Keith Taylor and James Scogin have been elected to fill unexpired terms on the KPA Board of Directors.
Keith won the seat unopposed in District 14 and his term runs through January 2022. District 14 includes Boyle, Clark, Estill, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer and Powell counties.
James won the District 13 Board seat in a closely contested election with Ben Carlson of the Anderson News. He will serve through the January 2020 Convention at which time a new full, three-year term begins. District 13 includes Anderson, Bourbon, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Nicholas, Scott and Woodford counties.
Keith, news editor for the Berea Citizen, attended Eastern Kentucky University and has 27 years’ experience in the business. He started his career with the Richmond Register and worked his way to sports editor. From 2001 – 2015, he was design editor and sports editor of the Winchester Sun. He has written for Kentucky Forward and Kentucky Today as UK beat writer and has been news editor of the Berea Citizen since 2018. He also freelances for the Associated Press, Winchester Sun and The Cats Pause. He has been runner-up for Kentucky Sports Writer of the Year, 2012-2015 and was the Readers Choice Best Journalist for the Winchester Sun in 2014.
James recently led the Georgetown News-Graphic to two international Communicator Awards of Excellence for a documentary he produced called, “Leader of the Pack,” honoring Scott County High School basketball coach Billy Hicks. James is photographer/videographer/reporter for the Georgetown News-Graphic where is father, Mike, is publisher. James graduated from Asbury University in 2016 with a degree in Media Communications and has a film certificate from BCTC’s 2012 Script to Screen Program. Having grown up around the newspaper office, he’s been full-time in the business for three years but has a total of 10 years of experience in television and film. He is currently working on a documentary on the Festival of the Bluegrass which just celebrated its 46th anniversary. Besides his two Communicator Awards of Excellence from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, he won an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy for his contribution to an Asbury University Masters in Media Communication commercial, a Communicator Award of Distinction for work on a Collegian TV video with Asbury’s student newspaper and multiple Creative Use of Multimedia awards from the Kentucky Press Association.
Both Keith and James are Kentucky Colonels.
With the addition of Keith and James to the KPA Board of Directors, here is a current list of the Executive Committee and the full KPA Board of Directors.