Hello there, again

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By Jesse Osbourne

Hi Washington County. It’s me again.

Usually you’ll find me over on the sports page. Today, you get a double dose of me.
As you read last week, The Springfield Sun is without publisher Jeff Moreland. He has moved on to become publisher and editor at The Central Kentucky News-Journal in Campbellsville. We don’t yet have a new fearless leader.
Until we do find a new fearless leader, I’ll be handling some of the duties that Jeff handled. You’ll likely be seeing my byline quite a few more times than you had been, especially in the news section.
So far it has been a challenge to cover everything well, so please be aware of the current situation. I’m working hard to make sure every topic and event is up to standard.
For those who’ve never seen my face in this section and aren’t sure where I came from, let me reintroduce myself.
I recently turned 29 (still holding onto my 20s, much to my wife’s chagrin). I have a beautiful (no bias here) five-month-old daughter, Emerson. Last, but never, ever least, I have a brilliant and stunning wife, Coury.
Now, I’ve had questions come up about where I live. Just months prior to my start date at The Sun, my family and I bought a house on Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Please, please don’t hold that against me. We’ve been in our house for a year and I can picture myself living there for a long, long time. It’s an older home that’s going to require a lot of love and attention until it’s just right. This could take 50 years or so (I’m only half-joking).
I graduated with a degree in photojournalism (fancy word for newspaper photography) in 2006. I’ve interned in Michigan (twice), Danville and Evansville, Ind. I’ve worked in Florida, Danville, Lebanon and now Springfield.
Most journalists envision a career that starts at a small paper and works up to a large metro daily. Always a contrarian, I’ve taken the opposite approach.
My first job was at a small daily. My next job was in Danville, at a small six-day-a-week paper. After that, I moved over to work part-time as a sports writer at The Lebanon Enterprise, a small weekly. Finally, I ended up here, the smallest paper I’ve ever been a part of, as a news and sports writer.
I have no plans of moving on to a larger paper. My family is here. My friends are here. I’ve tasted life elsewhere and I came back home. You’re stuck with me for a while.
There’s a little bit about me. Now, tell me about you. I’d love to hear your story.
Stop by and see me sometime. Or, if you catch me out, say hello.
If I haven’t met you, I’d love to.