|Student newspaper editor honored for investigative series
RELEASED: Feb. 28, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Junior Amanda Richardson was recently recognized by the Kentucky Press Association for her story about waste problems in Spencer County.
Richardson, an anthropology/sociology major and managing editor of Centre's student newspaper, The Cento, was awarded second place for Best Investigative Series for Weekly Class 2 newspapers in Kentucky. She was presented with her award at a banquet in Lexington.
While working as an intern this past summer for the Spencer Magnetin Taylorsville, Richardson produced a three-part series about litter problems in Spencer County. The first part of the series dealt with waste problems at Taylorsville Lake, the second part about problems in residential areas and part three was on how the area was attempting to deal with the problems.
As part of her research, Richardson interviewed and even toured the county with the Army Corps of Engineers, Taylorsville Lake State Park personnel, the Kentucky Division of Waste Management and the local police and sheriffs department.
Richardson, a Taylorsville native, had a 10-week internship program through the KPA to begin the summer, but then was asked to work full-time for the remainder of the summer.
Entries were judged by the Florida Press Association.
"It was a big honor to be up against journalists from all over the state," Richardson said. "And it was an even bigger honor to be recognized among them."
Richardson and other Cento staff members are slated to participate in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association conference to be held in Lexington this weekend.
This summer Richardson will participate in a 10-week internship with The Kentucky Standardin Bardstown.
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