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Herald-Leader moving to digital-only on Saturdays, expanding Friday and Sunday print editions

The following was published in the Wednesday, October 9, Lexington Herald-Leader. The change takes effect January 11, 2020. To our readers: The Herald-Leader is changing to make sure we are able to meet the needs of our readers and the communities we serve long into the future. Providing the news that’s essential to your life, be it breaking news, coverage […]

Kentucky native, WKU grad helping with Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

I had the privilege this week of participating in a conference call with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Josh Moore, the legal clinics coordinator with the Reporters Committee, set up the conference call and put out feelers for folks to participate, either in person or on a conference call. I had gotten a couple of emails from […]

Catlett, Gaines, Pace, Shepherd to represent districts on KPA Board starting in 2020

Three current KPA Board members and a fourth who has served previously as a State At-Large member will be representing their districts on the KPA Board of Directors, beginning in January. Regina Catlett, Steve Gaines and Jane Ashley Pace are currently on the Board and will be representing Districts 3, 4 and 6 respectively. Allison Shepherd, who served three years […]

55 papers registered for 2019 KPA Advertising, News contests

With a week before the entry deadline hits, we’re sitting here with 55 newspapers registered. That’s a tremendous growth in the last two weeks. Newspapers have to register to be able to enter so if your paper isn’t on the list below, you cannot enter until you finish the registration process. The 55 newspapers registered include eight members of the […]

US Supreme Court declines to hear Herald-Leader case against LFUCG on newspaper distribution

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the Lexington Herald-Leader distribution case involving a decision by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government. SCOTUS refusing to take up the case leaves that ordinance standing and now affects all of the Sixth Circuit. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether the court of appeals erred in vacating a preliminary injunction that preserved the status […]

NNA welcomes moderation in 2020 postage increases

From the National Newspaper Association The annual increase in postage classes heavily used by newspapers has been revealed by the US Postal Service and National Newspaper Association was pleased that they are relatively moderate, in line with inflation. NNA president Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (WY) Budget, said he thought the overall increases in Periodicals postage would be manageable […]

NNA takes USPS to task for shoddy service despite increased costs

From the National Newspaper Association The National Newspaper Association, while meeting for its annual convention in Milwaukee, called for Congress to renew its commitment to postal reform in light of a new report criticizing the Postal Service for steeply rising costs despite spotty service performance. NNA president Matthew Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, said NNA members are concerned about a […]

Whatever the outcome, impeachment process would be a learning experience on government, politics, Constitution

By John Schaaf John Schaaf of Georgetown is a retired attorney, and he can be reached at John.Schaaf1975@gmail.com The Georgetown News-Graphic recently polled its readers about the current impeachment process and found them evenly split in their support and opposition. Regardless of opinions on impeachment, as the inquiry gets under way in the U.S. House of Representatives, we will learn […]

Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association merge to become America’s Newspapers

From America’s Newspapers America’s Newspapers—the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association—was ceremonially launched Oct. 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago. America’s Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry’s largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom […]

Shoutout to Aaron K. Nelson, new editor of the Henry County Local

Aaron Nelson, who notes his roots are in Appalachia and got his journalism career underway by helping start a newspaper “from the ground up,” has been named editor of the Henry County Local. The Henry County Local is based in Eminence and is part of the Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., group. Jane Ashley Pace serves as  general manager of the […]


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