Ryan Craig takes over as KPA President

        Ryan Craig, publisher of the Todd County Standard in Elkton, took office Friday as president of the Kentucky Press Association. Ryan was installed during the organization’s 148th anniversary celebration. KPA, the 10th oldest state press association in the country, is preparing for its Sesquicentennial in 2019. Ryan is a legacy as KPA President. His uncle, the late […]

Court decision rules against Kentucky Kernel

Fayette County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Clark ruled in favor of UK Monday in its lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel regarding the newspaper’s pursuit of investigative documents in a sexual misconduct case involving former associate professor James Harwood. The Kernel has vowed to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Kentucky if necessary. Judge […]

Moving toward the Sesquicentennial; design the logo

Now that I’ve learned to spell that word, meaning the 150th anniversary, I gotta use it as much as possible. In less than two years, KPA will become 150 years old and the celebration will be taking place January 24-25, 2019, at the KPA Convention. We’ll be returning to the Marriott East in Louisville for the celebration. The KPA Board […]

Contest results for Ad, News competitions

Nothing attracts more KPA members to a convention than the two awards banquets. At each convention, we announce the Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers and the News Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competitions. We have numerous resources available for you to catch up on the winners — with a link below to all the results and pdfs of the tabs given […]

Host Newspapers selected for 2017 internship program

The KPA Past Presidents met Thursday, January 19, during the KPA Convention and selected 19 newspapers and KPA itself as hosts for the 2017 Kentucky Journalism Foundation internship program. The KPA Past Presidents serve as the board for the foundation and oversee selection of the Host Newspapers for each summer’s internship. Besides KPA, which will utilize an online journalist during […]

A tomahawk? A hatchet? A gavel perhaps?

I can’t remember who sent this to me a few years ago but it seems like it was someone going through a family member’s memorabilia and thought KPA might like to have it. I’ve kept it in the drawer for all those years just waiting for a time to share it with you all and perhaps put on display. No […]

Golden Anniversary of High School Basketball is approaching

The 2017-18 school year will be the Centennial celebration of Kentucky high school basketball, culminating with what many call “the Greatest Show on Earth” as 16 teams from across the state begin play in the state tournament. The celebration begins at this year’s state tournament, then moves to Elizabethtown this summer where the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame […]

Junior Achievement to honor Al Smith, three others

  Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass proudly announces the following professionals as 2017 inductees into the Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame: The late Robert Congleton; Carol Martin Gatton; Mike Scanlon; and, Al Smith. The 2017 class of Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame Laureates will be officially inducted during a banquet and ceremony to be held on Tuesday evening, May 16 at Keeneland. […]

Google this and see what info is being removed from government websites

One of my state press association colleagues emailed us today with an invitation: “Google ‘Trump administration removing information from government websites’ and see what’s already happened in just Day 8.” Here’s an example: Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website … www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-epa-climatechange-idUSKBN15906G 2 days ago – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has instructed the … Agency to […]

Prospecting with your local Chamber of Commerce

By Lewis Floyd, Sr. Associate, W.B. Grimes & Company Is your publication’s goal to reach newcomers quickly and to become relevant to them in their new home? It should be, and in all fairness I have not known of any newspaper that did not have that goal, especially so in a competitive market. As we all know, almost all newcomers […]