The Times Leader Princeton Kentucky

www.lakebarkleychamber.com The Times Leader is an award-winning twice-weekly newspaper based in Princeton, Kentucky. Published every Wednesday and Saturday, the paper has a primary coverage area of Caldwell and Lyon counties.

Chip Hutcheson, a former president of the Kentucky Press Association and now president of the National Newspaper Association, is the publisher. Jared Nelson serves as the editor and Todd Griffin as the sports editor. Ellen Franklin is the business manager, Kathy Boyd the circulation manager, Debbie Frisch is classified manager, Ashley Jones is receptionist/photographer/reporter, Stacey Menser is a news reporter and photographer, Sherry McGregor is the advertising representative/graphic designer, and Ralph Sharp works in circulation and works in the paper’s printing department.

The Times Leader is the result of a merger in 1992 of two long-operating newspapers. The Princeton Leader, which began in 1871, and the Caldwell County Times, which was originated in 1926, were merged into one newspaper 23 years ago.

In an era when many papers have abandoned editorial and op-ed pages, The Times Leader has an Opinion page in each issue and an op-ed page every Wednesday. There are two pages of comics a strong classified ad presence in every issue. Story content is focused on areas of interest to people of western Kentucky. The paper’s sports section generally consists of five to six pages each issue, especially during football and basketball seasons. The paper prides itself on strong local news, photo and sports coverage.

The Times Leader not only publishes twice weekly, but has a website, www.timesleader.net, which is updated regularly. It also has a strong presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Subscribers in this area receive the paper every Wednesday and Saturday through delivery by the U.S. Postal Service. Same day delivery is available for customers served by the Princeton, Fredonia, Eddyville, Kuttawa, Dawson Springs, Cadiz and Hopkinsville post offices.

Persons can subscribe to either the print or online version. All stories on the website are behind a paywall, but a print subscriber gets free access to the electronic version.

In addition to the newspaper, the company operates a commercial printing business — designing and printing everything from business cards to large format products. The company rivals the pricing of online website printers in products such as business cards. Willie McGregor and Roberta Thompson spearhead the company’s printing division.

Persons can contact the paper online, at its office at 607 W. Washington St., or call 270-365-5588.

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