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The Kentucky Atlas (Only $15.95)


Where in Kentucky is Beauty, Blue Moon, Chicago, Daylight, Goodnight, Hell for Certain, Lovely, Rain, Sunshine, Texas, Weed, or Wyoming? And 6,500 other places?

A book of place names. Cities, towns and wide spots in the road are indexed by county and alphabetically, with info such as elevation, # of people, ZIP Code, county seat — and whether the place has an airport, bank, battlefield, college, distillery, hospital, lake, marina, museum, newspaper, state or national park, RV park, racetrack, railroad station, and is incorporated.

Kentucky facts and firsts. The Atlas provides unusual facts about the commonwealth and its people — biographical sketches of famous and notable native Kentuckians and each native Kentuckian who has served as governor of another state. 

To view sample pages and to get prices and information on how to order your copy(s), go to The Kentucky Atlas from the menu bar,  or click here.

a pictorial directory of legislators and government leaders
To Download Order Form go to WHO'S WHAT PAGE

The state's premier legislative directory.  Who's What contains information not found in any other legislative directory. It lists the key cities and towns in the district of each member of the Kentucky General Assembly, the amount of campaign money raised and spent, election results for the past two cycles, voter registration figures and more.  

One full page for each lawmaker. Of course, this  page includes the lawmaker's photo, phone numbers, mail address, committee assignments, religious affiliation, spouse's name and Twitter address for those with a Twitter account. 

2015-2016 is 12th biennial edition. Since 1993, biennially we have produced and published this popular 216-page guide. It contains photos and contact information not only of members of the General Assembly, but also our Washington delegation, constitutional officers, Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Cabinet secretaries and key managers in state government. 

Who's What is pocket-size (about 7" x 3.75") so you can carry it anywhere . . . to the Capitol, meetings or on the road. And it has a popular wire binding, which allows the book to lie flat on your desk. 

To view sample pages, and to get prices and information on how to order your copy(s), go to the Who's What page from the menu bar or click here
The Second Circle 2015-2016 ("the other people"), a pictorial directory of lobbyists and key LRC staff. To Download Order Form go to SECOND CIRCLE PAGE

Kentucky's only directory of registered state government lobbyists, the Second Circle's 216 pages have photos of lobbyists, their contact information, client list, and more. It is a directory of "the other people," so to speak, who help make the legislative process work. Only those lobbyists who provide a photo are included in the pictorial section.

Other sections of the directory contain the contact information — name, employer(s), mailing address and phone number — for all lobbyists who are registered with the Legislative and Executive Branch Ethics commissions. And there's a section on the legislative staff assigned to leadership offices and to standing committees. 

The Second Circle is pocket-sized (7" x 3.75"), so you can carry it anywhere ... to the Capitol, meetings, or on the road. It has a popular wire binding, which allows it to lie flat on a desk when opened. 

Table of Contents

  • Standing Rules & Tips on Effective Lobbying
  • Photos — Legislative Branch Lobbyists
  • Photos — LRC Committee Staff
  • Contract Lobbyists — 75 Top Earners
  • Roster — Legislative Branch Lobbyists
  • Roster — Executive Branch Lobbyists
  • Client List of Contract Lobbying Firms
  • Earnings of Top Contract Lobbyists

Order now! The new 2015-2016 edition of Second Circle is available for immediate shipment. To view sample pages, and to get prices and information on how to order your copy(s), go to the Second Circle page from the menu bar or  click here.

Mr. Butler's Classic Quotations

Wisdom from the Wild for Lobbyists


"Life is best taught by what is alive" Goethe observed, and that's why we turned to Nature — through poets, philosophers, politicians and writers — for lessons they observed that can be applied to the art and craft of lobbying.  

Mr. Butler's Classic Quotations illuminates 165 words, the glossary of terms used in the legislative process, from Appropriations to Voice Votes.

Let an albatross and a wildflower be your teacher. To paraphrase Wordsworth, they can teach you more about lobbying and life than "all the sages can."

You can turn to this distinct collection as a handy reference when writing speeches or when you simply want to enjoy Nature through words. See what many of the world's great thinkers have observed in Nature that can apply to your writing and government relations. The 675 philosophers, poets, politicians and writers quoted in Mr. Butler include Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius, Lord Bryon, John Burroughs, Dante, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, and, at home, Wendell Ford and Louie Nunn. 

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said, "Lowell Reese has collected a remarkable array of political quotations, some of which are thought-provoking and some of which are simply hilarious. Students of politics will be fascinated by this political treasure trove." 

Although Mr. Butler applies lessons and insights from Nature to terms used in lawmaking, it is more than a source of knowledge (and wisdom). It's a collection for the soul's sake, which will enhance your reverence for all life and your relationship with the universe. 

Mr. Butler is a 256-page paperback that provides 1,942 classic quotations. 

To view sample pages from Mr. Butler's Classic Quotations, and to get prices and information on how to order your copy, go to the Mr. Butler page from the menu bar,  or click here.

Meet the Editor

Lowell Reese founded Kentucky Roll Call, a public affairs publishing company, in 1990. A native Kentuckian, Reese is a graduate of Berea College. He has been a staff lobbyist of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and also the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. Reese and his wife, Carol, live in Frankfort, Ky. 

The Beginning

Kentucky Roll Call, founded in 1990, is a public affairs publishing company. Its inaugural publication was Kentucky Roll Call, an insiders newsletter on government, business and politics. The company began publishing Who's What In Kentucky, a pictorial directory of legislators in 1993, and the Second Circle, a pictorial directory of lobbyists and key General Assembly staff in 1998. Both directories are published biennially, coinciding with the election of legislators every two years.


In 2001, we published Mr. Butler's Classic Quotations: Wisdom from the Wild for Lobbyists, a book of classic quotations on how to work effectively with lawmakers, applying the laws and lessons of Nature. This is a commercial quality, 254-page paperback. 

In 1998, we began and continue to publish the Kentucky OSHA Journal, a monthly newsletter on health and safety in the workplace. The Journal is not featured on this website, which is devoted solely to the company's books.  


In 2012, we produced and published the latest addition to our family of publications — The Kentucky Atlas, a commercial guide to towns and places in Kentucky.


A brief description of each book is provided on this page. To review the contents of any of the books in more detail, click on a book's icon, or access it through the menu bar above. 

Price, size, number of pages

 Who’s What In Kentucky Government     7” X 3.75” — 216 pages, $39.95

Second Circle

7” X 3.75” — 216 pages, $38.50

 Mr. Butler’s Classic Quotations

8” X 9” — 250 pages, $9.95

Kentucky OSHA Journal

Newsletter, $137/$157

The Kentucky Atlas

8.5” X 11” — 84 pages, $15.95

Note: Add 6% sales and $3.50 s/h

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