Seven inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

April 29, 2014 

Seven honorees were inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

The inductees and the organizations they most notably worked for are: Elizabeth Hansen, chair of the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University; Mark Hebert, former political reporter at WHAS-TV in Louisville; Dave McBride, editor of the Ohio County Times-News; Lee Mueller, former Herald-Leader reporter; Mike Philipps, former editor of the Kentucky Post/Cincinnati Post; Wes Strader, "Voice of the Hilltoppers" at Western Kentucky University; and the late Hunter S. Thompson, creator of Gonzo journalism.

A committee representing the state's media, the UK Journalism Alumni Association and the University of Kentucky chooses honorees for the Hall of Fame, which was created in 1981. Nominees must be Kentucky natives or have spent the majority of their careers in Kentucky.

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