My Town – Woody, Chloe, Leigh Anne and artist Chris Ware are putting the final touches on KPA’s Fall Chapter Series

“This just might be my favorite chapter series we’ve ever done.” Now that’s saying something. The words come from Leigh Anne Florence, Kentucky author and best known as “Mom” to the state’s most famous dachshunds, Woody and Chloe. But as she wrapped up the final words on this fall’s 10-chapter series, she emailed that it probably will be her most […]

Jeff Moore: First person ever to have four 150-year celebrations at the same time!

I’m going out on a limb. In fact, if I was a betting man, I’d be willing to lay down some big bucks that never before in the history of this universe has ONE person been involved in more than one 150-year celebration at one time. Let’s up the ante and I’ll bet never before has a person been involved […]

Impressions of a first-time Board member at her first Board meeting

Editor’s Note: I would imagine KPA President Peter Baniak is glad we’re now halfway through his term because it’s been six months full of firsts and unusual happenings. We had two officers elected at the Winter Convention and within days both announced they were leaving Kentucky. We had to have special elections to fill those two Executive Committee seats and […]

Chase Campbell — Carrollton News Democrat Intern

By Chase Campbell Thank you, Carrollton. I mean it, I really do. This piece used to be assigned as part of the internship, but now I’m writing it because I love every reader of this paper. Every time I went to Speedway for my Goldfish and Hershey bar, there seemed to be someone in line in front of me buying […]

Casey Craiger – Danville Advocate Messenger Intern

‘Love for a community’ Intern reflects on her summer working at Danville newspaper By CASEY CRAIGER, The Advocate-Messenger When Executive Editor Ben Kleppinger called me to say I had been selected to be The Advocate-Messenger’s Kentucky Press Association intern this summer, I was walking to my dorm from my jazz history class at Eastern Kentucky University. Being inexperienced lifewise, my initial […]

Abby Walker – Shelbyville Sentinel News Intern

By Abby Walker Walking into the Shelbyville Sentinel-News this summer, I had no idea what to expect. As a native of the Chicago suburbs who now lives in Lexington to go to the University of Kentucky, I was not sure what challenges would be thrown at me as a small-town reporter. On my first day, I was given four story […]

Matt Stahl – Intern for The Eagle Post in Oak Grove

This summer I worked as the intern at the Eagle Post, covering southern Christian County, including Oak Grove and Pembroke. Coming in to the internship, I had worked at the College Heights Herald at WKU, where I was able to focus on reporting and writing, never having to step into other roles at the paper. When I got to the […]

Kaylan Anderson – LaRue County Herald News Intern

#1 Reason why I’ll never be a doctor By Kaylan Anderson, KPA Intern – The LaRue County Herald News   I have one more week as an intern under the Kentucky Press Association at the LaRue County Herald News. Over the last 9 weeks, I have written almost 20 articles, driven hundreds of miles, and talked to several people in LaRue […]

As usual, the editor gets the last word

Three men — an editor, a photographer, and a journalist — are covering a political convention in Miami. They decide to walk up and down the beach during their lunch hour. Halfway up the beach, they stumbled upon a lamp. As they rub the lamp a genie appears and says “Normally I would grant you three wishes, but since there […]

FAKE NEWS FORUM: Fight Back with News Literacy

Diverse panel of experts will discuss media issues at Madisonville Community College Aug. 2 When the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, their First Amendment to the Constitution included freedom of the press. They knew that the democratic republic they had created would not succeed unless the people had unfettered freedom to publish and gather information on which to […]