Nelson named LCNI editorial director

John Nelson will assume Landmark Community Newspaper, LLC’s Editorial Director position on May 15. John joined LCN as a Rover Editor in September 2016 and has helped many of our newspapers during his time here. John is replacing Benjy Hamm who is moving to Norfolk, VA, and pursuing an exciting opportunity as Editorial Page Editor at Landmark’s largest daily newspaper, […]

Smiley Pete Publishing producing ‘Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour’

The 16th annual self-guided Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour, presented by United Real Estate and produced by Smiley Pete Publishing, will showcase unique designs, appliances, gadgets and creative solutions geared to help spark inspiration for your next kitchen project. A fundraising event for the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, the tour will take place on May 20-21. Trends you’ll […]

Federal judge rules in favor of Herald-Leader on litter ordinance

By Beth Musgrave, bmusgrave@herald-leader.com A federal judge has ruled that Lexington cannot enforce a recently passed ordinance that restricts where advertising and other unsolicited printed materials can be delivered. U.S. District Court Judge Karen Caldwell ruled Friday that the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government cannot enforce the ordinance that was supposed to take effect Monday until a court case challenging the ordinance […]

State Journal seeking newspaper thief

From WLEX-TV 18 Here’s a link to the news segment on WLEX-TV 18 The Frankfort State Journal is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an “extreme couponer” who they say is stealing newspapers from their sidewalk newsstands. Someone captured a photo of the suspect after she allegedly raided one of their stands. Landscapers say they watched as the woman rode her […]

Deborah Givens named Communication Department chair at EKU

KPA Board of Directors education representative Deborah Givens has been named chair of the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University effective July 1. Givens has taught journalism at EKU since 2006. She earned a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Kentucky after a 20-year career as a weekly newspaper editor and publisher. She has a Master’s in Public […]

Mike Farrell named interim director at UK Journalism School

The official announcement might have been made in another way but those attending the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon last Friday got the news through a page in the program. “Please welcome the new Interim Director of the School of Journalism and Media Dr. Mike Farrell” The day was a two-fold celebration for Mike who is also the director […]

Expungement requests has 92 percent approval rate

Travis Phillips, with our lobbying firm Top Shelf Lobby LLC, added an expungement workshop earlier this week and filed a report with me. Expungement was a long fought piece of legislation for KPA, going back to the days when Kim Greene was representing us and the late Gross Lindsey was chair of the House Judiciary Committee. That was probably a […]

‘Forever’ Stamp commemorates summer’s total eclipse

My thanks to KPA Past President/NNA Postal Chair Max Heath for passing along this communication from Mark Saunders with the U.S. Postal Service in D.C.                                                                        […]

Is there a new ‘theme’ song to UK football?

I just cannot let the announcement this week about the name change of Commonwealth Stadium go by without one snide comment. Actually could make several but I won’t. Will the UK Band have to march onto the field before each game playing, “Let’s go Krogering.” Geez.

Nine inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

Lewis Conn and William Matthews, Mary D. Ferguson, Ron Daley, Bettye Lee Mastin, Mike Farrell, Tom Butler, Bill Francis and Joe Palmer became the latest class of members in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. The nine were honored last Friday in Lexington. Lewis Conn, Mary D. Ferguson, Tom Butler and Joe Palmer were inducted posthumously. The hall is sponsored by […]


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