KPA accepting nominations for 2020 Vice President

It’s the time of year when KPA begins preparing for the following year and one of those duties is electing the next  KPA Vice President. We’re still in a fairly new process, adopted in January 2018 by the KPA Board of Directors, and we are using On Second Thought to notify members of the process and to open nominations for […]

It’s far from Mission: Impossible so take a few minutes and get these two assignments done

Please!!! It’s that time of year when things start hopping to close out one year and get ready for another. And this is where you come in.   CONTESTS REGISTRATION — We’ve been preaching it for weeks now. Take ONE minute and get your newspaper registered for the KPA Advertising and KPA News contests. The deadline to enter is Friday, […]

What Happens When Weekly Newspapers Disappear?

No one at city council and school board meetings, politicians rarely held accountable—and fewer stories for farmers to read and decide whether they need to get mad By Ryan Craig, Todd County Standard, KPA Past President Reprinted from Neiman Reports As editor and publisher of the Todd County Standard, a weekly in Elkton, Kentucky, I once ran a story that […]

Labor Dept vs. Newspapers: Last week it was Help Wanted ads; this week it’s overtime salary threshold

From the National Newspaper Association The annual salary threshold for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act will increase on January 1 to $35,568 from $23,660, the United States Department of Labor announced this week. The announcement officially killed a rule on the books that would have caused minimum salaries would go up to $47,476. That rule that had […]

Meet UK’s new College of Communication/Information Dean at an October 16 reception

You’re invited but please RSVP as indicated

#Savethecardinal: Student Newspaper fights to keep journalism alive on campus

By Ashleigh Mills Spectrum News, Kentucky LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Budget cuts at the University of Louisville don’t deliver good news to the student newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal. The university says a “budget crunch” means a 5% rollback of funding to all departments, but $20,000 was stricken from the independent student paper. It means closure could be coming, unless the social media #savethecardinal campaign to […]

To survive, newspapers have to look beyond just a print product and The Crittenden Press has taken a big step

‘We have essentially become a newly styled company – a news agency, no longer just a newspaper.’ From Allison Mick, The Crittenden Press A few years ago we decided that if The Crittenden Press was going to survive in the looming newspaper climate, we had to be more than just a newspaper. We took small steps at a time, engaged […]

Board election process gets underway in Districts 3, 4, 5, 6 and 13

With 14 elected Board members, and terms on a three-year rotation, every year we have four or five district Board seats up for election. For terms beginning January 2020, five districts will have new three-year terms starting. And we start the election process now so that by mid-October we have a good idea of individuals who will be serving on […]

Frankfort Rotary hears about the First Amendment

State Journal Publisher Steve Stewart led a panel discussion on the First Amendment at Wednesday’s Frankfort Rotary Club meeting. With club President Fred Deaton, right, are panelists, from left, John Nelson, Amye Bensenhaver and Jeremy Rogers.

Ghouls and Goblins, Monsters and Scary Things, Oh My

  TicketsatWork member benefit to KPA newspapers featuring Halloween events for the Fall. Looking for a different place to visit ghouls and goblins, monsters and all things scary for Halloween. Check out the Fall flyer from TicketsatWork, a service to you as a member of the Kentucky Press Association. Just go to TicketsatWork and enter the KPA Company Code KIKYPRESS. […]