Jury trial in Jonathan Krueger murder case postponed to 2022

BY MORGAN EADS, MEADS@HERALD-LEADER.COM Prosecutors are no longer seeking the death penalty for those charged in the 2015 shooting death of Jonathan Krueger, and the jury trial in the case has been rescheduled for April of 2022. Justin Delone Smith, Roman Gonzalez and Efrain Diaz, Jr., are each charged with murder and two counts of robbery in connection with Krueger’s […]

CNHI promotes three to publisher positions at Kentucky newspapers

Mark Walker, Gary Tyler and Lisa Callihan named publishers at Somerset/Corbin/London, Richmond and Ashland respectively Mark Walker, a veteran newspaper executive, has been promoted from general manager to publisher of three eastern Kentucky newspapers, effective immediately. The papers are The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset, The Sentinel-Echo in London, and The Times Tribune in Corbin. All are owned by CNHI, LLC. […]

Kentucky newspapers encouraged to apply for Press Freedom Accountability Project

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in collaboration with the News Leaders Association (NLA), launched the U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project in light of the unprecedented attacks on journalists around the United States. The initiative will support reporting on press freedom violations and accountability. The U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project, funded by CPJ, is providing grants between $2,000 and $5,000 […]

Let everyone know the value, the importance of Public Notice ads

Two national efforts underway: One national database of all public notices, sponsored by state and regional press associations; one is a marketing campaign by America’s Newspapers By Evelyn Mateos, Editor & Publisher To assist the public with easily accessing legal notices nationwide, Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) has created USALegalNotice.com. The website provides direct access to 47 public notice websites from across […]

15 high school student-athletes make up Tom Leach’s All-Resilient Team

An inspiring collection of 15 young men and women from across the commonwealth of Kentucky make up the 2021 edition of the tomleachky.com All-Resilient Team.  They are saluted for their ability to handle adversity in their quest to excel or even just compete in their sports “First, we should note that every student-athlete gets honorable mention status on this team […]

Fool me once: How Kentucky can avert next cyberattack

By Buck Ryan Don’t click on that link! If I have to tell you once, I have to tell you 10,000 times Or at least that was the challenge for Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of The Associated Press, which last year fended off cyberattacks at the rate of 10,000 phishing emails—a day. “Cybersecurity is an arms race you can’t […]

Washington Senator declares local news is critical infrastructure — urges congressional support

From America’s Newspapers  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has come out strongly in favor of including local news as critical American infrastructure in need of support — highlighting the role of local broadcasters and newspapers as a trusted source of news and information during the pandemic. “So I plan to, […]

A salute to those who wave the editorial banner

By Jim Pumarlo Jim Pumarlo is former editor of the Red Wing (Minn.) Republican Eagle. He writes, speaks and provides training on community newsroom success strategies. He is author of “Journalism Primer: A Guide to Community News Coverage,” “Votes and Quotes: A Guide to Outstanding Election Coverage” and “Bad News and Good Judgment: A Guide to Reporting on Sensitive Issues […]

Help find Kentucky’s Citizen Doctor of the Year

That’s just one of the release we’ve posted this week on http://accesskpa.com/4-22-21-nominations-open-for-2021-citizen-doctor-of-the-year/. The Kentucky Association of Family Physicians is hoping Kentucky newspapers will promote this effort by running the news release. You can download the entire release by going to http://accesskpa.com/4-22-21-nominations-open-for-2021-citizen-doctor-of-the-year/ where you’ll find other releases recently posted as well. The “Citizen Doctor of the Year” award was originated to […]

Endangered but Not Too Late: The State of Digital News Preservation

For comment, please contact Edward McCain (mccaine@rjionline.org), Digital Curator of Journalism It’s no headline that newsrooms across the country today are struggling to survive, battered by multiple economic forces, the manic march of digital competition and technology, the storm of political attacks on their mission and in 2020 the sudden repercussions of an invisible pandemic predator. While these are well […]