Working from home, locking the doors, reducing days, positions: Members hope this is not the new ‘normal’

We had asked a couple of weeks ago for changes newspapers are making to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. We had a few responses and passed those along to Peter Baniak for his story shared statewide on how newspapers are changing their business model. Thursday, we asked again. One publisher wanted to know what newspapers are doing, are they making […]

Gracie and Zeke get in on the act of spreading Andy Beshear’s messages

Meet Gracie and Zeke, who belong to KPA Vice President Regina Catlett and serve as the mascots of the Sebree Banner and Sturgis News  Hit the arrow to play messages from Gracie and then Zeke. A message from Gracie and The Sebree Banner and The Sturgis News: Posted by Regina Catlett on Wednesday, April 1, 2020   Zeke has a […]

General Assembly passes amended HB 351 with language on Public Notice Advertising

Two years ago, when it adopted the state budget through June 30, 2020, the legislature took a different approach on Public Notice Advertising. Since it had not been successful in moving legislation that would allow all local government agencies to use their websites for public notices as opposed to publishing those in newspapers, language was inserted deep into the budget […]

Front page makes the front window of local pharmacy

Last week, we made available to all members the makings of a front page. Using an example from some newspapers in the United Kingdom, the Chattanooga Times Free Press designed a similar front page and made it available to all state press associations through the Tennessee Press Association. Imagine the surprise, and excitement, Gaye Bencini, publisher of the Hickman County […]

Forward Kentucky/Bruce Maples taking action to help out news media financially

This project is courtesy of Bruce Maples, publisher of Forward Kentucky, an online newspaper member of KPA. His effort is not limited to any area of the state; he’s hoping news media statewide benefit from his request for supporting media outlets financially. I wanted to let you know that we are putting up and promoting a Subscriptions and Memberships Page […]

Voting from their cars! Legislature suspends the rules but takes action on bills from a distance

  Sparse numbers in the chambers, legislators sitting outside in their vehicles, others finding a quiet place in their office to monitor what was going on on the third floor of the Capitol. That’s where the House and Senate gathers for its daily sessions. Only Wednesday’s sessions were no April Fool’s. Concerned about the coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the state, […]

Bowling Green Daily News eliminates Saturday print edition; Corbin, London, Georgetown eliminate one publication day; Maysville goes to two print days per week

Changes by Georgetown, Maysville are temporary The Bowling Green Daily News announced last week that it is no longer printing a Saturday edition. Saturday, March 28 was the final Saturday for its printed edition. That means the Warren County family owned newspaper will publish as print edition Sunday through Friday and have an online-only presence on Saturdays. The move mirrors […]

SurfKYNews ceases publication

WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/31/20) — Today, we bid farewell to SurfKY News. It is a sad day and we thank the many, many people that have expressed their appreciation since our announcement two weeks ago. From a financial perspective, SurfKY News was not a success. But, from a community perspective, it was a tremendous success. It changed lives and communities for […]

Black history maker: Merv Aubespin, veteran journalist, award-winning author

From the The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, published in the Louisville Courier Journal Editor’s Note: The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage will provide The Courier Journal with history maker features biweekly for the remainder of the year. The center’s goals are to enhance the public’s knowledge about the history, heritage and cultural contributions of African Americans in […]

Pulse Research offers ‘2020 Covid-19 Impact and Local Business Survey’ to newspapers

From Pulse Research for KPA Member Newspapers The survey will run during this period of uncertainty with regular updates of the results for ANA members and their local businesses. This survey takes less than 30 minutes to complete. We believe that the first findings could be available in the next few weeks. We will provide compiled results if you members […]