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Ron Daley

Ron Daley

2017

As publisher and editor of the Troublesome Creek Times in Hindman, which won more than 320 national and state awards during his 1980-2000 ownership, he won more state press awards than any other Kentucky journalist in 1982-92. The paper, founded by Ron and Amy Daley and Mike and Frieda Mullins, was also known for its annual April Fool’s edition. He was president of the Kentucky Weekly Newspaper Association and won the East Kentucky Leadership Conference’s 1994 Media Award. He continues to write columns and teach journalism skills for The Holler, a social learning network. He is strategic partner lead for the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, on loan from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, where he was founding director of the University Center of the Mountains. A native of North Dakota, he is a graduate of Berea College and Western Kentucky University and was a teacher and administrator at Alice Lloyd College.