Today, Lakeway Publishers, Inc. announced that Michael Short will be the new Publisher of The Lincoln County Journal, Newstime and the Troy Free Press. 

Short, who has been in the newspaper business for over 23 years, has been the general manager/publisher of The Elsberry Democrat since 2005 and will remain in that capacity. Before joining The Democrat, he was the Production Manager at The Lincoln County Journal and at the St. Charles Journal.

Cathi Utley, VP of Missouri South publications for Lakeway Publishers, is confident in Short’s ability and desire to bring the newspapers into a new age that closely resembles the old age; getting back to the roots in Troy.

“Join him in bringing the best to community journalism and making profit for local business,” said Utley.

Tim Hager will remain Production Manager and a point of contact at the office.