Tom Caudill retiring from Herald-Leader after 36 years

Tom Caudill

First, there was Chip Hutcheson and Brad Hughes, then Cliff Feltham and now add Tom Caudill to the list of those KPA connections who have announced their retirement this year.

Tom, who served as KPA President in 1999, announced his retirement recently, after 46 years in the business, the last 36 of them with the Lexington Herald-Leader. Tom has served as chairman of the KPA Legal Defense Fund Committee since its inception August 1, 1996, and will remain in that capacity as he enters retirement.

Tom is serving double-duty on two Kentucky student publication boards — one with The Kentucky Kernel at UK and for his alma mater on the College Heights Herald board at Western Kentucky University.

The Herald-Leader will be honoring Tom this (Friday) afternoon with a reception at 3 p.m.

2 responses to “Tom Caudill retiring from Herald-Leader after 36 years”

  1. Brad Hughes says:

    Truly a loss to the H-L and to journalism at large. Tom Caudill has aided young (and not to young) journalists for decades and has been a contributor to the profession at every position he’s held.

  2. Chuck Clark says:

    This is a case in which the word “legend” is entirely appropriate. Tom Caudill is a giant of Kentucky journalism.

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