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ID will be required at KPA Registration Desk

By David Thompson | January 18, 2019

For the safety of all attendees and guests of the Marriott East hotel, KPA will require a photo ID be shown at the Convention Registration Desk. And attendees will be required to wear their name badges at all times. It’s something we’ve talked about over the last few days with the KPA Executive Committee and for the safety of all […]

A necessary evil perhaps but Photo IDs will be required at KPA Registration; badges to be worn to all events

By David Thompson | January 18, 2019

The sign at the KPA Registration Desk will speak for itself:  

Checked your internet speed lately? You might be surprised with the results

By David Thompson | January 18, 2019

Back during the holidays, my Internet (Spectrum) was running slow. It was taking minutes to access emails and even longer to open a website. Corey (Wall) told me to check www.fast.com to see what the speed was. I’m paying for 100 mbps speed at home, through Spectrum. Surprise!! My internet speed tested out at 19.0 mbps. That’s a far cry […]

John Herndon: Retired but still willing to work

By David Thompson | January 18, 2019

Long-time Anderson News sports reporter and free lancer John Herndon retired as of January 1 but he’s still wanting to stay active in the newspaper industry. John worked full-time for 17 years with the Lawrenceburg weekly after 16 years there as a free-lancer. He specializes sports but has done a lot of features as well. John has won over 100 […]

Op-Ed from retired Supreme Court Justice available for all newspapers to publish

By David Thompson | January 18, 2019

Retired Justice Daniel J. Venters contacted us Thursday and asked us to distribute an op-ed article he had written about the Supreme Court’s decision in the state pension case (Senate Bill 151). We are paid to make these and news releases available to our members. You can find it at www.accesskpa.com and click on Press Releases in the black bar […]

Dave Hagan named Springfield GM

By David Thompson | January 18, 2019

From LCNI News Dave Hagan has been named general manager of The Springfield Sun. He will also continue in his role as advertising manager of The Lebanon Enterprise. He began his newspaper career as an ad managers for the Enterprise in February 2015 and promoted last January to responsibility for direct sales and sales management of both The Lebanon Enterprise […]

No On Second Thought Friday, January 26

By David Thompson | January 18, 2019

And that’s because we’ll be gathering at the Marriott East in Louisville for KPA’s 150th Anniversary Convention. Hopefully you’ll be there and not missing On Second Thought. Registrations have picked up this week since the deadline was January 16 but if you haven’t registered and need to, then go to www.kypress.com/convention and fill out the convention registration form. Kindly do […]

Monday is a holiday for State Government

By David Thompson | January 18, 2019

And that means no Attorney General decisions on Open Meetings or Open Records will be sent to editors. All the AG decisions/opinions finalized this week will be distributed on Tuesday, January 22.

It all began January 13, 1869

By David Thompson | January 11, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Kentucky Press Association turns 150 years old  

Bid on a trip to Disney World for 4 or a trip to a PGA event or the NCAA and help us fund more internships

By David Thompson | January 11, 2019

The Silent Auction on January 24, that is part of the 150th Anniversary Gala, is being sponsored by the Kentucky Journalism Foundation with all the proceeds going to fund more internships for college students. There will be numerous items for you to bid on so bring the checkbook and credit cards. There’s a basket of Kentucky Proud products from the […]