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2015 Kentucky AP Broadcasters Awards Banquet
Saturday, April 25, in downtown Lexington

The 2015 Kentucky AP Broadcasters awards banquet will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Hilton Downtown Lexington, 369 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507. 


The deadline to reserve a room at the event discounted rate of $135 is Tuesday, April 14.  After this date, the special group rate cannot be guaranteed.  To make room reservations, please call 859-231-9000 or toll-free 877-539-1648 and ask for the group code KAPB Awards Banquet, or you can make reservations online by going to:




The deadline to register for the awards banquet is Monday, April 20.


To pay via PayPal IF you have a PayPal account, please go to their website, www.paypal.com, enter your personal account information and enter this email address:  kybroadcasters@gmail.com when asked where you are sending your payment.  Do not enter the personal email address for Dee Vassar.  The payment will not be received.    Enter the amount of your payment specifying the station, college or newspaper name for identification purposes, along with your name.   Please send your PayPal receipt along with your registration form for reconciliation to me via email or regular mail.


To pay via PayPal if you DO NOT have a PayPal account, please notify Dee that you wish to submit a payment, how many people you are paying for and a payment request will be sent to you from our PayPal account.  You would still need to complete the registration form to be submitted to via email, fax or regular mail. 


For a list of finalists, please click here.


For a banquet registration form, please click here.



For questions, please contact Dee Vassar at 615-925-3725 or dvassar@ap.org.





Congratulations to Terry Prather, of The Ledger Independent, Maysville for winning the 2014 Kentucky AP Photo of the Year.  His winning image showed Bob Grutza riding on horseback through his field of sunflowers Tuesday, July 15, 2014 near Maysville, Ky.  Grutza has five acres of sunflowers on his property. 

Prather was honored at the annual Kentucky News Photographers Association meeting in Louisville in late January.  He received $300 for his winning photo.  The winning image was selected by AP staff by more than two dozen member-contributed photos in 2014.











                   Scott Stroud


AP names news editor for Tenn., Kentucky bureaus 

The Associated Press

October 15, 2014

The Associated Press has named Scott Stroud, who has overseen award-winning work about the legacy of the civil rights movement, the hazards of texting while driving, as well as sexual assaults on college campuses in the aftermath of a rape case involving football players at Vanderbilt University, as its news editor for Kentucky and Tennessee.


The appointment was announced Wednesday by South Regional Editor Lisa Marie Pane.


"Scott is the type of journalist with a track record of finding the most interesting stories to tell, the kinds of stories that inform readers, give a sense of place and explain why they should care. Everywhere he's been, he and his teams have produced high-caliber work," Pane said. "His knowledge and experience in both states makes him uniquely prepared to oversee this fascinating two-state territory."


Stroud, 54, joins the AP from The Tennessean in Nashville, where he has worked for three years as politics and government editor. He also spent seven years as a reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky during the 1980s and 1990s.


Among the stories Stroud oversaw during his time at The Tennessean involved the rape case against four former Vanderbilt football players that raised questions about the university's handling of the accusations, police tactics and the media's access to law enforcement documents related to the case.


He previously worked as a metro columnist, political editor and projects reporter at the San Antonio Express-News, where his work included a definitive series about the scarcity of water in Texas. From 1998-2004, he was a reporter for The State newspaper in South Carolina, where he covered the Confederate flag controversy in 2000. He also has been a journalist for various publications in North Carolina and Arkansas.


He has a bachelor's degree in English and history from the University of Michigan.

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Kentucky AP Joins Facebook

Kentucky Associated Press Members:

We hope you will "like" the page for Kentucky. we want these pages to foster better communication between AP and its members. Will will use the pages to highlight excellent content by AP, behind-the-scenes newsgathering information from AP, staff updates, corporate information from AP, notes baout upcoming events and kudos to members for excellent journalism or cooperation. We will also use them to communicate about upcoming industry events and training.

We'd like these Facebook pages to be another way you and your staffs can communicate with us. The pages will be open to the public, and we're interested to see what kind of feedback we get on Kentucky news.

This is a work in progress, and we're eager to get your feedback. Please take a second to "like" the appropriate page, and share this information with your staff members so they can do the same. If you have any ideas or thoughts about the page, please send an email to bureau chief Adam Yeomans, give him a call or send a message on the Facebook page.



Ed Reinke


Tribute to Ed Reinke, 1951-2011

By JANET CAPPIELLO LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ed Reinke didn't think of his job so much as taking photos, but rather as creating them. When the award-winning Associated Press photographer grabbed his camera and headed out to an assignment, he would tell his colleagues, "I am going to make a picture."

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