KPA using new process to nominate Vice President candidates

We’re about to embark on the nomination process for a KPA Vice President and I want to give our members a heads up on the process. Under the new process, adopted in January by the KPA Board of Directors, we are using this method to notify members of the process and to open nominations for the 2019 KPA Vice President. […]

Role of women in KPA continues growing

Back in the 1980s, if you went to a KPA news or advertising seminar, you found the ratio to be something like 75-80 percent male, 20-25 female. Things gradually changed and by the turn of the century, it was probably a 50-50 ratio. The Strategic Plan we went through in 2008-2010 showed us that newspapers didn’t want seminars any more, […]

Got rates? We’re about to ask for 2019 information

With the approaching time to publish the annual Statement of Ownership, that means one year is winding down, another is on the horizon. And the one on the horizon is a big year for KPA — our 150th anniversary. In getting ready for 2019, we’ll soon be asking for all publications — full member newspapers, Associate Member Newspapers, student college/university […]

38 and growing albeit slowly

  Yes, we’re still a month away from the deadline to submit your entries in the 2018 KPA News and KPA Advertising contests. At 4:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, October 19, the online entry system will shutdown. So you’re sitting there thinking, “Oh, it’s a month from now. I’ve got all kinds of times.” Well, really you don’t. It’s […]

KPA members can reserve tickets now for Al Smith Award dinner on October 18

The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will be sending invitations next week to the October 18 Al Smith Dinner, scheduled for the Embassy Suites, Newtown Pike in Lexington. But KPA members can go ahead and get registered now. Tickets are $125 ($50 for SPJ members) and can be […]

For the love of reading: one way to promote the KPA Fall Chapter Series

By Jane Ashley Pace, publisher, Oldham Era, Henry County Local My earliest memories of reading a newspaper were with my Nana. She always read the “funnies” as she called the comics first in the paper because she said she liked to start her day with a laugh. When I stayed with her we would always read them together. She passed […]

For retired library teacher, she misses Woody and Chloe articles the most

A retired teacher messaged Woody’s Facebook Page to say what she misses most is introducing her students to the Woody and Chloe Fall Chapter Series each year. And she notes. “It’s such a great way to introduce the newspaper to students…” That was the reason KPA established the Fall Chapter Series more than a dozen years ago. The board wanted […]

Kentucky Humanities Council taking road trips with ‘Democracy and the Informed Citizen’

The Kentucky Humanities Council began a month-long road trip last night with its ‘Democracy and the Informed Citizen’ at Northern Kentucky University. Each session includes a journalist and a public figure among the panelists. September 18 – Market House Theatre, Paducah — Steve Wilson, The Paducah Sun, and the public figure is Judge Thomas. B. Russell October 15 – Actors […]

Lexington/Fayette County not pursuing Herald-Leader building for city hall

Without a consensus in place, the Lexington/Fayette Urban County Council voted down a proposal that would have moved city hall to the Lexington Herald-Leader building. Here’s the story by Beth Musgrave about the council’s action Thursday night: Background: This from the June 7, 2018, On Second Thought — A city committee has selected the Lexington Herald-Leader building as the site […]

With pensions being a huge issue in the state, how about an expenses-paid training program in DC?

Invitation to Kentucky newspapers from the National Press Foundation We know pensions are an issue in Kentucky. We’re writing to ask you to alert your member newsrooms about an upcoming reporter training opportunity. The National Press Foundation is conducting a four-day expenses-paid training program for journalists on all aspects of public and private pensions. Participants will learn about the state […]