Contest registrations up to 53 papers as the clock ticks down to Friday, Oct. 16

It’s just a week away. Friday, October 16. And if you’re planning on entering the 2020 KPA Advertising Excellence in Kentucky newspapers and KPA Excellence in News contests, then get your entries ready to upload. And if your newspaper isn’t listed below, before you try to upload, you have to register your newspaper. If you are NOT listed, go to […]

UK announces Zoom access for virtual induction of 2020 Hall of Fame Class

The University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information has announced the particulars for the induction ceremonies for the 2020 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame Class. It will be Thursday, October 15 at 5-7 p.m./Eastern.   The Zoom link is  and the password is  halloffame The information is also posted on the CCI website: Introducing the 2020 Kentucky Journalism […]

Kentucky has 2 rural towns among slowest internet speeds in the U.S.; Hyden is slowest, Grayson 20th

If you’re daydreaming about escaping the city for a farmhouse in New England, you aren’t alone. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many remote workers are selling downtown condos and moving to the country, where social distancing is easier, outdoor recreation opportunities abound, and real estate is more affordable.1,2,3 But not all rural areas have decent internet speeds—and a good internet speed is […]

State leaders fight absentee voting confusion

By Jay Nolan, CEO, Nolan Group Media Permission is granted for any KPA member newspaper to republish this editorial, crediting it to Jay Nolan, CEO, Nolan Group Media. Voters in Kentucky are now preparing to participate in a major election. But, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, drastic changes in how we vote were made to protect public safety. Rules and […]

Into the Issues: ‘Rude remarks, argumentative interaction’ are public’s response to newspaper coverage of pandemic

By Al Cross Just as some people are tiring of taking precautions against the novel coronavirus, helping it spread, I’m sure some newsrooms are tiring of covering it. And that helps it spread, too, by making it seem less of a threat, and discouraging precautions. And I fear that some newsrooms aren’t just tired of covering the pandemic, but have […]

KPA holds Public Notice Ad Summit virtually to set the tone for 2021 General Assembly

  Some 65 Kentucky Press Association representatives, mostly publishers or officials from corporate newspaper offices. held an 80-minute Zoom meeting Thursday morning. The focus was Public Notices and discussion on that issue as the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly approaches. In all, those gathering covered some 75 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The session included an update on the 2020 session and […]

Alleyne leaves Kentucky New Era as editor; began her career as a KPA intern with Madisonville

Zirconia Alleyne has resigned as editor of the Kentucky New Era, effective Oct. 7. Alleyne, 30, Hopkinsville, is leaving to pursue opportunities with her food truck company, Vansauwa’s Tacos and Vegan Eats, which she co-owns with her boyfriend, Desaepa Vansauwa. “When the COVID-19 pandemic began, I had no idea how busy our food truck would become,” she said. “I love […]

Edison Research still searching for ‘County Vote Reporters’ for general election

From Edison Research While you may already be working for us on Election day, I wanted to reach out everyone in Kentucky about openings we have for the General Election on November 3, 2020. Currently, we are looking for County Vote Reporters in Bourbon, Carlisle, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton,  Elliott, Floyd, Garrard, Grant, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, Henry, Hopkins, Jessamine, Johnson, […]

Inserters for sale

4 Muller Martini 227 inserters available. 2 – 8/1 and 2 – 12/1 with electronic drives. Inserters equipped with in-line ink jet heads, can be used with low or high voltage. Currently located in Shelbyville, KY, removed from plant in Maine. Contact Joyce Ford at or call 502-513-1107.      

Webinars on horizon for Oct.15, Oct. 23

Leading Your Team Through Disruptive Change How do newsroom leaders get the productive and creative best from employees during today’s unpredictable world of change? What is required of you? What insights and practices do you need to commit to? You’ll end this webinar with a vision and leadership tool to keep moving forward with your employees rather than get stuck […]