Committee selects Herald-Leader building for new city hall

  By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader A city committee has selected the Lexington Herald-Leader building as the site of a new government center to replace its aging downtown city buildings on Main Street. A committee of Lexington city employees chose the proposal by CRM Companies. That proposal is to gut and expand the Herald-Leader building at 100 Midland Avenue for […]

Jamie Sizemore stepping down as The Standard’s publisher

By FORREST BERKSHIRE, Jamie Sizemore has announced she will step down as publisher of The Kentucky Standard at the end of this month. She will close nearly 10 years with The Standard at the end of June, as she takes a leave from the industry to attend to family matters, but said she plans to stay active in the community. […]

Getting positive about negatives

Wonder how many millions of negatives KPA member newspapers have? Can’t even begin to imagine the number filed away in a morgue someplace, and at least hoping those negatives haven’t been thrown away to save space someplace. Please tell us you’ve saved negatives in some form or fashion! And think of all the work that went into getting pictures to […]

Alan Gibson remembers C.M. Newton with a couple of unique stories

Lots was written this week about the passing C.M. Newton, former UK basketball player, SEC Coach and Athletic Director at his alma mater who turned around a basketball program. It was all good and those who knew anything of C.M. Newton would only have good things to say. Many wrote about his personality, warmth and being a genuine man. Alan […]

Campbellsville offering Associate Degree or Certificate for Mass Communications at reduced rates

Interested in getting some college credit? Or better yet an Associate of Science in Mass Communications degree? And with a 10 percent discount on the cost? Campbellsville University is offering an extensive online lineup of classes in Mass Communications that can lead to a degree or simply give a journalism professional some college education in areas important to the industry. […]

Rob the cable guy: sold newspaper subscriptions, still loves, reads the newspaper

Been reading and hearing about Spectrum Cable’s 100 Mbps internet speed so Wednesday, I decided to give them a call to see what it was all about. I hate dealing with sales persons for those kinds of companies. They make you think they’re interested in who you are and what you do but most of the time it’s small talk […]

Ask and you will receive; news from the Oldham Era, Henry County Local, Campbellsville University

Last week, I invited newspapers to send me any news about staff members or their newspaper(s) and it didn’t take long for the inbox to start filling up. My thanks for The Era’s and Local’s general manager Jane Ashley Pace for contributing to the call!! Overton joins Henry County Local as summer KPA intern The Henry County Local is excited […]

Messenger and Inquirer get exposure on American Pickers

Antique Archaeology, known on TV as the American Pickers show, visited the Owensboro area, specifically a drag strip. It originally aired in 2016 but was repeated last week as part of an American Pickers marathon. Watch and listen closely (to the link below) and you’ll hear about the drag strip owner’s penchant for news, specifically local news through the pages […]

Legal Defense Fund well past $700,000

In writing the history of KPA for our 150th anniversary, there are some things we have to get together for John Nelson. He’s moving decade by decade and with a question he posed this week, he’s getting pretty close to the end of those 150 years. John wanted to know how much KPA has awarded newspapers through the Legal Defense […]

This weekend, kick off summer with a celebration of all things BBQ!

We’ve posted a news release on this Bluegrass BBQ Fest at for Smiley Pete Publishing The second annual Bluegrass BBQ Fest will take place THIS Friday, June 8 (5-11 p.m.) and THIS Saturday, June 9 (11 a.m.-11 p.m.) at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington! Admission is FREE to this family-friendly event, with parking available at lots of nearby […]