Monday, December 15, 2008

Chronicling America update

On Friday, December 12, Chronicling America was updated to show all 37 of Kentucky's Phase One titles. They are....

Adair County news

American Baptist

The Bee

Blue-grass Blade

Bourbon News

Breathitt County news

Breckenridge news

Central Record (Lancaster)

The Citizen (Berea)

Clay City Times

Frankfort Roundabout

Frankfort Weekly News and Roundabout

Hartford Herald

Hartford Republican

Hazel Green Herald

Hickman Courier

Hopkinsville Kentuckian

Interior Journal


Kentucky Irish American

Kentucky Reporter

Kentucky Vindicator

Liberty (La Center)

Mountain Advocate (Barbourville)

Mt. Sterling Advocate

Mount Vernon Signal

Ohio Valley Worker

Owingsville Outlook

Paducah Evening Sun

Paducah Sun

Paducah Sun (Weekly edition)

Paducah Weekly Sun

Record (Greenville)

Richmond Climax

Semi-weekly Interior Journal

Sunday Chat

Winchester News

Friday, December 12, 2008

the middle of the end?

Today it was reported that one of the largest newspapers, Detroit Free Press and partner Detroit News, are considering scaling back their home delivery service to three days only; Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. A formal announcement is expected by Tuesday. This sort of down-sizing is not necessarily unusual for smaller publications but Detroit's is perhaps the largest scale-down to date. Stay tuned. Undoubtedly there will be more to follow.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Crittenden Record-Press

While evaluating a microfilm reel from 1909 of the Crittenden Record-Press, the following snippet caught our eye:

"Preachers and newspaper editors and correspondents are not the only fools in the world. Did you ever think of that? There are others! And sometimes they talk out on the street. I overheard two of them the other day talking about Masons and Dixons line. Both of them had 'Bug House' qualities that made them eligible for membership in the Gimlet Club..."

The two "Bug House" fools didn't pique our curiosity as much as the Gimlet Club. It was a comic strip by Charles H. Wellington. You can see examples of the Gimlet Club at Barnacle PressBarnacle briefly describes Gimlet Club members this way; "Membership is by invitation only, reserved for those special bores and blowhards one might see practicing their craft on unsuspecting folks about town."