The Jessamine Journal placed third in General Excellence in the Weekly Class 3 division at the Kentucky Press Association's 2006 Award Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville last Friday.
The General Excellence is the most prestigious of the awards handed out by the KPA.
"Third out of 27 papers in the Weekly Class 3 division is pretty good, but it shows us we've got some work to do in the coming year," Editor Mike Moore said. "However, I am proud of the hard work the editorial department put forth this past year."
Class size is based on circulation, and Weekly Class 3 is the largest class among Kentucky's weekly newspapers
The Oldham Era took first place, and the Anderson News came in second.
The General Excellence awards reflect the talent and drive of the newspaper staff, Publisher Dave Eldridge said.
"I'm very proud of what we accomplished and the fact that we have managed to garner a General Excellence award again this year for news," Eldridge said. "It shows the commitment of our staff and the commitment we make as a newspaper to our community."