The story of the year, no doubt, was the technology boom that moved news of all types online. If TIME made YOU its Person of the Year, YOU said you wanted to get your news online.
So our newspapers and television stations beefed up their Web sites, asking citizens repeatedly to turn to the Web for immediacy and detail. The Courier began airing video, while television stations sharpened their online reporting, and one even hired an established writer, Billy Reed, to post columns online. The state’s most-read blogger, Mark Nickolas, made news himself when Gov. Ernie Fletcher blocked state employee access to his BluegrassReport.org.