Wishing nothing but the best for Clay Jackson


Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com

Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com

It’s just not the same for me not working with Clay Jackson, who is a terrific person and great photographer.

We worked at The Advocate-Messenger together for years and Clay covered not only Kentucky basketball and football for us, but also took pictures at every high school sport we had in five counties. We never had to worry about his quality or quantity whether it was the Final Four or a high school golf match. He always delivered.

I left the Advocate at the end of the year. As of today, Clay no longer is with the Advocate, either. I am not sure what he plans to do in the future, but somebody is going to land a great photographer and person.

He took pictures at both of my children’s weddings. If I ever needed anything, he was always there.

Everybody in Danville and the surrounding counties liked and respected Clay Jackson — and should have. He went out of his way to help others and his photos brought smiles to a lot of faces over the years. His UK photo galleries here were always some of our most popular posts.

So I wish him well as he starts this new chapter of his life much like I did about five weeks ago. He’ll certainly be missed in Danville but he soon will be welcomed with open arms and smiles by somebody else.


  1. Wow, I’m just speechless. Clay is one of the best photographers I’ve ever seen with an exquisite eye for detail and an endless imagination. And he is a genuinely nice guy.

  2. Oh wow, not Clay too….dang what is that place down there trying to do? First Gary, you and now Clay…I wish him the best, he is a great guy and an excellent photographer.

    1. Clay is outstanding. Hopefully he finds something quickly

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