David Hawpe, 78, distinguished journalist, editor and quintessential Kentuckian, died Sunday night in Louisville. He had been hospitalized with multiple health problems. I first met David in the newsroom of The Kentucky Kernel, back in the days when the Kernel was a daily campus newspaper where all serious journalism students gathered to figure it all out. As a truly “fresh” student from far-away Henderson, I can say I had never met anyone like him. A couple years my senior, he was brash, full of himself, a true intellect, a real storyteller, a talented writer (boy, did he know words), ambitious — and intimidating. He never changed.