Barbara Logsdon, one of the longest-serving newspaper professionals in Kentucky, died Thursday, December 7. She was 78 years old.
Barbara’s winning personality made her a community treasure for the 60 years she worked in various capacities for the Hart County newspapers. Graduating from high school, she went to work for the Wilson Family Newspapers with the intent of working two years and then attending business college. Her winning personality made her the go-to person in Hart County where she sold advertising for the company and dispensed hearty laughs and good cheer for free.
When Cave Country Newspapers sold to Jobe Publishing, Barbara easily adapted to change, continuing to operate the Munfordville office and later working out of the Horse Cave office until she suffered a debilitating stroke last week.
Barbara was named the Hart County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Office Professional of the Year.
Lesia Logsdon, no relation but who had worked with Barbara for some 27 years, said, “She was a fixture in Munfordville for at least 47 of those years. She has done everything from customer service, to taking pictures, to writing stories, to selling ads, to delivering newspapers, to helping layout the paper and most importantly to just being Barbara. We at Jobe Publishing are going to miss her very much, a spot in our family is gone. She had a way of making you laugh, always being a friend, a laugh that would ring out all over the building, she never met a stranger and could tell you who so and so was and who they were kin to and if she didn’t know she would find out.”
Arrangements are being arranged with Winn Funeral Home in Horse Cave.