Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


August 21, 2013

Communities, newspapers need each other

Aug. 21, 2013 — Today’s issue of the Journal-Times is further evidence that these community and these newspapers depend on each other.

Without the sale of mail subscriptions, single copies and advertising space to the community, the newspapers could not exist as a business enterprise.

On the other hand, the absence of these newspapers would make it much more difficult for local businesses to get detailed advertising in the hands of potential customers.

And community residents would not have a source for the volume of news and information they want and need in their daily lives.

Another example of our interdependency is the content of this newspaper.

We have space to fill and many of you regularly provide us with news releases, photographs and other material that often are the most popular elements of a community newspaper.

We know that radio, television and the Internet obviously are faster than a twice weekly newspaper in covering the news but their reports generally are far less detailed due to time and other constraints.

Also, they don’t get involved with routine news from the courthouse like court cases and real estate transfers. Nor do they cover as much school news as we do.

Community newspapers bring you family news like births and anniversaries and those personal details that loved ones want to see in obituaries.

Carter Countians are fortunate to have access to a good broadcast news operations staffed by professionals like Jim Phillips, Francis Nash and others.

Except for car crashes and other violence, this county essentially is ignored by the Huntington TV stations.

The bottom line is that each issue of these newspapers contain detailed news and other information that you can’t find in a daily newspaper or on TV or radio or on the Internet.

To our thousands of loyal readers who get us in the mail or out of a coin rack or off of a counter, we thank you sincerely.

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  • Yes, girls can become scientists, engineers

    We applaud the television commercials sponsored by Verizon which gently but effectively rebuke those among us who discourage girls and young women from careers in science, technology and mathematics.

    July 16, 2014

  • High court right on mobile phone ruling

    We don’t always agree with the rulings of the U. S. Supreme Court which is often divided with multiple opinions. But, for the moment, we feel better about the high court because of its recent ruling on searching mobile phones.

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  • Would we pay the same high price today?

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    July 2, 2014

  • Trading Saturday mail for roads is a hoax

    Just when we thought all of the idiotic ideas had emerged from the current Congress, along came another doozy. A Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives proposed that Saturday mail delivery be ended and the resulting savings be used to fix roads and bridges across America.

    June 25, 2014

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    If last week’s news from Iraq left you with a sense of déjà vu, you are not alone. “Déjà vu” is defined as “disagreeable familiarity or sameness” and that certainly fits what appears to be the emergence of another Islamic militant group which took control of two major cities in Iraq.

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  • Technology bringing closure to MIA families

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    June 11, 2014

  • New state veterans leader a great choice

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    June 4, 2014

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    When the General Assembly decided last month not to allow state bonds to be used to help fund the Rupp Arena renovation, we said it was unfair because Louisville got state money for the KFC Yum Center four years earlier.

    May 28, 2014

  • Cockfighting is more than animal cruelty

    A recent political issue arose over the visit to a cockfight by U. S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin. The resulting publicity brought cockfighting, which is illegal in Kentucky, back into the public eye.

    May 14, 2014