It is likely that many people here have noticed that Winchester and Clark County consistently get short shrift from Lexington and Fayette County. For years, local officials in city hall and the courthouse, as well as a good many private groups and individuals, including tourism, attempted to get items of local interest published in the Life section of the Lexington Herald-Leader.
That paper was constantly advertising that it welcomed submissions from around central Kentucky to be placed in the paper.
And yet, often, when items were submitted they seemed to vanish into thin air, and local events which might have benefitted from publication were simply left out. Mayor Burtner expressed his frequent disappointment over the lack of coverage of Winchester events in that paper and he even made personal contact with staff there to try to alleviate the problem, to no avail.
Another issue which illustrates how Clark County is treated as a stepchild to Fayette County is the condition of roads leading to Lexington from Winchester. Of course, Interstate 64, being a federal highway and administered at the state level, does not enter into the equation, but for those who travel U.S. 60 or Colby/Todds Road to Lexington could not fail to notice the respective conditions of these two roads between the sections in Clark and the sections in Fayette.