Jeff Jobe takes over as KPA President for 2020; Dennis Brown elected treasurer; Dave Taylor to be District 3 Board member

Jeff Jobe, left, presents the gavel plaque to outgoing 2019 KPA President Jay Nolan. Photo by Teresa Revlett.

Jeff Jobe, publisher of Jobe Publishing along the I-65 corridor, was installed as president of the Kentucky Press Association during Changing of the Guard ceremonies at the 2020 KPA Winter Convention.

He was handed the gavel by 2019 President Jay Nolan, with Nolan Media Group.

Jeff has been on the KPA Board since 2005, representing District 4 until he was elected Vice President in 2018.

Jay remains at vital part of the KPA Board and Executive Committee as Immediate Past President in 2020. He began his tenure with KPA in 2011 when he was elected as District 11 Board member.

Dennis Brown elected Treasurer for 2020

Dennis Brown

Dave Taylor

At its Thursday, January 23 meeting, the Board elected Dennis Brown, publisher of the Lewis County Herald in Vanceburg. That election was necessitated when Carrie Dillard, editor of the Paducah Sun, resigned from the Board in late December. She had been elected Treasurer for 2020 at the KPA Fall Board Retreat.

Besides being publisher of the Lewis County Herald and KPA Treasurer, Dennis is also general manager of WKKS Radio in Vanceburg. He’s s 1984 graduate of Morehead State University where he studied journalism and mass communications.

Dave Taylor elected District 3 Board member

Dave Taylor, with the Hancock Clarion in Hawesville, has been elected District 3 Board member for KPA/KPS. A special election was necessitated with Regina Catlett, with the Sebree Banner/Sturgis News being elected as Vice President of KPA and taking office at the Winter Convention. Taylor had just been named a State At-Large Board member by 2020 KPA President Jeff Jobe.

Dave is news editor of the Hancock Clarion and also serves as the IT person for the Hawesville weekly. He’s been with the Clarion since 2011 and in the news department since 2013. The photojournalism graduate from Western Kentucky University has also worked as a staff member and freelancer for papers in Southern Indian and Southern Illinois.

By the way, Dave’s “big” into old Volkswagens and Porsches so if you see one sitting in a yard or field, let him know!

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