Newspapers in W KY gearing up for solar eclipse Aug. 21

  August 21, 2017.  That’s a date that’s been on the schedules of newspapers and hundreds of thousands of people for who knows how long. That’s the day a solar eclipse fans across the country with the epicenter set to be in Hopkinsville KY. It’s the first total solar eclipse in some 99 years. And with such an event planned, […]

Looks like a Public Notice Parade heading to legislative committee meeting

There’s a pretty long list of groups, including of course KPA, that will be commenting on Public Notice Advertising when the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government meets July 26. You’d expect KPA, the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties to have representatives appear before the committee. But the Legislative Research Commission’s tentative schedule shows at […]

High School Basketball Hall of Fame ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled

The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is set for noon, Friday, July 21. The facility is located at 212 West Dixie Avenue in downtown Elizabethtown. All newspapers are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting and then tour the facility from noon to 5 p.m. Following a welcome by Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger […]

Intern Experience – Katie Hess, Dawson Springs Progress

By Katie Hess, Eastern Kentucky University Interned with The Dawson Springs Progress  Already being out of natural element with traveling four hours from the city I grew up in to a small town in Western Kentucky, I walked into The Dawson Springs Progress not knowing what to expect. My first day there I got a tour around the small town of […]

Judge says UK violated Open Records law, orders documents turned over

By John Cheves, The University of Kentucky violated the state’s Open Records Act by improperly withholding documents about a failed business deal between UK HealthCare and a Hazard cardiology firm from the Herald-Leader, Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine ruled Tuesday. UK also violated the Open Meetings Act with an unannounced Power Point presentation about problems with the business deal to the UK […]

Bernstein to speak at State Chamber Summit

Full brochure on the event is below. Brochure

CJ subscribers can have coffee with the editor

Maybe there is no such thing as a “free lunch,” but there is something called “free coffee and pastries with the editor of the Courier-Journal.” Here’s an invitation from the CJ to its subscribers: Subscribers, stop by our office in downtown Louisville on July 19 for an exclusive free event designed to thank you for your loyalty! Join us for […]

In Wisconsin: Cross to address challenges facing community journalists

From the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, which helps non-metropolitan journalists define the public agenda for their communities and grasp the local impact of broader issues, will present at the 70th Annual WNA Foundation Trees Retreat on Aug 25 in Eagle River. Cross is also an extension professor in the […]

4 tips for more engaging news live stream

Live streams are more engaging than most news broadcasts on TV — your audience can interact with your reporter, ask questions, and be involved in how the story is reported. Getting your viewers to interact with your streams will help you create a community of followers who keep coming back to watch more. Here’s what to do to engage viewers once you’re […]