor of Kentucky Explorer. Stories, articles, old photos and memorabilia can be emailed to. firstname.lastname@example.org. or mailed to Kentucky Monthly, P.O. Box 559, Frankfort KY 40601..
. The pages of Kentucky Explorer are filled with reader-submitted content, which will continue, but the subscribers will also be introduced to Kentucky Monthly..
Kentucky Monthly will fulfill all current subscriptions to Kentucky Explorer.