Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, took third place in the National Newspaper Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Contest.
Ireland entered the “serious column” category. She has won or placed in the top three the last three years in the national contest.
A total of 1,713 entries from newspapers across the country were entered in the editorial contest.
Ireland will be recognized at a reception at the National Newspaper Association’s 123rd annual Convention and Trade Show in September.