Rick Welch, president and publisher of The Mad­isonville (KY.) Messenger, was installed as 2015 president of the Kentucky Press Association.

Welch is a former Indiana newspaper publisher at the Frankfort Times and the Michigan City News-Dispatch, a former advertising manager at the Evansville Courier & Press and a former sports reporter, rock/pop columnist and advertising executive at the Gary Post-Tribune.

The Madisonville Messenger is owned by Paxton Media Group.