Carroll F. Knicely

Carroll F. Knicely

Mr. Carroll F. Knicely, Sr. was born in Staunton, Virginia in 1929. In 1957, he moved to Glasgow Kentucky where he was president, editor and publisher of the Glasgow Daily Times in partnership with his former boss at the Waynesboro News Virginian. He became the owner in 1963 and maintained ownership for the next 20 years. He also owned interests in newspapers in Columbia, Campbellsville, Middlesboro, Hopkinsville, Pineville, Scottsville, and Shepherdsville and owned a printing facility near Louisville.

Mr. Knicely also worked in state government when then Gov. Julian Carroll asked him to serve as commerce commissioner during the final year of Carroll’s administration and it was through Mr. Knicely’s efforts during that year that Kentucky secured the location of the Corvette plant to Bowling Green. He served for Gov. Martha Layne Collins as Secretary of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet after her election in 1983 and later served briefly during the administration of Gov. Wallace Wilkinson. He was instrumental in bringing the Toyota plant to Georgetown.

A 1982 graduate of Barry University, he established the Carroll F. Knicely Management Scholarship in 1997 to assist management students in the D. Ines Andreas School of Business. Mr. Knicely died on November 2, 2006.

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