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Even in ‘firings,’ UL can’t seem to get it right

Portions of this are taken from a Courier-Journal story on Thursday by Andrew Wolfson (those references are below in ” marks —   Anyone who knows a basketball is round can probably recite all of the events that took place this week in the Commonwealth, all connected with that college/university sport. And they can tell you it culminated Wednesday […]

Supreme Court gives huge win on Open Meetings against City of Danville

By Ben Kleppinger, Danville Advocate-Messenger   Five years to the day after the Attorney General first ruled that Danville violated the Open Meetings Act when it authorized purchase of a building behind closed doors, the Kentucky Supreme Court has delivered the final word on the matter, affirming multiple lower court rulings that the city broke the law. In a unanimous […]

Chamber still top lobbying spender

By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Legislative Ethics Commission   More than $14.5 million has been spent on lobbying in the first eight months of 2017, a five percent increase from the $13.7 million spent during the same period in 2015, the most recent year with a 30-day regular session. The number of businesses and organizations employing lobbyists also continues to […]

KPA Focus Plan and some directives from you, our members

2017 is the year of a Focus Plan for KPA. It’s not as involved as a Strategic Plan, but involved enough that we can focus on three areas in the newspaper industry as the Board sets the course for KPA in the near future. This project is the idea of KPA President Ryan Craig and we’ve been using a facilitator […]

KPA again invited to participate in national shopping habits study

  For the second straight yet, KPA getting involved in an exceptional member service that will help each of you generate more revenue in 2018. KPA has partnered with Pulse Research to do a comprehensive shopping statewide survey of members audiences. There is no cost to the association or you. While on the surface it is a national shopping survey […]

Herald-Leader (re)opening Pikeville bureau to boost Appalachian coverage project

Reprinted from The Lexington Herald-Leader, Staff Report   The Lexington Herald-Leader will re-establish a reporting bureau in Pikeville next year as part of a partnership aimed at providing deeper news coverage in the coal fields of Eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. The Lexington-based newspaper is one of three regional news organizations partnering with the Galloway Family Foundation and The GroundTruth Project’s […]


Late last week, a GoFundMe account was established hoping for $5,000 donated to The Louisville Cardinal to help keep the student publication running. This came after the administration notified the newspaper by email that it would not longer be purchasing ads in the student weekly. The university had spent as much a $60,000 a year with the newspaper but told […]

Student Press Law Center picks up on The Cardinal situation

By Sam Breslow, SPLC staff writer Samuel Breslow can be reached by email or at (202) 974-6318   KENTUCKY — The University of Louisville, facing a $48 million budget deficit, announced earlier this summer that it plans to stop purchasing ads in the campus newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal. That money had been 41 percent of the paper’s $146,000 annual budget. The move has […]

Obituary — Long-time Sentinel Echo life styles editor passes away

By Nita Johnson, London Sentinel Echo Staff Writer She was known for her community connections and her dedication to her family and her job as well as her loving and caring personality. As the news of long-time Sentinel Echo employee Sue Minton’s passing on Wednesday night spread throughout the community, many people who knew and had worked with her were shocked […]