LETTER: Firing Cox cut out a vital link to the community | PostIndependent.com

LETTER: Firing Cox cut out a vital link to the community

We understand that Kelley Cox was given 24 hours’ notice after 16 years of employment as your photographer.

The Post Independent should consider that people get much of their news via online sources and social media now, and not through a daily paper. What separates your paper from other news sources is the sense of community we see in your local reporting and your photographs.

Through Kelley’s gifted eyes, we saw our scenic valley, wildlife and historic landmarks. We enjoyed each town’s festivals, our children’s graduations and sporting events, our family celebrations, and every other event, big or small, that was important to us.

Kelley Cox is a lifelong native who knows the people of this valley. Locals call her when they have news to report or a photo opportunity to share. Understand that you didn’t simply dismiss an employee, you cut out a vital link to the community and the heart of your paper.

Steve and Becky Rippy

New Castle

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