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Food insecurity in Kentucky: Even more help is needed this year because of COVID-19

In Kentucky, 662,000 people struggle with hunger and may not know where they will find their next meal. That number includes one in every five kids who may not have enough to eat. Kentucky has the highest rate in the nation of food insecurity among adults age 50-59. Nationally, the food insecurity rate among adults age 50-59 is 10.6 percent […]

It’s (Almost) Contest Time in the Bluegrass!

  We’re just about ready to start pleading and begging for you to upload your entries for the 2020 Kentucky Press Association News Contest and Advertising Contest. But not quite yet! We are still working on a process that will allow newspapers to submit their entries as a URL instead of having to submit a pdf for each individual entry. […]

Her visions of an internship became reality despite the hardships of COVID-19

Cady Stribling, Springfield Sun, Murray State University cstribling1@murraystate.edu When I was applying to summer internships pre-pandemic, I had an image of what my experience would look like. In my mind, I lived and thrived in a new place, I met new people and networked, and I created memories in a new community that I would cherish forever. Needless to say, […]

NNA Convention will be virtual Oct. 1-3

The 2020 National Newspaper Association annual convention will be, well, wherever you are. Typically, the convention is held at different locations around the country but like so many meetings and conventions, the 2020 edition will be at your desk or in your home. Wherever you can access a virtual meeting on your computer. The 2020 NNA Convention is scheduled for […]

Jobe Publishing purchases Cumberland County News from Patsy Judd

From the Cumberland County News   The torch is being passed. Jeff Jobe, owner of a small group of locally owned newspapers in the southern Kentucky region has agreed to help transition Patsy Judd’s final newspaper into his family’s business. He said, “Patsy and I have been friends and have had a business relationship for the better part of two […]

As broadband gaps grow during COVID-19, newspapers are the right home for public notices

Share this article and links below with your local State Representatives and Senators By Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel Making sure Americans receive public notice on matters of critical concern to them during the coronavirus public health crisis requires newspapers as the primary venue, National Newspaper Association President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, said this week. “NNA […]

Intern discovers ‘tickling a giant’ and will do so in her career since the public has a right to know

By Jennifer K. Perkins, Corbin Times-Tribune, Eastern Kentucky University Two years ago, I sat in front of a computer to write out my first Kentucky Press Association Internship reflection article, and it just seemed to flow; it was one of those pieces I did not really think about because it seemed to write itself. This piece, though the lessons I […]

Intern gets an all-around introduction to the newspaper business at Kentucky Publishing

Zachary Anglin, West Kentucky News/Paducah, Murray State University   Going into KPA’s internship program during a viral pandemic is something many past interns simply cannot say. Initially, I didn’t really know what to expect or if I even should do it in the first place. Now, I know for certain that I would have regretted not taking the opportunity to […]

James Scogin documentary available on Amazon Prime, makes basketball movie database

Honors continue for documentary: Available on Amazon Prime, honored by basketball magazine; and won two Communicator Awards from AIVA In 2019, the Georgetown News-Graphic held the world premiere of “Leader of the Pack,” a documentary on Scott County High School’s own Billy Hicks, Kentucky’s winningest high school basketball coach and one of the nation’s winningest high school basketball coaches. James […]

NNA assured overnight newspapers will be unaffected by new letter carrier rules

Notify NNA if you find examples of delivery delays because of the experiment By Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel NNA President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, has been assured by the USPS Postal Service Chief Operating Officer David E. Williams that the new experiment called Expedited to Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS) will not delay service for overnight newspapers.Williams […]


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