Ongoing Legislative Battles Put Public Notices in Peril

By Gretchen A. Peck, Independent Journalist; reprinted Editor & Publisher Artwork with E&P article focuses on the Georgetown (KY) News Graphic If you look closely at the fine print just below the banner logo for, a single-source searchable database for legal ads published by “participating newspapers” across the country, it reads: “The public notice database on this site is not […]

‘Still, We Speak:’ You won’t be able to put it down once you start reading

By David T. — Except of newspapers, I am not a reader. Never have been. Hated those assignments throughout English classes so whenever I could, I went to the Fayette Cigar Store in downtown Lexington and got Cliff’s Notes. That changed somewhat this week and it will when the final book is printed. I’m speaking of ‘Still, We Speak.’ That’s […]

State apparently reconsiders or clarifies sales tax on dues and that benefits you

Decision saves KPA from collecting $9,960 from our member newspapers and remitting it to the state coffers If you’ve read anything about the 2018 legislature, then you’ve read about the General Assembly’s attempt to revise the state sales tax, especially trying to tax some services. But the knee jerk reaction of the legislature to get something on the books before […]

Deadlines: You may not like them but we have them, too

And at least two deadlines are nigh upon us, a third looming in mid-November. You live by deadlines on news for your issues and especially deadlines for your advertising clients. We’re not different at KPA. We have deadlines for most all of the programs and services we offer. Like next week. Thursday, October 18, is the deadline to nominate an […]

Time to stand up for a free press: We’re not the enemy

Tomorrow (Saturday) ends the 2018 National Newspaper Week, the 78th annual event started by the Newspaper Association Managers. One of the columns getting accolades from press association managers was written by Layne Bruce, executive director of the Mississippi Press Association, who has a Kentucky tie. Layne was general manager and editor of the Glasgow Daily Times a few years ago […]

Lobbying total for Kentucky could reach record $22 million

Through August, the total stands at $16.7 million By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission   Kentucky businesses and organizations spent a record $16.7 million on lobbying in the first eight months of 2018, putting the state on track for a year in which lobbying spending will hit an all-time high of more than $22 million. During the […]

Using Oral History as a Newsgathering and Storytelling Technique

Murray State’s Dr. Melony Jones Shemberger briefly outlines her “Using Oral History as a Newsgathering and Storytelling Technique” article that appeared in the journal Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication. Melony teaches journalism and mass communications at Murray State University. Her research interests include pedagogy, journalism and media history, sunshine laws, and public relations topics. She is a former award-winning education journalist. Her […]

Obituary: Bill Hanna, longtime Lexington editor

By Cheryl Truman, William Hanna, a longtime fixture of Lexington journalism, has died at 96. Hanna’s health had been declining recently, and he died of pneumonia Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospice, according to his children. “He taught us all how to play sports and how to be nice people,” said daughter Beth Hanna, owner of Hanna’s on Lime. “And he […]

RJI seeks newsroom partners for millennial-driven innovative projects

By Jennifer Nelson, Reynolds Journalism Institute With shrinking newsrooms and tight budgets, it can be a challenge to come up with fresh ideas or enough hands to work on all the innovative projects your newsroom thinks up. To help, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is looking for media outlets interested in partnering with advanced students from the Missouri School […]

Another newspaper means more opportunity

By Peter Wagner, N’West Iowa Review My family’s publishing company, Iowa Information, purchased the Hawarden Independent/Ireton Examiner and the Area Wide Ad-Vertiser the first of this month. That’s the fourth paid circulation newspaper and third free circulation Shopper we’ve either started or acquired. My wife and I started our Golden Shopper right out of college in 1962. We had no […]