On Second Thought

Winter Convention Weather? Balmy!!

Well, okay, maybe not spring time balmy but after a month of temperatures that seemed to stay in the single digits, the weather forecast for next week’s 2018 KPA Winter Convention will seem like a...

Convention schedule is set; take a look

It’s just a week and the convention schedule has been pretty well set since we first released information. As always, there are some tweaks and those have been made. So in this pdf is the...

Are you coming to the convention?

And just haven’t let us know yet. Well Thursday, January 18 was the deadline to register. But we know you so we’re prepared to receive your registration today. Act on that now. Why is the...

UK seeking best stories from 2017 for David Dick ‘What a Great Story!’ Award

The School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky is looking for the best stories published in the state in 2017.     The annual David Dick “What a Great Story!” Storytelling Awards honor...

Clinton County News finds a new meaning of journalist rat

Well, rats, and it’s well documented. Alan and Brett Gibson have been suspecting some rats around the Clinton County News office. Reports Alan,  “Our rats have a little sex, then manage to trip the traps...

New book compiles George Wolfford’s articles

By George includes Reporting and Columns from The Daily Independent ASHLAND—Today the Jesse Stuart Foundation and David Wolfford announce the release of the new book, By George: Articles from the Ashland Daily Independent. This hardbound book...

Beshear joins AGs in suit on FCC’s rollback of net neutrality

Action by FCC violates federal, state, local laws Attorney General Andy Beshear has taken legal action against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its rollback of net neutrality regulations. Beshear joins a coalition of state...

National Press Foundation offering free webinar on the First Amendment

The National Press Foundation is taking you back to basics about our venerable First Amendment. The NPF webinar will cover everything you need to know about the origins and evolution of the First Amendment, from...

Nitty-gritty design top ten

By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting   A client recently asked me to put together a presentation for his newspapers on nitty-gritty details that can make or break a design. I came up with just a...

Putting the boss in an ad

  By John Foust, Raleigh, NC Sometimes it’s a good idea to feature a boss in an ad. Sometimes it’s not. Two ads come to mind. One shows a plumbing company’s president seated at the...

Long-time Central KY News Journal sports editor passes away

Bobby Brockman of Campbellsville, son of the late Albert Brockman and Anna Mary Perkins Brockman, was born October 29, 1956 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Campbellsville.         Age:  61...

We’re two weeks from the convention; are you registered?

Two weeks from now we’ll be in the middle of the 2018 KPA Winter Convention. It’s January 25-26 at the Hilton Inn in downtown Lexington. Rooms are still available at the $109 room rate through...

Where KPA was ‘born’ 149 years ago tomorrow (Jan. 13)

Somewhere in this row of buildings on St. Clair Street in downtown Frankfort, a group of Kentucky newspaper publishers met on Wednesday, January 13, 1869, to begin forming the Kentucky Press Association. An exact address...

January 13, 1869: 19 newspapers gathered to form KPA

Somewhere around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 1869, representatives from 19 “outstanding Kentucky newspapers of the time” gathered at the office of The Frankfort Yeoman to begin forming the Kentucky Press Association. That’s 149...

KPA turns 149 on Saturday!

January 13, 1869     Her design was chosen last year as the official logo of KPA’s Sesquicentennial celebration throughout 2019.

Legislature goes home early; gets 4-day weekend

After consulting with Kentucky State Police and monitoring weather forecasts, the Kentucky House and Senate canceled today’s (Friday’s) schedule and encouraged members to leave after Thursday’s session ended. Especially with the weather forecast for western...

State budget now includes $8M for UL athletics broadcast television studio

When I saw the synopsis of Senate Bill 70, filed by Sen. Chris McDaniel, who happens to be chair of the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee, I thought maybe Ralph Merkel at the University of...

Sixth Circuit reverses decision that favored the Herald-Leader

By Beth Musgrave, bmusgrave@herald-leader.com A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Lexington can enforce a 2017 ordinance that would require all unsolicited materials to be delivered to doorsteps...

The Lake News finally gets its new website

Loyd Ford has been hoping for a new website for quite a while. Sometimes for a family owned weekly newspaper, like Loyd’s The Lake News in Calvert City, things take a little time. But the...

Obituary: Genevieve Brannon, matriarch of state’s oldest newspaper, one of nation’s oldest as well

Genevieve Brannon, matriarch of the Brannon family that owns the Bourbon County Citizen/Citizen-Advertiser died this week. A sign over the doorway identifies the newspaper as the “Oldest newspaper west of the Alleghenies.” The Citizen-Advertiser celebrated...