Last of the ‘country correspondents’

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Mt. Olive writer has been submitting news for more than 50 years

By Larry Rowell

A once-loved tradition where community news and events appeared weekly in the local newspaper is being kept alive, at least on a part-time basis.
Up until about 20 years ago, nearly every small community in Casey County had a resident who would collect the local news, write a column and then send it each week to The Casey County News.
Clarice Floyd was one of about 20 correspondents who did this, but as these “country correspondents” have died, they’ve been replaced by the Internet, e-mail, mobile phones and text messaging.

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