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Donald "Don" White

April 14, 1948 — September 28, 2022

Donald "Don" White, 74, of Somerset passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born in Lewes, Delaware on April 14, 1948. A son of the late Robert P. and Anna E. (Bullock) White, he graduated from Pulaski Co. High School in 1966. He went on to study at the University of the Cumberlands and University of Kentucky. He most recently worked as a freelance journalist for the Commonwealth Journal, writing Pulaski's Past each week. He retired as editor and publisher of The Anderson News in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Don enjoyed the history of Pulaski County and had a true passion for community journalism. Don was a Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame 2016 inductee. He was an avid fan of several collegiate sports programs around the Commonwealth, spending hours on the road to see UofL, UPIKE, Lindsey Wilson and UK. He enjoyed traveling and driving the country roads. An outing with Don was filled with detours. He loved traveling off the beaten path and rarely arrived at his planned destination — discovering plenty of hidden gems and interesting people along the way. 

Never one who enjoyed routine or monotony, Don took pleasure in visiting churches across Pulaski County, sometimes serving as a guest speaker who connected with his faith by sharing stories about his life and the people he met along the way.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol (Price) White, whom he married on July 9, 1971; a daughter, Amanda Nelson & (Chris) of Lexington; his son, Daniel Price White & (Emily) of Nicholasville; a brother, Ben White of Somerset; his grandchildren, Alex Nelson, Max Nelson, JaZayla White, and Paisley White. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bob White and Ted White.

The family will host a gathering of friends and family to share memories on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, where a service of remembrance will take place. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of a subscription to your local newspaper or donations to the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame Fund to support and honor the work of journalists, like Don, who are passionate about telling Kentucky’s stories. In 2015, Don published a book about his career, “Paperboy: Giving My Heart to Journalism,” available for purchase on

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements. 


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Sunday, October 2, 2022

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