Articles & Stories


In addition to historical material gathered by our editor, The Kentucky Explorer is a unique magazine in that many of our articles and stories are submitted by readers, just like you. "Budding" authors have had their first stories published here at absolutely no charge, but the good news is you don't have to be a professional writer to contribute. Our staff is well-trained in editing techniques and can help prepare your story for publication.

Following is a complete list of articles found in the February 2006 issue of The Kentucky Explorer:

Reminiscing Back To The Buggy Days In Irvine, Estill County

Mt. Sterling Name Derived From The Adena Mounds

A Look At The "Trail Blazing" Trip Of The Corbin-Cumberland Highway

A Veteran Of Southern Postmen Lived At Eddyville, Lyon County

Civil War Soldier Of Bracken County Received Medal Of Honor In 1865

After Nearly Two Centuries, Buffalo Are Returning To Kentucky

A Look Back At The Early Years Of Pikeville And Pike County

McAffee's Memoirs Of Salt River During The Winter Of 1780-81

Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Placed At Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church

One Unsung Kentucky Hero (Orvel Grey)

John James Audubon Deserted Everything To Study Life Of Birds

Stearns Couple Remembered Fondly By Their Granddaughter

Salt Making Began At Grants Lick In Campbell County In The 1790s

James Clell Neace, One Of The Kentucky Explorer's Most Dedicated Columnists, Passes

An 83-Year-Old WWII Veteran Recollects His Military Duties

Mom's Table Offered A Wide Variety Of Breakfast Specialties

Remembering Wildie, Just Another Small Kentucky Community

Kentuckians Were Experts At "Cutting Down Clothes"

Growing Up At Black Star: A Coal Company Town In Harlan County


Here is an actual, complete story found in our

February 2006 issue

Below are a few basic guidelines to observe when submitting your material:

(1) The material must be written by the submitter and must not be copyrighted. Many of our readers like to submit old newspaper and magazine articles for publication, however we are unable to print them because they fall under copyright protection. A general rule of thumb is: If you clip the story from a newspaper or magazine, it's probably already copyrighted.

(2) Your story must be of general interest and appeal to all Kentuckians;

(3) We do not publish fiction. All stories and articles should be factual;

(4) Please include appropriate photographs and/or illustrations with your story. Since the backlog of material is generally quite large, stories with the best photos and illustrations stand a better chance of being published. We will return your photos by request; and

(5) Stories should be typewritten or done on a computer word processor. If you do not own a typewriter or computer, handwritten or printed stories will also be accepted. If submitting typewritten material, please use double-spaced lines and upper/lower case lettering. Do not use all caps or fancy type fonts!

(6) Keep in mind that we receive a large amount of material to be considered for publication. Just because you send us your story today does not mean it will be published in the next issue. Please be patient in this regard!

The Kentucky Explorer prides itself in the quality of articles and stories found in our magazine each month. The February 2003 issue, in the opinion of the editor, contains one of the best varieties of photos ever to appear in The Explorer. We invite you to view "What's Inside" this month, if you haven't already done so.

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