The changes continue

Publication days and even the future of some newspapers has changed recently. The Richmond Register is now publishing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, a change that took effect two weeks ago and will be made permanent, according to publisher Gary Tyler. Richmond had been a five-day daily, publishing Tuesday through Saturday. In the Northeastern part of the state, Community Newspapers Holding, […]

‘The Chicken or the Egg?’ Actually in the case of two House bills, both come first. And last.

Last week, I wrote about the situation involving House Bill 195 and House Bill 351. You know the two bills passed by the General Assembly concerning public notice advertising. The question was, which will take effect since BOTH involve KRS 424, the state Public Notice Advertising law, and have slightly different language. After studying it more, graphing what the issues […]

Deadline Sunday, May 3 for Al Smith Award nominations

Given by Bluegrass SPJ Chapter for public service through community journalism   The Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues seek nominations for the Al Smith Award, given annually for public service through community journalism over a lifetime by a native or resident of Kentucky, or someone who has spent […]

KPA intern receives Jane S. Boyer Distinguished Service Award

Eastern Kentucky University’s Honors Program held a “virtual honors convocation” and announced the recipient of the Jane S. Boyer Distinguished Service Award. Jennifer Perkins, who will serve as a KPA intern at the Corbin Times Tribune this summer and in 2018 served a previous KPA internship at the Corbin News Journal, is not only known in the state for her […]

Local businesses buy ad to show appreciation for coverage of COVID-19, making it all worthwhile

Sunday’s Lexington Herald-Leader received a full page ad. From local businesses just wanting to say “Thank You” to the Lexington Herald-Leader for all of its coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager/editor Peter Baniak said he thought the ad was “pretty cool.” It’s great to see local businesses acknowledge the role of a newspaper for its news coverage and that […]

‘The Bridge’ misses its 20th anniversary but looking forward to the new school year and year 21!

From Stuart Simpson, Advisor, The Bridge COVID-19 caused Somerset Community College to move to distance learning and put an end to plans for the student newspaper’s 20-year celebration. With no one at the college to read The Bridge, the student staff shifted to produce an e-Edition. PDF (attached) has articles on the current state-of-the-college and student reaction to the virus […]

Keith Taylor named publisher of Berea Citizen after Teresa Scenters announces retirement

From the Berea Citizen Keith Taylor has been named publisher and editor of the Berea Citizen and will officially begin his duties on May 1. A veteran in the newspaper industry, Taylor has spent the past two years as news editor and brings a wealth of journalism knowledge to the position. Taylor spent 15 years as sports editor at the […]

Slowly but surely: Governor announces gradual reopening of Kentucky

On Wednesday, Gov. Beshear said that as long as Kentucky keeps up the fight against the coronavirus with promising results, the following business sectors are in line to restart: May 11 – Manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50% of pre-outbreak capacity), horse racing (without spectators), pet grooming and boarding May 20 – Retail, houses of worship […]

Barr, Comer, Rogers are signatories on letter to Trump

Hundreds of Senators, Representatives ask Trump to direct advertising to help local media outlets during COVID-19 By Paul J. Boyle, News Media Alliance | Read more The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that when we face our largest challenges, one of our greatest needs is access to reliable news and information. Representatives and Senators on both sides of the aisle on […]

Prepare your ‘Advertising Go-Bag’ when ready to make some calls

Ad-libs By John Foust, Newspaper Advertising Trainer – Raleigh, NC Richard is an advertiser who has seen years of sales presentations. His pet peeve is any salesperson who shows up unprepared. “It’s a waste of valuable time to be in a meeting where someone is not ready for the topic at hand,” he said. “I remember a meeting with an […]