Enterprise Stories

Links to a sampling of the newspaper’s best editorials and enterprise stories from the previous year selected by Editor, Ben Gish.

  1. Quit stalling on mine safety

    By Tom Bethell; Oct. 10, 2010

  2. A real pressing issue

    By Ben Gish and Tom Bethell; Aug. 25, 2010

  3. Telemarketers are latest enemy in fight against drugs here.

    By Sally Barto; Feb. 10, 2010

  4. Marker honors Scotia miners

    By Sally Barto; March 10, 2010

  5. Parents, others want school left open

    By Sally Barto; March 31, 2010

  6. Reaching children with horses

    By Sally Barto; April 28, 2010

  7. Reality TV crew here filming story of Mayking family

    By Sally Barto; May 12, 2010

  8. Retired teacher takes up sweet hobby

    By Sally Barto; June 23, 2010

  9. Coming soon to Letcher: jobs!

    By Sally Barto; June 30, 2010

  10. Keeping the hospital pleasant

    By Sally Barto; July 7, 2010

  11. Craft praised for work getting vo-tech center

    By Sally Barto; Aug. 11, 2010


Enterprise reporting describes published news reports that are not based on press releases or news conferences. Enterprise reporting is all about stories a reporter or an editor dig up on his or her own, often what some people might call "scoops." Enterprise reporting may also focus on events, but it usually goes beyond merely covering these events when reporters explore the forces shaping the events.

Through enterprise reporting a news organization demonstrates its understanding of the key issues and interests of its community and it demonstrates the extent of the skill of its staff to report on these matters.