LOUISVILLE— The Georgetown News-Graphic captured second place General Excellence Award among multi-weekly newspapers during the Kentucky Press Association’s annual conference Friday.

Overall, the News-Graphic won 20 awards, including four first place awards. The contest was judged by the Oregon Press Association.

Awards won by the News-Graphic include:

— First Place, Best Breaking News Photo, Mike Scogin

— First Place, Best Creative Use of Multi-Media, James Scogin

— First Place, Best Breaking News Coverage, Mike Scogin

— First Place, Best General News Story, Dan Adkins

— Second Place, Best Creative Use of Multimedia, James Scogin, Mike Scogin

— Second Place, Best Editorial, Mike Scogin

— Second Place, Best Sports Special Section, Kal Oakes

— Second Place, Best Sports Story, Kal Oakes

— Second Place, Best Sports Page/Section, Kal Oakes

— Second Place, Best Graphic, Katie Tubbs

— Second Place, Best Front Page, Katie Tubbs, Mike Scogin

—Third Place, Best Sports Photo, James Scogin

— Third Place, Best Feature Story, Kristy Horine

—Third Place, Best News Coverage, Mike Scogin

— Third Place, Best Ongoing/Extended News Coverage, Mike Scogin, James Scogin, Jennifer Peryam

— Third Place, Best Editorial, Mike Scogin

— Third Place, Best Editorial Page, Katie Tubbs

— Certificate, Best Special Section, Staff

— Certificate, Best Sports Photo Essay, James Scogin

Among the stories receiving awards included coverage of the house explosion, the wounding of Scott County Deputy Jamie Morales and the state pension crisis.

The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown won first place among multi-weekly newspapers.

Mike Scogin can be reached at mscogin@news-graphic.com.

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