Tom Eblen is metro/state columnist at the Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com. He also is a photojournalist, shooting virtually all of the pictures and videos that accompany his columns. His pictures also have appeared in many other newspapers and several magazines, including Time and Garden & Gun. Tom previously spent 10 years as the Herald-Leader's managing editor. Before that, he was a reporter and editor with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 14 years and The Associated Press for five years. A WKU graduate, Tom has been a writing coach at The Mountain Workshops 18 times since 1995. He has won many awards for his work and was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016.