By Forrest Berkshire, The Kentucky Standard
The Kentucky Standard, a thrice-weekly newspaper in Bardstown that’s part of the Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., group headquartered in Shelbyville, is publishing its last Friday edition today.
“This is a business decision driven by one factor advertising,” said Scott Moore, publisher of The Standard, in the story announcing the move. “Reducing the frequency of publication is a decision many newspapers have faced in recent years as advertiser dollars have shifted to online and away from supporting local journalism.”
Moore said the Friday edition has been the least popular edition among advertisers for several years, so it made sense to cut that day when considering reducing publication frequency.
The newspaper will be printed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
“The Standard is a solid newspaper financially, but we face the same challenges that the industry as a whole is dealing with,” Moore said. “Generations of Nelson Countians have gotten their news from The Standard for over a century, and this move is meant to ensure a tradition of excellent journalism extends to the next generation.”