March marks a significant transition for a long-standing Kentucky Baptist news publication. The Western Recorder will cease regular publication after the March issue.
First published 195 years ago, the Western Recorder is one of the oldest Baptist publications in America. The newspaper, which had transitioned to a magazine, published stories focused on Kentucky Baptist and Southern Baptist news.
Several features from the Western Recorder will move to Kentucky Today, a daily news website affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. The paper transitioned from being an independent agency to being published by the Kentucky Baptist Convention communications department in 2019.
Articles from Kentucky Baptist leaders will be published on Kentucky Today beginning in April. The articles will be located in the Baptist Life section of Kentucky Today.
The Mountains to the Mississippi feature, which shares brief news, events and updates of Kentucky Baptist churches, associations and church leaders, has also moved to Kentucky Today. It is located on a new page on Kentucky Today called “M2M” and can be found in the main menu header of Kentucky Today.
(EDITOR’S NOTE – Brandon Porter writes for Kentucky Today, kentuckytoday.com, an online news resource of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.)