KY Place was created out of a deep love for my state and my neighbors. The series is intended to serve two purposes: to elevate the oft-forgotten voices in our communities and to facilitate meaningful conversations about the future of our commonwealth.

In the upcoming slate of films, we discover Kentucky’s rich hemp heritage, follow the footsteps of social justice advocates, and visit a quirky arts district tucked away in a quiet river town. With each story, we seek to understand the history and potential future of our respective communities, recognizing both the traditions that bring us together and the obstacles that hold us back.

KY Place is produced on a zero-dollar budget. That means we don’t have corporate sponsors. We don’t use advertisements. We rely on individual supporters to help propel this series forward. We do this to maintain the editorial freedom necessary to explore the untold truths of our local industries and public figures, from bourbon and horse racing to coal and basketball.

Consider donating to KY Place and your tax-deductible contribution will help further the production of this series and continue to uplift the people, places, and cultures that make our state unique. Thank you.

– Elijah McKenzie