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Ed Reinke

Ed Reinke

2015

An award-winning photographer for The Associated Press in Kentucky for more than 25 years, he died in 2011 from injuries suffered while on assignment at the Kentucky Speedway. He was AP’s lead photographer for critical events in Kentucky history, including the 2006 Comair crash in Lexington, the 1988 Carrollton bus crash, the 1989 Wheatcroft coal mine disaster, and the 1989 workplace shooting at the Standard Gravure printing plant. In addition to Kentucky stories, he covered Super Bowls, World Series championships, NCAA Final Fours, Olympics, golf championships, the Indy 500, Hurricane Andrew, and President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration. He covered every Kentucky Derby from 1988 through 2011. He won numerous awards from the AP Sports Editors, including the 1992 Thomas V. DiLustro award for excellence in sports photography. He was born in Indiana and attended Indiana University.