On Second Thought

Ky. editor who takes stands, tackles tough subjects wins Al Smith award for public service through community journalism

Stevie Lowery, editor and publisher of The Lebanon Enterprise, is the 2018 winner of the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by a Kentuckian. Lowery will receive the award Oct. 18 in Lexington,...

Mudd, Pike running for District 4 Board seat

We’re in the process of another Special Election in District 4 of the KPA Board of Directors. We had one about six weeks ago and Sam Terry, editor of the Barren County Progress/Jobe Publishing, was...

KPA with Kentucky Bar Convention in Lexington

We’ve had Teresa Revlett staffing the KPA Booth at the 2018 Kentucky Bar Association convention this week in Lexington. She reports making several good contacts with attorneys/lawyers and judges from around the state, telling them...

Did Henninger make a ‘Justify-able’ threat?

It was all in fun, of course, at least I hope it was, but Justify’s Triple Crown win with the Belmont Stakes gave me one more chance to harass newspaper design consultant Ed Henninger. Soon...

Obituary – Mary Ann Baynham Oakley

Mary Ann Baynham Oakley, 78, of Providence, passed away June 9, 2018, at Hillside Nursing Home in Madisonville. She was born in Evansville, IN on November 5, 1939, to Jeff and Lalla Baynham. She was...

Are the automotive dealers being blindsided by the manufacturers?

By Peter Wagner, publisher of the award winning N’West Iowa REVIEW Local and even metro newspapers print very few new or used car display ads anymore. Automotive advertising, once a huge part of every paper’s revenue,...

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Committee selects Herald-Leader building for new city hall

  By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader A city committee has selected the Lexington Herald-Leader building as the site of a new government center to replace its aging downtown city buildings on Main Street. A committee...

Jamie Sizemore stepping down as The Standard’s publisher

By FORREST BERKSHIRE, editor@kystandard.com Jamie Sizemore has announced she will step down as publisher of The Kentucky Standard at the end of this month. She will close nearly 10 years with The Standard at the end...

Getting positive about negatives

Wonder how many millions of negatives KPA member newspapers have? Can’t even begin to imagine the number filed away in a morgue someplace, and at least hoping those negatives haven’t been thrown away to save...

Alan Gibson remembers C.M. Newton with a couple of unique stories

Lots was written this week about the passing C.M. Newton, former UK basketball player, SEC Coach and Athletic Director at his alma mater who turned around a basketball program. It was all good and those...

Campbellsville offering Associate Degree or Certificate for Mass Communications at reduced rates

Interested in getting some college credit? Or better yet an Associate of Science in Mass Communications degree? And with a 10 percent discount on the cost? Campbellsville University is offering an extensive online lineup of...

Rob the cable guy: sold newspaper subscriptions, still loves, reads the newspaper

Been reading and hearing about Spectrum Cable’s 100 Mbps internet speed so Wednesday, I decided to give them a call to see what it was all about. I hate dealing with sales persons for those...

Ask and you will receive; news from the Oldham Era, Henry County Local, Campbellsville University

Last week, I invited newspapers to send me any news about staff members or their newspaper(s) and it didn’t take long for the inbox to start filling up. My thanks for The Era’s and Local’s...

Messenger and Inquirer get exposure on American Pickers

Antique Archaeology, known on TV as the American Pickers show, visited the Owensboro area, specifically a drag strip. It originally aired in 2016 but was repeated last week as part of an American Pickers marathon....

Legal Defense Fund well past $700,000

In writing the history of KPA for our 150th anniversary, there are some things we have to get together for John Nelson. He’s moving decade by decade and with a question he posed this week,...

This weekend, kick off summer with a celebration of all things BBQ!

We’ve posted a news release on this Bluegrass BBQ Fest at www.accesskpa.com for Smiley Pete Publishing The second annual Bluegrass BBQ Fest will take place THIS Friday, June 8 (5-11 p.m.) and THIS Saturday, June 9 (11 a.m.-11...

The plural of emoji is? AP Stylebook releases 2018 edition

What’s the plural of emoji, and how should they be quoted in news stories? Guidance for emoji (yes, that’s the plural usage) and a new entry on marijuana are among 200 new and updated entries...

If you own a Volvo, take it back!

The attached made its rounds among state press association staff members yesterday with some of the comments not suitable for print. Check out this link and you’ll see why. It’s all in the first 15...

Ya gotta have a plan

  By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting In one of my recent weekly Henninger Helpful Hints, I mentioned that it was important to have a consistent position for the jumps from page 1. “Decide where your...