You won't find us tooting our own horn too often in this space, but we will make an exception today.

This month, the Commonwealth Journal launched its InTouch With Southern Kentucky magazine, and we think it's going to become a must-read for all of Pulaski County.

We had a solid foundation with our Health and Family magazine -- and that content will be very prominent in our new publication. In June's debut issue, we had stories on prostate cancer and brain awareness, as well as a feature on a local man who has donated 50 gallons of blood through the Kentucky Blood Center in Somerset.

But we've moved beyond health in our InTouch magazine -- we've expanded to include articles on home and business.

You'll see features on local people who have built their own success stories -- like this month's article on David Morris and Modern Systems.

You'll see articles on people who drive the business community -- and what better way to lead off InTouch than this month's story on SPEDA, the future of economic development in Pulaski County.

In June's edition we had a wonderful piece on Matt Ford, and his family's legacy in the real estate business in southern Kentucky.

In the future, you'll see articles on home building and home improvement -- and local people you can call to get the jobs done.

We are very proud of our inaugural issue of InTouch With Southern Kentucky.

But it's a work in progress. We will strive to make each and every issue bigger and better.

The best is yet to come.

THE COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD consists of Michael McCleery, Publisher; Jeff Neal, Editor; Steve Cornelius, Sports Editor; Bill Mardis, Editor Emeritus; Mary Ann Flynn, Advertising; Chris Harris, Staff Writer; and Shirley Randall, Production.