County Ethics Codes a variety of requirements and enforcement; one-fourth of counties have no appointed members of local ethics boards

Editor’s Note: Really this news release has nothing to do with KPA or the newspaper business. But then, actually it does. It’s HUGE news when you think that the legislature directed counties to have a Local Code of Ethics some 25-26 years ago and still today some aren’t complying with state law. So can we really expect county governments to […]

Bluegrass SPJ takes issue with city of Frankfort threat to silence commissioners

The Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists objects to any ordinance, resolution or policy that restricts members of a public agency from commenting about discussions that the public agency holds in closed sessions. We make this statement in response to the plan of the Frankfort city commission to add to its ethics ordinance language “that would prohibit commissioners […]

Wendell H. Ford Lecture included panel discussion on the upcoming election

Charlie Cook, the nation’s foremost political expert and editor/publisher of The Cook Report, delivered the 2020 Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture Tuesday afternoon. It was done virtually. Following Cook’s presentation, he joined in a panel discussion that featured Susan Page, Washington Bureau chief for USA Today; Renee Shaw, public affairs producer and host with Kentucky Educational Television; and Al […]

Obituary: Dr. Richard Dandeneau

Dr. Dick Dandeneau, former chair of the Department of Communications and Journalism professor at Morehead State University, died Saturday. He was 95. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Due to the Covid pandemic, private graveside services with Military Honors will be held at a later date at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, KY. Memorial donations […]

AIM Media deploys CuratorCrowd™ onto all digital properties

American Hometown Media continues aggressive growth   NASHVILLE, TN — American Hometown Media (AHM), a top 15 Inc. 5000 honoree in the digital media, food content and technology category, has partnered with AIM Media out of Dallas, Texas in the rollout of the CuratorCrowd™ Traffic & Engagement Platform. Built specifically to help digital website’s drive audience engagement, increase traffic and […]

Mailers to earn discount for flats trays

From the National Newspaper Association Community newspaper mailers using white flats trays (tubs) will finally begin to earn a discount for employing the more efficient trays instead of sacks. USPS last week proposed new discounts for the flats trays at the carrier route and 5-digit sortation level, providing the first incentive ever for printers and publishers to opt for the […]

There’s still time to take advantage of October specials from

Click on the link below to see all the specials for October from It’s an employee benefit for KPA member newspapers. October-2020-Highlight_TAW-Chrome

An exclusive offer to enrich your ad pitches!

It’s new from the Relevance Project through state press associations From Tom Silvestri, Executive Director, The Relevance Project Check out a new exclusive benefit to members of the Newspaper Association Managers thanks to a Relevance Project partnership with Metro Creative Graphics and Pulse Research. Together, we announce a COMPLIMENTARY OFFER that further advances the Call to Action categories of advertisers […]

Tidbits from other states

From State Net Capitol Journal and LexisNexis 54 percent: The number of Americans who say political ads should not be allowed on social media. $1 billion: The estimated cost to build the nation’s largest publicly financed internet service in Oregon’s Multnomah County. The county was looking for ways to bridge the digital divide, but conceded the proposal is not economically feasible.