The Right Way, The Wrong Way or No Way. Which Will It Be?

A Note from David Thompson Rapidly expanding public attention combined with sustaining media interest caused me to ask Tom Preston for thoughts on school safety and press commentaries. He brings 60 years of experience with acute crisis prevention, response and resolution, ranging from secret global counterterrorism missions as an Army officer to state and federal protective roles and being appointed […]

Top Senators lecture press then remove House Bill 302 from consideration

Thursday was perhaps the most active day of the first 55 days of the 2018 General Assembly. As far as KPA is concerned. Most of the day was spent working the hallways on an amendment filed Wednesday to HB302, language that is below and remains pretty clear as to its intent. It was a “disaster” in the words of Jon […]

It’s silly season in Frankfort

With apologies to Joe South, sing with me: Oh the games legislators play now, Every night and every day now, Never doing what they say now, Never saying what they do.   The 2018 General Assembly is beginning to wind down, or so it should be. Friday, April 13 is the scheduled Sine Die for the ’18 session. That would […]

Two vying in KPA District 4 Special Election

Necessitated because of the election of Jeff Jobe as KPA Vice President, we are in a Special Election process currently for District 4. Elected Board members who move up to Vice President, must vacant their board seat, requiring an election to fill the position. Steve Gaines with the Bowling Green Daily News and Sam Terry with Jobe Publishing were nominated […]

Today is deadline for free workshops on health and election coverage; did we say it’s all FREE?

OK, folks, this is it. TODAY is the deadline to sign up for a FREE one-day workshop on covering Kentucky’s most chronic problem, health, and the most immediate pressing issue in most of your counties, the May primary elections. We didn’t do a fancy brochure, partly because this event is all business, packed with useful information. We’ll meet from 9 […]

Radio/TV News Directors Association ‘stands with KPA’ on State Police order

RTDNA calls on Kentucky State Police to rescind unconstitutional order March 12, 2018 11:30 RTDNA and its Voice of the First Amendment Task Force are calling on Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard W. Sanders to rescind an order that attempts to compel journalists not to report on matters under KSP investigation until the agency has issued an official press release. […]

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky exclusive packet for newspapers ready

April is PCAK Month April is right around the corner, and that means we will, once again this year, be making available our exclusive media packet from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.  The packet includes an Issues Dashboard, samples of print ads, quotes and more.  The report, and the data summary by PCAK will give you a good head-start to cover […]