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Kentucky Living wins national awards

At the August Statewide Editors Association’s 2019 Institute and Willie’s Communications Awards, which represents editors and 32 electric cooperative magazines nationwide, Kentucky Living won four awards including 1st place for Best Magazine Design. Shown accepting the awards are, from left, Managing Editor Shannon Brock, Editor Anita Travis Richter, and Advertising Manager Renee Williams.

The magazine won three awards of merit: Best Photo by freelance photographer Joe Imel for Kassidy Cobb in “What’s Your Story” (August 2018); Cover category by graphic designer Kacey Harmeling for the March 2019 Lawn & Garden issue; and Best Column by Kentucky Electric Cooperatives President & CEO Chris Perry, “Your Neighbor, Your Energy” (January 2019), about his grandfather Joe Perry.

In June, Kentucky Living took home eight awards at the 2019 Cooperative Communicators Association’s Communications Contest, which represents 350 professionals who communicate for cooperatives.

Katy Hurt, senior graphic designer, won 1st place in Photo Editing for the “Growing Grains” photo, by freelance photographer Joe Imel (April 2018). Kentucky Living won 2nd place in Member Newsletter/Magazine. Graphic designer Jessica Hawkins took 2nd place in Brochures/Pamphlets for her NUTSEA safety conference brochure.

In Informative/Investigative Feature writing, Carla Carlton won 2nd place for “Growing Grains” (April 2018) about bourbon, while Graham Shelby took 3rd place for “Nature Nurtures” about veterans’ mental health (November 2018). Shelby also took 2nd place in Entertaining Feature writing for “From Epley Station to the Space Station” about NASA’s Terry Wilcutt (November 2018).

Kentucky Electric Cooperative’s President & CEO Chris Perry won 3rd place in Editorial writing for “Your Neighbor, Your Energy,” (January 2019). In the Column writing category, Byron Crawford won 3rd place for “Byron Crawford’s Kentucky.”

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