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Gene Clabes

Gene Clabes

2005

Varied career as reporter, publisher, newspaper owner, and journalism educator. Began as Henderson Gleaner sports editor in 1963 prior to becoming managing editor of the Kentucky Kernel in 1966. After college, wrote for The Evansville Courier, The Gleaner, and The Evansville Press. Bought The News Enterprise in Ludlow in 1988, then the three weekly Recorder Newspapers in 1990, serving as president, CEO and publisher. Sold the papers to The Community Press Newspapers in 1994 and served as senior publisher and chairman of the editorial board for three more years. President of Kentucky Press Association in 1997. From 2001-04, was a Freedom Forum visiting professional at Hampton University, teaching a variety of journalism courses and developing the first-ever horsemanship program at a historically black university. Currently Equine Director for the Kentucky Equine Education Project, combining his journalism skills with his love of horses and horsemanship.