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May 26, 2011

CJ Advertising and Composition staffers win top KPA Prestige Award

Somerset — The Commonwealth Journal’s Advertising and Composition staffs have earned the Kentucky Press Association’s 2011 Prestige General Excellence Award in a category that includes Kentucky’s largest metropolitan daily newspapers.

“Winning general excellence in the top daily category is an absolute honor for the Commonwealth Journal advertising, graphics and composition staff,” said Publisher Jack McNeely. “It’s a testament to the quality of print advertising and ultimately its effectiveness throughout the Lake Cumberland area.”

The Kentucky Press Association announced the 2011 Advertising contest winners at the Annual Awards Banquet in Bowling Green on Wednesday, May 18, and in Lexington on Thursday, May 19. The Top Daily Category in which the CJ competed includes the Lexington Herald Leader, the Louisville Courier Journal and the Kentucky Enquirer.

In addition to taking the overall 1st Place Prestige General Excellence Award, the Commonwealth Journal’s Advertising Staff won 31 other  awards including:

• 1st Place—Furniture—Brenda Warren, Mike McCollom—Bennett’s Carpet

• 1st Place—Automotive—Tori Gooch, Mary Ann Flynn—Alton Blakley Ford

• 1st Place—Best TMC Product—Sales Team—Saturday Life Section

• 1st Place—Professional Services- Tori Gooch, Sandy Stokley—Somerset Undertaking Co. & Crematory

• 1st Place—Department/Discount/Jewelry—Brenda Warren, Mike Hornback—Paul’s Discount

• 1st Place—Political Advertising—Kathy Lee—Ralph Troxtell

• 1st Place—Food and Alcohol—Tori Gooch, Mike McCollom—Sinking Valley Winery

• 1st Place—Best Ad Series—Eric Dishon, Mary Ann Flynn—Junk and Jive

• 1st Place—Agriculture/Lawn and Garden—Brenda Ward, Mike McCollom—K&T Saw Shop

• 1st Place—Special Events—Shirley Randall, Mike Hornback—Paul’s Discount, Vernon Merrick Memorial Fishing Tournament

• 1st Place—Classified Section—Sales and Composition Team—Saturday, Automotive Showcase

• 2nd Place—Department/Discount/Jewelry—Brenda Ward, Mike Hornback—Paul’s Discount

• 2nd Place—Best Ad Series—Brenda Warren, Mike McCollom—Lake Cumberland Funeral Home

• 2nd Place—Food and Alcohol—Shirley Randall, Mary Ann Flynn—Liquor Mart

• 2nd Place—Healthcare/Medical—Tori Gooch, Sandy Stokley

• 2nd Place—Political Advertising- Brenda Ward , Kathy Lee—Tommy Turner

• 2nd Place—Agriculture/Lawn and Garden—Brenda Warren, Mike McCollom—Todd’s Greenhouse

• 2nd Place—Special Sections—Sales Team—Reader’s Choice Awards

• 2nd Place—Entertainment/Dining—Shirley Randall, Mary Ann Flynn—Sully’s

• 2nd Place—Real Estate—Brenda Warren, Mike McCollom—Ford Brothers

• 2nd Place—Professional Services—Shirley Randall, Trista Warren—The Woodhouse

• 2nd Place—Hardware/Appliance Stores—Brenda Warren, Mike Hornback—Paul’s Discount

• 2nd Place—Automotive—Brenda Warren, Trista Warren—Tri-City Motors

• 2nd Place—Best Use of Color—Tori Gooch, Sandy Stokley—Corder’s Jewelry

• 3rd Place—Department/Discount/Jewelry—Eric Dishon, Mary Ann Flynn—Discount Central

• 3rd Place—Creative Use of The Newspaper/Newspaper Promotion—Classified Staff—Thanksgiving Coloring Contest

• 3rd Place—Group Promotion—Mike McCollom—Science Hill Community Page

• Honorable Mention—Healthcare/Medical—Tori Gooch, Sandy Stokley—Brandi Prather, DMD

• Honorable Mention—Multiple Advertiser/Sig Page—Composition, Sales Staff—Kentucky Wildcat Flag

• Honorable Mention—Automotive- Tori Gooch, Mary Ann Flynn—Alton Blakley Mazda, and

• Honorable Mention—Best Use of Color—Shirley Randall, Mary Ann Flynn—Diamond Design Jewelers.

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