Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Floe Bowles

Date of Interview: 

Fri, 08/02/1996

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Subjects: 

Publishing, United States Army, News reporting,

Call Number: 

1976OH47.8

Mr. Bowles talks about his life and experiences in the newspaper business: comments on work with the "Campbellsville News Journal", describes operating a linotype machine for them: moving to the "Lebanon Enterprise" newspaper: recalls U. S. Army service during World War II in the South Pacific, Okinawa, and Korea: Lenard Bean and he started printing the "Armored Force News" paper at the beginning of World War II: created Bean Publishing after the war, started the paper "Inside the Turret": gives history of the News Enterprise Inc. business, the newspaper plants they purchased, how operated: speaks of the owner/publisher of the "Elizabethtown News" and their purchase of the operation: comments on Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. purchase of the News Enterprise Inc., upgrading the "Elizabethtown News" to a daily paper, competition with the Scripps-Howard Publishing Co.: comments on work with the Kentucky Press Association and offices held in the association.

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