Sorry for shouting in the headline, but I wanted to get everyone’s attention.

Bruce Maples here. I’m the publisher of this start-up media operation, and of all the things we need right now (more patrons, more sponsors, and a good virtual assistant), the BIGGEST need we have is some people who can WRITE who want to be reporters, aka STRINGERS.

We have statewide news covered fairly well. We have Berry Craig covering the west of the state, and many of us covering Louisville and Frankfort. And, we can usually get Lexington as well, although someone living there would be better.

Here is what we need:

  • One or more persons for East Kentucky
  • One or more persons for Northern Kentucky
  • One or more persons for South Central Kentucky
  • And perhaps one person for Lexington and surrounding area

Do we pay? Yes we do, but very little. You’re not going to get rich, or even support your latte habit, off what we pay. But, it’s at least something, and you can tell people that you are a working, published writer.

Some of our contributors write without getting paid, simply to help support the work, and because they enjoy writing. And some post elsewhere, then send their content to us to be cross-posted (if it’s okay with the first publisher).

The point is, we’re flexible. What we are NOT is able to cram 28 hours of reporting, research, and writing into every day.

So, if you want to see your name in lights, or at least in a byline, and you want to help the rest of the state know what’s happening in your neck of the woods, then contact me at Bruce@ForwardKY.com and let’s talk. Sending along a sample of your writing, as well as any particular areas of expertise you claim, would be even better.

And if you aren’t up for becoming an ink-stained wretch, but you know of someone who would be PERFECT for that role, get them to reach out.

And thanks.


Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs (BruceMaples.com and brucewriter.com). He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.