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Jeff Moreland leaving Campbellsville/Springfield; Sharon Burton to take District 12 Board seat

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

Jeff Moreland, publisher of the Central Kentucky News Journal and Springfield Sun, is leaving the newspapers. Landmark Community Newspapers announced Jeff’s resignation on Thursday, adding Jeff “will be leaving the company to begin a new chapter in his professional life in a communications position with Isaiah House, a faith-based residential and out-patient substance abuse and sober living treatment facility for […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

It’s a few days early but that’s our wish to you, your family and your staff as we approach this special holiday. KPA Central Office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23. We will reopen Monday, November 26. With the short work week, there won’t be another On Second Thought until November 30.

Student papers play important role in making students, officials, public aware of dangerous mold situations on campus

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

By Mike Stunson, mstunson@herald-leader.com Mold has appeared in college dormitories and buildings throughout Kentucky, and some students are fed up with the problem and how universities are handling it. News outlets at Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University have reported the discovery of mold in various campus dorms and buildings. The students pay substantial […]

Whitehouse named Golden Dozen editorial writer by ISWNE

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

Abigail Whitehouse, a former reporter for The Eastern Progress and editor of The Interior Journal in Lincoln County, has been named a member of the 2018 Golden Dozen editorial writers in the Golden Quill contest hosted each year by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. ISWNE has members in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, China and Nepal. […]

Your mailbox never heard from us so much

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

Well, at least in the last several years it hasn’t because we’ve relied on other ways of communicating with you. But because of the 150th Anniversary, and some actions by the KPA Board of Directors, we’re relying on the mail to get a lot of information out to our members. The invitations to the 150th Anniversary Gala are in the […]

It’s the burning question: What do I wear for the 150th Anniversary Gala?; Superfecta preview

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

In the very near future, we will be sending out invitations and a reservation card for the 150th Anniversary Gala. That’s our reception/dinner/dance on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Marriott East in Louisville. It will be a gala evening and we hope you will make plans to attend. But to answer the question “What am I supposed to wear?” […]

Pulse Research project gets you updated statistics on shopping habits, newspaper readership

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

The Kentucky Press Association is pleased to announce an exceptional member service that will help each of you generate more revenue in 2019. KPA is again partnering with Pulse Research to do a comprehensive shopping survey of the audience of members.  There is no cost to the association or you. By participating in the Pulse of America shopping survey, Pulse […]

CNHI closes Frankfort bureau as Ronnie Ellis retires

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

From the Rural Blog “Market conditions” mean that the readers of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. papers no longer have news coverage from a CNHI correspondent in the state capitals of Austin and Frankfort, the chain’s senior vice president for news, William Ketter, told The Rural Blog. The most recent closing was in Frankfort, where correspondent Ronnie Ellis retired this week. “Challenging market […]

‘Still, We Speak’

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

Have you ordered ‘Still, We Speak’ yet? If not, do so today. Just go to www.kypress.com/stillwespeak and place your order. Think of staff, think of the local public library, think of legislators or those in your area who used to work in the business. Order copies for them as well.  

Have you checked your accesskpa.com lately?

By David Thompson | November 16, 2018

We try to remind you regularly to take a moment and access www.accesskpa.com to see what news releases have recently been posted. This week is one of those situations because of two releases that have just been posted. • Preservation Kentucky seeks host sites for new statewide event, Tour120 participation is open to all Kentucky counties. It’s designed to raise […]