Sun partners with Kentucky Today for UK, state news

Published 9:12 am Friday, March 10, 2017

Winchester Sun readers will soon see some familiar faces as part of two separate partnerships focused on providing investigative state government reporting and expanded coverage of University of Kentucky athletics.

As The Sun becomes one of the exclusive print partners for digital-only newspaper Kentucky Today, former Sun sports editor Keith Taylor will provide comprehensive coverage of Kentucky sports. Long-time journalists Tom Latek and Roger Alford and other Kentucky Today staff members who will provide in-depth analysis of what is going on in at the statehouse.

A separate partnership will allow readers access to state-wide syndicated columnist and radio host Larry Vaught’s insider coverage of UK sports each week.

“The Sun strives to be the best source of local news for Winchester and Clark County, and we feel these partnerships are another important part of achieving that mission,” publisher Michael Caldwell said. “It is extremely exciting to be able to add top-notch content, collaborate with award-winning journalists and provide our readers with news they truly care about.”

For Taylor, it is an invigorating opportunity to again be featured in the newspaper he was an integral part of for nearly 15 years.

“During my time at The Winchester Sun, Winchester and Clark County was like a second home to me and everyone treated me like family from the very first day and I have never forgotten that,” Taylor said. “The community has a special place in my heart, and I’m looking forward to providing coverage of the Kentucky Wildcats for Winchester and Clark County in my new capacity as sports editor at Kentucky Today.”

Vaught, who has built a following across Kentucky and beyond for his comprehensive coverage of everything important to Big Blue Nation, said he feels the same way.

“I am thrilled to be able to provide University of Kentucky content for readers who faithfully followed my work for years because I understand the passion and interest for UK sports,” he said.

Kentucky Today touts itself as “your one-stop source for today’s top state, national and world news, plus news from the business, sports and entertainment worlds … without the hassle of subscription fees or logins.” It is an online publication of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the state’s largest religious organization with 750,000 members in 2,400 churches.

Caldwell said that, while these partnerships are a part of a goal for The Sun to become the best community newspaper in the state, even more exciting changes are on the horizon.

“Our team is working hard every day to serve our readers and raise the bar of what The Sun is and what it can be. We are getting back to our roots while simultaneously plotting a course to a bright future,” he said. “We have more exciting content additions coming next week that are focused solely on celebrating the amazing community that is Winchester and Clark County. Stay tuned!”