Recycled newsprint was ‘the’ issue last century; legislature has disbanded the task force

2017 legislation repealed Recycled Newsprint Task Force. It only met once and did very little even then   Rebecca Snyder, my counterpart at the Maryland/Delaware/DC Press Association, brought up a dinosaur this week. Geez, it had been ages since I read about, heard about, even thought about legislatures and… Recycled Newsprint!!! But first, an update. Legislation that I mention below, was […]

Boone purchases Middlesboro, Harlan dailies from Civitas

Middlesboro-Tazewell Newsmedia, LLC, a new Kentucky entity owned by Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL) and managed by Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI), has purchased the Middlesboro Daily News and the Claiborne Progress in neighboring Tazewell, Tennessee, from Civitas Media of Davidson, North Carolina. Harlan Newsmedia, LLC, another new Kentucky entity owned by CNL and BNI, purchased the Harlan Daily Enterprise. The purchases […]

Times-Tribune, Sentinel-Echo announce editorial leadership changes

CORBIN — New leadership for the newsrooms of the Times-Tribune and the Sentinel-Echo has been named. Regional Publisher Dave Eldridge announced Erin Cox was named editor of both publications effective Aug. 7. Denis House, the former Sentinel-Echo sports editor, has been promoted to managing editor at the Sentinel-Echo. House will now oversee the daily news operation of the Sentinel-Echo. Cox, […]

Goes to show, you don’t have to be just a newspaper

Years and years ago, newspapers were just that. Newspapers. There weren’t opportunities to expand into being something else. Gradually, now, we’re seeing newspapers morphed into being other things — TV stations and daily newspapers. Yeah a weekly newspaper might be scheduled for once a week with its print product but news always happens and using a website or Social Media […]

At Owensboro: Bob Morris to retire, Mike Weafer named publisher

From the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer Messenger-Inquirer General Manager/Advertising Director Mike Weafer will assume the post of publisher for the Paxton Media Group newspapers based in Owensboro next year. He will replace longtime Publisher Bob Morris, who announced his retirement earlier this month effective at the end of the year. Morris says he plans to spend more time with family and refocus […]

Obit: Toby Hightower may have been oldest winning columnist in KPA’s history

In the 2016 KPA Contest, you’ll find the name Toby Hightower as the Best Columnist in the small Weekly Division 1 class. He wrote for the Todd County Standard and at age 96, received first place in the KPA Contest. The Standard’s publisher Ryan Craig has reported that Toby died Tuesday. Tobias Earl “Toby” Hightower, age 96 of Terre Haute, […]

State gives $173.6 million for companies to locate or expand in Kentucky

From John Schaaf, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Executive Director In the recently completed fiscal year, Kentucky state government gave final approval to 334 companies to receive $173.6 million after the companies promised to locate or expand in the state. In FY 2016-17, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) approved 49 of those companies to receive over $1 million in […]

The sky is not falling and print is still here

By David Chavern, News Media Alliance In 2011, the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism released a study on the state of the media. Jeffrey Cole, director of the Annenberg’s Center for the Digital Future, issued 10 predictions for the futures of news media. Many of those predictions have come true. He predicted the explosion […]