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Don White

Don White

2016

As editor-publisher of The Anderson News in Lawrenceburg, he published photos of convicted drunken drivers as a deterrent. DUIs declined 37 percent from 1999 to 2000, and the National Commission Against Drunk Driving gave him an award. He helped spur school consolidation but also restoration of a one-room school, one of several civic activities. In Kentucky Press Association contests, his paper won at least one first place in every category, including nine for community service and eight for general excellence, and he won at least one first in 15 categories. He was news editor of The Commonwealth Journal in his hometown of Somerset and wire editor of The Lexington Leader. Missing contact with the public, he joined Landmark Community Newspapers as editor of the Casey County News in 1976 and served at the Lawrenceburg paper from 1978 to 2006. He then traveled the state writing syndicated feature stories. He is author of Paper Boy: Giving His Heart to Journalism.