Take time to remember

That’s what this weekend is all about. Remembering and honoring those who gave their life that we might continue to live with Freedoms.

Corey Wall joins KPA as summer intern

Corey Wall, who will be graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in December, is a Kentucky Journalism Foundation intern this summer at the Kentucky Press Association. A former computer science major who has switched journalism, Corey will be steering KPA’s website and technology areas as he goes through the 10-week internship. Corey, a 2014 graduate of Madison Southern High in Richmond, […]

Getting newspapers ready for publishing school financial statements

Editor’s Note: The following was sent by email to all publishers and ad managers on Thursday, bringing their attention to some ideas and suggestions on publishing school financial statements. Kentucky newspapers regained that publication after Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed language in the 2016-17 state budget that would have again allowed school districts to post the statements on their website instead […]

Do we want dictators?

This editorial from The Lake News, Calvert City, is reprinted with permission There is a deep and abiding desire among many of our elected officials and government agencies to opt out of any contact with the press. They say they can tell their story more accurately and fairly than the news media. We shall be the first to admit that […]

Biases create tsunamis

By JEFF JOBE Jeff Jobe is founder and CEO of Jobe Publishing, Inc. His commentary reflects his personal views and does not reflect the views of personal or professional associations and affiliations. Reach him at jobe@jobeinc.com. Read his previously published commentary at www.jobeforkentucky.com I seem to have a way of upsetting my liberal elitist journalism friends. Not because I think […]

Newspapers: A dying breed huh? 94.8 percent of Kentuckians haven’t gotten that news

It’s been stated publicly even in the last week that newspapers are a dying breed. Apparently, most all Kentuckians have not heard that news. This question was part of a Pulse of America/Pulse of Kentucky survey early in the year by Pulse Research out of Oregon. The survey was not paid for by KPA, nor commissioned by KPA or any […]

Community groups honor longtime Courier-Journal reporter Martha Elson

From the Louisville Courier-Journal Longtime Courier-Journal reporter Martha Elson — who for decades has been devoted to sharing Louisville’s past and present with readers — was honored on Saturday by neighborhood leaders and community groups who said her work has made the city a “better place to live.” Elson retired last month after 40 years at the Courier-Journal, where she wrote extensively about Louisville’s neighborhoods […]

High school journalism students across Kentucky score big in statewide contest

Students in broadcast, newspaper and yearbook activities at Calloway County High School scored the highest overall point total to take the Grand Champion crown in the 2016-2017 Kentucky High School Journalism Association statewide contest.  High schools compete against schools of similar-size with Class AAA schools having the largest enrollments, Class AA with medium enrollments and Class A the smallest. Among […]

Two share Statewide Classified contest title

  Tiffany Creager at the Daily News in Bowling Green won $100 in the Spring Statewide Classified Advertising Network contest for March and April. Susy Parry, KPS SCAN coordinator, presented her the check and certificate for her efforts. ———————————————————-           Katie Batey of the Daily Times in Glasgow, won $100 in the Spring Statewide Classified Advertising […]

Job Opportunities at KPA Member Newspapers

1. Print Reporter, The Franklin Favorite 2. Sports Reporter, The Paducah Sun 3. General Assignment Reporter, Elizabethtown News Enterprise 4. Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise 5. Reporter, Richmond Register – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]