KPA Board member/weekly editor will attend Nov. 15 workshop because ‘we cannot continue to wear blinders’

By Dennis Brown, Lewis County (KY) Herald, KPA Board member Why should journalists attend a workshop on covering local drug problems? “We cannot continue to wear blinders and ignore this problem that is now affecting every member of our communities,” writes Dennis Brown, editor and publisher of the weekly Lewis County Herald in Vanceburg, Ky. who has signed up to attend the Covering […]


Today is the day we’ve been warning you about since August 5. It’s deadline day for entering the 2019 KPA Advertising and News Contests. Registration is required first and surprisingly (?) some are just now getting to that process. It takes less than a minute. But you can’t enter if you don’t register. Only by registering first can you get […]

68 newspapers registered for the contests

There’s still time today to register, and with a few doing so this morning, the current number of 68 newspapers could change by mid-afternoon. The 68, as of 11 a.m., are listed at the end of this On Second Thought segment Anyway, that’s the number of newspapers registered to enter one or both KPA contests this morning. And today is […]

Scogin wins three-year term on KPA Board

James Scogin, with the Georgetown News-Graphic who won in a special election earlier this year, has won a three-year term on the KPA Board of Directors. A special election was held in District 13 after Catherine Boone left the State Journal earlier this year, leaving that seat vacant. The special election completed her term, scheduled to end in January. Scogin […]

Jennifer Greer officially welcomed to UK

She’s actually been on the job a couple of months but Wednesday night, Dr. Jennifer Greer was officially welcomed to UK as the new Dean of the College of Communication and Information. The college held a reception for faculty, staff, alums and friends to meet Dr. Greer. Shown at left is Mark Shanda, Dean of Fine Arts, who co-chaired the […]

Shoutouts! James Victery joins Lebanon Enterprise as ad manager; Linda Barnett set to retire at Landmark

James Victery is new to The Lebanon Enterprise’s staff, but he’s not new to Marion County. He’s performed on stage with Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square on more than one occasion. And, he’s already developed relationships with key local businesses, previously having worked with them on their advertising campaigns. So, his new role as advertising manager at the Enterprise […]

Deadline today for KPA Vice President nominations

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 […]

What You Need to Know about the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

By Paul J. Boyle News Media Alliance The Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule on September 27, 2019, increasing the threshold used to determine the exempt status of white-collar employees under the minimum wage and overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act. While the new threshold in the final rule will certainly be difficult for many small market newspapers, the increase […]