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Kentucky New Era staff writer and columnist Mary D. Ferguson died Thursday, June 9 at the age of 82.

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More than 50 protesters showed up Tuesday at the house of a Hopkinsville man who made waves Memorial Day weekend after posting a photo online where he was shown stepping on an American flag.

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Ted Poston was born in Hopkinsville in 1906. He attended an African American high school in Hopkinsville and earned his bachelor's degree in Nashville. In 1928, he moved to New York and joined the Harlem Renaissance. There, he became the first African American writer on staff at the New York Post and the first to make a career at a white mainstream paper, where he covered the major events of the Civil Rights Era. Kentucky New Era Opinion Editor Jennifer Brown joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to preview her "Ted Talk" coming up in March, with more about Hopkinsville's own, the "Dean of Black Journalists," Ted Poston.

Fort Campbell’s garrison commander says civilian employees will be cut to four-day work weeks starting in July, as part of a furlough program stemming from budget cuts.

Col. David Dellinger said the post’s school employees will have it differently - they will be required to take five furlough days between August and September.

Kentucky New Era

Kentucky's Attorney General has sided with the Hopkinsville's newspaper over open meetings complaints it filed against the city council.

Kentucky New Era reporter Carla Jimenez says she filed the complaints after a closed meeting of an April Compensation Committee where five additional city council members attended.

The committee discussed a proposed contract for Melissa Spurr who was then a candidate for city administrative officer. Jimenez says Spurr removed herself from consideration May 7th.

A closed meeting of Hopkinsville City Council's Compensation Committee this week is facing some scrutiny from the city's newspaper. Hopkinsville’s budget officer, Melissa Sellers Spurr is receiving a promotion to be the city administrative officer. The Compensation Committee Chairman Charlie Henderson invited members of the council to join the committee to discuss  Spurr’s contract. The Kentucky New Era contends the closed door discussion was illegal. Staff Writer Carla Jimenez is covering the story.

Jennifer P. Brown knows how interesting, quirky, terrible and inspiring life in rural western Kentucky can be. Brown has been on the Kentucky New Era newspaper staff for over 20 years, and currently serves as the paper’s opinion editor. She’s covered a little bit of everything, from criminals to tornadoes to political races to homeless folks. She’s also a Hopkinsville native with strong family ties to the region. In July, Brown received the Al Smith Award for Public Service ...

Chip Hutcheson Talks Newspaper Career

Sep 9, 2012

Earlier this year, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inducted three west Kentuckians to the ranks of other great Kentucky Journalists: D.J. Everett of WKDZ/WHVO radio in Cadiz, Murray State University professor emeritus Dr. Robert McGaughey, and Chip Hutcheson of The Times Leader and The Eagle Post. Today we continue a series of conversations with these gentlemen.

For Hutcheson, journalism is a family business. His parents bought what was then the Princeton Leader when he was 10 months old, and he grew up helping in the newspaper offices.