Wishing you a Prosperous and Happy 2018

From your KPA Central Office Staff   We will close by noon on Friday, December 29, and return on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

They’re coming BAAAACK!!! Legislature descends on Frankfort January 2

  A day after we celebrate the New Year, the work year begins with welcoming the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly back to Frankfort. Why so soon after the holiday? The Kentucky Constitution calls for the even-year legislature to convene on the first Tuesday after the first Monday. So the calendar year begins on a Monday, meaning Tuesday, January 2, will […]

From intern to editor in two years

Amanda Manning named editor of the Oldham Era In 2015, she interned at the Oldham Era, her hometown newspaper. Two years later, Amanda Manning finds herself sitting in the editor’s seat for the LaGrange weekly. Amanda is originally from Oldham County but attended The New School in New York City. She applied for the internship through the KPA/Kentucky Journalism Foundation […]

5th grader in Washington will have a Possum Trot t-shirt

There’s a fifth grader in Puyallup, Washington, who probably will have the only Possum Trot KY t-shirt in that state. That’s thanks to Gloria, Mary and Loyd Ford at The Lake News in Calvert City. The Lake News received a letter from Nathan D., a fifth grader at Cascade Christian School. Nathan wrote (it was actually a form letter and […]

Binding company that many Kentucky newspapers use is closing its doors

If you use The Lewis Company in Georgia for binding your issues, chances are you have received a letter that the company is discontinuing its operation at the end of the year. That’s according to a letter from Bobbie Lewis who owns the company. Jeff Moreland, publisher of the Central Kentucky News Journal and Springfield Sun, called her and says […]

Tax Reform is completed without a Tax on Advertising

From the National Newspaper Association Congress has recognized the importance of advertising in the U.S. by electing not to impose a new tax on this economic driver, according to National Newspaper Association President Susan Rowell. Congress adopted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in mid-December. The president’s signature is expected shortly after Congress completes one last step to […]