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Magnet brings home 15 awards at Ky. Press Association contest

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By The Staff

The Spencer Magnet recently garnered 15 Kentucky Press Association awards at the annual Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition, including first place General Excellence in the weekly class 2 category.

The newspaper, which is Spencer County’s oldest continually-operated business, was recognized for excellence in the categories of sports column writing, layout, graphic design, best business/agribusiness page, best lifestyle page, best picture essay, best spot news picture, best enterprise or analytical story, best investigative story or series, best general news story and best feature story.

The General Excellence award is given to the newspaper in its category that shows the best overall product in all areas of reporting, layout, photography and design.

“I couldn’t be more pleased that The Magnet won first-place in General Excellence because every employee here truly cares about the quality of our newspaper,” Spencer Magnet General Manager Lynette Mason said.

“This award is not only a good measure of individual success, but it demonstrates that we are highly regarded among our peers and that our writers are among the best in Kentucky.”

Past editor Robin Bass, freelance writers John Shindlebower and Laura Clark and part-time reporter Mallory Bilger were all recognized in the competition for outstanding work.

“My hope is that our readers will realize the high degree of dedication our news department has to our readers and to the community. Our desire has been, and will continue to be, to give Spencer County the best we have to offer,” Mason said.

For a full list of KPA winners, visit www.kypress.com.