Through the lenses: Eclipse clips from Kentucky newspapers

Here are examples of coverage of Monday’s eclipse from KPA newspapers. Some are photos taken, some are jpegs of front pages and others (pdfs) are links to some front pages. Click on these pdf links for front pages from around the state: Clinton County News — Clinton News Front 08-24-17 Danville Advocate Messenger — Danville Advocate Messenger Shelbyville Sentinel News —  SentinelNewsEclipseCoverage082317 […]

KPA Contests just around the corner; Get Registered!!

If you’re sitting there wondering if your newspaper has registered to enter the KPA News and the KPA Ad Contests this year, well, here’s your answer. Below are the newspapers that have registered. Not listed? Then you haven’t registered and time’s a wastin.’ First, though, Bowling Green Daily News, Springfield Sun, and Elizabethtown News Enterprise have registered for both the […]

When is a sandwich not a sandwich? Apparently when it is a hot dog!

Ok, I agree that seems a strange item to be putting in On Second Thought but bare with me. So it begs the question: When is a sandwich not a sandwich? Apparently, when it’s a hot dog. A few weeks ago, the Courier-Journal created a brouhaha on whether the hotdog is or is not a sandwich? So much so that […]

It’s about time for school financial statements to be published

For only the second time since 2002, it’s time for public schools to publish their financial statements in newspapers. This came about in 2016 following Governor Bevin’s veto of part of the state budget bill. That veto took out language that had allowed school districts to post the financial statements on a district’s website instead of in the newspaper. Doing […]

Pace named publisher for Oldham Era, Henry County Local

Jane Ashley Pace, who has a “deep experience” in marketing and advertising, has been named publisher of the Oldham Era in LaGrange and the Henry County Local in Eminence. Jane Ashley has held a variety of positions in the newspaper industry. She began her newspaper career with Landmark Community Newspapers as an Advertising Representative with the Grant County News before […]

‘Protecting the taxpayer’ tops new editor’s list

By Aaron Snyder, The Daily Independent Glenn Puit isn’t shy about what he envisions for The Daily Independent. The 47-year-old journalist, author and former college instructor just completed a 900-mile haul from McAlester, Oklahoma, as he prepared to tackle his next adventure. Puit grabbed the reins after Mark Maynard punctuated his 42-year career with the paper at the end of June. […]

Committees looking at body-worn police camera legislation

(Editor’s Note: KPA has been assured that before any legislation is drafted, we will again be able to state KPA’s position that the police camera footage is a public record. We have also supplied the public agencies — cities and law enforcement agencies — with language that would exempt the news media from any restrictions on accessing body cam footage. […]

Messenger Inquirer NIE promoting Woody, Chloe

  Owensboro Messenger Inquirer NIE Coordinator Stacey Joslin isn’t letting any grass grow under the Fall Chapter Series. The Messenger Inquirer has often been the first, or one of the first, to let readers know Woody and Chloe are on their way to the M-I papers. This year was no different. In fact, within minutes of hitting the SEND button […]

Fall Chapter Series up to 43 papers, 243,581 circulation

The 2017 Fall Chapter Series continues growing as the first week of publication approaches. We’re at 43 newspapers with 243,581 circulation. ‘Paddling Across the Bluegrass’ with Kentucky wonder dachshunds Woody and Chloe will premiere the week of September 10 and run for 10 consecutive weeks. Here are the 43 newspapers that will be running the series: Adair County Community Voice […]


Frank Anderson, who photographed iconic Kentucky moments for 42 years, dies at 73 BY KARLA WARD, Longtime Herald-Leader photographer Frank Anderson, 73, died Thursday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Anderson was a member of the Lafayette High School camera club when he joined the newspaper staff in 1960, working in the darkroom. He spent 42 years at the Herald-Leader, […]