Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but so many more are lost forever. Explore the back stories of these hidden Bluegrass treasures.
Delve into this southern city’s century old story of murder and mayhem in The Murder of Geneva Hardman which will be available in January 2020.
Use the link above to order a signed book directly from Peter.
Starting the Kaintuckeean
Following my last law school exam in the spring of 2009, I set out for a drive with no destination. I’d long been a history buff. After all, history is in the genes.
As I drove I rekindled a passion for history and created a blog called The Kaintuckeean. On the blog, I could share anecdotes, photographs, and more of Kentucky’s rich and unique history.
The award-winning Kaintuckeean has received awards from the University of Kentucky and the Blue Grass Trust Trust for Historic Preservation. The blog was a launching point for the publication of Lost Lexington (History Press: 2014). Other books by Peter Brackney include The Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington’s Mob Riot of 1920 (History Press: 2020) and the forthcoming A History Lover’s Guide to Lexington and the Bluegrass Region (History Press: 2020, with co-author Foster Ockerman, Jr.).
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