The Western Recorder arriving in the mailbox of subscribers this week has a new look.
For the past century, the Western Recorder has served as the official newspaper of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, operating under the auspices of a board of trustees approved by the KBC. In recent weeks the Recorder joined with the KBC Communications Department and instituted a change in frequency and publication format.
This month, the change was made from an every-other-week newspaper tabloid to a monthly glossy-style magazine.
In the past, there has been some overlap in coverage by Kentucky Today and the Western Recorder. The plan moving forward will be to eliminate that duplication, with Kentucky Today focusing primarily on breaking news while the Western Recorder will have follow-up articles that will take an in-depth look at news of interest to Kentucky Baptists.
Western Recorder readers can expect to find unique content in the magazine and, with few exceptions, not see duplication of stories from Kentucky Today.
The magazine will continue to publish columns from co-interim executive director Curtis Woods, Larry Gritton of Oneida Baptist Institute, Donnie Fox of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and Richard Carnes of the Kentucky Baptist Foundation. Also, KBC team leaders will also have opportunities to write articles related to their areas of ministry. In the March issue, Steve Rice and Todd Gray wrote articles.
Plans are to expand listings for “Mountains to the Mississippi” as well as classified ads.
The initial magazine publication was designed by KBC staff member Robin Cornetet.
People can subscribe to the magazine at www.westernrecorder.org, or calling 502-489-3443 and talk with Meri Beth Arbogast.