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June 15, 2013

CJ ad staff wins General Excellence Award at KPA

Somerset —

The Commonwealth Journal’s Advertising Staff has won Kentucky Press Association’s (KPA) coveted first-place 2013 General Excellence Award for Advertising. In addition to the prized General Excellence Award, the CJ staff swept almost all classes of the competition taking home 44 other top awards in KPA's 2013 Excellence in Advertising competition.
“I am proud, pleased and gratified with the effort of our advertising staff during the year,” said Commonwealth Journal Publisher Rob McCullough who noted that due to the Commonwealth Journal’s high circulation, it competes in KPA’s Daily Class 1 Division against some of the commonwealth’s larger newspapers, including the Ashland Independent and the Murray Ledger & Times, 
McCullough’s sentiments were echoed by CJ Advertising Director Mike Hornback who lead his department to victory.
“Winning KPA’s General Excellence Award is a testimony to the professionalism of our dedicated staff. I congratulate all of our staff members for their contributions during the past year, and look forward to another successful year at the end of 2013.”
Following are awards won:
General Excellence Award - Daily Class 1
First Place
Common-wealth Journal
 
Best TMC
Saturday Life Section
Certificate of Merit
 
Depart-ment/Dis-count/Jewelry
First Place – Paul’s Discount, Mike Hornback
Second Place – Paul’s Discount, Mike Hornback
Third Place – Paul’s Discount, Mike Hornback
Automotive
First Place – Hyundai Of Somerset, Craig Wesley
Second Place – Alton Blakley Honda, Mary Ann Flynn
Honorable Mention - Hyundai of Somerset
Hardware
First Place – Wheeldon Appliance, Janie Gumm-Wright
Financial Services
Honorable Mention – First Insurance Group, Mary Ann Flynn 
Professional Services
Second Place – The Wood House, Craig Wesley
Honorable Mention – Ready Mix Concrete, Janie Gumm Wright
Food and Alcohol
Second Place – Food Fair, Mary Ann Flynn
Furniture
First Place – Buyers Paradise, Mary Ann Flynn
Second Place – Ashley Furniture, Mary Ann Flynn
Third Place – Ashley Furniture, Mary Ann Flynn

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