Cullen family wins Tom and Pat Gish Award for Courage, Tenacity and Integrity in Rural Journalism

Dear Cullen Family,

As a former resident of your area (relatives in Ida Grove) – I was happy to see your newspaper in the news here in Kentucky! (

Aside from just seeing a local connection, I am also deeply interested and concerned about environmental health. So it was with great interest and gratitude that I read of your efforts to adhere to truthful, meaningful news reporting – even when the story wasn’t popular.

Thank you for your integrity and honest reporting, and for the service you provide in helping all residents/ readers be informed of issues that impact their wellbeing.

And congratulations on this recognition of your work!

Happy Holidays,


University of Kentucky

Lexington, Ky.