Kentucky Newspaper Editors

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0030-010-130

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This project was done in conjunction with two others: Kentucky County Judges and Kentucky School Superintendents. The purpose of the three projects was to document Kentucky politics by interviewing politically astute members of the local power structure (judges and school superintendents) and observers of local politics (newspaper editors and owners).

Journalists discuss politics in their counties, their roles and influence in the history of their counties, and their personal histories and careers. Almost all Kentucky counties are represented.

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Kentucky Newspaper Editors

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In this interview, Randall Fields, former Editor of the Richmond Daily Register, discusses his duties as editor, the different stories he covered, and his relationship with EKU.

This oral history discusses the early life and career of Fred Burkhard. He was the former editor and publisher of the Casey County News. The interview is the first of a three part series.

This oral history discusses issues within the Casey County community. Mr. Burkhard also talks about his responsibilities as an editor, his writing style, and different types of printing. The interview is the second of a three part series.

This oral history highlights some of Fred Burkhard's stories during his career. It also discusses the logistics of running a community newspaper, and some of his relationships with people in the community. The interview is the third of a three part…

This oral history involves Sonny & Judy Branham, the publishers and editors of Cumberland County News. It describes their backgrounds, interests in news, as well as the role and function of a community paper.

This oral history discusses the background and career of Alan Gibson, the assistant editor of the Clinton County News. It describes his views on issues in the community as well as the major issues.

This oral history discusses the career of A.B. Gibson, the editor and publisher of Clinton County News. Mr. Gibson describes his early career in the business, as well as the responsibility of a county paper.

In this oral history, Mr. Waggener, Editor-Publisher of Waggener-Walker Newspapers, Inc., discusses the way in which he operates his newspapers and the services they provide.

In this oral history, Mrs. Terry Norfleet, publisher of the Russel Springs Times Journal, discusses the problems of running a newspaper and social problems of Russel County.

In this oral history, Daniel Bennett, the editor for the Richmond Daily Register, discusses the advertising aspect of the paper as well as the endorsement and editorial policies of the newspaper.

In this oral history, Mr. David Shew, assistant publisher of the Richmond Daily Register, discusses The Eastern Accent, a newspaper he started, as well as his job and the decision makers in Madison Co.

In this interview, Mrs. Margaret Keith, editor of the Sentinel Echo, discusses her background as well as her early life around the newspaper. She discusses events and decision makers in Laurel County.

In this interview, Mr. Luke Keith, publisher of the Sentinel Echo, discusses his background, early life, and his role as the publisher of the Sentinel Echo. He is the husband to Margaret Keith.

In this interview, Mr. Enos Swain, retired editor of Danville Advocate Messenger, reflects on his years at the paper as well as the newspaper people he was associated with during this time.

In this interview, Ms. Mary Schurz, editor of the Danville Advocate Messenger, discusses her association with the Messenger and advice for young people wanting to get in the newspaper business.

In this interview, Mr. Clyde Underwood, publisher of the Wayne County Outlook, recollects on his early life, Naval service during WWII, and his newspaper experiences.

In this interview, Ms. Rachel Kamuf, editor of the Whitley Republican, recollects her early life as well as her move to Williamsburg. She further discusses problems and issues in the county.

In this interview, Mr. James Crawford, editor of The Corbin Times Tribune, discusses the daily operation of his newspaper, and problems involved with reporting the news.

In this interview, Mr. John L. Crawford, publisher of the Corbin Times Tribune, recollects on his many years in the newspaper business.

In this interview, Mr. Tim Cornett, former editor of The Pineville Sun and Cumberland Courier, discusses his years with the paper. He became the editor of the paper at age 17.

In this interview, Mr. Richard Trimble, editor of the Barbourville Mountain Advocate, recollects on his long and varied career as a newsman, and discusses his duties as a newspaper editor.

In this interview, Mr. Lou Derossett, editor of the Middlesboro Daily News, recollects his experiences as a newsman, and discusses the operation of a daily newspaper.

In this interview, Larry C. Timbs, Jr., editor of the Casey County News, discusses his education and newspaper experience and the routine of publishing his newspaper.

In this interview, W. Bruce Ayers, editor of the Tri-City News, discusses the routine of operating a newspaper and his interests in being a newsman. He is a professor at Southeast Community College.

In this interview, Mr. Ewell Balltrip, associate editor of the Harlan Daily Enterprise, discusses his basic duties and reflects on some of the problems in Harlan County.

In this Interview, Charles House, editor of the Manchester Herald, places great emphasis on the coal industry's impact on Clay County's economy. He also discusses his background and publishing routine.

In this interview, Anthony White, editor of the Estill County Citizen's Voice, discusses his personal background as well as the paper itself.

In this interview, Larry Caldwell, editor of the Stanford Interior Journal, discusses his background and the problems of publishing a newspaper. He also discusses his family's purchase of the paper.

In this interview, Jane Hutton, editor and publisher of The Harrodsburg Herald, discusses the logistics of publishing a weekly newspaper, as well as the newspapers' responsibility to the community.

In this interview, Jerlene Rose, editor of the Clay City Times, discusses the logistics of running a weekly paper and gives a good background of Powell County.

In this interview, Louise Hatmaker, editor and publisher of the Jackson Times and the Beattyville Enterprise, comments on her activities as an editor and as a publisher.

In this interview, George Joplin, III, managing editor of the Commonwealth Journal, discusses his background and the history of the newspaper. He also discusses good newspapers and newspapermen in KY.

In this interview, Ed Easterly, owner-editor of the Jessamine Journal, discusses his background and his decision to settle in Jessamine County. He also discusses some of his most interesting stories and particular Jessamine County problems.

In this interview, Reba Baker, advertising editor for The Leslie County News, discusses how her and her husband acquired the paper from James Nolan. She also comments on problems in Leslie County.

In this interview, James Edelen, editor of the Sentinel News, discusses the rising cost of publishing a paper and the main role of the newspaper in the community.

In this interview, James Burdine, Editor/ Publisher of The Observer, discusses his education, military service, his positions held at various newspapers, and The Observer itself. Burdine also comments extensively on various newspapers.

In this interview, Robert Watson, Editor of the Hazard Herald Voice, reflects on his many years in the newspaper business and the papers that he has been associated with. He also discusses his education and military service, and the differences…

In this interview, Bennett Roach, Retired Newspaper Editor in Shelby County, discusses his education, positions he's held in his career, World War II, and Ed Waggener.

In this interview, James Owen, Editor of The Henry County Local, discusses the Miss America Pageant, awards that he has received, the circulation of the paper, and his staff.

In this interview, Lee Cochran, Editor of The News Herald, discusses her background, circulation trends, the importance of advertising, and many issues within the Owen County community.

In this interview, Dorothy Abernathy, Editor of the Oldham Era, discusses her background, relationship with Landmark Inc., her staff, and the role of the Oldham Era.

In this interview, Paul Meadows, Editor of the Carrollton News Democrat, discusses his personal background, the logistics of printing a paper, his staff, and his positions prior to getting into the newspaper business.

In this interview, Paul Hensley, Editor of the Candlestick News, discusses the problems of publishing a small newspaper, and Leslie County industry and developmental trends.

In this interview, Sara Falls, Editor of the Express News, discusses her personal background, career, and Pike County.

In this interview, Howard Greene, Editor of the Mount Sterling Advocate, discusses his early life and a history of the newspaper. He also comments on various issues in the county.

In this interview, Warren Onken, Publisher of the Mount Sterling Advocate, discusses his early life and his interest in the newspaper business.

In this interview, Joel Wilson, Editor of the Glasgow Daily Times, reflects on his background and his position at the newspaper.

In this interview, David Thompson, Editor of the Georgetown News and Times, discusses his newspaper and various aspects of Scott County.

In this interview, Claude Brock, co-editor of the Magnet, discusses his personal background and the newspaper itself. He also comments on occasional editorials they print.
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