The Kentucky Standard was named best multi-weekly newspaper in the state at the Kentucky Press Association’s 2013 Winter Convention.
We took home first place for General Excellence, which is calculated based on the number of individual awards the paper wins.
Below is the news article we ran on the results with links to the winning entries:
The Kentucky Standard was named best multi-weekly paper in Kentucky Friday night at the 2013 Kentucky Press Association Winter Convention, held at the Brown Hotel in Louisville.
- The staff won first place in General Excellence among multi-weekly papers in the state. The General Excellence Award is calculated based on the number of winners in individual categories.
- The Kentucky Standard swept the Best Feature Picture Category, with Forrest Berkshire winning first, Jennifer Corbett winning second and Randy Patrick winning third.
- Corbett also won second place for Best Picture Essay (spot, general or feature).
- Berkshire received an honorable mention for Best Editorial. Judges said it was “one of the better sets of editorials as far as local appeal. Good writing style, very reader friendly.”
- Lisa Tolliver won third place for Best Graphic.
- Erin L. McCoy won first place for Best Spot News Coverage.
- McCoy also won third place for Best Investigative Story or Series.
- For Best General News Picture, McCoy won second place. “A close run at first place,” wrote the judges.
- Patrick won second place for Best Spot News Coverage.
- McCoy won third place for Best Feature Story. Judges wrote, “Felt I got to know many of those fine folks.”
- McCoy also won third place for Best Column.
- Peter W. Zubaty won first place for Best Sports Column. Judges said his columns were “accessible. Easy to read. Most importantly, avoids the cliché, hyperbole and self importance so prominent in sports columns.”
- Zubaty also won third place for Best Sports Story and second place for Best Sports Feature Story.
- For Best Sports Picture, Berkshire won second place and Zubaty received an honorable mention.
- For Best Sports Essay, Zubaty won second and third place.
- Patrick won first place for Best Enterprise or Analytical Story.
- For Best Lifestyle Page, Patrick won first place. Judges said his entry was “entertaining and engaging.” Carrie Pride won third place in the category.
- For Best Business/Agribusiness Story, McCoy won first place for “an interesting fusion of an agribusiness article and expose of predatory business practices.” Corbett won second place in the category.