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David E. McBride

David E. McBride

2014

An Owensboro native who first pursued an art career at Brescia College, he started in the newspaper business with the Kingsport Times-News in Tennessee in the mid-1950s. After working for the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, WFIE-TV in Evansville, Ind., and the Henderson Gleaner, he became editor of the Ohio County Times-News in Hartford in 1971. He served as editor for 25 years, was semi-retired for 15 years, and returned as editor in July 2011 at the age of 79. He is best known for his column, "Little Bit of Everything," and was active in the West Kentucky Press Association, serving as president. He began the Ohio County Octoberfest in 1986. Funds raised through the event supported the Times-News Children's Fund, which distributes toys, caps, gloves and winter coats annually to deserving children. He received the Edwards Templin Award for community service, given by the Lexington Herald-Leader at the Kentucky Press Association convention, in 1989.