David Benning of Harlan told a Bible story Sunday at the National Festival of Young Preachers in Lexington. Because of a birth defect, Benning, 14, could hardly talk until he was 4. In recent years, he has won top honors in state and national storytelling festivals. This was his third year to speak at the National Festival of Young Preachers.
David Benning of Harlan told a Bible story Sunday at the National Festival of Young Preachers in Lexington. Because of a birth defect, Benning, 14, could hardly talk until he was 4. In recent years, he has won top honors in state and national storytelling festivals. This was his third year to speak at the National Festival of Young Preachers. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
David Benning of Harlan told a Bible story Sunday at the National Festival of Young Preachers in Lexington. Because of a birth defect, Benning, 14, could hardly talk until he was 4. In recent years, he has won top honors in state and national storytelling festivals. This was his third year to speak at the National Festival of Young Preachers. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

Young storyteller from Harlan now anything but tongue-tied

January 05, 2016 02:46 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.