The Pickett County Press has been Pickett County and Byrdstown's hometown paper since 1962. Since then, the Press has been the keeper and reporter of many community events, such as weddings, deaths, births, political events, tragic destruction from tornadoes, new roads, new schools, new businesses, and many other happenings too numerous to mention.
It continues to be the community reporter, reporting on issues important to the citizens of the community. It continues to handle all news material with honesty and accuracy. The Press does not wish to become engaged in any controversy regarding religion or politics, however, it will take a stand against any wrongdoing and support what is right, regardless of whom it many reflect upon.
Three generations of the Hill family have been at the helm of the Pickett County Press since its inception. From the Press's beginning, Norman Hill led the way, then his son James E. Hill, and now to present, James' daughters, Jamie and Amanda.
The Press is published each Wednesday with its date of publication being every Thursday. It is located on the square at 23 Courthouse Square.
Amanda (Hill) Bond
Amanda purchased the paper in April 2005 from her sister Jamie (Hill) Garrett. She worked alongside Jamie as an Administrative Assistant at the Press since 2000. Amanda is the third generation of the Hill family which has been a part of the Pickett County Press since its inception in 1962. She and her husband Chris have 3 children, Hayden, Anna Rose and Chance Raylen. Amanda and her family reside in Byrdstown.
Lora is the office manager at the Pickett Press. She has been employed at the Press since high school in 1986. She is knowledgeable in all areas of the operation. Lora has a special talent for graphic design and creates the majority of the ads. She and her husband Scott, have two daughters, Emily and Olivia.
Heather is an Administrative Assistant and begin working here in February 2009. She and her husband Brent have one daughter, Elly Grace.