Woody, Chloe a hit at Boyle Forkland Festival

Woody and Chloe, Kentucky’s most famous pups as Alan Gibson of the Clinton County News refers to them, made an appearance last weekend at the Forkland Festival in Boyle County. Leigh Ann and Ron Florence sent a brief report and a couple of pictures. “Woody, Chloe, Ron and I had a booth at The Forkland Festival in Boyle County. It […]

Student Pubs honors three for Excellence during 2017 WKU Homecoming

WKU Student Publications honored three people with a passion for journalism as part of 2017 homecoming activities at Western Kentucky University: TOM CAUDILL Tom Caudill, who retired in August as managing editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, was named Volunteer of the Year for 2017 on Oct. 12 by WKU Student Publications at the university’s annual Summit Awards for honoring volunteerism. […]

Contests finally pick up steam

No wonder I have little hair. Contests do that to some KPA staff members. And it’s a prime example of what KPA also stands for — Kentucky Procrastinators Association. Information about both the News and the Ad contests have been in newspaper email inboxes and mentioned in On Second Thought since August 10. There have been reminders, counting down the […]

Jon Fleischaker honored with 2017 David Richart Award

Some 300 friends and family from across the state gathered Thursday night at The Temple, in Louisville, to honor First Amendment attorney and KPA general counsel Jon Fleischaker. The event was sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Chapter. Proceeds from the event were designated toward creating a new Family Drug Court in Jefferson County. At last report, […]

Four KPA Board seats up for three-year terms

Four of the 14 elected KPA Board positions are up for election with three-year terms scheduled to begin at the 2018 KPA Winter Convention. Each of those three-year terms continue through the 2021 KPA Convention. Letters accepting nominations and a nomination form have been mailed to the publisher of each full member newspaper in those districts. A deadline of October […]

Frymire forecast: Convention could see 6 inches of the white stuff

For years, Kentuckians looked forward to the winter forecast offered by Dick Frymire. Now whether he was right or not, few paid attention to the real results. But when he sent out his forecast, his followers looked for specific dates during the winter just to see what Dick was saying the weather would be. Dick died September 6, 2013 at […]

Free health workshop set for Madisonville Nov. 10

On Friday, Nov. 10 in Madisonville, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will present the latest in their series of workshops to help local journalists cover health care and health in Kentucky. The presenters will include Al Cross, director of the institute and editor-publisher of Kentucky Health News; KHN reporter Melissa Patrick, a former nurse; […]

Happy retirement, after 44 years

Sheldon Shafer, 73, announced this week he will retire as a Courier-Journal reporter in November.  He started at the paper in 1973 so he’s been around the Courier-Journal newsroom some 44 years. Three years ago, on his 70th birthday, the city of Louisville announced it was naming a fancy swing set at Water Front Park after him. Here is a […]

Nominate your newspaper for E&P’s 10 that do it right

Editor & Publisher’s March issue will profile what it had long labeled “10 newspapers That Do It Right.” Never meant to be a “10 Best” list, instead it spotlights select newspapers that have earned a notable achievement in at least one particular area, carried out a successful innovation, implemented cost savings procedures or developed programs that have generated revenues or […]

The problem with programmatic … and finding the right digital tools

Combine a desired audience with a relatively low cost compared to other forms of marketing, and it’s easy to see the appeal of programmatic advertising, according to Colorado Press Association CEO Jerry Raehal. The theory makes sense to marketers. But the theory is flawed. Programmatic has problems. Lots and lots of problems. In this article, Raehal presents research about why […]


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