Beginning with next week’s issue, the price for the LaFollette Press will be 75 cents.
This price change will be the first one for the paper since 1991. At that time, the Press was increased from 35 cents to 50 cents. For the last 17 years the price has gone unchanged.
While cost increases in the production of other items have been passed along to consumers during that time, Press readers have been shielded from that, said LaFollette Press Editor Susan Sharp.
“The decision to adjust the price to 75 cents was not taken lightly,” Sharp said. “We know any price increase, regardless of the amount, can be difficult. There has been no celebration over this.”
Sharp said while the price of the publication will be adjusted, the Press is still the only news source that will run your child’s birthday and give you a comprehensive recap of all the local news. “We understand increases can be hard but we promise the Press is worth every penny.”
For those who want to have home delivery, that can be done for $26 a year by calling the Press at 562-8468.