Brad Hughes retiring from school boards association after nearly a quarter of a century

(Editor’s Note: For all reporters out there who cover, may cover or have need to reference it, please note it is the Kentucky School Boards Association. KSBA represents more than one school board, therefore boards is the plural in using the name of the organization. You’ll see one of Brad’s biggest frustrations is the media not getting the name correct.) […]

Court rules AG can enter lawsuit involving KSU, Kentucky Kernel

(Editor’s Note: In a similar case, there will be a hearing Monday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. in Warren Circuit Court concerning the AG’s Office intervening in a lawsuit involving Western Kentucky University against the Kentucky Kernel and the College Heights Herald, the WKU student publication. The AG’s Office has notified Warren Circuit Judge Steve Wilson of the legal authority […]

Amazon taking on newspaper delivery

By Sasha Lekach, Amazon Prime Now is the souped-up version of the regular online delivery service with its promise to get certain items in select locations to your door within two hours. Now it’s hoping to deliver the news — and pronto. Publishers in major Spanish cities, like Madrid and Barcelona, have teamed up with Amazon so that a […]

Discount tickets at Kings Island for your employees

We are again partnering with Kings Island near Cincinnati to offer discount tickets to your employees. The park opened April 15. Sign in at, click on Become a Member and then create an account with an email address and the KPA company code which is KIKYPRESS.

Critical Thinking: Should College Newspapers Hire a Public Editor?

By: Sean Stroh, Editor & Publisher “Many media organizations have a public editor on staff, and the University of Toronto’s student newspaper, The Varsity, recently hired its first one. Should other college newspapers follow suit?” Nikole McKibben, 24, senior, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, N.M.) McKibben is a journalism major. She is a news reporter and advertising representative for the […]

Judge’s ruling a win for press freedom

By Rufus Friday, president/publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader I never imagined that my first Herald-Leader commentary would involve fighting for this newspaper’s free-press protections. Yet it does. Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Karen K. Caldwell, issued a momentous pro-First Amendment ruling in the lawsuit the Herald-Leader was forced to file against the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. She stopped a […]

Lexington to appeal ruling halting enforcement of ordinance Herald-Leader opposes

By Beth Musgrave, The city of Lexington will appeal a federal judge’s decision to halt enforcement of a recently passed ordinance restricting delivery of publications to certain locations. Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for the city of Lexington, said Wednesday the city will appeal U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell’s April 28 decision to issue an injunction stopping the city from enforcing […]

60 inches? No visual? Unacceptable

By Ed Henninger, Design Consultant, Henninger Consulting Poll after study after survey tells us readers will not read a story that’s more than 15-20 inches long. They just won’t. So, what do you think they’ll do with a story that’s 60 inches long? With no visual.  That’s right…no visual. No photo. No chart. No map. No pullout. Nothing to draw […]

Who, what to believe about the state of newspapers

By Kevin Slimp, Newspaper Software Consultant/Guru I don’t know about you, but my life seems to get busier with each passing day. I just finished publishing my second book in a month, began work on a major project to help raise funds for a press association, conducted more webinars than I can remember over the past few weeks, and summer […]

Job opportunities with KPA member newspapers

1. Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise 2. Reporter, Richmond Register 1. Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Home Delivery Coordinator. This is a 40-hour full-time position which includes early morning and weekend hours. The primary responsibility focuses on maintaining consistently high quality home delivery service to newspaper […]