Browse Interviews (141 total)

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 interview, Al Smith, Owner-Publisher of the Russelville News Democrat, Russellville-Logan Leader, Green River Republican, Leithchfield News Gazette, Cadiz Record, and the Harpath Herald, details his personal background and family history, and, to a lesser extent, various political and social aspects of his newspapers, his career, and, moreā€¦

In this interview, Al Smith, Owner-Publisher of the Russelville News Democrat, Russellville-Logan Leader, Green River Republican, Leithchfield News Gazette, Cadiz Record, and the Harpath Herald, details his life history and experiences in the newspaper business. The interview is the second of a two part series.

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.

In this interview, Albert Dix, Publisher of the State Journal, discusses his background, the problems of running a newspaper in a capital city, and the type of news that is covered in the paper.

In this interview, Allan Perry, Editor of the Paintsville Herald, discusses his background as well as his early life and career. He also discusses the paper's responsibilities and circulation, the 1970's coal boom and the corresponding Johnson County growth.

In this interview, Andrew Telli, the Sports and Front Page Editor of the Boone County Recorder, discusses his personal background, education, and duties as the editor of the paper. He also discusses the newspaper's role in Boone County, and the issues it regularly addresses.

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, Ava Siener, Editor of the Livingston Ledger, discusses her personal background, the history of the newspaper, the type of news that is printed, the Livingston County Schools, and the Kentucky Press Association.

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, Beth Bowels, Editor of the Carlisle News, discusses the history of the newspaper, her responsibilities as the Editor, and the Kentucky Press Association.

In this interview, Betty Caudill, Managing Editor of the Kentucky Publishing Company, discusses her background, community issues, and the exhaustive work that goes into the Morehead News and the four other newspapers that the KPC oversees.

In this interview, Mr. Bill Simpson, editor of the Wayne County Outlook, recollects on his many years of experience with the newspaper. He also discusses how the paper is organized and printed.

In this interview, Blanche Trimble, Editor of the Tomkinsville News, discusses her background, printing and history of the paper, local politics and decision makers, and other community issues.

In this interview, Brucie Beard, Editor of the Breckenridge County Herald News, discusses her personal background and how she "got into" the newspaper business. She also discusses problems in the county and county decision makers.

In this interview, Cammy Owens, Editor/ Publisher of Magoffin County News, discusses his personal background, as well as how he got into the newspaper business. He also discusses politics in the county and comments on other community issues.

In this interview, Celia and Robert McDonald, Editors of the Larue County Herald News, discuss their background and education. They also discuss decision makers and outstanding people in the community.

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, Charles Warnick, Editor of the Gallatin County News, discusses his background and education, his career prior to becoming an editor, "chains" newspapers, and issues in Gallatin County.

In this interview, Charles Whittaker, Editor of Letcher Community Press and Knott County News, discusses his personal background, early career, and the history of the paper. He also comments on the types of withheld news, and the advantages and disadvantages of chain newspapers.

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.

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 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 interview, Danny Sexton, Editor of the Johnson County Journal, discusses his personal background and education, the paper and its staff, local decision makers, and issues within the community.

In this interview, David McBride, Editor of the Ohio County Times, discusses his getting into the newspaper business, the history of the newspaper, and his relationships with the school systems and Fiscal Court. He also comments on industry in the county.

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

In this two part interview, Dolly Brock, the business manager and publisher of the Magnet, discuss her personal backgrounds and the newspaper, which the Brocks owned since 1948.

In this interview, Donald White, Editor of the Anderson News, discusses his education, newspaper career, the Anderson News, and many other community related topics, such as recreation access and county growth.

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, Earl Kinner, Jr., Editor of the Licking Valley News, discusses the paper and other newspapers he and his family own, the circulation of the three papers, and the needs of Morgan County.

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 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 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.

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This oral history discusses the early life, family history, and career of Ernest Lawson, the former editor of the Cumberland County News.

In this interview, Eugene Marvin, Jr., Editor of the Big Sandy News, discusses his personal background and his experience in the newspaper business. He also talks about community issues and his main concerns with the community.

In this interview, Evelyn Boone, Editor of the Todd County Standard, discusses her beginning in the newspaper, the history of the paper, and her responsibility to the community. Ms. Boone also discusses community issues and the benefits of the Kentucky P

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, Frances Baccus, Editor of the Lyon County Herald Ledger, discusses her decision to buy the paper, the early days of the paper, as well as the needs and power structure of Lyon County.

In this interview, Frank Warnock, Editor of the Cynthiana Democrat, discusses his education, his previous position at another paper, the staff of the Cynthiana Democrat, and the type of news that is printed. He also discusses various community issues.

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 series

In this interview, Gene McCutcheon, Editor of the Murray Ledger, discusses his personal background and the responsibility of the newspaper to the community. Mr. McCutcheon also discusses Calloway County issues.

In this interview, George Hamby, Editor of the Times Democrat, discusses his background, education, and how he got into the newspaper business. He also comments on the history of the paper, editorials he has written, and the needs of the county.

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, George Trotter, Editor of the Kentucky Standard, discusses his personal background, history of the newspaper, the type of news that is printed, and the awards that his paper has won.

In this interview, Gerald Lush, Editor of the Hardin County News/Enterprise, discusses his education, "chain newspapers", the type of news printed in his paper, and many county related issues.

In this interview, Gerald Matera, Editor of the Hart County News, the Hart County Herald, and the Barren County Progress, discusses his three papers, local correspondents, and his personal reactions when he moved to Kentucky from White Plains, New York.
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