Discounted tickets to almost anywhere offered as a KPA member benefit

Thinking of taking a trip this summer? Want to take in an amusement park? Need to rent a car or going by air? How about restaurant deals and hotel discounts? Through KPA’s relationship with those are available to you at discounted prices as a member benefit. Hotels. Theme Parks. Concerts. Sporting Events. Rental Cars, Gift Cards. Broadway Shows. Vegas […]

68 years pastoring in the same pulpit, 58 years as patriarch of the Radcliff Sentinel

At ago 90, he still preaches every Sunday and makes it into The Sentinel every day By Chip Hutcheson, Western Recorder RADCLIFF—Pastoring for 68 years is a rarity today—but very few have the distinction of pastoring the same church for that length of time. That is a distinction held by James Royalty, who will begin his 69th year at Red […]

A Happy and Safe Fourth of July to each of you

Enjoy the holiday, at least those of you who get the day off. But all of you, stay safe and enjoy. The KPA Central Office will be closed Thursday, July 4, for the staff to celebrate. We’ll reopen Friday the 5th at 8 a.m./Eastern.

SCOTUS overturns FOIA precedent

From the National Newspaper Association The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday closed a window into the workings of the federal government when agencies withhold information about businesses it acquires as part of administering taxpayer-supported programs, the National Newspaper Association said. Ruling on behalf of a business group representing food retailers, the Food Marketing Institute,  the high court permitted the U.S. Department […]

KPA members invited to participate in Google News Initiative to build a stronger future for journalism; 2 weeks remaining to apply

Am sharing an email from Ben Shaw with the Google News Initiative Challenges Team I have an update that I hope will be of interest to your Kentucky Press Association membership. I’m happy to let you know that we have launched the North American GNI Innovation Challenge, which will fund projects that inject new ideas into the local news industry. […]

Bevin administration, State Police violate Open Records; judge awards attorneys fees in pension case, says TV station could ask KSP to pay as well

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Monday ruled the Bevin administration intentionally violated the Kentucky Open Records Act in refusing to release a copy of an economic analysis of the administration’s 2017 pension reform plan. In a 19-page final order in the case, Shepherd ordered the economic analysis be released and – because the violation of the open […]

Speed test on uploads, downloads

Have you done a speed test recently on your Internet provider to see how the upload and download speed are holding up? Been a few months since I mentioned this so thought I’d remind you. I did two Wednesday morning and got similar results. Within a couple of minutes, showed 96.8 mbps and 108.2 mbps on downloads. Uploads were holding […]

National Newspaper Association supports establishment of fallen journalists memorial

From Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel National Newspaper Association President Andrew Johnson, publisher of the Dodge County Pionier, Mayville, Wisconsin, threw the support of NNA behind proposed legislation to allow a new memorial in Washington, D.C., for journalists killed in the line of duty. The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019 was introduced the week of the first anniversary of […]

Branding high school football: Good for the community, good for the bottom line

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent, Courtesy, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Bulletin Attach the newspaper’s name and brand to the local high school football rivalry game, and you have the Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic in Morristown, Tenn. The two high schools serving Morristown and Hamblen County, the East Hurricanes and the West Trojans, play the game, sell the tickets and provide […]