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Albert “Al” Dix

Albert “Al” Dix

2011

Publisher, for nearly 35 years, of The State Journal in Frankfort, both a state-capital newspaper and a community newspaper, owned by Ohio-based Dix Communications. A Republican in a Democratic town who kept news columns fair, held officials and institutions accountable, and gave free rein to editors and editorial writers. Confidant of state officials and community leaders, but also a reporter’s publisher; mentored several who went on to successful careers at major papers. State Journal founded Kentucky Book Fair in 1981. Native of Ravenna, Ohio; graduate of Dennison University; served in U.S. Army Intelligence. Died in 2009.