Two Special elections on the horizon; Dave Eldridge leaves Richmond Register, KPA Board

We were already in the process of preparing paperwork for a Special Election in District 13 and now there’s a second one about to begin. That will happen for District 14. Last month, Catherine Boone, general manager of the Frankfort State Journal, announced she was leaving the Capital City to accept the publisher’s position in Vicksburg MS. The move is […]

Lexington decision to not recycle paper products, including newspapers, affects much of Central Kentucky

By Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader Lexington will no longer recycle paper products, effective immediately, city officials announced Tuesday. That means office paper, newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, paper rolls and other paper-based products should be put into trash cans rather than recycling bins, said Nancy Albright, the city’s commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works. For the past several months, the […]

Would you like to be queen/king for a day? How about ‘Journalist of the Year?’

Ok, that went right over the head of many of you because you’re much to young to remember the TV game show that opened with the announcer hollering, “Would YOU like to be Queen (King) for a day?” We won’t be crowning a Queen or King but if a proposal being developed for the KPA News Editorial Division makes its […]

Sale saves Big Sandy News from closing

May 1 the Big Sandy News was scheduled to close its doors and shut down a weekly newspaper that dated back to 1885. But some last minute discussions kept the operation going to see if a deal could be finalized. Monday night, Ritt Mortimer, who owns the Salyersville Independent, and Tim Stamper signed the paperwork to purchase the Big Sandy […]

KPNS signs up 100th participating newspaper

News from David Greer this week that the Middlesboro Daily News is signing paperwork to become part of the Kentucky Press News Service (KPNS). Recently, the Hazard Herald signed its agreement to participate and new Middlesboro publisher Anthony Cloud then agreed to have the paper as part of KPNS. He’s also publisher of the Harlan Daily Enterprise, a newspaper that’s […]

Another offer for D-Day’s 75th anniversary June 6

Last week, we made available to all KPA members three columns and four pictures of war journalist Ernie Pyle. The offer came from the Ernie Pyle Museum in Indiana with the columns and pictures available for your use at no cost. This week, there’s another offer but it’s as much a request for help from Kentucky newspapers. The Honor Flight […]

Kentucky State Police sues WDRB in effort to hide investigative records

 By Jason Riley, Travis Ragsdale, WDRB-TV FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) – Kentucky State Police has filed a lawsuit against WDRB News in an attempt to keep hidden internal investigations of troopers and other documents sought by reporters. In April, the Kentucky Attorney General’s office ruled the department had violated the state public records law by refusing to turn over five investigative files and one internal affairs […]

Hold your horses! Maybe it’s time to step back and take a breath

By Kevin Slimp, If you’ve heard me speak at a conference over the past two or three months, you’ve heard me discuss the differences between newspapers. For someone as young as I am (no snickering, please), I have seen a lot of changes in our industry over the past 25 or so years. Aside from the technological changes, which […]

UK journalism professor takes aim at bosses in federal lawsuit

By Linda Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader University of Kentucky journalism professor Buck Ryan has sued four top officials at UK, saying they defamed him and then retaliated against him when he fought their efforts to fire him.The federal lawsuit names UK Provost David Blackwell; Derek Lane, interim dean of communications; Mike Farrell, interim director of the UK School of Journalism; and […]

As retirement looms, Ed Henninger looks back at some of his best columns

Is your designer a designer? A designer can tell you why the nameplate at top works well…and why the one at bottom is awful. By Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting COME JUNE 1, I will have spent 30 years as a newspaper consultant. That’s a long time. I’ll be retiring at the end of this year…perhaps sooner. It’s time for me […]