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Ron Jenkins

Ron Jenkins

2007

One of Kentucky’s leading community journalists. Served as editor of The (Henderson) Gleaner 1972-2006. Under his leadership, The Gleaner won the Kentucky Press Association’s “General Excellence” award for newspapers with circulation of 10,001-25,000 22 times in 25 years. Demonstrated that a small daily newspaper could achieve consistent excellence. Previously worked as a reporter with The Gleaner (1967-1R969), The Evansville Courier (1965-1967), and The (Evansville) Sunday Courier & Press (1970-1971) and as a news editor for The (Owensboro) Messenger-Inquirer (1964). Born in Henderson; graduate of Murray State University.