News-Graphic offers Free Friday to website, thanks to local State Farm Agent

  Check out the Georgetown News Graphic online ( this (Friday) morning and you’ll be greeted with the ad above. It’s Free Friday access to all the news and happenings around Scott County.   A discussion between GNG publisher Mike Scogin and local State Farm agent Steve Woodrum, who has a marketing background, led to the insurance agent underwriting the […]

Hensley leaving Danville, KPA to return to Schurz; two Special Elections now underway

From Schurz Communications Larry Hensley has accepted the position of General Manager of Schurz Communications Inc.’s (SCI) Hoosier Times Group. He will begin his new role Monday, Feb. 26th. Hensley, who is currently publisher of The Advocate Messenger in Danville, was recently installed as Treasurer of KPA/Kentucky Press Service for 2018 and is the elected director for District 14. KPA is working to […]

Josh Givens now a believer in Facebook Live! Residential fire gets 22,934 views and growing

There’s no connection here but we had Melony Shemberger, a professor at Murray State, do a session at the convention on Facebook Live. And while Josh Givens didn’t get a chance to attend Melony’s presentation, after one use, he’s sold on the concept of using Facebook Live. Last week, Josh went to a residential fire in Muhlenberg County and was […]

One Voice: Meeting the challenge of change

The following column by Sharon Burton is reprinted from the February 1, 2018, edition of the Adair County Community Voice in her column, One Voice I just ended a four-year term on the board of directors for the Kentucky Press Association. I hope I have contributed to the industry by serving on the board but I know that I have […]

Woody, Chloe helping Cub Scout attain Webelo badge

Leigh Anne Florence, author of the Woody/Chloe series and most recently ‘Dog Paddling Across the Bluegrass,” gets all kinds of notes from teachers, parents and grandparents about her series with Kentucky’s most famous dachshunds. But this is probably the first where the series is being used to help a boy attain Webelo status in Cub Scouts. She passes along this […]

Past Presidents select 2018 Host Newspapers for internship program

Would you buy a used car from this group? Probably not but you can trust them with the Kentucky Journalism Foundation/KPA internship program. After 25 years, it’s still the most successful internship program operated by a press association. Past Presidents shown are, standing, left to right Dave Eldridge (2002), Tom Caudill (1999), Jamie Sizemore (2011), David Hawpe (1990), Rick Welch […]

Three veteran employees purchase newspapers from Kentucky News Group

By Charles Mattox, Kentucky News Group Three veteran employees of the Kentucky News Group recently purchased that five-newspaper-media-company along with the Big Sandy News publications. The three employees have 30 years of combined experience in the newspaper publication business. “We’re looking forward to continuing to serve our communities and improving the papers to better serve the communities, readers and clients. […]

BEWARE! Advertiser looking for cars to ‘plaster’ an ad but it’s a scam

Staff member Susy Parry got a message from the Central City Times Argus, wanting to know if a classified ad is legit. After researching the offer, Susy determined it is a scam. So if you get a classified request for a company looking to wrap cars in a business’ advertisement, beware! Here’s the message from the advertiser to the Times […]

CJ inviting subscribers to viewing of ‘The Post’

Courier Journal Xtras members are being invited to a viewing of ‘The Post,’ starring Meryl Street and Tom Hanks. Here’s the “invitation” in Courier Journal: You’ve heard how great ‘The post’ is, right? Well any movie that has journalism at its heart is right up our alley. There’s why we’re screening the film just for Courier Journal Xtras members? Executive […]

Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon set for April 9

Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon and installation ceremonies. And watch On Second Thought for a list of the 2018 Class of Inductees and more information about the festivities. The 2018 inductees will be honored at a luncheon on Monday April 9, 2018. The site of the luncheon is: Griffin Gate Marriott 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, […]