FRANKFORT — Lee Mueller, a former Eastern Kentucky reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, is one of seven journalists to be inducted this year into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
Others inductees and the organizations they worked for are Elizabeth Hansen, Eastern Kentucky University; Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV in Louisville; Dave McBride, Ohio County Times News; Mike Phillips, Kentucky Post/Cincinnati Post; Wes Strader, Western Kentucky University; and the late Hunter S. Thompson, creator of Gonzo journalism.
This will be the 33rd year for inductees into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
Organized by the University of Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association in 1980, the honored journalists, living or dead, must be natives of Kentucky or have spent a significant portion of their careers in the state.
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The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame is administered by and housed at the UK School of Journalism and Telecommunications.
This year's seven inductees will be honored at a luncheon on April 29. The luncheon will be held at The Grand Reserve at 903 Manchester Street, Suite No. 190 in Lexington at noon.
The cost is $35 per person. A reservation form can be downloaded by visiting http://jat.uky.edu/ky-journalism-hall-of-fame.html.