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More than 3.000 journalists covered this week's Vice-Presidential debate.
Ben Frigon was not only in Danville, Kentucky, he may have been the youngest reporter on the scene.
Centre College in Danville, KY welcomed the nation to its campus this week.
The debate between Vice-President Joe Biden, and Congressman Paul Ryan was watched by millions.
"It is the highlight of my young reporting career," says Ben Frigon with Scholastic News.
Ensworth 7th grader Ben Frigon is a young journalist. He's a member of the Scholastic News Kids press corps.
He was there Thursday night to report on the debate.
"I was interviewing college students and people who had come to the debate from all across the country," says Frigon.
Frigon has interviewed Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain.
He's very interested in politics.
"The issues that are brought forth today and the decisions that grownups make as politicians will affect my generation in the future," says Frigon.
Ben's father says his son is also a talented athlete and an excellent student.
"We've tried to expose him to a lot of different opportunities, and he's taken advantage of that and found things that he's interested in and really taken off and run with that, and so the opportunity to be a Scholastic journalist has been a very positive one for him," says Vaughn Frigon.
Ben Frigon may be a young reporter, but he has already developed a veteran approach.
"Above all I am to report the truth, and nothing but the truth. I let the people who are reading my work to decide their own opinions," says Frigon.
Ben Frigon hopes to be a television journalist someday, and this week's trip only solidified his aspirations.
Perhaps he'll be our future co-worker here at FOX 17 News.
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Sunday, October 14 2012, 02:35 PM CDT
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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