Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame to induct CJ reporter Deborah Yetter

Debby Yetter works at her laptop in The Courier Journal newsroom during a power outage

Courier Journal reporter Deborah Yetter sat in a Norton Healthcare waiting room Wednesday morning, ready for a doctor to remove a half-inch splinter from her right middle finger.

“Bored” while waiting, she started scrolling through Twitter. That’s when she saw an announcement from the University of Kentucky stating she was one of eight reporters chosen for 2022 induction into the Journalism Hall of Fame.

Her first thought, she said, was, “What?!”

She read through the announcement to make sure it wasn’t a mistake.

“I had no idea. I didn’t even know I’d been nominated,” said Yetter, who first joined The Louisville Times in April 1984. “I’m not sure who nominated me, but I appreciate it.”

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