Dick Wilson was an old school reporter and mentor to young journalists

BY: - April 10, 2023

FRANKFORT — In simpler days before news was 24/7 online, good newspaper reporters were prone to an affliction that an old Ohio newsman first identified as “loading dock panic.” It struck in the dead of night, with the poor reporter sitting bolt upright and sweaty in bed, consumed with nagging doubt about a story finished […]


Meet the Kentucky Lantern, independent journalism that’s free for all to read

BY: - November 30, 2022

FRANKFORT — Welcome to the Kentucky Lantern. I’m thrilled you’re reading us. Please, come back and invite your friends. As a nonprofit we can make our news and commentary free to read without paywalls and also free to republish.  While this economic model is relatively new, our mission is so deeply rooted in American democracy that […]