Ben Sheroan named general manager of The LaRue County Herald News

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By The Staff

Ben Sheroan began Aug. 18 as general manager of The LaRue County Herald News.

A native of Hardin County, Sheroan began his career in newspapers in 1974 at The News-Enterprise covering sports while he was in high school. He has more than 25 years of management experience, including managing editor of the Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro, editor of a daily paper in West Virginia and publisher of daily and weekly papers in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Most recently, Sheroan worked as presentation editor at The News-Enterprise since April 2006.

Sheroan, 50, will be responsible for all aspects of the newspaper’s performance.

“Newspapers have a unique role and responsibility of reflecting, challenging and serving their communities. For more than 100 years, the Herald News has met those expectations,” Sheroan said. “We will continue to measure success based on our ability to grow closer to meeting the desires and needs of our readers and advertisers.”

Sheroan said he’s particularly excited about this assignment in Hodgenville.

“For me and my family, a trip to LaRue County always has been an event,” Sheroan said. “I remember bringing my daughters to the square to rub the feet of the Lincoln statue for luck and earlier this year I was able to bring my grandson for the same experience and take his picture by the new young Abe statue.”

In his new job, Sheroan also will oversee The Record, a weekly newspaper in Leitchfield, also part of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. Sheroan will coordinate production resources for both papers with The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown.

He also said his personal goals include bringing stability to the newspaper’s leadership and contributing to the community. He already has applied to be part of the next Leadership LaRue County class.

Sheroan has been married 31 years to his high school sweetheart, Jeanne, who works as a bank auditor. They have two married daughters and three grandchildren.