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Joplin, George Jr., Editor and publisher, the Somerset Commonwealth, 1925-1957. Started newspaper career while a student at Centre College. Served as editor, Danville Daily Messenger; sports editor, the Lexington Leader. His Somerset paper received more than 75 awards for journalistic excellence. Past president, Kentucky Press Association. Was state and national correspondent for Centre College athletic teams; named them the

Joplin, George Jr., Editor and publisher, the Somerset Commonwealth, 1925-1957. Started newspaper career while a student at Centre College. Served as editor, Danville Daily Messenger; sports editor, the Lexington Leader. His Somerset paper received more than 75 awards for journalistic excellence. Past president, Kentucky Press Association. Was state and national correspondent for Centre College athletic teams; named them the "Praying Colonels." Served on Centre's board of trustees. Active in state and editor of In Kentucky magazine in 1946. President of Somerset Chamber of Commerce; active in numerous civic projects. Avid conservationist and promoter of state parks and tourist industry in Kentucky. Brought his paper to a position of influence and distinction. Died April 2, 1957. University Information Services

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University of Kentucky.

Language

  • English

Collection

Portrait Print Collection (University of Kentucky), | collection guide | more from this collection

Rights

  • This collection is comprised of photographic prints created and maintained in the course of university business. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection.

Publisher

  • University of Kentucky

Format

images

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