Sen. Westerfield responds to article on his tweet, says it is ‘not correct’

Sen. Whitney Westerfield responded this afternoon to the post in On Second Thought concerning his tweet. From Senator Westerfield: “This story is not correct. My bill draft has nothing to do with the threshold.  A phone call or email to me would’ve sufficed.” He states he is not directing his legislation at the threshold of county population. We will be […]

Sen. Westerfield tweets he’s working on legislation to take on Public Notice law

Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, announced earlier this week by Twitter that he’s working on legislation to pre-file during the interim that would take on Kentucky’s Public Notice Advertising law. (His tweet is at the bottom of this segment.) He specifically mentions House Bill 195 introduced early in the 2020 General Assembly that would have moved all public notices out of […]

Board votes to partner with MACED about state of local media in Eastern Kentucky project

The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors had its summer meeting virtually on July 23 and one of unanimous votes was to support a partnership with MACED for its planned study of the state of local media businesses in Eastern Kentucky. Here’s the report from John-Mark Hack, lending director for MACED about its project: The Mountain Association for Community and […]

KPA Board holds second virtual meeting; Russ Cassady elected to serve District 9

  The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors held its second virtual meeting, via Zoom, on Thursday, July 23. The first virtual meeting in KPA’s 151 years was held May 7. Next on the schedule is a Fall Board Retreat, tentatively scheduled for November 5-6 at Barren River State Park. However, as it has with the Spring and Summer meetings, […]

Interning at The Kentucky Standard in the Bourbon Capital of the World? Breathe it in, swirl it around, sip it, swish it and enjoy

Nacogdoches Miller, Kentucky Standard, Bardstown; Morehead State University   From Day One of my summer internship at The Kentucky Standard I hit the ground running, even before signing my paperwork. The proper answer to any question of, “Can you cover this?” should always be “yes” when in the Bourbon Capital of the World, because even the mundane offers a chance […]

Intern Madison Briscoe: Unsure at the beginning, CKNJ intern now knows what she wants to do

Madison Briscoe, Central Kentucky News Journal, Campbellsville; Campbellsville University   Through the 10 short weeks of my Kentucky Press Association internship, I have learned a lot about the newspaper industry, myself as a writer and the city of Campbellsville. I have been a student at Campbellsville University for three years and all I ever knew about the city was within […]

Richmond Register intern experiences the pandemic by ‘living through it firsthand’

By Emily Patrick, Richmond Register, Eastern Kentucky University This summer I was an intern for the Richmond Register. I was offered the position right before I went on Spring Break, which at the time I did not realize, would extend until my graduation day. Not only was the world going through major changes, but so was local journalism. The Register […]

Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame induction to be ‘virtual’ on October 15

  From the UK College of Communication and Information The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon, originally scheduled for March 31, will now be VIRTUAL with more details to come. The virtual event will take place on October 15, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. EST. Our primary concern is with the health, safety, and well-being of every member of […]

Register now to join four rural editors next Thursday morning for a free webinar, ‘Success Stories in Rural Journalism’

By Al Cross, Director and Professor, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues It’s a stressful time for our country, and especially for journalism. At the Institute, we think our best path forward is what we have always stood for: quality journalism, paid for by news outlets with a commitment to public service. That is often difficult in rural journalism, […]

Pulse launches new shopping survey based on impact of COVID-19; promote this and get statewide results to use in your marketing

Pulse Research is launching a new survey to help determine the impact of Covid-19 on local shopping intentions. How we shop has changed and this is having a major impact on local businesses and the economy. We hope the survey results will help address some of the business uncertainty. Giving local businesses, newspapers, and sales teams a better understanding of […]