Berea College Alumnus Ron Daley Inducted to Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame


Ron Daley

Ron Daley ’72

Ron Daley, a 1972 graduate of Berea College, is a newly-inducted member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. Daley was honored for his two decades of experience as the co-founder, publisher, and editor of the Troublesome Creek Times from June, 1980 to September, 2000.  Daley helped change the face of weekly newspaper journalism in Kentucky. During his tenure, the Times won more than 320 national and state press awards.

Daley, who continues to write columns and op-ed pieces for local and state newspapers, is an employee of Hazard Community and Technical College and serves as the strategic partner lead at the KY Valley Education Cooperative (KVEC).

Daley co-founded the Troublesome Creek Times with three other Berea College alumni: Daley’s wife, Amy Turner Daley ’73; Mike Mullins ’71; and Frieda Smothers Mullins ’74.

Daley was among nine new honorees for 2017 and will join more than 200 other journalists and news-media executives, who have joined the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame since its 1981 inception. The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame is sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media and the UK School of Journalism Alumni Association.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.