Bevin administration ordered to pay nearly $33,000 for withholding public records

By Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal Kentucky taxpayers must pay nearly $33,000 in court costs and penalties because Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration improperly withheld information about the investment of public money in a private company. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ordered Bevin’s Cabinet for Economic Development to pay the Courier Journal’s court costs, plus penalties, because it refused to release public records that […]

Contests are just around the corner; start getting ready

  In just a month or less, we’ll start filling email inboxes with information about the 2018 KPA News and KPA Advertising contests. Yep, it’s almost that time again, so start thinking about stories and pictures and columns and ads and special sections and everything else produced over the last year. Then find the files and be ready to enter […]

Contest banquets schedule will change for 2019

January, 2019, will be the celebration of KPA’s 150th anniversary and we’re planning a huge gala for Thursday, January 24, at the Marriott East in Louisville. The gala will be that evening, with a reception at 6 and a banquet starting about 7. Normally, that evening is when we announce the KPA Ad Contest winners. But because the 150th Gala […]

Shooting strikes home for former News-Graphic reporter

By Mike Scogin, Georgetown News-Graphic When former News-Graphic reporter and photojournalist Nancy Royden first heard about the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting last week in Maryland, she scoured the initial news reports anxiously. Sadly, Royden soon found what she feared. Friend and former colleague Wendi Winters was among the five fatal victims. “The news of [Wendi’s] passing brought not only tears, […]

The Capital shootings brought memories of Standard Gravure

On a personal note:  In the last three decades, there have been numerous shootings around the country that have taken countless number of victims. In schools, in shopping centers, college and university campuses, work places. But the one at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis last week, was different. It was at a newspaper and those just haven’t happened. It was […]

For workplace safety, short-term fixes matter but they’re not enough

(Editor’s note: Randy Van Dyne, executive director of the All Hazards Training Center at the University of Findlay, Ohio, spoke at the 2018 Ohio News Media Association convention on workplace security and wrote this column at ONMA’s request. One of the center’s specialties is training media outlets such as ABC News on both on-site and off-site safety.) By Randy Van Dyne, All […]

Jobe reappointed to KET Board

KPA Vice President, Jeff Jobe, has been reappointed to the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television Board of Directors. Gov. Matt Bevin made the announcement Thursday. He will serve for a term expiring June 30, 2022. The Kentucky Authority for Educational Television is comprised of nine members: five members appointed by the Governor and four other members, including the chief state […]

July 14 – Another effective date for legislation

How many effective dates can there be for legislation passed during a General Assembly? Already there have been a couple and a third is on the horizon. Some took effect immediately upon the governor’s signature because there was an “Emegency Clause” attached. Some went into force July 1, such as the news sales tax laws on some services, and non-profit […]

Closing in on 10,000 signatures

As of Thursday morning, Paul Boyle, senior VP for Public Policy at the News Media Alliance, said there are 8,918 signatures on the petition as the industry strives to reach a goal of 10,000.  Please keep up the good work in promoting it. Click on this link, fill out the blocks and then hit submit. Everything is written so you don’t […]

Have you checked accesskpa.com lately?

If not, then you’re missing: 2018-06-29 Dewayne Perkins, Edgewood Mobile Homes, Inc., Williamsburg, KY Wins 2018 Salesperson of the Year 2018-06-29 Parkplace Homes, LLC, London, KY wins 2018 Retailer of the Year 2018-06-29 Hickory Acres Mobile Home Park, Shepherdsville, KY wins 2018 Community of the Year 2018-06-29 – CJ Troutman, Troutman’s Mobile Home Transport and Sales, LLC Utica, KY Wins […]


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