Sadly, Productive Time Passes Each Day With Inaction

This is Part 3 in a series of 4 columns about school and community safety. Part 4 will be presented in the April 20 On Second Thought and will emphasize First Responders as well as your questions and reaction to this series. Part 1 in the March 9 On Second Thought — Part 2 in the March 23 On Second […]

Revenue Bill (House Bill 366) ends up with public notice language

From House Bill 366 to House Bill 200 and back again, language on public notice advertising ended up in House Bill 366. It was called the Revenue, or Tax, Bill and much as been written about the legislation. In imposes a new sales tax on at least 17 services and groups across the state are calling for Governor Matt Bevin […]

Commonwealth Journal’s JaKaye Garth among E&P’s ‘Top 25 Under 35’

She began as a circulation clerk three years ago and now she’s recognized as one who’s destined for newspaper leadership   Editor’s Note: Each year, Editor & Publisher features the Top 25 newspaper employees under age 35 who are destined for newspaper leadership. This year’s Top 25 include Angelia JaKaye Garth of the Somerset Commonwealth Journal. The young men and […]

Jobe Publishing purchases Russell Springs Times Journal

From Jobe Publishing Inc. A mainstay of the local community, the Russell Springs Times Journal, officially transferred from Patsy Judd to Jobe Publishing, Inc. on April 1, 2018.  Jobe Publishing is based in Glasgow and includes six other weekly community newspapers. Jobe Publishing owner Jeff Jobe began his newspaper career after attending the University of Kentucky. He first worked for […]

Senate leadership to get taste of sales tax on golf

And a Georgetown course would get a triple-whammy under sales tax initiative Luther Conley and his son, Steven, have two golf courses in Georgetown. One, Cherry Blossom, near the Toyota plant, is a country club in an upscale subdivision. It is membership-based but also is open to the public and has been home to some pro circuit tournaments such as […]

Vanderbeck, Estep featured on ‘American Greed’ talking about Eric Conn case

Interviews with Appalachian News-Express publisher Jeff Vanderbeck and Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Bill Estep were featured Monday night during the CNBC program “American Greed.”  The program told the story of famed Kentucky Social Security disability attorney Eric Conn of Floyd County. The Pikeville and Lexington newspapers covered Conn’s fall from grace — as he went from being a wealthy attorney and […]

Medical Leader ceasing publication after today

Just shy of its 19th anniversary, the Medical Leader in Pikeville will cease publication today. It’s been an 8,000-circulation free weekly in far Eastern Kentucky counties and one county in West Virginia. Here’s information from the “About Us” page on the Medical Leader’s website: The Medical Leader newspaper, founded June 1, 1999, has grown from a small monthly publication into a […]

Eastern Progress staff editorial: Restricted access limits our learning

By Eastern Kentucky University’s Progress Staff With today’s platforms and the overload of information available at any person’s fingertips, almost anyone can pass as a journalist and shape the news to reflect his or her own views. This creates potentially dangerous trends in how people consume their news, and most importantly, it sets low standards for how real journalists should operate. […]

What makes people subscribe to a news outlet? Here’s why

By Al Cross, Director Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues One point we hope our bumper sticker makes is that all news media must get more of their revenue from the audience, since strategic-media advertising is moving to social media. But how do news outlets get people to subscribe? A new analysis of people who do subscribe should help. “Paths to […]

Least transparent city in the U.S might be just to our east

The Tug Fork River is all that separates it from Kentucky From Public Notice Resource Center If a contest was held for the least transparent city in the U.S., the small town of Williamson, West Virginia would have to be considered a strong contender. Williamson’s latest turn to the dark side came last week, when its city council held a […]