IJA announces 2009 media, judicial awards

IL Staff
December 18, 2009
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The Indiana Judges Association announced today the recipients of the 2009 Commendations for Excellence in Public Information and Education.

Tim Young of the Newburgh Register and Ken Kosky of The Times of Northwest Indiana received media awards. Warrick Superior Judge Keith Meier nominated Young for his reports on the human side of addiction in his coverage of the Warrick County Drunk Driving and Drug Court Program. Porter Superior Judge David Chidester nominated Kosky for his weekly "It's the law" article that educates readers about various laws.

The Courts in the Classroom won the Judicial Award for its "Why Lincoln Was a Lawyer" program, which taught school children about Abraham Lincoln's life as a lawyer.

The awards were presented in September at the Indiana Judges Association's annual meeting.


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