NKU hosts Media Forum for student journalists

Editors express frustrations over not receiving access to information on their campuses By Mildred Nguyen / News Editor / The Northerner College newsroom leaders face challenges from re-engaging the student body in a post-pandemic world...

Dennis Brown, Jane Ashley Pace recommended by Board to serve as 2022 KPA Vice President

One of the most important actions at the annual KPA Fall Board Retreat is recommending to the full membership at least two individuals to serve as Vice President the following year. The board must recommend...

Meet Dennis Brown: KPA Vice President candidate for 2022

Dennis is a lifelong resident of Lewis County and 1984 graduate of Morehead State University, having earned a BA in communications. He and his father formed Brown Communications, Inc. in 1984 and purchased WKKS Radio...

Meet Jane Ashley Pace: KPA Vice President candidate for 2022

Jane Ashley Pace graduated from the University of Kentucky with a major in integrated strategic communications and minor in political science. Upon graduation, she started working in Frankfort as an assistant director at the Ky...

Miles Layton named editor of Winchester Sun, Jessamine Journal

Miles Layton has been named editor of Bluegrass Newsmedia’s Winchester Sun. Layton joined the Sun Nov. 8, and in addition to overseeing the local newspaper, he also serves as editor of The Jessamine Journal in...

Meade County Messenger front page: Only 7 words but what a powerful message!

From Crystal Leo and the staff of the Meade County Messenger in Brandenburg: This came to fruition when Meade County Messenger publisher, Rena Singleton, saw an article on November 5 about a newspaper in Oregon...

Dave Taylor: Blessed to be in a career he loves, a career ‘that has been very fulfilling’

(Personal Note: If you haven’t been following Dave Taylor’s weekly “What I Learned from Dying” columns, you’ve missed some of the best writing witnessed in many years. Dave, the news editor for the Hancock Clarion...

White House intends to name former Herald-Leader editor as Agency for Global Media director

WASHINGTON — The White House announced it intends to nominate Pulitzer-winning journalist and former Voice of America director Amanda Bennett, to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media. “I am honored by this nomination,” Bennett told...

‘Just another day in the life out here in newspaper land’

Post Office funnies continue; LaRue County Herald News charged for ‘vacant’ mail more than 2 years later The last year has had its share of U.S. Postal Service oddities. At least for Kentucky newspapers. First,...

Obituary: Bob Grimm, 43 years with the Paducah Sun, member of KPA Board of Directors in 1980s

Bob Grimm, 92, of Paducah, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. Bob was born on Dec. 20, 1928, to the late George & Cynthia Rawlinson Grimm....

Newspaper alliances dissatisfied with Appeals Court decision upholding major postage increases

Numerous newspaper organizations, including the News Media Alliance, are “deeply disappointed” by last Friday’s decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case of National Postal Policy Council...

Sen. David Givens gives forecast for the 2022 legislature as Barren County Progress, Jobe Publishing host KPA Board for Fall Retreat

                  By Marybeth Sallee, Barren County Progress/Jobe Publishing The Kentucky Press Association (KPA) held its annual fall retreat in Glasgow this past week. Members representing the more...

Bennie Ivory, Stan Macdonald to receive Madison Award for commitment to the First Amendment

Presentation will be November 17 during First Amendment celebration The 2021 James Madison Award from the University of Kentucky is going to a pair of recipients: Bennie Ivory and Stan Macdonald, both retired from the...

Board elections end; all 5 incumbents re-elected

The Kentucky Press Association recently held elections for Board seats in Districts 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14. Four of the five districts had only one nominee — the current office holder — so those...

State Journal to begin new print schedule on December 4

Since the newspaper began its twice-a-week print edition last year, we have heard from numerous readers who miss their “weekend” paper. We have taken their comments to heart and altered our publication schedule. Beginning Saturday,...

Jeff Jobe (finally) receives gavel plaque for year as KPA President

With COVID canceling the 2021 KPA Winter Convention and few opportunities to be present for a KPA Board meeting, 2020 KPA President Jeff Jobe finally received his gavel plaque for serving as head of the...

So is it no punctuation, a – or a /?

How do you write the term? County Judge Executive County Judge-Executive County Judge/Executive Until recently, I don’t know I had ever seen or used a hyphen or slash in the phrase County Judge Executive. Er,...

New Public Notice website launched; ensure you’re uploading each edition so notices can be scraped

      https://kypublicnotices2.newzgroup.com/   Just a reminder that the new KPA Public Notice website has been launched and member newspapers are reminded to make sure all issues of the newspaper are being uploaded to...

Go ahead and reserve your room at the Marriott East for the 2022 Winter Convention

In a little over two months, the KPA Winter Convention will be returning. The pandemic this year prevented KPA from hosting its Winter Convention at the Marriott East in Louisville so we will be heading...

Current plan is for KPA internship program to return in 2022

After taking 2021 off because of the pandemic, as well as partially shutting down in mid-summer 2020, the current plan is to return the KPA internship program to reality in the summer of 2022. In...