Peter Baniak takes over as 2018 KPA President

                    Peter Baniak, editor and vice president of the Lexington Herald-Leader, was installed as president of the Kentucky Press Association for 2018. Baniak accepted the gavel from 2017 President Ryan Craig, publisher of the Todd County Standard in Elkton. Craig will serve as 2018 past president. Other officers for 2018 include […]

January 24 – 25, 2019

Make your plans now to attend the 2019 KPA Winter Convention, January 24 – 25, at the Marriott East in Louisville as we celebrate a milestone  

The gavel passes from Craig to Baniak; Ashley Pack named Most Valuable Member

Activities Friday, January 26, at the 2018 KPA Winter Convention included the traditional passing of the gavel to the incoming President. Below, 2017 President Ryan Craig presents the gavel to 2018 KPA President Peter Baniak. Also during the luncheon, Ashley Pack, an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl, who has served as one of KPA’s general counsels and helped with the […]

Special Election underway in District 13

KPA Bylaws require that when a person is elected vice president of the organization, a Special Election is required to fill that person’s KPA Board seat, if he/she is an elected director. Kim Woods, vice president for advertising of HL Media/The Lexington Herald-Leader, has been the District 13 representative. But her election last week as 2018 KPA Vice President meant […]

From the contests: If you want extra plaques or certificates, let us know

If you want to order extra first place plaques to give to the ad sales rep, designer, reporter or photographer from either KPA contest, just let me know. The wooden first place plaques are $30 and include the certificate. If you want to order extra certificates alone, those are $3 each. Just let me know the names of those you […]

Convention photos push KPA’s Facebook Page to new levels

I guess our members love to see their photos and pictures of fellow newspaper folks on the KPA Facebook Page. I make that assumption from the Weekly Reach and People Engaged results from our Facebook analytics. With over 16,000 reached and 1,180 people engaged, we saw increases of 8,934.1 percent and 7,256.3 percent in both areas over the previous week. […]

High Fiving for a KPA Contest victory

In 30-day session, lobby interests spent record $20.8 million

By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Lobbying interests set a record during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly short session spent a record $20.8 million. The new record is surprising because the 2017 General Assembly was a short session, lasting 30 days, while the 2016 session lasted twice as long and included the enactment of the two-year state […]

Champion Media purchases Ledger Independent

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, has sold its newspaper and digital media operations in Maysville to Champion Media LLC, including The Ledger Independent and maysville-online.com. The Ledger Independent is published five days a week with a print circulation of 3,654 daily, and maysville-online.com reaches more than 6,300 unique visitors each month. Lee acquired the newspaper in 2002 as part of the purchase […]

Placing advertising: There’s the HARD way, or the RIGHT way by using KPS

John Nelson, who is researching the history of the Kentucky Press Association over the last 149 years and a month, found this in the September, 1957, issue of The Kentucky Press. It holds true today — advertisers can place their ads the Hard Way and have to do all the work, or the RIGHT Way and let KPS do all […]


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