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Chip Hutcheson Talks Newspaper Career


Earlier this year, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inducted three west Kentuckians to the ranks of other great Kentucky Journalists: D.J. Everett of WKDZ/WHVO radio in Cadiz, Murray State University professor emeritus Dr. Robert McGaughey, and Chip Hutcheson of The Times Leader and The Eagle Post. Today we continue a series of conversations with these gentlemen.

For Hutcheson, journalism is a family business. His parents bought what was then the Princeton Leader when he was 10 months old, and he grew up helping in the newspaper offices. Hutcheson was sports editor for the Kentucky New Era for six years until 1976, when he took over as Princeton Leader publisher. Following a buyout in 1992, the paper changed its name to The Times Leader. Today, Hutcheson serves on the New Era board and is publisher of The Eagle Post. He still writes a weekly column called “Chips Off the Old Block.” Chip Hutcheson joined Angela Hatton.

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