Awards

CREATIVE WRITING

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* Ourecho.com, “A Stranger's Place,” short story, June 2006 Best Fiction Piece winner, e-publication.

—* Write Choice Journal, “Dark Places,” short story, First Place, Write Choice Journal's 1st Annual Writing Competition, Aug.-Oct. 2004 issue, e-zine.

—* Write Choice Journal, “Why I Write,” essay, Second Place, Write Choice Journal's 1st Annual Writing Competition, Aug.-Oct. 2004 issue, e-zine.

—* Write Choice Journal, “The Poet,” poem, Second Place, Write Choice Journal's 1st Annual Writing Competition, Aug.-Oct. 2004 issue, e-zine.

—* Write Choice Journal, “Sonnet To Immortality,” poem, Honorable Mention, Write Choice Journal's 1st Annual Writing Competition, Aug.-Oct. 2004 issue, e-zine.

—* Louisville Eccentric Observer, “The Hunt,” short story, Honorable Mention, Literary LEO Contest, Jan. 22, 2003, online edition.

—* Snitch, “Electric Chair,” poem, First Runner-up, Art of Crime Contest, Oct. 31, 2002, print magazine.

—* BlueMountainArts.com, “For My Sister, Who Deserves the Best,” poem, Third Place, Tri-Annual Poetry Contest, April 10, 2001, e-publication.

—* BlueMountainArts.com, “Days Are Like Dollars:  On Our Wedding Anniversary,” poem, Honorable Mention, Tri-Annual Poetry Contest, April 10, 2001, e-publication.

—* BlueMountainArts.com, “My Mother, My Friend,” poem, Honorable Mention, Tri-Annual Poetry Contest, April 10, 2001, e-publication.

—* BlueMountainArts.com, “Soul Mates,” poem, Honorable Mention, Tri-Annual Poetry Contest, July 19, 2000, e-publication.

—* BlueMountainArts.com, “A Memory Unborn,” poem, Honorable Mention, Tri-Annual Poetry Contest, July 19, 2000, e-publication.

—* Writer's Digest, “Compost,” poem, Honorable Mention, Your Assignment #105 Contest, Feb. 1999, print magazine.

—* Kentucky State Poetry Society, “Satan's Horses,” poem, Honorable Mention, KSPS Poetry Contest, 1976.

 

 

JOURNALISM

 

The News-Enterprise

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

*  First Place, Feature Writing, Tri-Weekly & Daily category, Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., 1991.
*  First Place, Best News or Feature Story Series, Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., 2009.

*  Second Place, Excellence in Feature Writing, Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., 2015.

*  Second Place, Excellence in Column Writing, Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., 2009.
*  Second Place, Best Story Series, Kentucky Press Association, 1992.

*  Third Place, Excellence in Feature Writing, Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., 2016.

*  Third Place, Excellence in Feature Writing, Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., 2009.
*  Third Place, Best General News Story, Kentucky Press Association, 1992.
*  Third Place, Best Story Series, Kentucky Press Association, 1990.
*  Honorable Mention, Best Business/Agribusiness Story, Kentucky Press Association, 2009.
*  Honorable Mention, Best Spot News Story, Kentucky Press Association, 1992.
*  Honorable Mention, Best Feature Story, Kentucky Press Association, 1991.

 

The Kentucky Standard

Bardstown, Kentucky

*  Second Place, Best General News Photo, Kentucky Press Association, 1989.
*  Third Place, Best Story Series, Kentucky Press Association, 1988.
*  Third Place, Best Column (One Subject), Kentucky Press Association, 1988.

*  Third Place, Best Spot News Story, Kentucky Press Association, 1989.

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