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Bill Straub

Bill Straub

2016

As The Kentucky Post’s Frankfort bureau chief for 11 years, he roamed widely to provide reporting that helped Northern Kentucky understand the rest of the state. A New Jersey native and “Jersey” to his friends, his garrulous manner found common ground with the plainspoken politicians and other people of rural Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he worked at the Corbin Times-Tribune and the Paris Daily Enterprise before becoming editor of the Georgetown News and Times, named the state’s best weekly in 1978. Joining the Post in 1979, he did groundbreaking reporting on the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire and became the Frankfort reporter in 1984, Washington correspondent for the paper and The Cincinnati Post in 1994, then White House and political correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service, regular freelancer for The Evansville Courier and The Gleaner in Henderson, and political columnist for KyForward and the NKY Tribune.