Author Fenton Johnson, a New Haven native, graduated from LaRue County High School in 1971.
Any student who took a class with English teacher Garland Blair will probably remember Johnson’s name. Blair held them to the academic standards and test scores Johnson recorded 1968-1971.
Johnson, the son of P.D. Johnson Jr. and Nancy Hubbard, is an associate professor in the creative writing program at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has written four books with a “fifth circulating.”