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Louise Hatmaker

Louise Hatmaker

2003

Editor, publisher and owner, the Jackson Times in Breathitt County and Beattyville Enterprise in Lee County. A longtime board member of the Kentucky Press Association, was named most valuable member in 1997, recognizing more than 22 years of service. Recipient of 1987 Lewis Owens Community Service Award from Lexington Herald-Leader. As a graduate of Cumberland College and student at Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College, she taught first grade at Hardburly Mining Company school in Perry County. Active in education of retarded children. Hired as a cub reporter at the Hazard Herald. Later reported roving pickets strife in coalfields in the early 1960s. Active volunteer worker and leader for 30 years in native Appalachia. Participated in successful campaign to make Lees College part of Hazard Community College. Member, Lees College Board of Trustees. First woman president of Natural Bridge Park Association. Received Eugene H. Combs Humanitarian Award.