New Russell County Public Library pays tribute to the Russell County News

Old copies of the Russell County News featured on one room’s walls The new Russell County Public Library opened this week and one of the rooms features old copies of the Russell County News. A library staff member told me they pulled pages from the bound volumes of the Russell County News to decorate one wall in the conference room. […]

Tabor moves to Herald Ledger

Longtime western Kentucky journalist Daryl Tabor has joined the staff of The Herald Ledger, a Paxton Media Group newspaper in Eddyville. Tabor, former editor of The Crittenden Press in Marion, started his position as a reporter with the Lyon County weekly on Oct. 30. He will be covering all aspects of community news in the county and welcomes the challenge […]

Glenn Gray now COO of Nolan Media Group

By Jay Nolan, CEO, Nolan Media Group For three generations the Nolan family has proudly published community newspapers in Eastern Kentucky. While Nolan Media Group newspapers remain the best source of information in the communities they serve, rapidly changing conditions in the industry require all newspapers to react, adapt, and adjust very quickly. CEO of Nolan Media Group, Jay Nolan says, “Making this happen requires us to ‘up our game’ and I am proud to announce we are promoting Glenn Gray to the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO). For more than 30 years, Glenn has been a successful newspaper professional. All our newspaper publishers and managing editors will now report to Glenn.” Many know Glenn from his years in the media. Others may know him from his years working with young people through sports as a referee and coach. His new challenge is to streamline our operations, maintain quality, and put the right team in place to make sure we provide you with the best local […]

AOC launching Business Court Docket Dec. 17 in Jefferson County

And the media is invited From Leigh Anne Hiatt, APR, Public Information Officer, Administrative Office of the Courts I would like to invite you to join us for a news conference to launch Kentucky’s first Business Court Docket on Tuesday, December 17. The event will begin at 11 a.m. EST in the lobby of the Jefferson County Judicial Center, 700 […]

Got a challenge you want to take on or a project idea that would benefit you and the industry?

Then RJI Fellows program might well be the thing for you By Jennifer Nelson, Reynolds Journalism Institute We are looking for people who have journalism challenges they want to tackle and have a project idea that could benefit not only themselves and their organization, but the industry. RJI Fellowship projects typically devise new strategies or models for solving a problem, […]

SPJ D.C. applauds expert analysis that forced oversight of reporters’ contacts with federal agency employees is illegal

From the Washington, D.C. Professional Chapter of SPJ The Washington D.C. Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hailing a newly released analysis pointing a way for legally challenging the current censorship on news gathering in many public agencies, including federal agencies. For the last quarter century or so, many public agencies on all levels have instituted restrictions […]