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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Midway City Council candidates are profiled; Messenger will have no print edition for this election, but has a PDF

The Midway Messenger has published profiles of all 10 candidates on the ballot for Midway City Council. As usual, the stories were written by students in the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media, who are enrolled in the Community Journalism course taught by Al Cross, editor and publisher of the Messenger. They are published on our Candidate Profiles page (link on left rail of this page).

The Messenger usually publishes a print edition with election stories, to help Midway voters make their choices, but we will not have one for this election. We are sorry about that, but the pandemic poses obstacles for a print edition, as we discovered this spring and summer. Also, absentee voting has been going on for weeks, and early voting for more than a week, and production of a print edition would have made these stories even later.

Because there is no print edition, we hope you will read and share these profiles with your friends, relatives and neighbors. We have posted online a PDF that you can download for printing and sharing.

Our election coverage also includes stories on the county school board race in the Northern District and the state legislative races in Midway's ballot. We hope you will read and benefit from all these stories. The Messenger exists mainly to provide a real-world experience for journalism students, but it has another very important function, serving as Midway's community newspaper. Please let us know how you think we are doing; just send an email to al.cross@uky.edu.

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