We’re past the halfway point to our goal of newspapers carrying the 2019 Fall Chapter Series. Again, this year’s series focuses on newspapers and the 150th anniversary of the Kentucky Press Association.
So far, 37 newspapers with 173,000 circulation and $3,472 in funding has been committed in the first two weeks. The deadline to signup is not until August 26 so we’re hoping to have a commitment of $5,000 by the time the series begins.
Leigh Anne has decided on the title “Out of Sorts.” I didn’t know until Leigh Anne Florence told me that the phrase “out of sorts” actually is a newspaper term. But more so, it’s because in one of the chapters, Woody tells Chloe that he feels “out of sorts” when he hasn’t read the newspaper.
Woody and Chloe are in the backyard enjoying a game of fetch. Attempting to impress the Maltese next door, Woody airs one out. Unfortunately, it hits the patio table and shatters Mom’s favorite pitcher. Needing money to replace the pitcher, Woody puts his throwing skills to good use and – with Chloe’s help – takes a job delivering newspapers. Impressed with their work, the publisher promotes Woody and Chloe to custodial engineers and tasks them with cleaning out the storage room. They rummage through gadgets they’ve never seen, discover antique printing equipment, and are fascinated with the stories they read in the newspapers dating back to the 1800s. More importantly, Woody and Chloe realize the impact newspapers have in our hometown, state, and country.
The cost is two cents per paid subscriber/single copy sales. Just email David T. Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the newspaper and the paid circulation total.
Newspapers that have signed up to carry the 10-week series, that begins September 15, include:
|Adair County Community Voice||Kentucky New Era|
|Adair Progress||Kentucky Standard|
|Ashland Daily Independent||LaRue County Herald News|
|Benton Tribune Courier||Lebanon Enterprise|
|Bowling Green Daily News||Leitchfield Record|
|Cadiz Record||Lexington Herald-Leader|
|Carlisle Mercury||Madisonville Messenger|
|Citizen Voice and Times||Middlesboro Daily News|
|Clay City Times||Mountain Advocate|
|Clinton County News||Oldham Era|
|Danville Advocate Messenger||Paducah Sun|
|Dawson Springs Progress||Princeton Times Leader|
|Eddyville Herald-Ledger||Providence Journal Enterprise|
|Garrard Central Record||Richmond Register|
|Grayson County News Gazette||Shepherdsville Pioneer News|
|Harlan Daily Enterprise||Stanford Interior Journal|
|Henry County Local||Wayne County Outlook|
|Jackson County Sun||Winchester Sun|