Rochelle Stidham, publisher of the Richmond Register
spoke to the Richmond Kiwanis Club on April 24. She provided some
background on her prior experiences in newspaper work in Texas
and in Corbin, Kentucky. She indicated that the Register is looking
forward to a remake of their design and is considering new features.
She introduced her advertising sales manager who accompanied her
to the meeting. During the comments at the conclusion of her remarks
member suggested such things as publication of a map showing where
Richmond and Berea are incorporating land into their respective
cities; urged the Register to initiate original editorials rather
than simply repeat editorials written in other newspapers, and
urged more judicious publication of news such as the ethic controversy.
George Ridings, Jr. reported to the Richmond Kiwanis Club on April 24 on the condition of his wife who made a remarkable contribution of one of her kidneys to one of their neighbors. George reported that Judy was in good health after going through major surgery. He indicated that their neighbor is likewise doing quite well. George added, with a light touch, that his neighbor reported that he cries more easily when watching sentimental movies on television.
Dick Kelly, a representative of The Lane Report magazine told about the development and contents of the Lane Report. Kelly, a former employee of ABC TV has worked for The Lane Report for many years. He indicated that it is the premier business news source for Kentucky. He suggested that the Lane Report, despite its substantive content, is a fast read. This is suggest by paragraphs that quickly summarize major news events in the column entitled "Fast Lane." The Lane Report also maintains a web site called Kentucky Business Online at kybiz.com. One of the major contributions of Kentucky Business Online is that it maintains an archive of past stories from The Lane Report on that web site.