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My dad, the late Steve Lowery, is pictured here in the 1990s when he was publisher of The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown.
Dear Dad

“Dear Dad.”
When I was 13 years old, I wrote my dad a letter. It was one of several letters I wrote to him during my childhood. But, it was more than just a letter. It was a desperate plea.
“Dad, please, I beg you, please stop drinking.”
My dad was a good father. He was an amazing journalist and an incredible photographer. But, he was also an alcoholic.