Last month in this column, Paul Wesslund wrote about the passing of an era with his retirement. A 20-year term as editor is certainly a significant period in the 67-year tradition of Kentucky Living.
That tradition continues stronger than ever.
Anita Travis Richter is the newest editor of Kentucky Living. Anita grew up on a farm in Spencer County with Kentucky Living coming into the house every month, served by Salt River Electric. For the past 19 years she has served as managing editor. In that role, Anita has already been a big part of making Kentucky Living the magazine you’re so familiar with. From the eye-catching covers, to the well-chosen and well-edited feature stories, to the fact that the magazine is delivered regularly and on time, Anita is already very much a part of why Kentucky Living is so liked and respected.
Anita has also been a key part of moving Kentucky Living into the future. In the past couple of years, Kentucky Living has been making itself available in the new media that have become a habit in many of your everyday lives. The Web site KentuckyLiving.com is now designed to work smoothly on mobile devices like your phone, tablet, or laptop. It has a popular Facebook page as well as a presence on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
But the most important thing to know about this transition is the continuation of the tradition of keeping a close relationship between you and your local electric cooperative.
As a member-owner of your electric co-op, it’s important that you know something about your utility and its operations. Kentucky Living regularly delivers news and information about the complex energy issues of the day that affect the reliability and affordability of your electric service. It works hard to translate technical issues in a way that explains in plain language how public policy affects you.
And Kentucky Living is a part of influencing those decisions. You’ll find Kentucky Living in the governor’s office, and the offices of our elected officials in Washington, D.C. They know you’re reading, and that makes a difference.
We’re looking forward to a new era of celebrating the energy of your community.