Nolan Group Media video tells why the public should be alarmed if House Bill 195 becomes law

2019 KPA President Jay Nolan, and president of Nolan Group Media, launched a video this morning letting readers of his company newspapers (and online subscribers as well) know why the public should be concerned if House Bill 195 makes it through the House of Representatives.—keep-public-notices/article_09584294-4442-11ea-941b-977f88ba6a6c.html   What can you do? Contact  your State Representative this week, talk to them […]

KPA Board votes to recommend full member status, benefits to Online Newspapers; membership to vote on it by proxy

Several years ago, in 2009 t0 be exact, the Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors was asked to consider Online Publications as members of KPA. The Board considered membership requirements in other states and developed a plan that would allow Online Publications to be considered Associate Member Newspapers within the organization. The Board established minimum requirements to qualify as Online […]

Jeff Jobe takes over as KPA President for 2020; Dennis Brown elected treasurer; Dave Taylor to be District 3 Board member

Jeff Jobe, publisher of Jobe Publishing along the I-65 corridor, was installed as president of the Kentucky Press Association during Changing of the Guard ceremonies at the 2020 KPA Winter Convention. He was handed the gavel by 2019 President Jay Nolan, with Nolan Media Group. Jeff has been on the KPA Board since 2005, representing District 4 until he was […]

Board approves discussions with Broadcasters Association to create Kentucky News Media Association

Could there be a Kentucky News Media Association in the future? Discussions will be underway in the near future as the Kentucky Press Association and Kentucky Broadcasters Association begin exploring the idea that was first proposed in 2010. The KPA Board heard a briefing on the idea at its January 23 meeting and then formed a committee, mirroring action by […]

Yetter, Shaw, College Heights Herald win AP’s inaugural Jon Fleischaker FOI Award


AP presents Kentucky Photo of the Year

Adam Yeomans, South Region Director of the Associated Press, showed the entries in the 2019 Photo of the Year competition for Kentucky and then announced the winning photo. You can download the Power Point presentation here and click through the photos. The winning photo is the last photo in the show. KY AP POY 2019 presentation  

Past Presidents select 15 Host Newspapers for 2020 Internship Program

Kentucky Press Association Past Presidents met during the winter convention with the annual task of selecting the 15 Host Newspapers for the KPA/Kentucky Journalism Internship program. In early March, the 15 newspapers will get access to the online applications from students interested in serving the 10-week intern period. Each is worth $4,000 for the 10 weeks. The 15 Host Newspapers […]

Lexington putting out bins around the metro area to accept newsprint, other paper products

  By Beth Musgrave, The Herald-Leader,BMUSGRAVE@HERALD-LEADER.COM Downtown residents looking for a nearby location for Lexington’s new paper recycling program can now bring newspapers, paper, mail and catalogs to a yellow bin in the back lot of the Lexington Herald-Leader building at 100 Midland Avenue. The city installed the yellow paper recycling bin in the Herald-Leader’s back parking lot, off Midland […]

Herald-Leader, CivicLex get grant for workshops, expand journalism in Lexington neighborhoods

Lexington Herald-Leader Staff Report A partnership between the Lexington Herald-Leader and CivicLex has been awarded a grant from the Facebook Journalism Project to host a series of community workshops and expand journalism that reaches more deeply into Lexington neighborhoods. The $18,500 grant will help the partners launch the pilot project. CivicLex, a non-profit that works to build community engagement, and the Herald-Leader […]

Northern Kentucky friends invited to meet new UK dean