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Updated Last:
January 2, 2004 10:39 AM
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Joe Creason

Sports reporter, feature writer and columnist for the Courier-Journal, 1941-1974. Editor of the Benton Tribune-Democrat and Murray Ledger & Times before joining the Courier-Journal. Traveled hundreds of thousands of miles through every county in Kentucky in search of material for feature stories and his popular column, “Joe Creason’s Kentucky,” which were collected into two books and a record album. An avid historian, in 1960 he coordinated the writing of “The Civil War in Kentucky,” the first newspaper supplement to win the National Civil War Centennial Commission’s award of Distinction. Was president of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association and the Kentucky Tennis Patrons Foundation. Hailed by Jesse Stuart as a “goodwill ambassador” for his newspaper and for Kentucky. Died August 14, 1974.