The Cadiz Record garnered two awards in the Weekly Class I division of the 2020 Kentucky Press Association’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest.

Staff Writer Tonya S. Grace placed first for the ongoing/extended coverage of the arrest, resignation and arraignment of former Trigg County Sheriff Jason Barnes.

“This reporter’s coverage deserves mention,” the judge wrote. “The writing is solid and she stayed with the story from the beginning until the present.”

Managing Editor Michele Vowell won second for her feature story about Trigg County 4-H’er Anna Sink who overcame a rare illness to win the 4-H state country ham competition.

Winners initially were announced via a KPA video slideshow on Feb. 5; however, the newspaper received the judges’ comments by mail from the KPA central office on Monday.

The contest was judged by members of the North Carolina Press Association, Louisiana Press Association and the South Carolina Press Association.

This year’s KPA Winter Convention and Awards Ceremony was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 KPA Winter Convention is slated for Jan. 20-21 at the Marriott East in Louisville.

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