Local journalist Lawrence retiring after 50 years in the business

June 23, 2022 | 2:15 pm

Updated June 23, 2022 | 2:15 pm

Keith Lawrence

Local journalist Keith Lawrence announced his retirement Thursday.

Lawrence, who began his career at the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer in January of 1972, told the Owensboro Times earlier this year that it’s been great to watch the town grow. 

“Not many people get to find their dream job and keep it for 50 years,” he said. “I’ve been so blessed to have done that.”

Earlier this year, Lawrence was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

“It’s hard to turn loose of something you love, but it’s time to give it to a younger person,” Lawrence said. “I hope whoever gets it enjoys it as much as I have. I have been blessed much more than I deserve.”

June 23, 2022 | 2:15 pm

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