As the online successor of The Kentucky Post newspaper, KyPost.com is proud of its long and rich history in Northern Kentucky.
The Kentucky Post, founded by newspaper magnate E.W. Scripps, rolled off the presses for the first time on Sept. 15, 1890. In the course of more than a century, the afternoon newspaper devoted itself to covering the communities of Northern Kentucky, exposing wrongs and lighting the way for betterment. The newspaper with its sister publication The Cincinnati Post ceased publication at the end of 2007. KyPost.com was launched the next day, Jan. 1, 2008, to continue that rich tradition.
In the early part of the 20th century, that rich tradition included the newspaper fighting for an end to tolls on the Ohio and Licking river bridges, successfully pushing for city-manager governments in Covington and Newport and helping save Cumberland Falls. The newspaper backed reform movements that brought an end to Newport’s “Sin City” regime in the late 1950s and promoted efforts to make Boone County the site of Cincinnati’s regional airport – an economic engine for the entire region. In 1980s, The Kentucky Post chronicled life on Banklick Street, one of Covington’s grittiest and poorest streets, and examined the city’s slumlords. It pointed up the Commonwealth’s shameful neglect of public education and championed Kentucky’s 1990 education reform that became a national model.
Until its last edition, the newspaper continued to inform Northern As the online successor of The Kentucky Post newspaper, KyPost.com is proud of a long and rich history in Northern Kentucky. Kentucky, foster civil discourse and on its opinion pages, offer constructive criticism and community leadership. However, like so many afternoon newspapers, economics and a change in American culture conspired to spell its demise.
KyPost.com is proud of its heritage and devoted to lighting the way for Northern Kentucky as the region’s news and information leader.