Need Help? Help Wanted section fully operational

Got a position or two at the office you need help filling? The last couple of years, the KPA Help Wanted portion of the website has been available but not fully operational. KPA’s New Media administrator Corey Wall has corrected that so now when you find yourself in need of a reporter or ad director or front office person or […]


Entry period is October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 Absolute contest entry deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018, at 4:59 p.m. (Eastern) Circulation divisions mostly the same as 2017. Only change is in the Daily Class 1, 2 and 3 Categories are the same as 2017 Well, school has started in some areas and kids are getting ready in […]

Registered and ready to compete

          Almost as soon as the email arrived on the publishers, editors and ad managers desks, we started getting notifications that newspapers had registered. Within a couple of hours, these newspapers had completed the registration process. It’s simple, it’s quick and they understand you can’t compete, you can’t enter, if you don’t register. So what’s your […]

Frankfort, Danville join Winchester in ceasing Monday edition

Newsprint tariffs seen as major factor in decision Late last week, I sent an email to KPA members that the Winchester Sun was ceasing its Monday edition, beginning August 20. Turns out The Sun was just one of three Boone Newspaper dailies making a similar announcement. However, it is important to note that the decisions were made by local management, […]

Board alters KPA/KPS staff schedules

In an effort to reduce operating costs, especially in the personnel area, the KPA/KPS Board of Directors approved new work hours for all 10 Central Office employees at its July 19 meeting. The new schedule took effect Monday, August 6, and as usual, the KPA/KPS Central Office will be open and staffed throughout the day. Five employees had their schedule […]

It’s almost Woody and Chloe time in Kentucky newspapers

  Information about the 2018 KPA Fall Chapter Series is coming later than usual because we’ve been working on finding funding for the project. After numerous attempts, none of the companies we spoke to were interested in underwriting any portion of the project. Funding for the series has gone away and if we were going to do one, newspapers would […]

A little more about the 2018 KPA Fall Chapter Series

The series will launch beginning Sunday, September 9 “This just might be my favorite chapter series we’ve ever done.” Now that’s saying something. The words come from Leigh Anne, 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 […]

Scott Moore returns to Bardstown to become publisher of The Kentucky Standard

Scott Moore has been named the new publisher of The Kentucky Standard following the retirement of Jamie Sizemore. Moore was announced as the new publisher in late June. He replaced Jamie Sizemore, who has served as publisher for 10 years. “I am excited to start this new chapter of my life and come back to Bardstown,” Moore said. Moore has been […]

Newspapers encouraged to continue helping KHSJA

Dear Kentucky newspaper publisher: Summer is winding down, or so it seems, as high school journalism teachers and students across the state prepare for another new school year.  Over the past two decades, many Kentucky newspapers have supported high school journalism by sponsoring their local school(s) in the Kentucky High School Journalism Association. Most years, nearly 75 percent of our […]

Blake Sandlin — Murray Ledger & Times Intern

Making it ‘The Big Time’; Summer intern reflects on experience at Ledger & Times By BLAKE SANDLIN, Every school year, from August through May, I scour the internet in search of the perfect journalism internship, one that couples my passion for sports writing with my appetite for developing as a journalist. Regardless of the rigor, prestige or credentials required of each […]