Veterans Day 2017 – Saluting All Who Have Served

‘Pulse of America’ research survey will help drive advertising sales for you

KPA has partnered with Pulse Research, an industry leader in market research, to do a comprehensive survey of our members’ audiences.The Pulse of America survey captures shopping information and purchase intentions in over 600 business categories, along with details about consumers’ media habits and public notice preferences. And that last part is important to every KPA member. As we prepare […]

Woody, Chloe have doggone good time in Danville, Hodgenville

(With credit to David Greer for the headline) Kentucky’s infamous dachshunds, Woody and Chloe, are making their rounds to schools, libraries and even a water treatment plant as part of the celebration of the 2017 KPA Fall Chapter Series, ‘Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass.’ With the coordination by LaRue County Herald-News publisher Allison Shepherd, and Larry Hensley, publisher of The […]

So what do you need to be doing?

If you haven’t already, we have some assignments for you to fulfill. • If your newspaper has NOT completed the 2018 Rate and Data Form, you have until November 15 to submit the form. It’s available at So why do we harass you into filling it out? We want current information about each and every Kentucky newspaper — full […]

Internship process for students, newspapers, Associates underway

If you are a college student who will complete the freshman year by May, 2018, a KPA member newspaper participating in the Kentucky Statewide Classified Program, or an Associate Division member with an office in Kentucky, then you are eligible for the 2018 KPA internship program. Information on the application process has been emailed to newspapers and to state colleges/universities […]

Smiley Pete Publishing has been hosting Lexington Pizza Week 2017

Smiley Pete Publishing has been hosting Lexington’s biggest pizza party this week! But unfortunately, the week comes to a close today. So if you’re around Lexington, find out where the pizza deals are and stop by. Smiley Pete publishes The Chevy Chaser and Southsider magazines in Lexington. Participating locations are offering unique, off-menu pizzas (small personal or two slices) for […]

Talk of an Advertising Tax – 14 million jobs affected; McConnell commends House Committee; will the issue arise in the 2018 legislature?

The emails came Thursday, just minutes apart. Both concerned the same subject — a Congress committee developing a tax reform package. Same subject, maybe. But different approaches. At 10:02 a.m. yesterday, the email from the Courier-Journal arrived. With assistance from the News Media Alliance, it took issue with the tax reform proposal including an advertising tax and how that will […]

Legal Defense Fund begins its 21st year

The KPA Legal Defense Fund, one of the unique and more successful services offered by the organization, recently began its 21st year. And it’s preparing for another round of legal reimbursements for the 90 newspapers participating. To be eligible for receiving up to 50 percent of its legal expenses, a newspaper has to be participating in the funding mechanism that […]

Newspapers need to teach readers and advertisers the importance of the local markets

Make your plans now to hear Peter Wagner at the 2018 KPA Winter Convention. He’ll be doing three sessions on Friday, January 26. His sessions will be: * Digital ads work best when partnered with print * 100 Ideas for Fun and Profit * Building a Better Community     There are times when it seems that every local business […]

IRE hosting computer-assisted reporting boot camp January 8-12

Monday, Nov. 27 is the deadline to apply for the Rural Computer-Assisted Reporting Fellowship to the next Investigative Reporters and Editors computer-assisted reporting boot camp in Columbia, Mo. The data boot camp will be held Jan. 8-12. This fellowship is open only to journalists who work in rural areas. Journalists if they work outside of a metropolitan area (with a core urban […]