Several with ties to KPA make Kentucky Gazette’s 2019 Notable Women in Politics, Government

Linda Blackford, Deborah Yetter featured Two female reporters, a former reporter who is now a State Representative, the head of KPA’s lobbying firm, Top Shelf Lobby, and a member of the KPA Freedom of Information Hotline team are among the top 50 women in politics and government, according to The Kentucky Gazette. Linda Blackford of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Deborah […]

They’re baaaaack…well, almost

Tuesday, January 7, being “the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the year,” marks the beginning of the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly. It’s a full, 60-day session, with the final gavel scheduled for April 15. That’s also “Tax Day,” and lobbyists (well, at least one I know) don’t mind paying whatever taxes they owe because it means the end […]

‘For Noah’s sake.’ After wife’s death in childbirth, Kentucky dad raises son with worldwide support

(Editor’s Note: Jordan Hall is assistant general manager of the Troublesome Creek Times in Hindman. His mother, Sharon, is co-owner and publisher of the Knott County weekly. He still has the distinction of being one of the youngest winners in a KPA contest several years ago as a young teenager if not a pre-teen.) BY VALARIE HONEYCUTT SPEARS, Lexington Herald-Leader […]

Town’s new website comes with a warning!

Earlier this week, the Georgetown News Graphic had a story about the town of Sadieville, in northern Scott County, population of about 350, getting its new website. With discussions coming most every legislative session now, that local government agencies should be able to handle all public notices on their own website, when I see a city has a website listed, […]

Committee to Protect Journalists needs your help for a couple of minutes

We pushed this a couple of weeks ago, asking newspapers to respond to a national survey from the Committee to Protect Journalists and we’re doing it once more at CPJs request. Take just a minute to read the note from Lucy Westcott below and then access the survey and respond to it. Lucy says it would take 5 to 10 […]

Mobile trends for 2020: apps, advertising and AI

By Shelley Seale, Editor, INMA (International News Media Association) Mobile Marketing Magazine has been covering the global mobile marketing industry since 2005 and constantly looks at what the industry can expect to see in terms of future mobile marketing tech and innovation. In an exclusive Webinar on Wednesday, Editorial Director David Murphy shared the magazine’s respected view of the mobile world to INMA members, delving […]