I’m sure Dave Eldridge knows where every pothole and rough spot is on I-75 between Richmond and Corbin since he’s driven that a few times while serving as interim publisher in Corbin and London.
Looks like now he’ll be able to drive the route in his sleep.
Fortunately, Richmond to Corbin is a straight shot (well, figuratively not literally) on I-75. London is just north of Corbin.
CNHI has just named the 35-year newspaper veteran as publisher of the Corbin Times Tribune, a daily, and the three-times-a-week, London Sentinel-Echo, adding them to his Richmond Register duties. Eldridge is a KPA Past President and also serves on the KPA Legal Defense Fund committee.
Bill Hanson, senior publisher for Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., parent company of the newspapers, said Eldridge has the experience and knowledge to be a difference maker at The Sentinel-Echo and Times-Tribune.
“Dave has a solid understanding of the purpose of community newspapers. He knows the markets and has worked closely with the staff at both locations. That made the promotion an easy decision for me,” Hanson said.
Eldridge’s newspaper career includes senior management positions with Landmark Communications and Schurz Communications, where he served as publisher of several daily and weekly newspapers in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. He also held management positions with Media News, Inc., Gannett Company and Dear Publications.
Eldridge said he is looking forward to working with the staffs, residents and advertisers in Corbin and London.
“It is a privilege to work every day with people in our markets who believe in what they do and work diligently to gather and provide their communities with timely information,” he said. “Our efforts are evermore important in a day where the internet has become a place to post literally anything and real news is at a premium for concerned citizens. Our goal is to be trusted to provide the truth.”