‘Still, We Speak’ now available for pre-publication orders; think about one for your public library

Wednesday, we sent an email to everyone on our list serves, announcing the pre-publication sales of John Nelson’s “Still, We Speak,” looking at the first 150 years of the Kentucky Press Association. The cost until January 14 is $28 and that includes the state sales tax and shipping. After January 14, the 114-page book will be $29.95 plus tax. And […]

From the newsroom into politics

To get into politics or not? That’s an issue that some newspapers have policies against, not allowing employees to hold a government office while working with the newspaper. Then again, there are those that don’t have such a restriction. Some Tuesday election results show that to be the case. Pamela Hoots, staff writer of the Adair Progress in Columbia, will […]

Looking deeper into ‘Still, We Speak,’ KPA’s 150th anniversary book by John Nelson

By Bobbie Curd, The Advocate Messenger John Nelson says many will be surprised by the role Danville has played in the history of the Kentucky Press Association when they read “Still, We Speak.” The book he spent the last year and a half writing will be published soon in celebration of KPA’s 150th anniversary. Nelson came up with the title from […]

Open Government may have lost strong supporter in House race

Five votes. That’s the difference in a race for the 96th House District and unless a recount shows otherwise, Open Government will lose one of its strongest supporters in the Kentucky General Assembly. Rep. Jill York, R-Grayson, is in one of the closest races in Kentucky and prior to any recount, is shown losing by five votes — 7,136 to […]

Saints, sinners and mistakes: The Courier-Journal details some behind-the-scenes stories of its first 150 years

This year the Courier Journal is celebrating its 150th anniversary, with its first edition published Nov. 8, 1868. Read about our history here.  By Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier-Journal Some of the best stories in the 150 years of the Courier Journal never made it into the paper, for the simple reason that they were about the paper and its staff. Some […]

Hoskins, Shaffer, Eldridge re-elected to KPA Board; Butler elected in District 10; District 12 results coming in; Cox joins at State At-Large

Mark Hoskins, editor of the Manchester Enterprise, was re-elected to a three-year term on the KPA Board of Directors. The original term expires in January and Mark will begin his next term during the 2019 KPA Convention. District 11 includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle and Whitley counties. Jessica Butler, editor of the Beattyville Enterprise, was unopposed for […]

Supreme Court ruling has two developments in Kentucky’s Whistleblower Act, including one on disclosure to the press

By Michael Abate, KPA General Counsel Below is a brief summary of the recent Kentucky Supreme Court decision that dealt with the Kentucky Whistleblower Act. The decision was handed down last week and we asked KPA General Counsel/KPA FOI Hotline attorney to write about its significance. In Laurel Harper, et al. v. University of Louisville, the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld […]

Sizemore named new director of Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland

By Forrest Berkshire, Editor, The Kentucky Standard Jamie Sizemore has been named the executive director of Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland. The regional food bank that serves 42 counties announced the hire Thursday. She starts on Dec. 3 and will take the helm on Jan. 2. “Jamie is a talented and proven leader,” said Tim Hagan, FAKH board chairman. “There is no […]

Host Newspaper intern application open for eligible newspapers; Past Presidents tweak program for 2019

Newspapers participating in the Kentucky Statewide Classified Program are getting a letter opening the Host Newspaper application process for the internship program. Funded by the Kentucky Journalism Foundation and operated by the KPA Past Presidents, 15 internships worth $4,000 apiece will be awarded for the 10-week summer internship period. The amount was increased for 2019 because the Past Presidents had […]

On the Postal Front: In-County newspapers get favorable price hike proposal except for Saturation when sampling, or for Requesters

Marketing Mail Saturation shoppers get higher increase By Max Heath, NNA Postal Chair Max Heath, NNA postal committee and KPA President in 1987, is a postal consultant for Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC, and NNA members. He is sponsored by Interlink Software. Email maxheath@lcni.com. A Postal Service rate case was filed October 10 for changes effective January 27, 2019. The inflationary […]