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KPA’s Public Notice Website upgraded; check out the new format

By David Thompson | October 22, 2021

For the last 11 years, the Kentucky Press Association and its member newspapers have posted public notices on an internet website. That was a project of then KPA President Jamie Sizemore. The website has remained basically the same in that time but this week an upgraded website was launched. The new public notice website allows anyone to search by a […]

In 859 Area Code? As of Sunday, local calls will require 10-digit dialing

By David Thompson | October 22, 2021

From the Federal Communications Commission Outreach Staff If you’re in the 859 Area Code, this means you. One of the links in this story lists the states and Area Codes affected by the NANPA program. On that list, Kentucky shows up with only the 859 Area Code so those in the 859 Area Code will have to begin dialing with […]

Deadline approaches for nominations in six KPA districts for Board of Directors

By David Thompson | October 22, 2021

We’re nearing the deadline for nominations for six KPA Districts on the Board of Directors. In District 7, to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Moore who retired recently from the Carrollton News Democrat, the deadline is today. We have one nominee and if no others are received, that individual will automatically be elected to the Board. The unexpired term […]

Contest period ends, now judging process begins

By David Thompson | October 22, 2021

For the first time since mid-July, I won’t be pleading, begging or preaching about entering the 2021 KPA News and Ad contests. That’s because the deadline finally got here and the vault door has been shut to the system. The 2021 contests had fewer entries than 2020, as expected, with 369 entries in the KPA Ad Contest and 1,795 entries […]

Berea Citizen has grand opening for new office

By David Thompson | October 22, 2021

Berea Citizen publisher Keith Taylor, with scissors, and other dignitaries cut the ribbon on the grand opening of the Citizen’s new office. The staff moved recently to 133 Plaza Drive, #6, in Berea. Joining the celebration were Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley, Madison County Judge-Executive Reagan Taylor, and Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams (third from right).

RCFP needs you to complete survey by Oct. 29 on legal needs of journalists

By David Thompson | October 22, 2021

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press — a nonprofit that provides free legal resources to journalists — asks news organizations to complete this survey gauging the legal needs of journalists. The Reporters Committee has a grant from the Knight Foundation to study the legal needs of our industry as part of an effort to expand the Protecting Journalists […]

On second thought, let’s extend the contest deadline until noon Eastern on Monday, Oct. 18

By David Thompson | October 15, 2021

  Great news for charter members of the Kentucky Procrastinators Association. Despite a (my own) vow not to extend the contests deadline, Thursday I swallowed my pride and made the change. Originally, the system was to shut down at midnight tonight (Friday). But looking at the lack of entries in the KPA Ad Contest and knowing there were some newspapers […]

Board elections underway in six districts

By David Thompson | October 15, 2021

The Kentucky Press Association has started the process of electing Board members for various districts. In all, six districts are in the nomination process currently and would be followed with the election process. KPA has 14 districts with an elected Board member in each. Five of the six districts are up for full three-year terms on the KPA/KPS Board of […]

Loyd Ford ‘speechless?’ Hell just froze over

By David Thompson | October 15, 2021

If you know Loyd Ford, you know he’s never at a loss for words and always willing to share his thoughts. But here’s one time Loyd admits he was at a loss for words. Few have been the times I have been totally flabbergasted and left without a word to say. Saturday I was covering the Hunter’s Moon Parade, it […]

Janie might be a star but the rest of the Clinton County News ‘family’ is as well

By David Thompson | October 15, 2021

The email from Alan Gibson at the Clinton County News simply said, “Janie’s a star!” Janie is Alan’s wife and the Clinton County News is a family affair. What Alan was talking about is a news report from a Tennessee station about the News’ message to its readers — Get the shot! And while it was done by a Tennessee […]