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Chip Hutcheson

Chip Hutcheson

2012

Became publisher of The Princeton Leader in 1976, following his parents’ retirement. Chip remained publisher of the paper until 1992, when the paper was bought by its competitor, Kentucky New Era of Hopkinsville. They merged into The Times Leader and became a biweekly; this paper was the first Kentucky weekly with a website in 1996. Chip writes editorials and a weekly column called “Chip off the Old Block,” which has appeared every Wednesday since 1976. He served as sports editor of the Kentucky Kernel and is a University of Kentucky graduate; he was sports editor of New Era for six years. He currently serves on New Era’s board and is publisher of The Eagle Post, its weekly newspaper for the Fort Campbell area. Chip served several terms as director of Kentucky Press Association, was president in 2010; he is winner of numerous KPA awards. He was the At-large director of National Newspaper Association, 2005-11, and regional director for Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. He is active in many civic organizations; on the board of Western Recorder, newspaper of Kentucky Baptist Convention.