History

1910

Fred W. Bonte, John J. David and C. M. Westerfield gathered in a law office in the Paul Jones Building, now know as the Marion E.

1913

C. M. Westerfield withdrew from the business and went west to set up a number of small-town newspapers. Fred Bonte and John David remained in

1945

E. Bruce Blythe and W. Allan Blythe purchased controlling interest in the company. At that time W. Allan Blythe was elected president.

1963

Sam A. Blythe, son of E. Bruce Blythe, bought out Bruce’s shares to become co-owner with Allen Blythe.

1968

Purchased and moved to present location at 619 W. Kentucky Street.

1980

Sam Jr. graduated from University of Kentucky and started working as an assistant in the front office.

1980-1989

Sam Jr. implements the transition from Linotype typesetting and letterpress printing to computer typesetting and photo-offset printing. Westerfield-Bonte

1991

David Blythe, Sam Jr.’s brother, comes on board with an electrical engineering degree from Duke University and several years of engineering experience in

1992-1994

The brothers place a strong emphasis on transition to high volume digital printing to satisfy the demands of the growing customer base. This includes large

1995

Sam Blythe Sr. retires and sells his shares in the company to his sons, Sam Jr. and David who are the current owners.

2015

New website launches!