On Second Thought

ID will be required at KPA Registration Desk

For the safety of all attendees and guests of the Marriott East hotel, KPA will require a photo ID be shown at the Convention Registration Desk. And attendees will be required to wear their name...

A necessary evil perhaps but Photo IDs will be required at KPA Registration; badges to be worn to all events

The sign at the KPA Registration Desk will speak for itself:  

Checked your internet speed lately? You might be surprised with the results

Back during the holidays, my Internet (Spectrum) was running slow. It was taking minutes to access emails and even longer to open a website. Corey (Wall) told me to check www.fast.com to see what the...

John Herndon: Retired but still willing to work

Long-time Anderson News sports reporter and free lancer John Herndon retired as of January 1 but he’s still wanting to stay active in the newspaper industry. John worked full-time for 17 years with the Lawrenceburg...

Op-Ed from retired Supreme Court Justice available for all newspapers to publish

Retired Justice Daniel J. Venters contacted us Thursday and asked us to distribute an op-ed article he had written about the Supreme Court’s decision in the state pension case (Senate Bill 151). We are paid...

Dave Hagan named Springfield GM

From LCNI News Dave Hagan has been named general manager of The Springfield Sun. He will also continue in his role as advertising manager of The Lebanon Enterprise. He began his newspaper career as an...

No On Second Thought Friday, January 26

And that’s because we’ll be gathering at the Marriott East in Louisville for KPA’s 150th Anniversary Convention. Hopefully you’ll be there and not missing On Second Thought. Registrations have picked up this week since the...

Monday is a holiday for State Government

And that means no Attorney General decisions on Open Meetings or Open Records will be sent to editors. All the AG decisions/opinions finalized this week will be distributed on Tuesday, January 22.

It all began January 13, 1869

Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Kentucky Press Association turns 150 years old  

Bid on a trip to Disney World for 4 or a trip to a PGA event or the NCAA and help us fund more internships

The Silent Auction on January 24, that is part of the 150th Anniversary Gala, is being sponsored by the Kentucky Journalism Foundation with all the proceeds going to fund more internships for college students. There...

Governor to speak at 150th Gala

Gov. Matt Bevin has accepted an invitation to speak during KPA’s 150th Anniversary Gala. The gala is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, at the Marriott East in Louisville, site of KPA’s 150th Anniversary Convention. The...

Oral History Project to do interviews during KPA Convention

While you’re at the 150th Anniversary Convention, we hope you’ll make about 30 minutes available to talk with Neil Kasiak, curator of the William H. Berge Oral History Center at Eastern Kentucky University. For more...

Senate Bill 14 the focus of the legislature’s first week; and now with the words ‘WITHDRAWN’ but sponsor made some comments on Senate floor Friday morning

It was known as BR (Bill Request) 821 before the General Assembly convened Tuesday and then quickly got a new reference — Senate Bill 14 — when it was introduced. But don’t go looking for...

There’s room at the inn but you’ll pay big bucks

Since early December, we’ve given you the direct link to making online room reservations for KPA’s 150th Anniversary Convention. And we’ve regularly reminded you that after January 8, the hotel will release our block of...

More sessions planned for KPA Convention

We’re adding some more sessions for the KPA Anniversary Convention and will be updating the schedule almost until the convention begins on January 24. And there may be some you haven’t paid much attention to...

Help Wanteds

These are just a few of the Job Openings around Kentucky and posted on the KPA website. For more information on these and other Job Openings, visit www.kypress.com and click on Job Bank   Kentucky...

Refurbished newspaper racks get new lives as libraries at Children’s hospital

From the Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS Former newspaper machines are now putting the written word in the hands of a new generation of readers, thanks to the efforts of John Moak Scarbrough of Jackson. This past...

The Seattle Times: A case study in community-funded journalism

By Hannah Rodriguez, Reynolds Journalism Institute It’s not a secret that news organizations are struggling to pay their reporters. As employment has dropped 45 percent in the past decade, newsrooms have experimented with direct, outside...

Want more impactful reporting? Be empathetic

By  Suzanne Marta, Poynter Institute Consider the whole story, rather than a single narrative. Bring your tenacity, but also your humanity. Add nuance. Make resources count by focusing on stories that matter. “Try to be surprised...

Busy January includes celebration of KPA’s 150th Anniversary

It’s a big month for the Kentucky Press Association. On Sunday, January 13, KPA will officially be 150 years old, tracing itself back to January 13, 1869, when a group of publishers from across the...