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Saying goodbye to the Advocate-Messenger

Published 9:00 am Saturday, October 30, 2021

It’s difficult to believe, but my last day as a reporter at the Advocate-Messenger was Friday, Oct. 29.

I am only 23, at a stage in my life where I am still figuring out who I am, what I want, and where I see myself, and I have accepted a job outside the journalism field that I believe will be excellent for both my personal and professional development.

Though I’m originally from Jessamine County, with my new position I will be staying in Danville, a city I have grown to love and where I have found a home, though I’ve only lived in town and worked at the paper for a little over a year.

I am infinitely grateful to our wonderful subscribers who support local news, such an important, foundational aspect of the community. It’s because of you that I have loved covering the Boyle County community and have poured many hours into writing stories, attended long meetings, rushed to cover breaking news events, and have written so many delightful feature stories that make me feel lucky to live here. You, subscribers, are who keeps local news alive and supports budding and veteran journalists alike. Please remember that, and continue to support your local paper.

I’m so thankful for the mentorship of Jeff Moreland, current editor, and Robin Hart, who is no longer with the paper but who taught me most of what I know about Boyle County while she was in the newsroom and gave many years to the paper. I appreciate their friendship, their patience with me as I learned, and their respect for my ideas, efforts, and voice. I respect their talents, wealth of knowledge, and passion for storytelling. 

I will always be thankful for my time at the Advocate-Messenger, owe so much to the paper and know I will look back on my time here fondly. I always, always appreciate you reading. Thank you.