Slowly, very slowly, but surely newspapers registering for KPA News, Advertising contests

Another plea Thursday for newspapers to get registered for one or both of the KPA contests — news and advertising — resulted in 14 more papers added to the list. Now we’re up to 29 newspapers indicating they plan on entering when the entry deadline hits on Friday, October 15. Registering takes less time than starting up your computer and […]

KPA moving into another means of electronic communication — SLACK

The KPA President’s Column By Sharon Burton, Adair County Community Voice   We can probably all agree that the last thing we need is another way to electronically communicate. Between email, texting and social media apps, it’s difficult to keep up. But what if you have an avenue in which to communicate that limits communications to important conversations that affect […]

Softball, fund-raising result in $12,000 for KPA Board member suffering from cancer

(Editor’s Note: Shortly after the April 16 KPA Board meeting, Hancock Clarion news editor Dave Taylor learned that he had Stage 4 esophageal cancer. Just a couple of weeks after getting that news, Dave starting writing a column, “What I learned from dying.” It’s published each week in the Hancock Clarion. It really is some great writing with Dave’s perspective […]

Three lawsuits filed after AG rules contrary on personal devices of public employees

From KPA General Counsels, Kaplan, Johnson, Abate & Bird This week brought three new lawsuits raising a critically important issue under the Open Records Act: whether communications sent from or received on a public employee’s personal device(s) are exempt from disclosure under the ORA, even if they concern public business. This issue—which has the potential to put large swaths of […]

KHSJA looking for financial support from newspapers as it gets into the 2021-22 school year

From Stan McKinney, KHSJA Administrator After a slow period because of Covid, the Kentucky High School Journalism Association is gearing up once more. The association is managed by Campbellsville University. But it cannot exist without donations from various newspapers and individuals. A sponsorship is $100. KHSJA is putting together a new website, preparing for an annual contest for high school […]

‘Making Sense of the Census’ training set for Thursday, Sept. 16 for KPA members

Join the US Census Bureau’s Data Dissemination Specialist Tim Sarko and Media Specialist Susan Licate for a 60-minute informative session designed especially for journalists.Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 2:30pm ET/1:30pm CT. Journalists use Census Bureau data for a wide range of applications—from accessing a single statistic in to complex analyses of data for thousands of geographic areas.Many of the best news articles […]

Hall of Fame editor, Ron Jenkins, passed away Monday

Chuck Stinnett, Special to The Gleaner Ron Jenkins, the Hall of Fame editor who made The Henderson Gleaner the most award-winning daily newspaper of its size in Kentucky, died early Monday at The Heartford House hospice facility in Owensboro. He was 83. While inextricably known as a newspaperman, Jenkins is also remembered as a talented athlete, an early fighter for […]

Newspaper Carriers get a double dose of celebrations. Because of Barney Flaherty

Do you know Barney Flaherty? He’s not as famous as Martin Luther King, Warren Buffet or John Wayne but more on Barney in a few sentences. International Newspaper Carrier Day is always the Saturday at the end of National Newspaper Week. This year, National Newspaper Week is October 3-9 so International Newspaper Carrier Day is Saturday, October 9. But that […]

Deadline to file USPS Statement of Ownership is October 1

It’s just a little over three weeks when October arrives and you know that means having your Statement of Ownership filled out and filed with the Postal Service. Newspapers with a Periodicals Class mailing permit must send a copy of the October 2021 Statement of Ownership to KPS, 101 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. Paid newspaper members: The deadline to […]

It’s Hunger Action Month: Remember the packet prepared specifically for KPA members

  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 […]