We’ve signed a contract with Rough River Dam State Park to host the 2012 KPA Fall Board Retreat. It will be Thursday-Friday, October 18-19. Rough River is northwest of Leitchfield; southwest of Hardinsburg. That’s going to be a busy, busy week. On the Saturday before, I’m expecting 12 to 15 of my state press association colleagues from the southeast plus […]


My thanks to Liz Hansen and Jamie Baker-Nantz for helping judge the Arkansas Press news contest last week, and to Jamie Sizemore and Taylor Hayes for judging some entries in the office or for sending a judge to help out. We did this in Georgetown (Thursday) and Bowling Green (Friday). Arkansas needed at least 20 judges and we exceeded that […]


This will be a statewide effort, now even including Indiana, that you will be hearing more about. John Mura and I attended a press conference Wednesday where a “Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse” was announced. KPA will be distributing materials – articles, op-ed pieces and other media kit information, and we were recognized by the founders for getting involved. We […]

Comment from E&P Article

I forwarded to you the link on the story in Editor and Publisher about state press associations and online publication membership. One of those posting a comment to that story was Jim Haigh. Jim heads up a national group of free circulation publications and is one of those I contacted to get involved in the anti-littering legislation we faced early […]