Woody isn’t just an ‘author,’ he can croon while Leigh Anne Florence accompanies him

So what does Woody do when he’s not writing books or the Fall Chapter Series for Kentucky newspapers? He croons. Check out Kentucky’s most famous dachshund, Woody, laying in (Mom) Leigh Ann Florence’s lap while she plays some hymns. What a showman he is!! Woody singing some hymns

Offending language pulled from House Bill 351 by Senate A&R Committee

Language inserted into the House version of the state revenue bill — House Bill 351 — has been pulled from the legislation. That’s according to Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee chair Sen. Chris McDaniel. He made those comments Thursday afternoon as he was explaining to the committee what changes had been made from the House version. In the House, Rep. […]

Newspaper readership? Far above what a State Rep quoted trying to get public notices changed

From the time he introduced House Bill 195 on January 7, at 12:35 p.m., State Representative Jerry Miller kept saying 15 percent of Kentuckians read newspapers. That was his way of saying newspapers are faltering and the prime reason the legislature should consider moving all public notices to government websites. He kept using that figure, even picking up some government […]

House Bill 195 awaiting Governor’s signature

There’s been a lot of confusion this week for some reason about House Bill 195. Yes, on January 7 at 12:35 p.m., it was introduced into the House and would have taken all public notices away from all newspapers. But along the way, KPA, the Kentucky League of Cities and Kentucky Association of Counties had several discussions and agreed to […]

‘Your advertisers need urgent care’ webinar available Tuesday, March 24 at no cost!

America’s Newspapers will be presenting the webinar “Your advertisers need urgent help during the coronavirus crisis; here’s what you can do” by Borrell Associates and Second Street at 11:30 a.m. EDT/10: 30 am CDT Tuesday, March 24. KPA members are invited to register and participate at no cost! America’s Newspapers and Borrell are offering this to all newspapers at no […]

Governor salutes Cynthiana Democrat; mayor, judge executive pitch in at press time

At one of his early press conferences on the coronavirus situation in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear and Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett took time for a “show and tell” about the Cynthiana Democrat. Harrison County had the first reported positive test for coronavirus and as soon as the news was announced, the Democrat went on the press with a […]

Ronnie Ellis passes away at 68; was to be inducted in KY Journalism Hall of Fame

From the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues Ronnie Ellis, a political reporter and columnist who was the only rural correspondent in Kentucky’s state capital, died of lung disease Monday. He was 68. Ellis retired in November 2018 as the Frankfort correspondent for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., but continued to write a column for the company, which has daily newspapers […]

Kernel wins two first places, honorable mention at CMA’s Apple Awards

From the Kentucky Kernel Some good news among all the sadness from the College Media Association’s Apple Awards last week in New York. Two national first places and an honorable mention for the Kentucky Kernel and KRNL Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine. Very proud! Best Multimedia Package First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University Second Place: The Union, El Camino College […]

How news organizations can adjust to working from home, address safety concerns

By Matt DeRienzo • Local Media Association Consultant “Social distancing” recommendations aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus have many news organizations asking staff to work from home, presenting significant technology and communication challenges. And wider community shutdowns are presenting other unique challenges. What do you do with a sales staff that probably shouldn’t be calling on anyone, and whose clients […]

How journalists can fight stress from covering the coronavirus

9 ways journalists can push back against the stress of an always-on story By Al Tompkins and Sidney Tompkins Poynter Institute – Al Tompkins is senior faculty at Poynter. He can be reached at atompkins@poynter.org or on Twitter, @atompkins. I have been hearing from journalists who are stressed out by this nonstop COVID-19 coverage. Journalists tell me they spend all day talking with experts […]