National Newspaper Week is just around the corner; have you planned anything?

  Make plans now to start visiting the home page of National Newspaper Week at This year’s observance will be held Oct. 7-13. And in doing so, make sure to check for a Kentucky-specific house ad on the week’s website as listed above. You’ll see a link for the 2018 NNW house ad and right below that is a […]

Bennett named publisher of Daily Independent, four area weeklies for CNHI

Patricia A. Bennett, a veteran newspaper advertising executive, has been appointed publisher of The Daily Independent and its affiliated publications. She replaces longtime publisher Eddie Blakeley, who resigned recently. Bennett has been the advertising and regional sales director of The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, for more than nine years. She began her career at the newspaper more than 34 […]

Walter Grant to deliver ‘State of the First Amendment’ address Oct. 2 at UK

A two-time editor of the Kentucky Kernel, Walter Grant, will deliver the 13th annual “State of the First Amendment Address” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 2. “A Challenging Environment” is the topic of Grant’s address, part of the annual First Amendment Celebration of the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky. Grant, who grew up in Winchester, […]

October is THE month for Statement of Ownership to be filed, published

The publisher of each publication sending Periodicals Class Mail, including foreign publications accepted at Periodicals rates, must file Form 3526 by Oct. 1 of each year at the original entry post office. KPA member newspapers also need to mail a copy of the Statement of Ownership as published in the paper. Please mail to Rate and Data Sheet, Kentucky Press […]

Registration count for KPA Contests as of this morning

Are you among them? If not, time is running short. Adair County Community Voice Adair Progress Ashland Daily Independent Berea Citizen Bowling Green Daily News Butler County Banner Campus Times, Campbellsville Carrollton News Democrat Central City Leader News Central Kentucky News Journal College Heights Herald Corbin News Journal Corbin Times Tribune Crittenden Press Cynthiana Democrat Eastern Progress Edmonson News Elizabethtown […]

Deadline to nominate a member for VP is October 18

The nomination process for a KPA Vice President is open and you’re invited to nominate one of the eligible candidates with the new process that was adopted earlier this year by the KPA Board of Directors. Eligible candidates are listed at the bottom. Under the new process, adopted in January by the board, we are using this method to notify […]

OBITUARY: Ed Waggener,

For the complete obituary, click here Ed Waggener, 78, of Columbia, passed away Monday, September 24 at TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow due to complications from a heart attack. A celebration to honor his life will be held Friday morning, September 28, 2018 at 10:30am CT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia. Visitation will be held at the […]

Three-term U.S. Senator, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Bradley to deliver Wendell Ford Lecture at UK Oct. 16

By Carl Nathe and Mike Ruehling Former Rhodes Scholar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley is coming to the University of Kentucky on Tuesday, Oct.16, as the featured speaker for the Fall 2018 Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture. He’s going to talk about sports public policy issues—such as gambling on college and high school sports. The event, named for the […]

International Carrier Day set for October 13

This year, the newspaper industry has designated Saturday, October 13, 2018, as International Newspaper Carrier Day, a salute to the hundreds of thousands of newspaper carriers who deliver the news to Americans every week. The News Media Alliance each year produces an ad for newspapers to run in their print publications to thank our hardworking newspaper carriers, without whom many […]

State’s tech chief paid $187,500 per word?

According to a front page story in Saturday’s Courier Journal, the state’s technology chief, Charles Grindle, had no comment about the hacking of some state computers. A couple of weeks ago, the story broke that Grindle is the highest paid technology chief in the country — $375,000. If that’s true, it appears he’s paid by the word. “No comment” equates […]