Another KPA Intern experience: Dialing down the impatience

By Jana Wiersema, Asbury University Intern for West Kentucky News When I started applying for summer jobs in December, I never dreamed I’d actually find a job doing what I like. I assumed I’d end up working in the kitchens at a summer camp or behind the counter at a retail store.   So when Kentucky Publishing Inc. called me up […]

Appalachian Newspapers purchases Floyd County Times, Hazard Herald

Appalachian News-Express Staff Report As part of its ongoing efforts to provide quality local news content throughout Central Appalachia, Appalachian Newspapers Inc., which publishes the “Appalachian News-Express,” announced Thursday that the company has completed the acquisition of “The Floyd County Times” and the “Hazard Herald.” “The Floyd County Times” will merge with the “Floyd County Chronicle” to create the “Floyd County […]

Those pesky watermarks on jail mugshots may be back

Have had a couple of reports that the red watermarks diagonally on jail mugshots are showing up on the photos again. We worked on this a couple of years ago with the Kentucky Jailers Association and companies that provide mugshots and were assured the news media would be able to get clean mugshots without the watermark. If you’ve requested any […]

Hopkinsville Prepares for its Day in (and without) the Sun

By Terri Johnson, Editor, Kentucky City A publication of the Kentucky League of Cities/KPA Associates Division Member   City will host The Vatican’s Observatory Director, NASA officials and NASA broadcast truck   You may know by now that on August 21, 2017, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, will, quite literally, be the center of the astronomical universe.   Designated by NASA and scientists worldwide […]

MSU prof authors chapter in Social Media/Crisis Communication book

Dr. Melony Shemberger, assistant professor at Murray State University, posted on her Facebook Page that her chapter, “Nonprofit Organizations’ Use of Social Media in Crisis Communication,” is featured in a new book released this week. She also is a reporter for the Todd County Standard in Elkton and has received several KPA awards for her writing. “I am most proud […]

Vendors can display their wares at 2018 KPA Trade Show and Convention

We’re halfway through 2017 already and that means we’re headed toward January, 2018, and the 149th Convention and Trade Show for the Kentucky Press Association. Newspapers from across the state will be descending on Lexington, January 25-26, for the two-day convention at the Hilton Inn Downtown. Part of the festivities include a trade show, where newspaper vendors bring their wares […]

Who says there are no newspaper jobs available?

Sports Reporter, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader Publisher/Regional Manager, Oldham Era, Henry County Local Reporter, Corbin Times Tribune Editor, Ashland Daily Independent Sports Editor/Reporter, Glasgow Daily Times Sales Professionals, Glasgow Daily Times Copy Editor/Page Designer, Bowling Green Daily News Editor/Reporter At Large, Part-time, Landmark Community Newspapers PLG-TV – Multi-Media Journalist Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise – […]

Financial success depends on strong newspaper

By Peter Wagner, N’West Iowa Review Whenever the conversation turns to printed newspaper vs. digital publication my comment is always the same: The delivery platform isn’t as important as the information being delivered. In an age when almost any obscure fact can be found on the Internet, it is locally written content – innovative, interesting and motivating news stories that […]