Gray elected vice president, Brown to continue as treasurer as 2021 Executive Committee now set

Glenn Gray, vice president of Nolan Group Media, has been elected Vice President of the Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Press Service for 2021. Gray was one of three nominees forwarded to the full membership for the vote as recommended by the KPA Board. Gray, Dennis Brown of the Lewis County Herald, and Steve Gaines with the Bowling Green Daily News were […]

NAM launches USALegalNotices website to link public notices in all states in a single location

The Newspaper Association Managers, a consortium of state press associations across the U.S., is launching a new nationwide service to help the public find a public notice published in any state. The work on the USALegalNotices website is completed. It was developed by NAM to aggregate all of the state newspaper association public notice website links. We will incorporate a […]

KPA Board holds fourth meeting via Zoom; KPS ending the year on the upswing

The Kentucky Press Association Board of Directors was forced to hold another virtual meeting, via Zoom, on December 3. Since the COVID situation hit in early spring, the Board has been unable to hold in-person meetings. The last time the group gathered in person was at the January 2020 Winter Convention in Lexington. The December agenda included a presentation of […]

Kentucky Hall of Fame nominations accepted until January 15, 2021 

Nominations for the 2021 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame are being accepted now until January 15, 2021. The sole criterion for selection is that nominees should have made a significant connection to Kentucky and have been active in journalism long enough to establish that the contributions they have made to the profession are significant. Kentucky natives or journalists who were […]

Rick Green steps down as Louisville Courier-Journal editor

  Rick Green, editor of the Pulitzer-Prize winning Courier Journal, is stepping down after 2½ years at the helm. After more than 33 years with Gannett, The Courier-Journal’s parent company and owner of the USA TODAY network of more than 260 newsrooms across the U.S., Green is taking a buyout offered by the company. Under Green’s leadership, the newspaper won […]

Pryor named editor of The Richmond Register

Ricki Pryor has been named editor of The Richmond Register. Pryor has been with the newspaper for the past five years and has worked as a journalist for more than a decade. “Madison County has a rich history, and I’m honored to continue chronicling it through the area’s most reliable and trusted news source. The past five years I’ve spent […]

Fox guarding henhouse public notice ad, and others, on the way to KPA newspapers

  Putting public notice publication in the hands of local government agencies  will be akin to letting the fox guard the henhouse. That’s one of the messages in a series of ads we’re making available to KPA members to start pushing toward January and the opening of the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly. There will be more attacks on KRS 424 […]

Clinton County News/Gibson family honored by Kentucky Extension Association

The Clinton County News was honored recently by the Kentucky Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences as a Friend of KEAFCS. Pictured in the presentation are Brett, Alan and Janie Gibson, who own and operate the Albany-based weekly.

Christmas, New Year’s at the KPA Central Office

As Christmas and New Year’s Day approach, the Kentucky Press Association staff wants to remind members of the central office schedule for the holidays. For Christmas, the office will be closed Christmas Eve, December 24, and remain closed on Christmas Day, December 25. We will reopen on Monday, December 28. For New Year’s, the office will be closed on New […]

An appropriate find near Pearl Harbor Day

Souvenir editions from December 7, 1941, left in storage shed in Columbia   Brother-in-law Jon Conover was clearing out a storage shed in Columbia (KY) a few days ago when he found some rolled up newspapers. He figured they might be some old Kentucky newspapers, perhaps even early ones from Adair County. But as he unrolled the stack, he found […]