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Two staff members of The LaRue County Herald News combined talent to win a national contest.
Editor Linda Ireland and staff writer Candis Carpenter won the best photo essay category in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. They entered the Lincoln Days 2010 wrap “It’s Lincoln Time” in the non-daily division for newspapers with less than 6,000 circulation.
Only one other Kentucky newspaper was honored in the contest. The Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville took honorable mention for best feature series.
The Lincoln Days section also took top honors at the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony in June.
The winning entry will be on display during the National Newspaper Convention Sept. 24, during NNA’s 125th Annual Convention & Trade Show in New Mexico.
There were 2,042 entries in the Better Newspaper Contest. A total of 631 awards were won by 143 member newspapers in 40 states.
Judging was performed primarily by active community newspaper editors and publishers and included retired university journalism professors and retired or former newspaper men and women.