AG Beshear contributes to Sunshine Week

(Article has been sent to every newspaper editor for use as an op-ed piece during Sunshine Week, March 12-18. You are welcomed to use it as you see fit.) AG will seek to intervene in WKU, KSU lawsuits to protect Kentuckians right to know By Attorney General Andy Beshear “Sunshine Week is celebrated across the nation every March to highlight […]

Journalists must adapt to Social Media Era but can do it without changing principles, API head says

By Al Cross Journalism needs to adjust to the new era of social media, and it can do that without changing its essential principles, but the public needs to help, the executive director of the American Press Institute said Wednesday at the University of Kentucky. Tom Rosenstiel, co-author of The Elements of Journalism: What News People Need to Know and […]

Kentucky about to become 225 years old

In less than three months, Kentucky will celebrate its 225th birthday. The Bluegrass State entered in the Union of the United States on June 1, 1792 as the 15th state to join. It took a little bit longer for folks to get settled in. Once word caught on, people started to group together and the first and oldest towns were […]

Judges, especially from weeklies, answer the plea to help

Contest judgings are reciprocal agreements. Kinda like you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. But in this case, you get a bunch of newspaper folks to judge our contest and then we’ll get a bunch to judge yours. This year, it’s Kentucky and Mississippi. We’re about to begin judging the Mississippi Press Association’s News Contest and have been putting out […]

Hall of Fame luncheon set for April 28

There’s not a lot of information to share right now about the 2017 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony, other than the date, time and location. Go ahead and pencil this in on your calendar. When the 2017 inductees are announced and there’s information about making luncheon reservations we’ll let you know. The UK School of Journalism is working […]

Down to the final four: Legislators taking a break before session goes ‘Sine Die’

The House and Senate both adjourned Wednesday, until next Tuesday, as the 2017 short session begins its last hurrah. While some committees did meet Thursday, so that more legislation could be ready for votes by the full chambers, for the most part legislators are home until the gavel bangs in the Day 27 on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, the schedule […]

Get ready to move forward Sunday a.m.

Daylight Saving (there is no “s” I’ve learned) Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. so remember to set your clocks ahead one hour. You’ll be living on fast time until Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m.  

Jeff Jobe named to KET Authority Board by Governor Bevin

This was breaking news late last week and I put it on the KPA Facebook Page. The story made it through the week with 8,284 People Reached, one of the highest numbers we’ve had on a KPA Facebook post. Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: Jeffrey Scott Jobe has been appointed to the […]

Local governments, small businesses have been targets of recent scams

Beshear issues scam alerts to governments; another reason to argue Public Notices on Government websites would be a bad idea Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Scam Alert Thursday, warning government organizations and small businesses to be cautious of a “business email compromise” scam. Several reports of the scam have recently been reported in central and eastern Kentucky, with losses totaling more […]

OBITUARY — Irene Nolan

Irene Clare Nolan, 70, of Frisco, NC, formerly of Louisville, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia after a respiratory illness. Irene was a distinguished American journalist who rose to the top ranks as managing editor of The Courier-Journal in Louisville, where she and her staff won a Pulitzer Prize in 1989. After her retirement to […]