Community journalism in Kentucky has lost one of its finest leaders.
I learned about John Nelson’s “unexpected, but welcome” retirement as executive editor of The Advocate-Messenger and its three sister newspapers when his daughter, Julie Harris, posted about it on Facebook.
Julie once worked for me when I worked for him. That could have been awkward, but it never was.
John and I weren’t close, probably because we seldom worked in the same office, but I always liked and respected him.