FRANKFORT, Ky. — After more than 34 years, Kentucky Explorer magazine, based in Jackson, has published its last issue. Beginning with the February issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine, a section of each issue will include content, and even be styled to resemble, the pages of Kentucky Explorer.
Kentucky Explorer owner Charles Hayes and staff contemplate retirement, the transition has been handed over to Steve Vest, editor, and publisher of Kentucky Monthly Magazine, which is based in Frankfort.
Deborah Kohl Kremer will serve as editor of Kentucky Explorer. The pages of Kentucky Explorer were filled with reader-submitted content, which will continue, but the subscribers will also be introduced to Kentucky Monthly.