Courier-Journal closing printing facility, impacts other newspapers

Nick Hollkamp, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK The Courier Journal’s printing and packaging facility in downtown Louisville will close permanently in March, its parent company announced Wednesday. Production operations, including printing of the 151-year-old newspaper, will be split between facilities in Indianapolis and Knoxville, Tennessee, according to officials with Gannett, which owns The Courier Journal as well as the […]

Kentucky has closed more than 20 printing plants since 2004

Finding the story Thursday about the Courier-Journal closing its printing operation sent me scurrying through the folders on reports we used to file with the state on recycled newsprint use. Starting back in 1994, the state required newspapers to file annual reports with the Cabinet for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection on the total tonnage of newsprint and recycled newspaper […]

Campbellsville University to open new Mass Communication Center

Campbellsville University’s mass communication center will open in January with room for mass communication and broadcast services to operate under one roof. Campbellsville University’s administration, along with faculty and staff from the mass communication department, broadcast services and the office of university communications, took part in a walk-through of the new Mass Communication Center Dec. 1. “In many respects, this […]

It’s not too early to get in line for PPP 2.0 loans according to NNA

At the bottom is a link to a webinar sponsored by attorneys from the Louisiana Press Association that will help you understand the stimulus package. The COVID-19 stimulus bill considered in the late days of the 116th Congress is now a law.  Before community newspapers can fully avail themselves of the stimulus provisions in the new law, more forms and […]

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

Senator Mitch McConnell’s office has alerted us that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP […]

Lawmakers adjust General Assembly’s 2021 Regular Session Calendar  

The Kentucky General Assembly is adjusting its calendar to continue work on pending issues before beginning a January recess several days later than originally planned. Under the revised schedule, lawmakers have added January 9, 11, 12, and 13 to the days on which the Senate and House will convene. After that, lawmakers will be in recess until the second part […]