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The Kaintuckeean

Peter Brackney is an attorney, local historian, preservationist and author who adopted Kentucky as his home at an early age.

In 2014, Peter published his first book – Lost Lexington – through the History Press. At his law firm, Brackney Law Office, PLLC, he represents Kentuckians in the areas of estate planning, probate, and bankruptcy.

A double alum of the University of Kentucky, he bleeds blue. He has previously served on the boards of both The Lexington History Museum and the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as his church South Elkhorn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – which happens to be the oldest congregation in Fayette County.

From time to time, the Kaintuckeean also features contributed posts from a number of other awesome Kentuckians who love history and historic preservation.

Author Events, Book Signings, and Acknowledgments

If you are interested in scheduling an upcoming author event or book signing, contact us.

2020

  • Oct. 1: Off the Shelf Book Review (Steve Flairty: Kentucky Monthly Magazine)
  • Sept. 14: “I Love Kentucky” Podcast with Barry Gary.
  • May 26: “Kentucky by Heart: Authors West, Brackney offer sordid details of two Kentucky murder mysteries” column by Steve Flairty (KyForward.com)
  • May 19: “Tales from the Kentucky Room” Podcast (episode #44 – Best of 2020). Lexington Public Library
  • Due to COVID-19, a scheduled series of four talks in June and July 2020 at the Lexington Public Libraries Central, Tates Creek, Beaumont, and Northside branches was cancelled.
  • February 6: “Tales from the Kentucky Room” Podcast (episode #38 – Interview) . Lexington Public Library
  • February 4: Book Launch and Signing at South Elkhorn Christian Church on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Geneva’s death
  • January 20: Book Release of The Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington’s Mob Riot of 1920

2019

  • December 17: Book Discussion at Sayre Christian Village.
  • December: “If these walls could talk” column, Fayette County Bar Association The Lexington Lawyer (2009, iss. 3)
  • October 20: Book Discussion at The Lafayette.
  • October 18: Speaker, National Day of Writing Event by the UK Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies.
  • July 23, 6pm: Lexington Public Library (Northside Branch) discussing Lost Lexington as part of the library’s “Dig Deep and Read Y’all” Speaker Series
  • July 1, 6pm: Lexington Public Library (Tates Creek Branch) discussing Lost Lexington as part of the library’s “Dig Deep and Read Y’all” Speaker Series
  • June 3: Lexington Public Library (Central Branch) “Dig Deep and Read Y’all” Summer Speaker Series
    June 23, 2pm: Lexington Public Library (Beaumont Branch) discussing Lost Lexington as part of the library’s “Dig Deep and Read Y’all” Speaker Series
  • May 28: “Tales from the Kentucky Room” Podcast (episode #24). Lexington Public Library.

2018

2017

2016

2015

  • November 14: Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort, KY.
  • September 29: Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center Speaker Series (inaugural), hosted by the UK Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Design Dept and the College of Arts & Sciences
  • September 16: Discussion, monthly luncheon for civic group Lexington Directions
  • September 10: Presented on History of Lexington Through Its PlacesLeadership Lexington
  • August 19: Food for Thought Luncheon, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.
  • August 8: Homegrown Authors Event, Lexington Farmers Market.
  • June 20: Joseph Beth discussion and signing, Lexington.
  • May 12: Lexington Public Library (Beaumont Branch) discussion and signing, Lexington.
  • April 18: Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Bowling Green, KY.
  • April 17: Radio Interview (UK Perspectives, 91.3 WUKY).
  • April 13: Recipient of Excellence in Writing Award. UK WRD Dept., Lexington.
  • April 2: Live Radio Interview (Trivial Thursdays with Mick Jeffries, 88.1 WRFL)
  • April: Book Review (Steve Flairty: Kentucky Monthly Magazine)
  • February 26: Lexington Public Library (Central Branch) discussion and signing, Lexington.
  • February 26: Live Television Interview (Good Day Kentucky, WTVQ 36

2014

2013

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