Ronnie Ellis, a veteran newspaper reporter who most recently served as state government and political correspondent for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., died early Monday morning at a hospital in his hometown of Glasgow. He was 68.
His death, brought on by a lengthy battle with lung problems, was confirmed by Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow, which is handling arrangements.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville, said in a release, ‘In a hall of fame career spanning more than 40 years, Ronnie Ellis earned a reputation as one of the hardest working reporters in Kentucky. He was always armed with the tough questions, and he helped set the standard for other journalists. Ronnie gave his readers a first-hand look into their government and helped shape countless conversations across the commonwealth.”
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