A national magazine started by Lexington college students will publish its latest issue this week.
Folk, the mantra of which is "real American living," is billed as being "devoted to presenting a fresh and youthful interpretation of simple country lifestyles."
University of Kentucky student Ben Ashby started the magazine last summer with Hillary Lewis and Heath Stiltner. Ashby said it grew out of his love and interest in small businesses that emphasize American-made products and authentic living.
"A lot of what you see in TV and media is so idealized, so clean and so perfect," Ashby said. "We wanted to show that no one lives like that."
The small businesses supported the magazine with advertising, he said, and the title was picked up by Ingram Book Co., the largest book wholesale distributor in the world, and now has a circulation of 26,000.
The title, which is printed six times yearly, is distributed in a number of Barnes & Noble stores nationally, as well as other retailers. In Lexington, you can find issues, which cost $6.95, at Barnes & Noble, The Morris Book Shop and Finderskeepers Market.
Learn more at Facebook.com/wearefolk."
VIA KENTUCKY.COM (LEXINGTON, KY'S HERALD LEADER}
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