Get your account for AP StoryShare; sign up today

If you are participating in KPA’s newest member service — AP StoryShare — you have to have an account set up before you can access the site. To do so, if you have not already registered, fill out the form below, and email it to Larry Rosenthal, AP StoryShare project manager at Here’s the information you need to supply: […]

Feeding Kentucky releases special KPA packet for September’s Hunger Action Month

  Members of the Kentucky Press Association: Who could have imagined how different September 2021 would be from September 2020? As we navigate the recovery from COVID-19, it is more urgent than ever to take action against hunger in Kentucky. September is Hunger Action Month and as Kentucky’s largest charitable organization dedicated to ending hunger, we are providing this specially […]

Making ‘sense’ of the Census; bureau offers KPA members an overview of deciphering the numbers

Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 16, 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central There are so many potential stories about your community that can come from the Decennial census but the problem often is knowing how to access the information, what it means and the best way to relay the numbers to your readers. The U.S. Census Bureau has reached out […]

UK to host ‘Remembering David Hawpe: A Symposium’ September 17

Contact: UK School of Journalism and Media (Al Cross, professor, 859-257-3744 or, Dr. Erika Engstrom, school director, 859-257-1730; or John Cruz, project manager, 859-257-3904)   David V. Hawpe, whose journalism career had major impacts on Kentucky and its largest university, will be remembered by those who worked with him at “Remembering David Hawpe: A Symposium at the University of […]

Have you registered for the KPA News, Ad contests? Simple answer: No! Only 3 papers have

Unless you’re the Greenup Gazette, Lebanon Enterprise or the Springfield Sun, you haven’t registered yet for one or both of the KPA contests. Yeah, I know, there’s no published deadline for registering so you aren’t rushing, just fulfilling your charter membership in the Kentucky Procrastinators Association. The only absolute deadline facing you is October 15, 2021, the deadline for entries. […]

Advertising opportunity: Governor proclaims Aug. 22-28 as Health Care Heroes Appreciation Week

During his Thursday briefing to update Kentucky on COVID-19 and other issues, Governor Andy Beshear announced that he has proclaimed August 22-28 as Health Care Heroes Appreciation Week. In his announcement and subsequent release, the governor encouraged local media outlets, restaurants, businesses and other local retailers to show support for health care workers. This presents an advertising opportunity for newspapers […]

More jobs added to ‘Help Wanted’ at; resume area available for posting

Two more job openings were posted this week on One is for an editor at the Winchester Sun, part of Bluegrass Newsmedia. The other is for editor/general manager of the Grant County News in Williamstown, now a part of Paxton Media Group. Got a job opened at your newspaper. KPA members can post job openings at no charge. Just […]

Obituary: Bob McCullough, former president/publisher of The Daily Independent

Was president/publisher of the Ashland Daily Independent and served on KPA Board of Directors in 1980s Robert Atkins McCullough, Jr., 85, passed away on August 12, 2021 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. Bob was born in Ashland, son of the late Robert Atkins and Julia Edna Forgey McCullough. He graduated from Ashland High School and Kenyon College in […]

It’s for the Sestercentennial. And now you ask just what the heck is that?

That was my reaction, especially when I looked it up in the dictionary. I guess Daniel Webster had no idea either. In a list of the appointments to Boards and Commissions that Gov. Andy Beshear announced last week, you’ll find this: Appointed Steven Cawood, Rufus Friday, and Ed Clark as members of the Kentucky Sestercentennial Commission. Gov. Beshear has also […]

CPJ calls on U.S. to protect Afghan journalists after Taliban takeover

From the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) The Taliban must immediately cease attacking journalists and searching their homes, and allow members of the press to operate freely and without fear of violence or reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Since the Taliban took power in the country earlier this week, militants have searched the homes of at least […]