Postal Q & A with Kentucky’s own Max Heath: ID statement location, content required

By Max Heath, NNA Postal Consultant, KPA Past President Q: Have a post office that is refusing to deliver newspapers without the tags on the tubs that are delivered at the DDU drops for same day delivery. Where can I find the ruling that says they have to deliver these local newspapers without the tags? A: Send the Domestic Mail […]

Another huge win for Open Records: Court rules Louisville must turn over records on Amazon HQ2 proposal to Courier-Journal

Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal Louisville Metro Government must turn over to the Courier Journal its bid for Amazon’s “HQ2” project, the Kentucky Court of Appeals said in an ruling released Friday. The unanimous opinion found that the records were not preliminary, as Louisville Metro had argued, because it wasn’t selected by Amazon as a finalist. That meant the proposal […]

Woody, Chloe series deadline just days away

Signed up yet for the 2019 KPA Fall Chapter Series? If your newspaper isn’t listed below, then we don’t have your information. The absolute deadline to sign up is August 26. The cost is two cents per paid subscriber/single copy sales so it’s little to pay to have a quality 10-week chapter series that school kids look forward to each […]

Newspaper-sponsored Public Notice website close to 7,000 page views in July with 831 ‘users’

Kentucky’s Public Notice website — owned and operated by KPA and its member newspapers — is getting good use by the public. Without a lot of promotion and marketing until recently, did have some visitors regularly. But in the last three months, as KPA has encouraged more and more newspapers to upload their issues so NewzGroup can scrape the […]

Group that oversees Lexington’s historic courthouse turns over records to Herald-Leader

By Marcus Dorsey, The Lexington Herald-Leader A group that oversees the publicly-owned former Fayette County courthouse has voluntarily released its financial records after the Lexington Herald-Leader sued the group in Fayette Circuit Court last month. Historic Courthouse LLLP, a for-profit entity run by city employees, agreed late Monday to release the documents the Herald-Leader had previously requested but was denied. Included […]

Rural paper fills several pages in sample-copy edition with stories about opioid epidemic, its cost

By Al Cross, from The Rural Blog Most rural newspapers shy away from reporting on the opioid epidemic, aside from its criminal-justice aspects, perhaps because they naturally avoid unpleasant news that isn’t served up to them. Not the Adair County Community Voice in Columbia, Kentucky, which started a series about the issue in a big way last week, in a sample-copy edition […]

It’s President Nixon now! Steve Nixon to lead Newspaper Association Managers

MONTREAL, Quebec—Steven R. Nixon, executive director of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, was elected president of Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) during the groups’ 96th annual summer conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Nixon, who has led the Canadian Prairie press association since 2003, has 16 years in newspaper association experience. Although hailing from New Zealand and involved in agriculture, he was […]

Advice from Ed Henninger: Don’t accept ‘I don’t like it’

By Ed Henninger, Newspaper Design Consultant I’ve been consulting since June, 1989. Thirty years is a long time and it’s time for me to retire and shift my attention to Julia, family, grandkids and guitar.  Over for the next few months, I’m offering some of my best columns from the past few years.  This one focuses on helping your designers […]

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