About David Thompson

A sales principle that bears repeating

By David Thompson | April 20, 2018

By John Foust, Raleigh, NC Carl is a marketing manager who has been on the receiving end of hundreds of media presentations. He knows a thing or two about effective sales techniques. “Most of the time, I’m the point person to gather information about advertising options,” he said. “I frequently need to pass information along to others in the company. […]

Campbellsville hosts annual Media Appreciation Luncheon

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

Campbellsville University and its Department of Mass Communications held the annual Media Appreciation Luncheon Thursday, April 12. Some 180 media, faculty, staff and students attended the event and heard CNN senior Washington correspondent Joe Johns talk about the First Amendment and the goings on in Washington, if there’s anything to understand. Johns, an Emmy Award-winning reporter, told the crowd that […]

Today or tomorrow, 2018 Regular Session will finally ‘Sine Die’

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

Today marks the 59th day of the maximum 60-day Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The legislators have been off the last two weeks for a “Veto Session,” to give the governor time to decide if he will veto any legislation approved in the session, and if so which bills. Governor Matt Bevin announced earlier this week he was […]

Doggone good idea raises funds for CNHI NIE programs

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

The Daily Independent in Ashland and a few of the other CNHI newspapers in Kentucky latched on to a doggone good idea and their NIE programs will certainly benefit from the canines entered in the Cutest Dog Contest. The Cutest Dog winner from the Daily Independent’s contest gets a $300 debit card and a photo session with one of the […]

6 inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

        Photos courtesy of David Stephenson and Jordan Prather, University of Kentucky                                                       Six new members of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame were inducted Monday, April 9, during a luncheon […]

Dennis Brown: I am a community newspaper publisher

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

Reprinted from stateofnewspapers.com and with permission of the author, KPA Board Member Dennis K. Brown   By Dennis K. Brown, Vanceburg, Kentucky I have the best job in Lewis County. I tell people that frequently. I think that to myself every day. I’m the publisher of The Lewis County Herald in Vanceburg, Kentucky. The Herald was established in 1924 when some […]

If you can easily read this, you probably worked in the linotype days

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

There’s an art to reading upside down. And, no, I don’t mean when standing on your head. I mean things that are on a person’s desk, facing away from you but you’re able to read it without that person giving a second thought to you reading what it says. In the days of linotype machines, lines of type came out […]

KPA Boot Camp grad turns author; first book titled ‘And then I got bit by Tarzan’s monkey’

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

M.E. “Ellen” O’Day, a northern Kentucky resident who graduated from a KPA Journalism Boot Camp at Georgetown College in the early 2000s, is now an author. O’Day’s book, “And then I got bit by Tarzan’s monkey,” details her adventures meeting a number of celebrities over the years, ranging from actors to famous musicians and even her chance encounter with Tarzan […]

40 high school athletes named to All-Resilient Team

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

From Tom Leach, ‘Voice of the Wildcats’ We are excited and proud to announce the latest edition of the tomleachky.com “All-Resilient Team,” which honors student-athletes from Kentucky high schools who had to overcome adversity to participate and/or excel in sports in the past calendar year. “This is the greatest response yet to our project, with almost 40 young people being […]

US publishers worry about pricier newsprint with new tariffs

By David Thompson | April 13, 2018

Kentucky/Tennessee/Mississippi Associated Press Bureau Chief Adam Yeomans, who was negligently introduced by someone who shall remain anonymous, at the Winter Convention when he presented the 2017 AP Photographer of the Year Award, sent this story for all Kentucky newspapers to use if you are interested. But he notes that if you are NOT an AP member and want to publish […]