First Friday will not take place downtown tonight.
Unit 2 of the decommissioned coal-powered plant was pulled down with cables at 5:40 p.m.
Our readers are the best Cindy Glover Editor We know LkldNow readers are a special group – thoughtful, civic-minded, invested in Lakeland’s quality of life and looking for facts rather than opinion. But several things happened this week that drove home just how fantastic our readers are. First, your generosity. We asked if you could […]
Many communities, one Lakeland Cindy Glover Editor Trinity LaurinoExecutive Director From the Lighthouse Ministries’ outpouring over the accidental death of John “Turtle” Gynnip to the moving scene of more than 60 Lakeland police officers supporting their late friend’s son Troy Miller at his high school graduation, this week was a reminder of the importance of community […]
The kids are not all right Cindy Glover Editor If local news over the past week has left you feeling a chaotic mix of emotions regarding kids and society – and how to protect them from each other – you’re not alone. To recap: A 13-year-old boy shot a police officer on Wednesday; a stillborn […]
ChatGPT did not write this column Barry Friedman Founder & Editor-at-Large There’s been a lot of chatter in journalism circles lately about how news organizations should and shouldn’t use ChatGPT, the online artificial intelligence “chatbot” that has gotten a lot of attention since being released to the public last November. If you’re not familiar with […]
Courage to have difficult conversations Trinity Laurino Executive Director Next Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. is our third community forum in a series we’re now calling “Let’s Talk Lkld.” This time we’re exploring the issue of race and equity locally. Judging by the fact that we’re already at about 90% capacity for the venue […]
What is watered grows Cindy Glover Editor The return of rain after one of the driest January-February-March periods in Polk County history has transformed the sad patch of dirt in front of my house. It shouldn’t be a revelation since – like most of my neighbors – I don’t have a sprinkler system. When we […]
Happenings near and far Cindy Glover Editor There’s a word for the kind of journalism we do at LkldNow: hyperlocal. Generally speaking, it’s the opposite of “big media” with centralized operations. We are small media with a grassroots operation. Our focus is entirely on Lakeland. One of my most important tasks as editor is deciding […]
Check out our other free newsletters Barry Friedman Founder & Editor-at-Large Since you are reading this newsletter, you might be interested in two other newsletters that LkldNow offers. Like this one, all of our email newsletters are free. We consider this newsletter — LkldNow This Week — to be our premier newsletter. It reviews the […]