Larry Craig: Oh the memories

Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Larry Craig has at least one, if not many, favorite remembrances of the late KPA Past President. I have three though one is by far my favorite Larry Craig experience. First the Honorable Mentions: • We had invited a K-Mart executive to a summer convention to explain his company’s new (not favorable) stance […]

Like Uncle, Like Nephew: Ryan, Larry Craig share Al Smith Award for community journalism

Ryan and Larry Craig, a nephew and his late uncle, are the winners of the 2017 Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by Kentuckians. As editor and publisher of the Todd County Standard since 2005, Ryan Craig (left) has held local and state officials accountable, sometimes to the financial detriment of his small weekly, and started an […]

KPA News, Ad Contests officially opened; you have to register before you can do anything else

    Well, I didn’t quite meet my August 1 goal of having everything posted about the 2017 KPA Contests but it was close. Yep, it’s getting to be that time again. The categories are the same but there have been adjustments in the Weekly and Daily divisions. The system automatically generates the divisions for Weeklies and Dailies based on […]

Supreme Court votes unanimously on state court’s new Open Records Policy

AOC also offering media expanded electronic access to court records —————————————————————– Here is a link to the court’s new Open Records Policy: https://courts.ky.gov/courts/supreme/Rules_Procedures/201709.pdf —————————————————————– The Supreme Court of Kentucky has approved an Open Records Policy that guides how the public accesses the administrative records of the state court system. The seven Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to adopt the policy, […]

NAM Singers give command performance

Well, ok, “command” might be too strong. Perhaps just NAM Singers perform would suffice. A small group of Newspaper Association Managers have been singing at the NAM Friday night banquet for probably the last 20 years. The songs are all popular tunes but rewritten to incorporate the newspaper industry into the lyrics. At the Philadelphia Convention last week the Singers […]

Kentucky flavor on Philadelphia Inquirer Pulitzer Wall

At the Newspaper Association Managers convention last week in Philly, The Philadelphia Inquirer/DailyNews/Philly.com invited us to a reception at its downtown building. We were given a tour of what had been the women’s department of a large retail store before The Inquirer and its two sister publications moved it. Part of the tour included a walk through the newsroom and […]

Tom Caudill retiring from Herald-Leader after 36 years

First, there was Chip Hutcheson and Brad Hughes, then Cliff Feltham and now add Tom Caudill to the list of those KPA connections who have announced their retirement this year. Tom, who served as KPA President in 1999, announced his retirement recently, after 46 years in the business, the last 36 of them with the Lexington Herald-Leader. Tom has served […]

Paxton Media Group acquires two Kentucky weeklies from Civitas Media

Paxton Media Group has acquired a group of three newspapers in Kentucky and Tennessee from Civitas Media. The newspapers include the Grayson County News-Gazette in Leitchfield, Kentucky; the News-Democrat & Leader in Russellville, Kentucky; and the Macon County Times in Lafayette, Tennessee. Paxton Media Group, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, owns more than 30 daily newspapers and numerous weekly […]

KPI purchases Carlisle Weekly

Kentucky Publishing, Inc. Publisher Greg LeNeave has announced his newspaper group has purchased the Carlisle Weekly. The transaction was completed on Monday. The newspaper was previously owned by Dennis Richardson from Camden, Tenn., who owns Magic Valley Publishing. The purchase allows KPI to operate both Carlisle County newspapers in two locations. The Carlisle County News will remain in Bardwell; while […]

From Hometown Throwdown to Congressman, intern covered it all

My name is Taylor Six and I am a senior journalism major at Eastern Kentucky University. My internship was with the Citizen’s Voice and Times in Irvine. When I first started, I was nervous to work in a small-town, where everyone knows everyone. Having attended grade school in Lexington, I was paranoid I would stick out like a sore thumb […]