Press group installs new president at convention

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The president and publisher of Advocate Communications Inc. in Danville, Scott Schurz Jr., is the new president of the Kentucky Press Association.

Schurz succeeds Willie Sawyers, publisher of the London Sentinel-Echo and The Times-Tribune in Corbin. Other officers elected were Rick Welch, The Messenger in Madisonville, president-elect; Loyd Ford, The Lake News in Calvert City, vice president; and Cheryle Walton, The Beattyville Enterprise, treasurer.

Also during Friday's session of the KPA's annual convention in Lexington, Todd County Standard, Grant County News, The Jessamine Journal, The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown, The Messenger in Madisonville, Daily News in Bowling Green, Lexington Herald-Leader, Chevy Chaser Magazine in Lexington and College Heights Herald at Western Kentucky University were named first-place General Excellence winners in the KPA's Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Competition.

A list of winners is at http://www.kypress.com .

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