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Historic state Baptist paper hits information superhighway

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (BP)–Kentucky Baptists’ Western Recorder, the nation’s oldest weekly state Baptist paper, launched a new ministry venture this week.

The Recorder, which celebrated 175 years of ministry last year, debuted its new website (www.WesternRecorder.org) at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Williamsburg, Ky.

“We have worked hard to make the website both highly readable and easy to navigate,” said Trennis Henderson, editor of the Western Recorder. “I believe Kentucky Baptists and others who have expressed an interest in an online version of the Recorder will find our site to be a valuable news source.”

News Director David Winfrey, who supervised the design of the website, explained, “For years, the strength of the Western Recorder has been twofold: informing readers about the work of Kentucky Baptists and helping Baptists and their churches with stories and resources so they can be more effective. That remains our focus with the website. It concentrates on stories that readers can’t get anywhere else.

“At the same time,” Winfrey said, “we make it easier for readers to learn about and communicate with Western Recorder staff. Anyone can send an e-mail, submit a classified ad or learn about the other services that we provide to churches, just by visiting the site.”

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