National Newspaper Week starts Sunday, runs through October 8

The 82nd annual National Newspaper Week is scheduled for Sunday, October 2 through Saturday, October 8. The celebration is sponsored by the Newspaper Association Managers, a consortium of state, regional and national press associations across the U.S. and Canada. You can find lots of materials at, there for you to use to promote YOUR industry. Find editorials, editorial cartoons, […]

Up to 56! Newspapers rush to register, submit entries as contest deadline is just a few days away

  We’re down to just about two weeks left before the doors close on the 2022 Kentucky Press Association News and Advertising contests. Newspapers have had since the first week of August to register but most have waited until the last few days to do so. This week’s rush to get that done pushed us to 56 newspapers registered. The […]

Former Anderson News editor/GM Don White passes away; member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame

From the Somerset Commonwealth Journal   “He called what he did with feature writing ‘living obituaries.’ It was so important to him to tell people’s stories.” Those were the words of Don White’s daughter, Amanda White Nelson, talking to the Commonwealth Journal about her father’s death. White, a longtime journalist whose career spanned 50 years, passed away suddenly Wednesday at […]

Editorials for National Newspaper Week – October 2-8

Editorials available for National Newspaper Week are numerous with ones by Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues; Brett Wesner, chair of the National Newspaper Association; Ken Paulson, director of the non-partisan Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University;Tom Silvestri. The Relevance Project; Danielle Coffey. EVP & General Counsel. News Media Alliance; and Dean Ridings. CEO. America’s […]

Clinton County News honored by Chamber’s Lifetime Business Award

The Albany/Clinton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner banquet Thursday night at the Welcome Center. Board members hosted the event with a dinner from Hunter’s Bar-B-Q, a benefit auction manned by Neal Realty and United Country and presented the Clinton County News with a Lifetime Business Award. Local attorney and historian David Cross (center) presented Al Gibson and […]

KPA (actually KIPA) adds another student publication — Big Sandy Buzz

The Big Sandy Buzz, at the Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, has joined KPA through the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association. Mary Wallen is the advisor. Big Sandy Community and Technical College is located at 1 Bert T. Combs Drive in Prestonsburg. With the Big Sandy Buzz included, KPA has gained three new members in 2022. The other […]

PARADE going digital only starting in November

Parade magazine, the supplement that has for 80 years run in newspapers nationwide, will publish its last print edition on November 6. The family oriented magazine will now appear in digital editions only. The news comes just months after The Arena Group acquired Parade’s parent, AMG/Parade, for $16.3 million. The Arena Group announced the shift to digital in an email to […]

Sen. C.B. Embry, former publisher who served in the House and then Senate, passes away

UPDATE FRIDAY MORNING — The story below was already prepped for On Second Thought when word came this morning of the passing of Sen. C.B.Embry. Here’s a statement by State Auditor Mike Harmon: “I’m saddened to learn of the passing of former State Senator and State Representative C.B. Embry.  C.B. made a lifelong commitment to being a servant leader, driven […]

The power of being specific vs. wandering generality

By John Foust, Advertising Trainer   Motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar used to ask, “Are you a meaningful specific or a wandering generality?” He related his comment to a number of areas: long and short-term goal setting, day-to-day activities, and dealings with family members, coworkers and customers. On closer examination, it’s easy to see that his words could apply […]