The statute revision process took place during the heyday of the Courier-Journal's reign as the "newspaper of record" in Kentucky, a period in which it operated several news bureaus all throughout the state, boasted a huge news staff, and was consistently ranked among the nation's top papers. Led by Barry Bingham Sr, who set the tone for his editorial pages, it pushed for reforms and modernization in the state, including improved public education, governmental reform, and better services for African Americans and the poor of Appalachia. It was a strong supporter of the statute revision effort and ran numerous stories on the process.
Allan M. Trout,“Ward and Dickson Come to Front in Legislature Opening Tuesday,” Courier-Journal, Jan. 4, 1942. (Leadership of Henry Ward, a New Deal progressive and a long supporter of statute revision, is discussed).
L.B. Alexander, “On Statute Revision,” Courier-Journal, Jan. 8, 1942. (chair of statute revision committee praises Courier-Journal for its support of legal reform).*
Allan M. Trout, “State’s Biggest Bill to Go to Legislature, “Courier-Journal, Feb. 1, 1942.*
“Assemblymen Begin Study of Revised Kentucky Laws,” Courier-Journal, Feb. 11, 1942. *
“Five Bills Introduced to Finish Job of Revising Old Kentucky Statutes,” Courier-Journal, Feb. 20, 1942. (Bill passes House).
“Bill Revising Statutes Is Sent to Governor,” Courier-Journal, Feb. 28, 1942.
Francis Ann Stacy compares the Carroll's Kentucky Statutes to the new KRS
Allan M. Trout, "The State's Biggest Bill To Go to Legislature," Courier-Journal, Sunday Feb. 1 1942.