Meade County Messenger front page: Only 7 words but what a powerful message!

From Crystal Leo and the staff of the Meade County Messenger in Brandenburg: This came to fruition when Meade County Messenger publisher, Rena Singleton, saw an article on November 5 about a newspaper in Oregon who rolled out a blank front page as the part of their strategy to keep the LJSA in Congress’ Build Back Better Reconciliation bill. It […]

Dave Taylor: Blessed to be in a career he loves, a career ‘that has been very fulfilling’

(Personal Note: If you haven’t been following Dave Taylor’s weekly “What I Learned from Dying” columns, you’ve missed some of the best writing witnessed in many years. Dave, the news editor for the Hancock Clarion in Hawesville and District 3 representative on the KPA Board, found out earlier this year he has Stage 4 esophageal cancer. (Here’s his first column, […]

White House intends to name former Herald-Leader editor as Agency for Global Media director

WASHINGTON — The White House announced it intends to nominate Pulitzer-winning journalist and former Voice of America director Amanda Bennett, to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media. “I am honored by this nomination,” Bennett told VOA late Friday. “If confirmed, I will be so proud to work with all the dedicated journalists at USAGM who are doing the critical and […]

‘Just another day in the life out here in newspaper land’

Post Office funnies continue; LaRue County Herald News charged for ‘vacant’ mail more than 2 years later The last year has had its share of U.S. Postal Service oddities. At least for Kentucky newspapers. First, there was the story we had of nine Kentucky newspapers arriving at KPA 58 months — yep, 58 months — after the publication date. Not […]

Obituary: Bob Grimm, 43 years with the Paducah Sun, member of KPA Board of Directors in 1980s

Bob Grimm, 92, of Paducah, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. Bob was born on Dec. 20, 1928, to the late George & Cynthia Rawlinson Grimm. Bob attended Tilghman High School. Bob was a long time member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He retired from The Paducah Sun after 43 years of […]

Newspaper alliances dissatisfied with Appeals Court decision upholding major postage increases

Numerous newspaper organizations, including the News Media Alliance, are “deeply disappointed” by last Friday’s decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case of National Postal Policy Council v. Postal Regulatory Commission, preserving the major postage rate increases authorized by the Postal Regulatory Commission earlier this year. The court found that the Commission’s […]