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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
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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