Reception to honor 70-year journalist

Local Government Committee hears discussion on Public Notice Advertising

KPA, the League of Cities, Kentucky Association of Counties, Kentucky School Boards Association, Kentucky Department for Local Government, State Archives Department and more went to the table Wednesday for a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government. Two hours were set aside for the groups to discuss Public Notice Advertising. Certainly, those groups representing government are pushing for […]

Local officials, newspaper advocates debate cost of public notice ads, effectiveness of online option

From the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues Blog All across the country, local officials are trying to get state legislators to cut back or eliminate requirements to buy newspaper advertising about planned or completed government actions, and move the information to government websites. A microcosm of the phenomenon was on display Wednesday in Kentucky, where a House-Senate committee heard from […]

Intern finds Cynthiana to be a rare gem in the tip of Kentucky

If the name sounds familiar — Taylor Cusick — that’s because you read about him a few weeks ago in On Second Thought. Taylor’s plan is to head to Louisville to begin learning about a career in pro wrestling. If that doesn’t pan out, he’s always got his journalism background to fall back on. This is Taylor’s “What I Did […]

Caldwell adds Jessamine Journal to his publisher title

Veteran journalist and Ashland native Michael Caldwell has been named publisher of The Jessamine Journal, Jessamine Life magazine and affiliated websites.  Caldwell succeeds Larry Hensley, who will continue as publisher of the Advocate-Messenger in Danville and The Interior Journal in Stanford. Both serve as co-presidents of Bluegrass Newsmedia LLC, which purchased the Journal on Jan. 1, 2016. Caldwell joined Bluegrass […]

150th Anniversary Logo selected

With KPA’s Sesquicentennial celebration just about 18 months away, we have our logo selected. In all, nine were submitted for consideration and the 150th Anniversary Committee narrowed the group to five and then had the KPA Board vote. The logo you see here, designed by Savannah Wheat with the Lexington Herald-Leader, has been selected as the official Sesquicentennial logo for […]

It was just a John Deere tractor but it was a SCAM

  It’s getting so you can’t trust any classified advertiser, almost to the extent that if it’s not someone you already know, or someone who lives in the community, don’t accept their ad. We get alerts all the time from newspapers who are suspicious of an ad and want us to check it out or to see if we’ve heard […]

It’s FREE so don’t pass on this opportunity

NASA Space Place is a premier science communications website that engages upper-elementary-aged children in space and Earth science. As a complement to our website, we produce a free, monthly column which is currently used in a number of newspapers across the country.  We were hoping that your state press association might be able to let your member papers know about […]

Remember! Madison Award nominations now being accepted

The Scripps Howard First Amendment Center is looking for a Kentuckian who is a champion of the First Amendment. The center in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky is requesting nominations for its annual James Madison Award. The award, created in 2006, honors the nation’s fourth president, whose extraordinary efforts led to the passage and […]

Can you say plethora? That’s how many jobs are open at KPA newspapers

Newspaper Copy Editor, Paducah Sun Page Designer, Advocate-Messenger, Danville Sports Reporter, Advocate-Messenger, Danville Reporter, Grant County News General Assignment Reporter, The State Journal, Frankfort Sports/General Assignment Reporter, Springfield Sun Sports Reporter, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader Publisher/Regional Manager, Oldham Era, Henry County Local Reporter, Corbin Times Tribune Editor, Ashland Daily Independent Sports Editor/Reporter, Glasgow Daily Times Sales […]