Incumbents elected to three-year KPA Board terms

Four incumbents, all running unopposed, have been elected to three-year terms on the KPA Board of Directors. The new terms begin at the end of the 2018 KPA Winter Convention and continue until the 2021 Convention. The four are: • Barbara Atwill, The Current, Fulton, District 1 • Sheryl Ellis, Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville, District 2 • Jeff Moore, Carrollton […]

Woods recommended as Vice President; Hensley elected 2018 Treasurer

The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors took action at its retreat last week to form the remainder of the 2018 KPA Executive Committee. The Board is recommending that Kim Woods, vice president for advertising of The Lexington Herald-Leader, be elected Vice President. That recommendation is voted upon by the full membership and will be done so with a proxy […]

Town Hall pension meeting goes ‘Live’ and reaches a large audience

Monday evening, the Georgetown News Graphic sponsored a “Town Hall” meeting so that residents could hear from their state legislators about pension reform. Publisher Mike Scogin put the town hall meeting together in short time but was able to promote it and get a good audience to hear how the Governor’s Pension Reform proposal will affect them, as teachers or […]

AG issues statewide scam alert after ads appear in newspapers, online

(Editor’s Note: While it may sound as if only Kentucky newspapers were targeted by the scam artist, the ad was actually sent to newspapers in numerous states. Part of your/our responsibility as an industry is to protect consumers as much as possible. We keep reminding you about Going Out of Business Sales, etc, and I’ve seen many of those this […]

Go ahead, make your reservations

You can get an early start on the 2018 KPA Winter Convention by making your room reservations with the Hilton Inn Downtown, in Lexington. This will be our first convention at the Hilton in 30 years. Here is a link to the hotel’s website specific for reservations associated with KPA: The convention is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January […]

Time to roll back the clocks again

It’s that time of the year again, the “time” we change the time. Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m. is when all clocks in Kentucky will “fall back” one hour. Hope you have reminded your readers of that event and probably best to set your clock back an hour when you go to bed. Surely no one wakes up at […]

Board gets first look at 2018-19 KPA Focus Plan

The project KPA President Ryan Craig chose for his term as the head of the organization was to followup on the 2008-10 KPA Strategic Plan. That was a very involved, wide-ranging look at KPA and where it wanted to be in the future. Instead of doing another time-consuming Strategic Plan, the Board accepted recommendations that it do a Focus Plan […]

Promote statewide research project that will benefit all Kentucky newspapers

For the second straight year, KPA is 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. This is similar to the statewide shopping habits survey we were involved in about a year ago. There is […]

Keeping with the theme, Woody, Chloe to visit water treatment plant then presentation about water

Keeping with the Fall Chapter Series theme, ‘Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass,’ Woody and Chloe will be making two appearances related to water. The Advocate Messenger in Danville has scheduled a session with the dynamic dachshund duo at the Danville Water Treatment Plant. The newspaper is using this as a field trip for students and have already 325 expected to […]

Charles VanLeuven named general manager/editor of The Casey County News

Charles VanLeuven has been named General Manager/Editor of the Casey County News in Liberty. As GM/Editor VanLeuven will be responsible for the operational oversight, coaching and leadership of the newspaper’s staff in the development and successful implementation of strategies to improve the news product, grow net paid circulation, and accelerate the profit growth of The Casey County News. He will […]