Walt Dear, former owner and publisher of Henderson Gleaner, died at age 91


Walter Moore Dear II, a dedicated newspaperman who loved music, books, travel, philanthropy, dogs and cats — and, most of all, people — died at the age of 91 of a stroke and dementia. ...

At his first job as a journalist at The Daily Dispatch, a family newspaper in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, he met Martha Cannon, also a journalist, and they married in 1958. They moved to Henderson, Kentucky, where they would spend the next 41 years and Walt would work as editor and publisher, and, later, as sole owner of The Gleaner.

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