After 39 years ‘at home,’ Bob Hendrickson set to retire

Is this a dream job or what? Spending 39 years at one newspaper. Working your way up from reporter to editor to publisher. Spending all those 39 years in Maysville, Kentucky. Spending all those 39 years in Maysville, Kentucky, which is your hometown. So that your Facebook Page information says, Current Location: Maysville. And Hometown, also reads, Maysville. And at the […]

Now we know, right down to the penny

$3,014,966.86!! That’s the final total of advertising placed in November, 2016, by the Kentucky Press Service, making it the highest ad total in a month and that spans 57 years since KPS started placing just a few dollars each year. The November total is right at $590,000 over February, 2010, the previous highest month for KPS. The $3.014 million is the […]

Journalism Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the profession of journalism. Nominees must be natives of Kentucky or journalists who have spent a significant portion of their careers in Kentucky. And nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Hall of Fame class. According to the Hall of Fame website, nominations are due […]

Research project involves covering traumatic events, needs participants

Stephanie Elder, the faculty student media adviser to the Murray State News, is working on her doctorate dissertation and needs journalists and faculty members to assist. The outline for her needs is below, one for faculty members, one for journalists. The project focuses on helping college students learn about covering, coping with traumatic events. It is not limited to faculty […]

The Mountain Press: ‘Keep praying. Pray for more rain’

There’s a Kentucky connection to the Sevier County, TN., newspaper, the Mountain Press. It’s headquartered in Sevierville, part of the chain of tourist towns from Sevierville to Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg. It’s owned by Paxton Media, based of course in Paducah. And the long-time publisher at The Mountain Press is Jana Thomasson who used to be ad director for the […]

Michael Zinser’s take on Overtime Rule decision

By L. Michael Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm On Nov. 22 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction, halting the planned Dec. 1 effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule. The court’s first step was to interpret Section 213(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which provides that “any employee […]

Nextdoor.com: Could be good resource for news, ad staff

The following story caught my eye Thursday, not because of police using social media to communicate with citizens but because newspapers could be doing the same, with relative ease. Two or three years ago, Madisonville Messenger publisher Rick Welch told me about Nextdoor.com and how his Hopkin County daily was using Nextdoor.com to keep up with news in the area. […]

Voters, legislators look to Kentucky for ethics reform ideas

By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission On November 8, voters from across the political spectrum in several states came together to approve ethics and political reform initiatives that will apply to elected officials and candidates at the state and local level. On Election Day, at least 11 ethics and campaign finance reform measures were successful at the […]

Trump transition team gets ‘white paper’ from News Media Alliance

The News Media Alliance sent a white paper this week to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team outlining policy positions on regulations and existing laws that deter investment and limit growth in the news media industry. “While news organizations are innovating and adapting to a vastly different media landscape, antiquated government regulations and imbalanced policies are unnecessarily hindering investment and growth […]

Copyright issues on Sideline Access mobile app?

  From ASNE Legal Hotline/Kevin Goldberg Q: I recently became aware of a new mobile app that allows high schools to provide content related to their sports teams for easy access by students, parents and other fans. I looked it over and saw that the pages for some schools contain information beyond what’s posted by the schools themselves (which seems like […]


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