General Info/Awards

Russ Metz Memorial Most Valuable Member

Past Winners

Presented annually by the KPA President to an individual(s) who has performed the most outstanding service to the Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Press Service.

2013 - Jerry Lyles
2012 - Jamie Sizemore
2011 - Chip Hutcheson
2010 - Jon Fleischaker
2009 - Peter Baniak and the News Staff of the Lexington Herald-Leader
2008 - Leigh Anne Florence, Woody and Chloe
2007 - Albert P. Smith Jr.
2006 - Cliff Feltham
2005 - John Nelson
2004 - Liz Hansen
2003 - KPS Ad Staff
2002 - Kriss Johnson
2001 - Kim Greene
2000 - Tom Caudill
1999 - Larry Coffey
1998 - Ed Mastrean
1997 - Louise Hatmaker
1996 - Guy Hatfield
1995 - John Hager
1994 - KPA/KPS Vision 2000 Committee
1993 - Gloria Davis
1992 - Don Towles
1991 - David Hawpe
1990 - Mary Schurz
1989 - Steve Lowery
1988 - Max Heath
1987 - David T. Thompson
1986 - Larry Paden
1985 - Max Heath
1984 - Celia McDonald
1983 - Betty Berryman
1982 - John Munford
1981 - Betty Berryman
1980 - Lewis Owens
1979 - Elizabeth Spalding
1978 - Tom Buckner
1977 - Russ Metz
1976 - R.A. McCullough, Jr.
1975 - Robert Carter
1974 - Carroll Knicely
1973 - Bruce Van Dusen
1972 - W.E. Crutcher
1971 - Donald B. Towles
1970 - George M. Wilson
1969 - Robert Carter
1968 - George M. Wilson
1967 - Al J. Schansberg
1966 - S.C. Van Curon & Edwards M. Templin
1965 - George Joplin, III
1964 - Douglas D. Cornette
1963 - Edwards M. Templin
1962 - Maurice K. Henry
1961 - Fred B. Wachs
1960 - Basil P. Caummisar
1959 - Dr. Niel Plummer