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Ongoing Legislative Battles Put Public Notices in Peril

By Gretchen A. Peck, Independent Journalist; reprinted Editor & Publisher Artwork with E&P article focuses on the Georgetown (KY) News Graphic If you look closely at the fine print just below the banner logo for PublicNoticeAds.com,...

‘Still, We Speak:’ You won’t be able to put it down once you start reading

By David T. — Except of newspapers, I am not a reader. Never have been. Hated those assignments throughout English classes so whenever I could, I went to the Fayette Cigar Store in downtown Lexington...

State apparently reconsiders or clarifies sales tax on dues and that benefits you

Decision saves KPA from collecting $9,960 from our member newspapers and remitting it to the state coffers If you’ve read anything about the 2018 legislature, then you’ve read about the General Assembly’s attempt to revise...

Deadlines: You may not like them but we have them, too

And at least two deadlines are nigh upon us, a third looming in mid-November. You live by deadlines on news for your issues and especially deadlines for your advertising clients. We’re not different at KPA....

Time to stand up for a free press: We’re not the enemy

Tomorrow (Saturday) ends the 2018 National Newspaper Week, the 78th annual event started by the Newspaper Association Managers. One of the columns getting accolades from press association managers was written by Layne Bruce, executive director...

Lobbying total for Kentucky could reach record $22 million

Through August, the total stands at $16.7 million By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission   Kentucky businesses and organizations spent a record $16.7 million on lobbying in the first eight months of...

Using Oral History as a Newsgathering and Storytelling Technique

Murray State’s Dr. Melony Jones Shemberger briefly outlines her “Using Oral History as a Newsgathering and Storytelling Technique” article that appeared in the journal Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication. Melony teaches journalism and mass communications at Murray...

Obituary: Bill Hanna, longtime Lexington editor

By Cheryl Truman, ctruman@herald-leader.com William Hanna, a longtime fixture of Lexington journalism, has died at 96. Hanna’s health had been declining recently, and he died of pneumonia Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospice, according to his children....

RJI seeks newsroom partners for millennial-driven innovative projects

By Jennifer Nelson, Reynolds Journalism Institute With shrinking newsrooms and tight budgets, it can be a challenge to come up with fresh ideas or enough hands to work on all the innovative projects your newsroom...

Another newspaper means more opportunity

By Peter Wagner, N’West Iowa Review My family’s publishing company, Iowa Information, purchased the Hawarden Independent/Ireton Examiner and the Area Wide Ad-Vertiser the first of this month. That’s the fourth paid circulation newspaper and third...

Think you can’t afford a redesign? Think again

You can, with the Francis A. Henninger Grant By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting You may have been considering a professional redesign for some time, but you think you just can’t afford it. Not so! With the Francis...

National Newspaper Week begins Sunday; promote YOUR industry more than ever

Sunday marks the beginning of the 2018 National Newspaper Week. It runs October 7-13. This is the 78th year the Newspaper Association Managers have provided materials, at no cost to our member newspapers, to promote...

Kentucky joins states that have found photos of all soldiers killed in Vietnam

Four years ago, I promoted a national effort to locate photos of soldiers killed during the Vietnam conflict. The memorial, Wall of Faces, is an attempt to have a picture of all 45,000 Americans killed...

EKU student named Communication Professional of the Year by the Kentucky Communication Association

Lauded by Corbin News Journal after serving as KPA intern this summer She’s only a junior journalism and history major at Eastern Kentucky University, but Jennifer Kaylyn Perkins is already making her own history as...

Two weeks from today is contest entry deadline time

Some charter members of the Kentucky Procrastinators Association — the impostor KPA — are exercising their membership and haven’t yet registered for the 2018 KPA News and Ad Contests. You have to register before you...

Ahead of midterm elections, call on Congressional candidates to support newspapers

By David Chavern, News Media Alliance 2018 has already proven to be an incredibly important year for news publishing. While the industry’s financial circumstances have continued to be difficult, this was also the year when we...

Too many opinions spoil a presentation

By John Foust, Raleigh, NC Back when I was in the ad agency business, I made a logo presentation that turned into a fiasco. It was an uncomfortable reminder of the importance of a presentation...

Remember to check accesskpa.com for news releases

News release posted on accesskpa.com for your use. Go to the site and click on Press Releases near the top. The Kentucky Aviation Association (KAA) presented the Excellence in Aviation Award to Robert G. Riggs...

National Newspaper Week is just around the corner; have you planned anything?

  Make plans now to start visiting the home page of National Newspaper Week at http://www.nationalnewspaperweek.com/. This year’s observance will be held Oct. 7-13. And in doing so, make sure to check for a Kentucky-specific...

Bennett named publisher of Daily Independent, four area weeklies for CNHI

Patricia A. Bennett, a veteran newspaper advertising executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Independent and its affiliated publications. She replaces longtime publisher Eddie Blakeley, who resigned recently. Bennett has been the advertising and...