Kari Moore joins newspaper staff

Wanda English Burnett

“ Kari Moore, 23, of Versailles, has joined the staff at Ripley Publishing Co. as a staff writer.
Moore graduated Cum Laude in 2010 from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a focus in Public Relations. She attended the Baptist Student Union, was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and Lambda Pi Eta Communication Studies Honor Society.

She also holds a degree from Ivy Tech Community College in General Studies with a focus in Communications, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Moore graduated in 2006 from South Ripley High School where she was active in many clubs and a member of the flag corp and band.

A member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Moore enjoys community events and is especially interested in sports. “I grew up taking vacations with my dad and brother to Canada where lunch was what we caught that morning,” she laughed. Her grandfather, Leon Moore, used to enjoy racing at Osgood and Moore shares his love of the sport. Her grandmother is the late Betty Moore.

She is the daughter of Denny Moore of Eckerty, IN, and Tammy Moore of Versailles. She has two siblings, Danny Moore and wife, Janel and daughters: Taneil, Makayla, Kristen of Casper, Wyoming, and Kristi Moore of Palm Bay, Florida. Her maternal grandparents are Ivan and Doris Allen, who owned and operated The Country Bait House in Versailles for many years.

Moore enjoys community events and is very interested in how the government works. She enjoys covering the town and school board meetings to see first hand how things are operated. She has covered court news, feature stories and government meetings since joining the team at Ripley Publishing Co. on August 9. She is also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

"Kari is a talented writer who is eager to bring new and interesting articles to our readers. I am excited to have her join our staff," stated Linda Chandler, publisher of the Osgood Journal and The Versailles Republican.

Before coming to Ripley Publishing, Moore worked a variety of jobs, usually in-between school or college classes. She worked at Spencer Tyson Pharmacy during her senior year in high school, Knee-High Cooperative Daycare in Bloomington, Purdue Extension in Ripley County, Barbara B. Jordan YMCA Before and After School Program in Martinsville, King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Madison and Mississippi State University library.

Pictured above Kari Moore sits at a familiar spot, the computer. She is excited to be a part of the staff at Ripley Publishing Co., where she writes for both the Osgood Journal and The Versailles Republican newspapers.