The Kentucky Press Association is starting toward filling four district seats on the Board of Directors as terms come to an end. Terms end in January for Districts 1, 2, 7 and 8. The three-year term for each of the four would continue to the January 2024 convention.
Letters and nomination forms were mailed this week to the publisher at each member newspaper in those districts, opening the process. Nominations are open to a full-time staff member of a KPA newspaper who “works in the district” for which he/she is nominated. Nominations close Friday, October 23. For any district where more than one individual is nominated, we’ll then begin the voting process, again for the member newspapers in the respective district.
Three-year terms will begin around January 22, 2021, that would typically be the last day of the winter convention. It’s apparent KPA will probably not be able to have its annual convention because of the COVID pandemic. More on that elsewhere in today’s On Second Thought.
Counties in the four districts and the current Board member are:
District 1 – Loyd Ford, The Lake News Calvert City — Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken counties
District 2 – Josh Givens, Central City Leader News — Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg counties
District 7 – Jeff Moore, Carrollton News Democrat — Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties
District 8 – Dennis Brown, Lewis County Herald — Bath, Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson and Rowan counties