In addition to being a source of crucial information, magazines can also be fanned across a coffee table to conceal almond-butter stains or rolled into a handy bopping device to stun tarantulas. Get a steady supply of spider-boppers with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-year subscription to Kentucky Monthly magazine (a $20 value).
Kentucky Monthly is just as likely to feature a Kentuckian now living in Paris as one in Louisville, and aims to keep both current and former Kentuckians posted on what's going on both in and around the state. A one-year subscription to the publication gets readers 10 issues, plus holiday-shopping and derby-festival guides, the latter of which comes in conjunction with the annual derby-themed April issue. Each edition includes exclusive dining features and statewide guides of upcoming events. A yearly, literary issue highlights up-and-coming Kentucky writers while downplaying hard-luck, local mad-lib penners.
Since 1998, Kentucky Monthly has showcased the state’s personalities and culture in conversational journalistic pieces covering festivals, art, dining, and hometown heroes such as Muhammad Ali and George Clooney. Between each issue’s colorful covers, readers find a statewide calendar of events pinpointing the dates of fall and summer performances, fairs, and festivals. The dining section shines a light on local eateries while sharing prized recipes to produce a gourmet dining experience at home or while standing in a charcoal-grill-equipped DMV line. Throughout the year, themed issues cover topics such as literature and gardening. Nonresidents can gather the ingredients for a tasty vacation itinerary with the magazine’s tourism ideas.