Welcome! You hold in your hands the premier issue of Winchester Living magazine. We hope you are as excited to get to know us as we are to showcase you and your neighbors.

What is this all about, you may ask? In essence, Winchester Living is a lifestyle magazine designed to celebrate the amazing people and community of Winchester and Clark County.

In many ways, this community is the best-kept secret in Central Kentucky.

Well, it is time to start sharing that greatness.

Whether you have lived here your entire life, just moved in or are simply passing through, we think our magazine will showcase a unique region that is second to none … and I can say that completely objectively because I am a relative newcomer.

A little bit about myself: I have been in the newspaper business for more than 18 years and helped launch several magazine-style publications. An Ashland native, this career path led me to look at this opportunity here at “home.”

My family and I simply knew this was where we were meant to be. That was six months ago, and we have never looked back.

We were immediately embraced by the community, and impressed with the wide range of culinary experiences, unique businesses and wonderful people who truly welcomed us. One thing we noticed it was missing was a strong community lifestyle magazine to help elevate the region and showcase its special qualities.

And here we are we.

Winchester Living will publish 4,000 copies bimonthly. The magazine will have universal appeal but will certainly be targeted toward women 35 and older.

Our readers are intelligent, upwardly mobile and realize the potential for business and cultural opportunities springing up around the region. They hold jobs in a variety of industries and are involved in their community.

This region holds an appeal to those who have lived here, and continues to draw others to move here because of its extraordinary legacy, rewarding quality of life and engaging community. We want Winchester Living magazine to reflect this and replicate the true spirit of the region and those who call it home, presenting it in beautiful photography, in-depth and thoughtful articles on a range of topics and showcasing the charm of this special place in an intelligent manner.

The region stands out for its preservation of small-town values and way of life but with metropolitan opportunities nearby. Winchester Living magazine will hold true to and celebrate these grand traditions while showcasing our vibrant present and exciting future.

We hope you will join us on this journey and start sharing the secret. §