Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Midway Messenger print edition has been published, online and in hard copies around town

The Midway Messenger is primarily online, at www.MidwayMessenger.org and here on the Messenger blog at http://midwayky.blogspot.com. But twice a year, we publish a print edition, with work from the previous or current semester at the University of Kentucky, where students produce the Messenger as part of Community Journalism classes in the School of Journalism and Telecommunications.

The print edition includes some stories that have not yet appeared online, including a story about Midway merchant Kenny Smith building bridges between the town and the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce as its chairman this year, the ongoing effort to revitalize the Midway Renaissance organization, a feature on Midway's two honey producers, and a profile of cancer survivor and City Council Member Libby Warfield.

Because the print edition appears twice a year, it includes several stories that first appeared online weeks or months ago. The front-page stories are about two big issues, one settled and one pending: the city's new anti-discrimination ordinance and the possible routing of a new Versailles bypass and whom it would help or hurt. All the stories were written by UK students under the direction of Associate Extension Professor Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

Copies of the Messenger are available at many locations in Midway. If you see a location that needs copies, please email Cross at al.cross@uky.edu. The print edition can be downloaded as a 6 mb PDF by clicking here. Printing of this edition was financed by Kentucky American Water Co., represented by an advertisement on the back page.

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