Some staff changes at the Jessamine Journal; Randy Patrick returning is part of it

From Mike Caldwell, Publisher, Bluegrass Newsmedia

More faces at The Jessamine Journal means more news for readers.

Whitney Leggett

Randy Patrick

Veteran editor and newspaper leader Whitney Leggett will take over for outgoing editor Brittany Fuller, who left to pursue other opportunities.

Leggett serves in the same role with The Winchester Sun and Bluegrass Newsmedia.

“Our goal is to remain the best source of local news and advertising in Jessamine County as we have been for more than 150 years,” said publisher Mike Caldwell. “This is another positive step in the right direction. Brittany has done a good job over the past two years and Whitney and the team will absolutely build on that.”

“These changes will allow for more local news, more sports, more information our readers need and more stories about the amazing things going on there. We will continue to grow our print presence, magazine publications and digital content.”

Our goal is to remain the best source of local news and advertising in Jessamine County.

Leggett will be joined by longtime journalists Fred Petke and Randy Patrick. Both bring decades of community journalism experience to the table. Patrick served as editor at the Journal from 1995 to 2005 and knows the community well.

Derek Brightwell will continue as sports editor with help from The Sun’s sports editor Roman West.

Lana Johnson will continue her role as advertising director and marketing expert in the community.


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