The gavel barely banged when the first Public Notice Advertising bill was introduced

Bang! The Boom! Public Notice Advertising bill introduced in first 30 minutes of session Not long after House Speaker David Osborne called the House of Representatives to order on opening day of the 2020 General Assembly, we had the first Public Notice Advertising bill introduced. It was actually House Bill 195, meaning several other bill numbers and titles had been […]

House Bill 195 headed to Local Government Committee

House Bill 195 on Public Notice Advertising has been assigned to the House Local Government Committee. The committee list is below and if you have a State Rep on the committee, we ask you to contact them to vote against House Bill 195 in its current form when it comes before the committee. As reference, here’s a list of talking […]

Need we say more? Pulse Research surveyed Kentuckians in 2017 and this is the result of a Public Notice question

Pulse Legals

Carrie Dillard resigns as 2020 treasurer and as State At-Large Board member

Carrie Dillard, editor of the Paducah Sun, has submitted her resignation as 2020 KPA treasurer and as a State At-Large Board member. Carrie, who also served 2018 and 2019 as an At-Large member, had been elected treasurer of the association during the Board’s Fall Retreat in October. Her workload will keep her from the time commitment required to serve in […]

Change comes to the Herald-Leader tomorrow with digital-only Saturdays

By Peter Baniak, Editor and General Manager, The Lexington Herald-Leader In my nearly 11 years as editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one constant has been change. Change in every part of the news business, which continues to climb financial and business-model mountains as a challenge-filled decade ends and a new one begins. Change in how we deliver the news to […]

Deadlines! They are approaching!!

You know deadlines because you live by them. And there are a couple of 2020 KPA Winter Convention deadlines you need to adhere to. Please? ROOM RESERVATIONS — With thanks to the staff at the Hilton Inn in downtown Lexington, site of the convention, the room reservation deadline has been extended to Monday, January 13. Haven’t reserved the rooms you […]

District 3 Special Election underway

KPA is starting a Special Election in District 3 with a letter and nomination form mailed to the publisher of each member newspaper in the district that includes Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties. The election is necessitated with Regina Catlett being elected Vice President of KPA for 2020. Regina was just elected to another three-year term as […]

Some staff changes at the Jessamine Journal; Randy Patrick returning is part of it

From Mike Caldwell, Publisher, Bluegrass Newsmedia More faces at The Jessamine Journal means more news for readers. Veteran editor and newspaper leader Whitney Leggett will take over for outgoing editor Brittany Fuller, who left to pursue other opportunities. Leggett serves in the same role with The Winchester Sun and Bluegrass Newsmedia. “Our goal is to remain the best source of […]

Enquirer returns to traditional newspaper (broadsheet) format

By Beryl Love, Executive Editor The Enquirer’s print edition returned to a larger, more traditional newspaper format as the new year began. Why, you ask? Simple. We are changing locations where the paper is printed ­to Louisville from Columbus. The configuration of the printing presses is different, thus the change to what we call a “broadsheet” format. You will see […]

J.D. Chaney named League of Cities Executive Director/CEO

Following its December Executive Board of Directors meeting, KLC President and Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf said the Board had unanimously selected J.D. Chaney, the organization’s Deputy Executive Director, to immediately assume the role of Executive Director/CEO. The League of Cities is an Associate Member of the Kentucky Press Association. Dieruf said, “J.D. has the passion for cities and communities like […]