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Regina Catlett elected Vice President for 2020

Regina Catlett, who co-owns the Sebree Banner/Sturgis News and has served as KPA treasurer for the last two years, has been elected Vice President of the organization for 2020. Regina and Dennis Brown, publisher of the Lewis County Herald in Vanceburg, were both recommended by the KPA Board to be elected VP. That recommendation came during the 2019 KPA Fall […]

Inaugural festivities will be featured in photo coverage from KPA, story on swearing-in

Scenes from previous inaugurations provided by KPA; editors have received an email and pdf form to request specific photos of local interest; deadline December 5 to return form to KPA                                 As it has since 2007, KPA will be offering photo coverage of the 2019 […]

Steve McClain named Communications, Public Affairs director for Kentucky Retail Federation

The Kentucky Retail Federation has named Steve McClain of Georgetown as the organization’s new communications and public affairs director. “(Steve’s) experience in reporting on issues at a variety of government levels and his work with associations will prove invaluable to KRF members,” said Tod Griffin, KRF president. McClain is a 1989 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a  B.A. in […]

Metro Police sue Courier-Journal to avoid releasing sex abuse scandal records

By Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal The Louisville Metro Police Department has sued The Courier Journal to avoid releasing records in the Explorer Scout sex abuse scandal that roiled city government and led to criminal prosecutions of two of its officers. The move follows an Oct. 24 ruling from the Kentucky attorney general saying the city’s argument that it didn’t possess the […]


HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Just a reminder that the KPA Central Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 – 29 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, December 2.

Monday is deadline for KPA Vice President votes

We’re down to the final days of voting for the 2020 Kentucky Press Association Vice President. Monday, November 25, is the deadline for publishers/general managers to return the ballot(s) sent to their newspaper(s). Each newspaper gets one vote and the letter with ballot was mailed November 8. We have two candidates recommended by the KPA Board of Directors — Dennis […]

KPA planning on photo coverage of 2019 Inauguration Parade, swearing in

Just as it did in 2007, 2011 and 2015, the Kentucky Press Association is planning on photo coverage of the 2019 Inauguration parade and swearing-in ceremonies for Andy Beshear. The swearing-in ceremonies will include a story on the festivities and highlights of the new governor’s Inaugural speech. Newspapers will need to register for coverage photos with a form that will […]

Jamie Paxton named president, CEO of Paxton Media Group

Paducah, KY – Paxton Media Group announced that Jamie Paxton has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2020.  He succeeds David Paxton, who had held the position for 20 years.  David Paxton will remain with the company as Chairman.  Jamie Paxton has also been elected to the Board of Directors of PMG. As President and CEO, […]

Kevin Slimp needs your help with his latest survey on digital platforms

Kevin Slimp is taking on a new survey idea and needs your help. The responses will be kept confidential but I would imagine Kevin will share the results with all state press associations and we’ll pass along his findings through On Second Thought. Take just a few seconds to read his note below and then access the survey monkey with […]

Commentary: White House defense suffers from lack of teamwork

By John Schaaf John Schaaf of Georgetown is a retired attorney, and he can be reached at John.Schaaf1975@gmail.com   The impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives has moved into a new phase in which witnesses are testifying publicly in front of the House Intelligence Committee and being questioned by members of both political parties. However, the White House […]

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