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The Sun takes top honors at state newspaper awards

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By The Staff

You wanted the best, and you’ve got the best.

The Springfield Sun was named the best newspaper in Kentucky for its size Friday night at the annual Kentucky Press Association awards ceremony in Lexington.

The competition was judged by the Tennessee Press Association, which awarded The Sun a total of 19 awards, including first place in five categories.

Among the awards won by the newspaper include first place honors for best spot news photo, best headline, best business/agribusiness story, best graphic and best sports picture essay.

Second place was awarded to The Sun for  spot news coverage, general news coverage, sports story, enterprise or analytical story, general news picture, picture essay, and special section. The Sun received third place recognition for sports column, ongoing/extended coverage, and best graphic. The paper also received honorable mention recognition for its front pages and picture essays, as well as a certificate of merit for its business/agribusiness pages.

“I’m very proud of this accomplishment for our newspaper,” said Jeff Moreland, editor and general manager of The Sun. “This honor, to be named as the state’s best paper  our size, is a testament to the amazing staff we have, and it’s only possible because of the hard work of each and every member of that staff.”