Heading down the stretch to 2021 contests deadline! Friday, October 15 is the finish line

With Keeneland opening this weekend, it’s appropriate to say the 2021 KPA News and Advertising contests are heading into the home stretch. The deadline to register AND to submit entries for the contests is next Friday, October 15. At that time, the registration/entry system will go dark and entries will be prepared for the Washington (State) Newspaper Publishers Association to […]

Al Smith Awards dinner set for Oct. 28 in Lexington; Chuck Todd to be keynote speaker

Awards for 2020 and 2021 to be presented 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, Thursday, Oct. 28. The dinner was not held last year due to the pandemic, so this year’s  will honor two years’ worth of winners […]

Leader News gets a ‘wonderful response’ on efforts to encourage vaccinations to readers

From Stacie Barton, Central City Leader News After reading about Crittenden Press’s vaccination project (see last week’s On Second Thought), I wanted to share what we have been up to here at the Leader-News. Back in July, I sent a letter to county officials, medical leaders and others in our community, asking them to encourage our readers to get vaccinated […]

After more than 40 years and hundreds of KPA advertising awards, Kim Hupman retires

Long-time Springfield Sun, Lebanon Enterprise and Kentucky Standard graphic designer Kim Hupman is retiring after over 40 years. Hupman received countless awards from the Kentucky Press Association for her outstanding work over the years. “I got to really know Kim when she started at The Kentucky Standard doing ads for them, Springfield and Lebanon.” said Springfield Sun General Manager Alice […]

KPA Board heading to location of 11th convention held in Glasgow in 1878

Each year, the KPA/KPS Board of Directors holds two-day retreat that begins to wrap up one year and then prepare for the coming year. This year’s retreat, the first in-person one held since 2019 because of the pandemic, will be at Barren River State Resort Park in southern Kentucky. KPA Immediate Past President Jeff Jobe who owns the Barren County […]