On Second Thought

Andy Warhol and his connection to the Princ(e)ton Leader launching a new art form

Who would have ever thought that Andy Warhol started a new art form, based on newspapers, and used The Princeton (KY) Leader as his model. That news developed this week with an email from Regina...

Friends, colleagues, public invited to celebrate the life of KPA Past President Gene Clabes who died Nov. 29

A celebration of life reception will be held Saturday for NKyTribune Associate Editor and founder Gene Clabes who died Friday. “We promised Gene a party, so here it is,” said Judy Clabes, editor of the...

Kentucky’s Mike Duncan confirmed as USPS Governor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) commented Thursday on the Senate confirmation of Robert M. “Mike” Duncan, of Inez, Kentucky, to serve as a Governor of the United States Postal Service...

Gov.-elect Beshear to expand email requests for public records

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) —Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says his administration will take advantage of a change in state law made earlier this year, that allows requests for public records from executive...

Middlesboro soon to drop ‘Daily’ from its name to become a twice-weekly

The Middlesboro Daily News becomes the Middlesboro News on January 1 as it changes its publication schedule to Wednesday and Saturday. Currently, the Daily News publishes Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, meeting the membership qualifications...

Shout Outs! to the Oldham Era, Denis House, Rachel Cheatham

Oldham Era celebrates new office; Denis House hired as reporter/photographer for Kentucky Standard, Pioneer News; Rachel Cheatham joins Grant County News as reporter Oldham Era officially opens new office during National Newspaper Week General Manager...

Who will be the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees? Be there in person to find out at March 31 luncheon

Reservations now open. Deadline to nominate an individual is December 31!

Herald-Leader receives Report for America grant to add visual journalist in 2020

From the Herald-Leader Staff The Lexington Herald-Leader will receive a grant from Report for America in 2020 to add a visual journalist focused on covering issues and challenges in rural communities throughout Kentucky. This will be the...

Rural, Republican areas in the Commonwealth have seen dramatic income gains, losses this decade

From Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues An item on The Rural Blog Thursday, “Rural and Republican areas have seen the most dramatic income gains and losses in the past few years,”...

National Newspaper Association applauds postal bill

From Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel National Newspaper Association President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyomimg) Budget, today announced that a postal reform bill supported by NNA has achieved a sufficient number of both...

Regina Catlett elected Vice President for 2020

Regina Catlett, who co-owns the Sebree Banner/Sturgis News and has served as KPA treasurer for the last two years, has been elected Vice President of the organization for 2020. Regina and Dennis Brown, publisher of...

Inaugural festivities will be featured in photo coverage from KPA, story on swearing-in

Scenes from previous inaugurations provided by KPA; editors have received an email and pdf form to request specific photos of local interest; deadline December 5 to return form to KPA          ...

Steve McClain named Communications, Public Affairs director for Kentucky Retail Federation

The Kentucky Retail Federation has named Steve McClain of Georgetown as the organization’s new communications and public affairs director. “(Steve’s) experience in reporting on issues at a variety of government levels and his work with...

Metro Police sue Courier-Journal to avoid releasing sex abuse scandal records

By Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal The Louisville Metro Police Department has sued The Courier Journal to avoid releasing records in the Explorer Scout sex abuse scandal that roiled city government and led to criminal prosecutions...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Just a reminder that the KPA Central Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 – 29 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, December 2.

Monday is deadline for KPA Vice President votes

We’re down to the final days of voting for the 2020 Kentucky Press Association Vice President. Monday, November 25, is the deadline for publishers/general managers to return the ballot(s) sent to their newspaper(s). Each newspaper...

KPA planning on photo coverage of 2019 Inauguration Parade, swearing in

Just as it did in 2007, 2011 and 2015, the Kentucky Press Association is planning on photo coverage of the 2019 Inauguration parade and swearing-in ceremonies for Andy Beshear. The swearing-in ceremonies will include a...

Jamie Paxton named president, CEO of Paxton Media Group

Paducah, KY – Paxton Media Group announced that Jamie Paxton has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2020.  He succeeds David Paxton, who had held the position for 20 years.  David...

Kevin Slimp needs your help with his latest survey on digital platforms

Kevin Slimp is taking on a new survey idea and needs your help. The responses will be kept confidential but I would imagine Kevin will share the results with all state press associations and we’ll...

Commentary: White House defense suffers from lack of teamwork

By John Schaaf John Schaaf of Georgetown is a retired attorney, and he can be reached at John.Schaaf1975@gmail.com   The impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives has moved into a new phase in...