Session down to six days but still a lot on their plates

The 30-day 2021 Kentucky General Assembly is down to its final six days but it’s got a long way to go, legislation-wise, before the gavel bangs Sine Die by March 30. The snow and ice storms that hit last week played havoc with the schedule since legislators decided it was best to take the week off and adjust its meeting […]

From Pikeville to Paducah and all points in between, flooding devastates the Bluegrass

Despite being flooded, the Three Forks Tradition and Beattyville Enterprise/Booneville Sentinel didn’t miss a beat and printed their editions this week You name the river flowing through or along the borders of Kentucky and you’ll find at some point, that river has flooded. And even in the next few days, some rivers will continue to do so. While most all […]

Perfect timing: It’s almost Sunshine Week in Kentucky, the U.S.

  Sunshine Week was launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors — now News Leaders Association — and has grown into an enduring initiative to promote open government. Join News Leaders Association in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. It’s your right to know. HOW […]

When it comes to NCAA trademarks, tell advertisers ‘You can’t say that’

In other words, avoid NCAA trademarked words in ads It’s almost time to start filling out your March Madness brackets. It’s also a time to be conscious of what words are trademarked by the NCAA. Here is a list of some protected words to avoid in your print and digital ad campaigns: – Elite 8®/Elite Eight® – Final 4®/Final Four® […]

How journalists in Mid-America became essential workers during the pandemic


Last year, two journalism professors started an oral history project to document the work of local newsrooms in mid-America. They found the community in community journalism. 2020, like so many years before it, was a tough one for local news. That’s before a pandemic shook a crumbling print business model, closed more than 70 local newsrooms and led to thousands of layoffs. But […]

People around the country celebrated Student Press Freedom Day 2021. Now, the work continues!

From the Student Press Law Center Last Friday, Feb. 26, marked Student Press Freedom Day 2021: Journalism Against the Odds. Weeks of events, new resources and community building activities culminated on that day with overwhelming nationwide support for a free student press. Students and advisers from all over the country joined together with SPLC and 20 partner organizations. We hope […]