No longer a ‘The’ or – in Courier Journal

If you’ve picked up a Louisville Courier-Journal recently, you might notice a couple of changes. Well, first, saying Courier-Journal is incorrect, because there’s no longer a – between Courier and Journal. And it’s no longer ‘The” Courier-Journal, just Courier Journal. This was noticed a couple of weeks ago and I reached out to executive editor Joel Christopher just to verify […]

Kentucky Shield Law: If not the first, it was certainly among them

Last week, press associations received a request from the Virginia Press Association. “We have a legislator wanting to get a Shield Law for Virginia. If you have one, please send me the information.” As usual, we were able to respond to that request because Kentucky has a Shield Law. It’s not something that happened recently either because the current law […]

If you see a UPS golf cart delivering packages, it’s not a mirage

I don’t know how widespread the use of golf carts by delivery companies has become, but I know it’s being used in Georgetown. My daughter snapped this photo of a UPS golf cart leaving her driveway Thursday after dropping off a package. So if readers or a staff member report golf carts delivering packages, they are not crazy. It really […]

News-Gazette building severely damaged by fire

The office of the Grayson County News-Gazette in Leitchfield was severely damaged by fire Friday night. The fire was reported about 9 p.m. While no official word on the origin of the fire has been released, fire officials stated that it started in the rear of the building, in the kitchen area. An electrical problem was the initial thought of […]

Hall of Fame nominations open for 2018 induction class

Where would you find winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Peabody and Emmy awards? Where would you find the first African American woman to cover the U.S. Senate and the White House? Where would find men and women who have labored to tell the stories of Kentuckians, of Kentucky politics, of the struggle to improve the quality of life in the […]

KPNS reaches 54,000 stories

It’s eight years, two months old today and in that time the Kentucky Press News Service has shared more than 54,000 stories. KPNS reached that milestone Tuesday and the number does not include more than 6,000 editorials from Kentucky newspapers. David Greer, administrator for KPNS, notes that with the addition of the News Democrat & Leader in Russellville and Grayson […]

News Media Alliance files amicus in support of the Herald-Leader vs. LFUCG

News Media Alliance, formerly known as the Newspaper Association of America, has filed an amicus in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Herald-Leader is involved in a dispute with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government over the delivery process of one of its printed products. LFUCG’s council passed an ordinance earlier this year […]

Finance Cabinet suing State Journal reporter because of an AG’s Opinion

By Alfred Miller, The State Journal The Finance and Administration Cabinet is hauling a State Journal reporter into court in an effort to overturn the attorney general’s decision last month that a state committee is subject to the Kentucky Open Meetings Act. The committee in question is specifically charged with selecting a developer to demolish and replace the Capital Plaza […]

Chuck Clark to serve as JER on KPA Board

For the last 20 years, the Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors has had representatives from Journalism Education. We began with one representative in the early 1990s, and then added a second position a few years later. The position is divided between the eastern half and the western half of the state, with one representative from each part serving a […]

For year-end giving, remember the Kentucky Journalism Foundation

The Kentucky Journalism Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit arm of KPA. The foundation, formed back in the 1950s, has been awarding internships to college students since 1993. It’s been a very successful program for college students to get experience with a KPA member newspaper for up to 10 weeks each summer. The foundation awards 20 to 24 internships each summer. […]