Rep. York’s Resolution celebrates Sunshine Week

Rep. Jill York, R-Grayson, introduced House Resolution 162, to celebrate Sunshine Week 2017 in Kentucky. It’s the only remembrance of the legislature honoring the week set aside to remind Kentuckians and all Americans of the importance of open government. Rep. York’s resolution was adopted March 15 by voice vote. Before it was voted on, Rep. Kelly Flood, D-Lexington, signed on […]

It’s months away but 2018 session taking shape

We’re not even finished with the short 2017 Legislative Session but 2018 is starting to take shape. We have some promises from groups we’ve fought or worked with on legislation this and even previous sessions that they will bring legislation to 2018. We have promises, more nearly, “threats,” from legislators that they will be bringing legislation in 2018 that we’ve […]

Snide remark or unfortunate timing?

I emailed this Wednesday to all editors and to the KPA Board. I think it’s worth sharing with all our members and KPA friends. During the heated debate in the House (Tuesday) night on Senate Bill 75 about Campaign Financing, Rep. Mary Lou Marzian explained why she was voting NO. In her explanation, she raised a card that had been […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month; news media packet available

For the last three years, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky has made available media packets for Kentucky newspapers to promote April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s packet, prepared specifically for members of KPA, is included below as a pdf. We again thank Jill Seyfred and her staff for making this material available for your use. Contact information for the […]

Mark Hoskins elected to KPA Board

The self-proclaimed “Czar” of the Manchester Enterprise has been elected to the KPA/KPS Board of Directors as a result of a Special Election. Mark Hoskins, more truthfully the publisher of the Clay County weekly, was nominated and elected to fill the unexpired term for District 11. That district includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle and Whitley counties. Jay Nolan, publisher […]

Webinars include Max Heath on Saving Time Saves Money: No More Weekly Marked Copies

  Online Media Campus has scheduled three webinars in April and the first one features Kentucky’s own Max Heath, the National Newspaper Association postal chairman for about the past 30 years. Max and Tonda Rush, who is known for her role with NNA and often coordinates postal efforts with Max, will be doing a webinar Thursday, April 6, on Saving […]

With Kentucky teams traveling to Indy, tolled bridges will be the big winner

The final score doesn’t matter to the new tolled bridges between Louisville and Southern Indiana. Whether UK or UL win or not, it’s still going to cost motorists quite a bit to cross back and forth over the Ohio River. Northern Kentucky University fans luck out. They can take I-74 out of Cincinnati and not worry about the tolls. But the […]

Legislation clarifies accident report access

It’s been more than once that we’ve seen legislation trying to limit access to accident reports in possession of the Kentucky State Police that was aimed at keeping “ambulance chasers” (attorneys) from being able to request and receive those documents. In 2015, the General Assembly passed HB 153 which bans solicitation of those involved in a motor vehicle crash by […]

Big Red would be a centenarian on March 29

KPA’s 150th anniversary is on the horizon, Kentucky is about to celebrate its 225th birthday on June 1, and the current issue of Kentucky Monthly celebrates the 100th birthday of perhaps the most famous Thoroughbred of all time. Man o’ War, affectionately referred to as Big Red, would have turned 100 on March 29.

Tom Leach announces All-Resilient high school members

From Tom Leach, We are excited and proud to announce the latest edition of the “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. “It’s once again a good cross-section of the commonwealth and I never cease to be amazed by how […]