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I'm a Mid-South photojournalist, Kentucky writer and digital media consultant (or eNinja™). Circle me on Google Plus at Plus.BillySuratt.com, follow me on Twitter at @surattb and Instagram me at @BillySuratt. Got a news tip or suggestion about some journalism that needs committed? Email blog@billysuratt.com (discretion is always guaranteed).

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Nick Bertram cleared: Russell County deputy returning to duty after grand jury declines indictment

| February 28, 2013 | Reply

Russell County Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram has essentially been cleared of all charges levied against him last month by state police.

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Paolopocalypse now? Magnum photographer’s journalistic ethics called into question

Paolopocalypse now? Magnum photographer’s journalistic ethics called into question

| February 25, 2013 | 1 Reply

Paolo Pellegrin’s ham-fisted vision of gun violence in America damages his credibility and calls into question his journalistic ethics.

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Nick Bertram: Kentucky deputy not cleared of alleged misconduct despite charges being dropped

Nick Bertram: Kentucky deputy not cleared of alleged misconduct despite charges being dropped

| February 15, 2013 | Reply

Russell County authorities have dropped all charges against Nick Bertram, a deputy sheriff arrested last month for alleged misconduct, but state police may still seek a grand jury indictment.

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an Inauguration in the name of love

| January 21, 2013 | Reply

Regardless of what we may think of Barack Obama on this 57th Inauguration Day, let’s reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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How to make faux chicken and dumplings through sheer force of will

How to make faux chicken and dumplings through sheer force of will

| January 15, 2013 | 2 Replies

Who doesn’t love chicken and dumplings? Here’s a recipe for surprisingly edible faux chicken and dumplings using shelf-stable ingredients.

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No time for fake sergeants: Marine guarding California school lied about service record

No time for fake sergeants: Marine guarding California school lied about service record

| January 4, 2013 | Reply

Volunteering to guard his son’s California elementary school is the most action former Marine Private First Class Craig Pusley has ever seen.

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WMC Channel 5 Memphis TV reporter Jason Miles arrested on New Year’s Eve

WMC Channel 5 Memphis TV reporter Jason Miles arrested on New Year’s Eve

| January 2, 2013 | Reply

A Mid-South TV news reporter was arrested on New Years Eve for an alleged confrontation with Memphis police on Beale Street.

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Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show photo contest ripoff

Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show photo contest ripoff

| January 2, 2013 | Reply

Don’t fall for a questionably-legal Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show photo contest ripoff being foisted on unsuspecting football fans in the run-up to Super Bowl XLVII.

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Go Big Sue? Sports photographer David Coyle suing University of Kentucky

Go Big Sue? Sports photographer David Coyle suing University of Kentucky

| December 17, 2012 | Reply

Dec. 7, 1941 was a date FDR said would live in infamy, but longtime University of Kentucky sports photographer David Coyle dropped a different sort of bombshell on Dec. 7, 2012.

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Full text of sports photographer David Coyle’s federal copyright-infringement lawsuit filed Dec. 7, 2012 against the University of Kentucky, his former longstanding client

Full text of sports photographer David Coyle’s federal copyright-infringement lawsuit filed Dec. 7, 2012 against the University of Kentucky, his former longstanding client

| December 17, 2012 | Reply

Read the full text of Kentucky sports photographer David Coyle’s federal lawsuit filed Dec. 7, 2012 against UK Athletics, Paul Miller Ford and three other Lexington businesses.

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