Abandoned Kentucky Book

As of Septermber 1, 2022, our book, Abandoned Kentucky, is available for purchase! 

The stunning images found in Abandoned Kentucky offer us a window into our past, showing life in the Bluegrass State as it was back then, and stirring in us a sense of wonder and curiosity about those who have gone before us and the lives they lived.

Go inside the historic Columbia Theatre in downtown Paducah and the shuttered Union Station depot in Henderson. From the Old Crow bourbon distillery along Glenn’s Creek to the Parker Tobacco Company in Maysville, and a once-grand farmhouse in McLean County, these photographs showcase the rich history and untold stories of abandoned places from one corner of Kentucky to the other.

Where others may see only decay and rot in these long-forgotten locations, Adam Paris, Sherman Cahal, and Michael Maes see exquisite beauty.

Order Your Book

Abandoned Kentucky is available for order at Amazon and most national retailers and independent booksellers across Kentucky, such as Barnes & Noble and Joseph Beth.

  • Amazon
  • Contact me directly to order or supply your place of business.
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  • Owensboro - Simply Chic Home Accents
  • Owensboro - Reid's Orchard
  • Owensboro - Windy Hollow Restaurants
  • Owensboro - Byron & Barclay
  • Livermore - RiverTown Market


Owensboro Times - September 5, 2022
"Local photographer helps publish book highlighting abandoned locations in Kentucky"

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer - Oct 3, 2022
"Art in the Abandoned: Local photographer takes part in new book about 'old, forgotten' places in Kentucky"

WLKY Louisville - Nov 10, 2022
'Abandoned Kentucky' book preserves state history through photography