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Injury wreck causes outage; Advocate Messenger sets up temporary newsroom at Danville hotel

By Robin Hart, Email the author A two-vehicle wreck at the corner of South Fourth Street and Figg Alley Thursday morning caused a power outage and fire hazard in the building where The Advocate-Messenger is located. The building was evacuated briefly, and a temporary newsroom had to be set up at a local hotel in order for the staff to continue working […]

Have you ordered ‘Still, We Speak’ yet? The discount price is still available

‘Still, We Speak,’ John Nelson’s look back at the first 150 years of the Kentucky Press Association, is about to go to press. There’s still time to pre-order your copy/ies at a discounted price. But you need to hurry. If you haven’t done so, then do it now. Go to, fill out the form and then submit it to […]

Celebrate the 150th with a Silent Auction item from your part of the state

The 150th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, January 24, is going to be more than just a reception, dinner, dance and celebration of 150 years of the Kentucky Press Association. We want to use part of its as a Silent Auction with proceeds going to help fund college internships for the Kentucky Journalism Foundation. We’ve had that program since 1993 and […]

Don’t send a correction notice — it really is ‘The Pionier’

The story in On Second Thought about ‘A Sustainable Path Forward, from President Trump’s Task Force on the USPS’ is going to generate some emails. (See story below.) Emails that say, “Hey you spelled ‘Pionier’ wrong. It’s ‘Pioneer.’” I did the same thing when I saw the story Wednesday, notifying an unnamed source with NNA that the first paragraph contained […]

NNA statement on the release of a report, ‘A Sustainable Path Forward,’ from President Trump’s Task Force on the USPS

The Department of Treasury Tuesday, released a report directed by President Trump on reform of the U.S. Postal Service. The following is the response of National Newspaper Association President Andrew Johnson, publisher of the Dodge County (WI) Pionier. “This carefully-worded report offers stakeholders a menu of diagnoses and therapies to consider and digest. From the viewpoint of community newspapers, some […]

KPA joins strong group in 6th Circuit amicus brief

The Kentucky Press Association added its name Monday to an amicus brief for a case before the 6th Circuit Court. The amicus is being coordinated by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP). RCFP plans to file the amicus in Kent v. Hennelly, a case before the 6th Circuit about personal jurisdiction in a defamation action concerning online […]

Brandon Cox returning to Kentucky as publisher of the New Era

Brandon Cox is returning to Kentucky, leaving his role as publisher of the Jackson County (Alabama) Sentinel for a post in his home state of Kentucky. Cox will join Paxton Media Group as publisher of the Kentucky New Era, the daily newspaper in Hopkinsville, Ky. His responsibilities include oversight of the newspapers serving Oak Grove, Ky., Russellville, Ky., Cadiz, Ky., Franklin, Ky., Portland, […]

AG to hold open year-end interviews December 10

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is holding its year-end interviews at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the AG’s conference room. As always the AG will talk about any subject. Here are a few things that reporters may want to get updates on. The list is provided by the AG’s Office in a news release about the interview session. Martin […]

Ethics Reporter: A good showing for Kentucky with 4th strongest ethics law

By John Schaaf, Executive Director, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission   Washington, D.C. – Kentucky’s ethics laws are the fourth-strongest in the nation, according to an independent survey of anti-corruption laws in all 50 states. The laws have guided members of the General Assembly since 1993, and during that time, while hundreds of state legislators across the nation have been convicted […]