A small town in Missouri has a new newspaper, but the paper’s name has some of the town’s residents upset. Local station KY3 reports that people in the tourist destination of Uranus and surrounding Pulaski County are up in arms about The Uranus Examiner.
As soon as managing editor Natalie Sanders announced the paper’s name at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week, people began sounding off about it. One of the loudest voices of protest was that of Luge Hardman, mayor of nearby Waynesville.
“No. I’m sorry. But, the innuendo of that title puts my city up for public ridicule, and I will not be a part of it,” Hardman said, adding that she will refuse to put her city’s legal notices in The Uranus Examiner.
Also speaking out was the new paper’s competition, with Pulaski County Daily News owner Darrell Todd Maurina quoted saying: “That name does not indicate a serious newspaper.”
The first issue of the free weekly is expected to be published by the end of October.