Barb Anderson Skeens has been named group publisher of three weekly newspapers in northeastern Kentucky – The Floyd County Times (Prestonsburg), Hazard Herald (Hazard) and Pike County Post (Pikeville). The announcement was made Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, by Joe Pepe, VP regional director of Civitas Media’s East Region, the newspapers’ parent company.
Skeens has worked more than two decades in the newspaper industry including the last 10 years in the Hazard/Prestonsburg markets serving as advertising manager at the two properties.
She will continue to operate out of the Hazard office.
A Kentucky native, Skeens knows her communities well and has a solid track record of delivering results during her tenure at Civitas Media, Pepe said.
Civitas Media employs more than 1,200 dedicated, creative and innovative associates across 12 states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Civitas publishes more than 100 publications for a combined weekly distribution of more 1.6 million copies.