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NKU hosts Media Forum for student journalists

Editors express frustrations over not receiving access to information on their campuses By Mildred Nguyen / News Editor / The Northerner College newsroom leaders face challenges from re-engaging the student body in a post-pandemic world to obtaining public records to squeezing in time for personal lives, according to editors from seven universities who participated in a virtual Student Media Forum […]

Dennis Brown, Jane Ashley Pace recommended by Board to serve as 2022 KPA Vice President

One of the most important actions at the annual KPA Fall Board Retreat is recommending to the full membership at least two individuals to serve as Vice President the following year. The board must recommend at least two, but can recommend up to three, and then ballots are sent to the publisher/general manager of each member newspaper. Those letters including […]

Meet Dennis Brown: KPA Vice President candidate for 2022

Dennis is a lifelong resident of Lewis County and 1984 graduate of Morehead State University, having earned a BA in communications. He and his father formed Brown Communications, Inc. in 1984 and purchased WKKS Radio in Vanceburg. He continues to serve as president and general manager. In 1987 he became affiliated with The Lewis County Herald and in 1991 became […]

Meet Jane Ashley Pace: KPA Vice President candidate for 2022

Jane Ashley Pace graduated from the University of Kentucky with a major in integrated strategic communications and minor in political science. Upon graduation, she started working in Frankfort as an assistant director at the Ky Oil & Gas Association where she recruited members, served as editor and sales representative of the industry newsletter and lobbied during legislative sessions. Jane Ashley […]

Miles Layton named editor of Winchester Sun, Jessamine Journal

Miles Layton has been named editor of Bluegrass Newsmedia’s Winchester Sun. Layton joined the Sun Nov. 8, and in addition to overseeing the local newspaper, he also serves as editor of The Jessamine Journal in Nicholasville. “We are pleased to welcome Miles Layton to Bluegrass Newsmedia, and look forward to his  service with The Winchester Sun and Jessamine Journal,” said […]

Meade County Messenger front page: Only 7 words but what a powerful message!

From Crystal Leo and the staff of the Meade County Messenger in Brandenburg: This came to fruition when Meade County Messenger publisher, Rena Singleton, saw an article on November 5 about a newspaper in Oregon who rolled out a blank front page as the part of their strategy to keep the LJSA in Congress’ Build Back Better Reconciliation bill. It […]

Dave Taylor: Blessed to be in a career he loves, a career ‘that has been very fulfilling’

(Personal Note: If you haven’t been following Dave Taylor’s weekly “What I Learned from Dying” columns, you’ve missed some of the best writing witnessed in many years. Dave, the news editor for the Hancock Clarion in Hawesville and District 3 representative on the KPA Board, found out earlier this year he has Stage 4 esophageal cancer. (Here’s his first column, […]

White House intends to name former Herald-Leader editor as Agency for Global Media director

WASHINGTON — The White House announced it intends to nominate Pulitzer-winning journalist and former Voice of America director Amanda Bennett, to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media. “I am honored by this nomination,” Bennett told VOA late Friday. “If confirmed, I will be so proud to work with all the dedicated journalists at USAGM who are doing the critical and […]

‘Just another day in the life out here in newspaper land’

Post Office funnies continue; LaRue County Herald News charged for ‘vacant’ mail more than 2 years later The last year has had its share of U.S. Postal Service oddities. At least for Kentucky newspapers. First, there was the story we had of nine Kentucky newspapers arriving at KPA 58 months — yep, 58 months — after the publication date. Not […]

Obituary: Bob Grimm, 43 years with the Paducah Sun, member of KPA Board of Directors in 1980s

Bob Grimm, 92, of Paducah, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. Bob was born on Dec. 20, 1928, to the late George & Cynthia Rawlinson Grimm. Bob attended Tilghman High School. Bob was a long time member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He retired from The Paducah Sun after 43 years of […]


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