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Jeff Moreland leaving Campbellsville/Springfield; Sharon Burton to take District 12 Board seat

Jeff Moreland, publisher of the Central Kentucky News Journal and Springfield Sun, is leaving the newspapers. Landmark Community Newspapers announced Jeff’s resignation on Thursday, adding Jeff “will be leaving the company to begin a new...

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s a few days early but that’s our wish to you, your family and your staff as we approach this special holiday. KPA Central Office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23....

Student papers play important role in making students, officials, public aware of dangerous mold situations on campus

By Mike Stunson, mstunson@herald-leader.com Mold has appeared in college dormitories and buildings throughout Kentucky, and some students are fed up with the problem and how universities are handling it. News outlets at Western Kentucky University, University...

Whitehouse named Golden Dozen editorial writer by ISWNE

Abigail Whitehouse, a former reporter for The Eastern Progress and editor of The Interior Journal in Lincoln County, has been named a member of the 2018 Golden Dozen editorial writers in the Golden Quill contest...

Your mailbox never heard from us so much

Well, at least in the last several years it hasn’t because we’ve relied on other ways of communicating with you. But because of the 150th Anniversary, and some actions by the KPA Board of Directors,...

It’s the burning question: What do I wear for the 150th Anniversary Gala?; Superfecta preview

In the very near future, we will be sending out invitations and a reservation card for the 150th Anniversary Gala. That’s our reception/dinner/dance on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Marriott East in Louisville. It...

Pulse Research project gets you updated statistics on shopping habits, newspaper readership

The Kentucky Press Association is pleased to announce an exceptional member service that will help each of you generate more revenue in 2019. KPA is again partnering with Pulse Research to do a comprehensive shopping...

CNHI closes Frankfort bureau as Ronnie Ellis retires

From the Rural Blog “Market conditions” mean that the readers of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. papers no longer have news coverage from a CNHI correspondent in the state capitals of Austin and Frankfort, the chain’s senior vice...

‘Still, We Speak’

Have you ordered ‘Still, We Speak’ yet? If not, do so today. Just go to www.kypress.com/stillwespeak and place your order. Think of staff, think of the local public library, think of legislators or those in...

Have you checked your accesskpa.com lately?

We try to remind you regularly to take a moment and access www.accesskpa.com to see what news releases have recently been posted. This week is one of those situations because of two releases that have...

Rural journalists encouraged to apply for this major ethics award!

The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics until Jan. 15, 2019. “Now in its ninth year, the Shadid Award recognizes ethical decisions in...

NNA engages new management team

The National Newspaper Association, an organization of 2,400 members representing community newspapers across the United States, has engaged Lynne Lance Association Management (LLAM) to operate its headquarters after Jan. 1, 2019. Lance previously served as...

Newspaper’s idea benefits advertisers, teachers, students, parents

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent Reprinted with permission from the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Bulletin When elementary school children in Wilson, N.C., go home with communications folders for their parents, so do ads from The...

California newspapers show resiliency through wildfires devastating the state

Newspapers are resilient. It matters not what the situation, what the weather or what else it might be, newspapers are going to focus on doing job one and that’s to get the news to the...

Reporters Committee: White House must reinstate credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta

From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press In response to news that the White House revoked credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, the Reporters Committee made the following statement: “The Reporters Committee for...

‘Still, We Speak’ now available for pre-publication orders; think about one for your public library

Wednesday, we sent an email to everyone on our list serves, announcing the pre-publication sales of John Nelson’s “Still, We Speak,” looking at the first 150 years of the Kentucky Press Association. The cost until...

From the newsroom into politics

To get into politics or not? That’s an issue that some newspapers have policies against, not allowing employees to hold a government office while working with the newspaper. Then again, there are those that don’t...

Looking deeper into ‘Still, We Speak,’ KPA’s 150th anniversary book by John Nelson

By Bobbie Curd, The Advocate Messenger John Nelson says many will be surprised by the role Danville has played in the history of the Kentucky Press Association when they read “Still, We Speak.” The book he...

Open Government may have lost strong supporter in House race

Five votes. That’s the difference in a race for the 96th House District and unless a recount shows otherwise, Open Government will lose one of its strongest supporters in the Kentucky General Assembly. Rep. Jill...

Saints, sinners and mistakes: The Courier-Journal details some behind-the-scenes stories of its first 150 years

This year the Courier Journal is celebrating its 150th anniversary, with its first edition published Nov. 8, 1868. Read about our history here.  By Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier-Journal Some of the best stories in the 150...