Dennis Brown, Regina Catlett nominated for Vice President; Carrie Dillard elected 2020 Treasurer

Carrie Dillard, editor of the Paducah Sun, has been elected treasurer of the Kentucky Press Association and Kentucky Press Service for 2020. The election was held last Friday as the KPA Board of Directors closed out its 2019 Fall Retreat at Cumberland Falls State Park. KPA Bylaws stipulate that the treasurer is to be elected by the Board from Board […]

Productive two half-days spent by KPA Board at Fall Board Retreat at Cumberland Falls State Park

Renting out part of KPA’s Central Office, allowing full member status to Online Newspapers/Publications, publishing print AND digital paid circulation as one in the directory, extending deadline for students to apply for KPA/KJF internships   The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors meets four times a year and for three of those meetings it’s pretty much grab a quick bite, […]

Deadline today for discount on Nov. 15 for Ashland workshop on covering substance abuse, recovery

From Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues Today is the deadline for the discounted registration fee of $50 for Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery: A Workshop for Journalists, to be held in Ashland on Nov. 15. Then the fee will be $60 until Nov. 8, when registration will close. Space is limited. Details and registration are here.The workshop […]

Set those clocks back Sunday morning

That time of the year again when we change time. Though discussions have taken place in Washington to end this insanity, nothing’s changed and Sunday morning at 2 a.m., remember to move those clocks BACK one hour. You know the saying, Spring Forward, Fall Back. Enjoy the extra hour’s sleep this weekend because come Sunday, March 8, you’ll be losing […]

Kentucky Standard moves to twice weekly, cancels Friday edition after today

By Forrest Berkshire, The Kentucky Standard The Kentucky Standard, a thrice-weekly newspaper in Bardstown that’s part of the Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., group headquartered in Shelbyville, is publishing its last Friday edition today. “This is a business decision driven by one factor advertising,” said Scott Moore, publisher of The Standard, in the story announcing the move. “Reducing the frequency of […]

Contest totals top 2018

And now the judging begins! The deadline for entering the 2019 KPA Advertising and News contests was October 18 and after all the entries were accounted for, there was an overall increase in entering this year’s contest. While the ad contest was down four entries with 833 compared to last year’s 837, the news contest has rebounded from a downturn […]

Nov. 12 is deadline for submitting Rate and Data sheet for 2020 directory information

We’ve received a few rate/data sheets from KPA members and are reminding you again that if you haven’t completed the form for your newspaper to please do so immediately. The deadline is November 12 and we want current information about each KPA publication to be accurate when we print the 2020 KPA Directory. While some still don’t have their 2020 […]

Deadline is December 1 for Lewis Owens Community Service Award

Each year, the Lexington Herald-Leader honors a KPA member newspaper or person for outstanding community service. The award was established in 1967 in memory of Edwards M. Templin, promotion director of the Lexington Herald and Lexington Leader. In 1996, it was renamed the Lewis Owens Community Service Award to honor the publisher emeritus of the Herald-Leader for his longtime service […]

LMPD violated state law by withholding Explorer sex abuse records, Attorney General rules

By Matthew Glowicki, Louisville Courier Journal The Louisville Metro Police Department violated the state’s open records law when it denied The Courier Journal’s request for investigatory records in the Explorer program sex abuse scandal, the state’s attorney general has ruled. The Courier Journal appealed to the attorney general in August after LMPD denied its request for files in the case of […]

President didn’t trust investigations; focused on Ukraine instead

By John Schaaf John Schaaf of Georgetown is a retired attorney, and he can be reached at This article was also made available by the author to the Georgetown News-Graphic for publication. A word formatted copy of the article is attached for newspapers wanting to use it. FedInvestigations   In the last few months, two independent federal investigations ended, and […]