Threats are a part of life but Thursday’s email was different

Thursday, businesses, schools and news media across 21 states received an email threat concerning a bomb being placed in or near their location. The text of the threat is included in a segment in this week’s On Second Thought, in a story by the Lexington Herald-Leader and the threat text courtesy of the Louisville Courier-Journal. The Pikeville Appalachian News Express […]

We’re throwing the biggest party in 150 years and you’re invited

If you have not received an invitation, feel free to contact KPA at 502-223-8821 or email me ( for a copy of the reservation card.

Max Heath to receive award from Ohio Newspaper Association

The Ohio Newspaper Association will be honoring Kentucky’s own Max Heath during its February convention. Here’s a note from Dennis Hetzel, executive director of ONA who of course was on the KPA Board when he was with the Kentucky Enquirer before taking the ONA position. “We are giving our “Maxwell Award,” aptly named in this case, to Max Heath at […]

December 31! That’s the deadline for Journalism Hall of Fame nominations so act quickly

The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the profession of journalism. Nominees must be natives of Kentucky or journalists who have spent a significant portion of their careers in Kentucky. And nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hall of Fame class. According to the Hall of Fame website, nominations are due […]

Businesses, schools, media deal with veiled bomb threat, including the Appalachian News Express

(Editor’s Note: There was at least one Kentucky newspaper, the Appalachian News Express in Pikeville reporting it received the threat. We’ll send an update late today.)   By Mike Stunson and Morgan Eads, The Lexington Herald-Leader Lexington was among cities throughout the country where police and emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a series of emailed bomb threats, according to Lexington […]

Statue of first KPA President removed from outside Louisville Free Public Library

George D. Prentice termed anti-Catholic, pro-slavery, anti-foreigner By Thomas Novelly and Allison Ross, Louisville Courier Journal, Reprinted with permission   A controversial statue in downtown Louisville that has been vandalized and called racist was removed Tuesday. The statue of George Dennison Prentice sits outside the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. Prentice was the founder and editor of the Louisville Journal […]

Veno named State Journal managing editor

Veteran journalist and longtime Frankfort resident Chanda Veno has been named managing editor of The State Journal, succeeding Josh Bergeron. Bergeron is leaving to become editor of the Salisbury Post, a daily newspaper in North Carolina and an affiliate publication of The State Journal. Veno, who will be the first woman in The State Journal’s history to lead the newsroom, […]

On Second Thought makes The Pioneer, oops, The Pionier

Last week’s story in On Second Thought about the apparent mistake in the spelling of the Dodge County (in Mayville, WI) Pionier made the news this week in The Pionier. Pionier vs Pioneer

Kentucky New Era begins new publication schedule

The Kentucky New Era has moved to a Tuesday through Saturday distribution schedule beginning this week. The paper will continue to publish five days a week, but those days will now be consecutive. The change aligns with what the New Era’s new ownership, Paxton Media Group, has found to be successful in its other markets, both for readers and our advertising […]

What’s new on

(SHERIDAN, WY)     Eureka Energy Corporation announced this week that Roger Ford is scheduled to speak at the International Biomass Conference and Expo.  Ford, who is President of Eureka Energy Corporation, will speak on conversion of waste streams to synthesis gas and integration of fossil for transportation fuels. The conference will be held in Savannah, Georgia on March 18-21. [Beaver Dam, […]