Mr. Frank Hartley joined the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in 1938 as a sports writer for the Times. In 1956 Mr. Hartley moved to the newsroom. Eight years later he returned to the sports department as assistant sports editor. In 1968 he transferred to the Courier-Journal and assumed the position of assistant state editor. In 1976 Mr. Hartley became state editor. Mr. Hartley remained Kentucky editor until 1979, when he was named news ombudsman for the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times.
Mr. Ruby began work as a news boy carrying both the Courier-Journal and Louisville Herald. He served as sports editor from 1938-1968. At the time of the interview, Mr. Ruby was still writing an outdoor column that appeared in the Sunday edition.