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. He currently serves on the cabinet of his church, South Elkhorn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). South Elkhorn 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
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- 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
- 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.
- June 4: Midday Kentucky (WTVQ-36) discussing Lost Lexington
- May 19:All Things Jessamine with Doug Fain (Lady Sterling House) (WNJK-FM)
- May 19:All Things Jessamine with Doug Fain (Rev. John Metcalf House) (WNJK-FM)
- September 28: Jessamine County Historical Society, Speaker.
- May 26: Christianos Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Lexington Christian Academy.
- August 25:Jessamine County Historical Society, Speaker.
- June 10: Costco discussion and signing, Lexington.
- April 11: Capt. John Waller Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Speaker.
- 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 Places, Leadership 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
- December 20: J’s Place discussion and signing, Nicholasville.
- December 2: Joseph Beth discussion and signing, Lexington.
- December 1: Live Radio Interview (Lee Cruse, 590 WVLK).
- December 1: #1 Bestseller at Morris Book Shop for November 2014 (remained in Top 10 through March 2015).
- November 27: “Jessamine’s Chaumiere featured in history book from N’ville’s Brackney.” (Amelia Orwick; Jessamine Journal).
- November 22: Costco book signing, Lexington.
- November: “Literary Round-Up: 10 Kentucky books you might have missed this year.” (Bianca Spriggs: Chevy Chaser & Southsider magazines).
- November 18: “Interview with the Author.” (History Press Blog).
- November 9: Barnes & Noble book signing, Lexington.
- November 9: Morris Book Shop discussion and signing, Lexington.
- November 9: Radio Interview. (Suzanne Duval, iHeartRadio).
- November 3: Book Launch & Panel Discussion. Inaugural PEP/Talk by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, Lexington.
- November 1: “Fascinating stories of places and people fill new book on ‘Lost Lexington’” (Tom Eblen: Lexington Herald Leader).
- September 19: Interview, “Erskine Mansion has new owners (Pam Wright: Danville Advocate-Messenger)
- January 26: Interview, “Lextran extends route into Jessamine” (Greg Kocher: Lexington Herald-Leader)
- June 23: Lucy Graves Advocacy Award (Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation)
- April 25: Community Columnist for The Jessamine Journal (through June 18, 2015)
- April 15: “His ‘jaunts go down in history online” (Cheryl Truman: Lexington Herald-Leader)