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Time to roll back the clocks again

By David Thompson | November 03, 2017

It’s that time of the year again, the “time” we change the time. Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m. is when all clocks in Kentucky will “fall back” one hour. Hope you have reminded your readers of that event and probably best to set your clock back an hour when you go to bed. Surely no one wakes up at […]

Board gets first look at 2018-19 KPA Focus Plan

By David Thompson | November 03, 2017

The project KPA President Ryan Craig chose for his term as the head of the organization was to followup on the 2008-10 KPA Strategic Plan. That was a very involved, wide-ranging look at KPA and where it wanted to be in the future. Instead of doing another time-consuming Strategic Plan, the Board accepted recommendations that it do a Focus Plan […]

Promote statewide research project that will benefit all Kentucky newspapers

By David Thompson | November 03, 2017

For the second straight year, KPA is getting involved in an exceptional member service that will help each of you generate more revenue in 2018. KPA has partnered with Pulse Research to do a comprehensive shopping statewide survey of members audiences. This is similar to the statewide shopping habits survey we were involved in about a year ago. There is […]

Keeping with the theme, Woody, Chloe to visit water treatment plant then presentation about water

By David Thompson | November 03, 2017

Keeping with the Fall Chapter Series theme, ‘Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass,’ Woody and Chloe will be making two appearances related to water. The Advocate Messenger in Danville has scheduled a session with the dynamic dachshund duo at the Danville Water Treatment Plant. The newspaper is using this as a field trip for students and have already 325 expected to […]

Charles VanLeuven named general manager/editor of The Casey County News

By David Thompson | November 03, 2017

Charles VanLeuven has been named General Manager/Editor of the Casey County News in Liberty. As GM/Editor VanLeuven will be responsible for the operational oversight, coaching and leadership of the newspaper’s staff in the development and successful implementation of strategies to improve the news product, grow net paid circulation, and accelerate the profit growth of The Casey County News. He will […]

You have been warned! Today is last day to sign up for FREE health workshop

By David Thompson | November 03, 2017

Friday, Nov. 3, (that is, TODAY)  is the deadline to register for Covering Health: A News Workshop, to be held in Madisonville Friday, Nov. 10. The workshop is FREE to any journalist, but the organizers need to prepare materials and lunch, so they need you to register. You can do that by clicking here. The workshop will run from 9:30 […]

Important National Debate on Tax Reform Preserves Advertising Expense Deduction—So Far

By David Thompson | November 03, 2017

Contains two important provisions to small newspapers WASHINGTON—An important national debate on reform of the federal tax code was initiated yesterday by House of Representatives leadership. It appears that the first versions of the bill recognize the critical importance of encouraging economic growth through advertising, according to National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell, publisher of the Lancaster News, Lancaster, SC. […]

Stop Congress from taxing advertising

By David Thompson | November 03, 2017

From the News Media Alliance The House Ways & Means Committee just released tax reform legislation that sets the stage for a tax package to move through Congress. We have heard that there is still a risk of Congress limiting the business deduction of advertising expenses to offset costs of lowering the corporate tax rate. This legislative text will soon […]