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Ripley Publishing Co. welcomed Mary Mattingly as its new editor.

Mat­tingly was the news director at WRBI 103.9 radio for the past 10 years.

Besides a news broad­casting background, Mattingly brings exper­ience in print journalism. She served in various editor capacities for several publications, including Louisville magazine, The Republic (Columbus), Business First (Louisville), The Kentucky Standard (Bardstown, Ky.), and The Eastern Progress at Eastern Kentucky University.

Linda Chandler, pub­­­­lisher of Ripley Publish­ing, said Mattingly brings a wealth of talent and commitment to the community and to the newspapers.

“She is an excellent writer and reporter and will be bringing informative, interesting and compelling articles to our readers,” Chandler said. “We are excited to have her as part of our staff.”

An award-winning broadcaster and journal­ist, Mattingly has also worked as a reporter in Batesville, Oldenburg and Bright, Ind., and is still a contributor to the St. Louis Alumni Newsletter. She also serves as editor of the newsletter for the Rural Alliance for the Arts, a nonprofit organization in Batesville.

Mattingly graduated cum laude from Eastern Kentucky University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Originally from Louisville, she and husband Dan live in Batesville and have three grown children.

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