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Editor wins journalism honors

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Awards include first place for feature writing

By The Staff

Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, took home three awards at the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

Ireland entered three categories in the non-metro/community newspapers division. She took top honors in feature writing for her submissions of “Teen Beats Odds” and “Mule Man;” second place in feature photography for “Lincoln Days”; and honorable mention in column writing.

Stephanie Hornback, assistant editor for The Kentucky Standard and former graphic artist for The LaRue County Herald News, won first in headline writing, editorial writing, business reporting and feature photography. Hornback took second in feature writing.

SPJ is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. It was founded in 1909.

The awards banquet was June 24.