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Judy Jenkins

Judy Jenkins

2015

Reporter and columnist for The Gleaner in Henderson, Ky. from 1963 until her retirement in 2007, after which she continued to write occasionally as a freelancer and guest columnist until her death in 2013. She won numerous honors in KPA competitions, including eight first-place awards for Best Column. She received the Barry Bingham Award from the Kentucky Psychiatric Association seven times in recognition of her “exceptional efforts to bring information on mental illness to the people of Kentucky.” She was also honored by the Cabinet for Human Resources, the Green River Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board and the Henderson Mayor’s Committee on Employment of the Disabled for her work on behalf of people with disabilities. A graduate of the University of Kentucky Northwest Center, now Henderson Community College, she was given it Distinguished Alumni Award posthumously.