The publisher of two area newspapers has been elected president of Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Chip Hutcheson of Princeton becomes one of only six laymen to have served as president in the past 75 years. He was elected Tuesday at the 176th annual meeting of the KBC in Paducah.
Hutcheson, who is the publisher of the Princeton Times Leader and Oak Grove Eagle Post, is a long-time member at Southside Baptist Church in Princeton. He had served multiple terms on the Public Affairs Committee before receiving the organization's highest honor this week.