HUNTINGTON — Jerry Tipton, a former sports writer at The Herald-Dispatch and a graduate of Marshall University, will be part of the 40th class inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

Tipton worked with The Herald-Dispatch from 1973 into 1980 before joining the Lexington Herald-Leader for the 1981-82 college basketball season. Tipton has covered University of Kentucky basketball since 1981 and chronicled Wildcats football from 1981 through 1987.

Chris Young replaces Joe Torre as MLB disciplinarian

Major League Baseball will have a new disciplinarian.

Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who has headed baseball operations at the commissioner’s office since 2011, is shifting to a role as special assistant to the commissioner.

Former pitcher Chris Young will replace Torre as the person who decides suspensions and fines for on-field matters, such as intentionally hitting batters, charging the mound and fights. Torre, who turns 80 in July, is expected to travel less during the season. A nine-time All-Star from 1960-77, Torre managed for 29 seasons through 2010 and won four World Series titles with the New York Yankees.

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