National Newspaper Week – Oct. 3-9: materials available on NNWeek website

  Thank you for your interest and support of National Newspaper Week. This year’s observance will be held October 3-9. This 81st annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. KPA is a member of NAM and pays a fee so that all KPA member newspapers […]

‘Democracy And The Informed Citizen’ to examine roles of news and other media October 7

Contact: Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, 859-257-3744 or At a time when information is easier than ever to get, much of it is misinformation, and it is undermining American democracy and society. Millions of Americans believe an election was stolen, despite many court rulings to the contrary, and a pandemic rages among the unvaccinated because […]

State proposes doubling to quadrupling ad rates for highway signs promoting businesses

Let’s say you hadn’t raise your advertising rates in a few years. In the middle of a pandemic, if you realized it has been a while since rates changed, would you catch up the prices all at once? How about if it involved subscriptions and knowing your rates hadn’t risen constantly to offset newsprint and postal increases, would you quadruple […]

David Hawpe memorialized at UK Journalism/Media Symposium

The School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky held a memorial symposium, celebrating the life of UK alum and former Board of Trustee member David Hawpe. The event was held Friday, September 17 on the UK campus. Hawpe, who died July 18, was a reporter and editor at the Louisville Courier Journal for almost 40 years. On […]

Leaders in rural journalism from coast to coast to be honored at annual Al Smith Awards Dinner in Lexington Oct. 28; Chuck Todd of NBC News will be keynote speaker

Contact: Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, 859-257-3744 or   NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd will keynote the Al Smith Awards Dinner, held annually to honor outstanding rural journalism, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, Oct. 28. The dinner was not held last year due to the pandemic, so this year’s  […]

UK Ford Lecture to Focus on Voting Rights and the elusive search for bipartisanship

By Martin School Report and Danielle Donham Voting rights and the elusive search for bipartisanship will be the subject of the University of Kentucky’s annual Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12. The program is hosted by the UK Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and co-sponsored by the Henry Clay Center and Commerce Lexington. This year’s lecture […]

To the Vax! Clinton County News staff all vaccinated against COVID

Alan Gibson, left, and the staff of the Clinton County News developed a house ad, pleading with Clinton Countians to get the vaccine. All of the staff have received their vaccination.

Max Heath’s final column: Advertising measurement rules from DMM and Customer Support Rulings compiled

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the September 2021 issue of the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s periodical, Publishers’ Auxiliary. This is Max Heath’s last column, submitted before he fell ill. Max, the 1987 President of the Kentucky Press Association and long-time chair of the NNA Postal Committee, passed away in August after suffering a stroke. Postal Tips will continue […]

NNA Foundation still accepting contributions for Max Heath Postal Institute

From the National Newspaper Association Foundation Max Heath A new postal education program from National Newspaper Association Foundation will be named after its longtime mentor and trainer Max Heath of Kentucky. The Max Heath Postal Institute becomes the new umbrella to train newspapers and printers for best uses of the mail in a rapidly-changing postal environment. NNAF President Matt Adelman, […]

Crittenden, Cumberland, Russell Springs first to submit entries in 2021 KPA News, Ad contests

And we now have our first entries in the 2021 KPA contests. While the number of newspapers registering grows slowly but surely, we are starting to get actual entries for the contests. The Crittenden Press, Cumberland County News and Russell Springs Times Journal have all submitted entries. They’re well ahead of the midnight Friday, October 15, deadline to submit entries […]