About David Thompson

Andy Warhol and his connection to the Princ(e)ton Leader launching a new art form

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

Who would have ever thought that Andy Warhol started a new art form, based on newspapers, and used The Princeton (KY) Leader as his model. That news developed this week with an email from Regina Catlett of the Sturgis News/Sebree Banner, and then confirmed with KPA Past President Chip Hutcheson, retired publisher of the Princeton twice-weekly. Both of their families […]

Friends, colleagues, public invited to celebrate the life of KPA Past President Gene Clabes who died Nov. 29

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

A celebration of life reception will be held Saturday for NKyTribune Associate Editor and founder Gene Clabes who died Friday. “We promised Gene a party, so here it is,” said Judy Clabes, editor of the NKyTribune and his wife of 54 years. “His is an accomplished and purposeful life that deserves a celebration.” The event will be held on Saturday, […]

Kentucky’s Mike Duncan confirmed as USPS Governor

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) commented Thursday on the Senate confirmation of Robert M. “Mike” Duncan, of Inez, Kentucky, to serve as a Governor of the United States Postal Service (USPS): “I’m proud to congratulate my friend Mike Duncan on his confirmation to continue serving as a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service. Mike’s long […]

Gov.-elect Beshear to expand email requests for public records

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) —Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says his administration will take advantage of a change in state law made earlier this year, that allows requests for public records from executive branch state government agencies to be made via email. In announcing the policy on Wednesday, Beshear says this will make it easier for Kentuckians and […]

Middlesboro soon to drop ‘Daily’ from its name to become a twice-weekly

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

The Middlesboro Daily News becomes the Middlesboro News on January 1 as it changes its publication schedule to Wednesday and Saturday. Currently, the Daily News publishes Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, meeting the membership qualifications to be considered a “daily.” Newspapers published four or more times per week are considered dailies by the KPA Bylaws. When it’s effective, the change […]

Shout Outs! to the Oldham Era, Denis House, Rachel Cheatham

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

Oldham Era celebrates new office; Denis House hired as reporter/photographer for Kentucky Standard, Pioneer News; Rachel Cheatham joins Grant County News as reporter Oldham Era officially opens new office during National Newspaper Week General Manager Jane Ashley Pace and her staff at the Oldham Era celebrated relocating the Oldham County weekly to its new offices at 105 South Walnut Street […]

Who will be the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees? Be there in person to find out at March 31 luncheon

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

Reservations now open. Deadline to nominate an individual is December 31!

Herald-Leader receives Report for America grant to add visual journalist in 2020

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

From the Herald-Leader Staff The Lexington Herald-Leader will receive a grant from Report for America in 2020 to add a visual journalist focused on covering issues and challenges in rural communities throughout Kentucky. This will be the third journalist hired at the Herald-Leader since 2018 through a grant from Report for America, which will place 250 emerging journalists in 164 host news […]

Rural, Republican areas in the Commonwealth have seen dramatic income gains, losses this decade

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

From Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues An item on The Rural Blog Thursday, “Rural and Republican areas have seen the most dramatic income gains and losses in the past few years,” leads to some interesting data about Kentucky. It may also show another reason Matt Bevin lost, and the need for greater economic-development efforts in rural […]

National Newspaper Association applauds postal bill

By David Thompson | December 06, 2019

From Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel National Newspaper Association President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyomimg) Budget, today announced that a postal reform bill supported by NNA has achieved a sufficient number of both Democrats and Republicans as sponsors and action has been recommended to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Adelman thanked Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., for his leadership in moving […]