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2015 Kentucky AP Broadcasters call for entries coming soon


Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Kentucky AP Broadcasters awards banquet for Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Hilton Downtown Lexington, 369 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507


Please watch for the call for entries.








AP names news editor for Tenn., Kentucky bureaus 

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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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Pienciak discuss AP’s investigative reporting at Northern Kentucky


Richard Pienciak, AP’s national investigative editor, talked about AP’s groundbreaking projects such as aging nuclear plants, the Gulf oil spill, and the New York Police Department’s spying on Muslims as a guest lecturer at Northern Kentucky University on Nov. 6 (image titled rick pienciak at NKU).  Before his lecture, Pienciak met with NKU students for informal sessions on investigative reporting (image titled pienciak in class1).


Pienciak is the fifth AP staffer to speak as part of the NKU lecture series, which is sponsored by the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.  Past AP lecturer include photo director Santiago Lyon, senior managing editor John Daniszewski, corporate archives director Valerie Komor and former political reporter Liz Sidoti. The speakers have been arranged by Bureau Chief Adam Yeomans and the Scripps center’s director Mark Neikirk.


Photos by Mark Neikirk, Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.


Congratulations to the Daily News' Joe Imel




The 2013 Photo of the Year winner is Joe Imel, of the Daily News in Bowling Green.  His picture shows a firefighter being rescued by a fellow firefighter after he careened throught the rapids of the Barren River, on Monday, April 1, 2013, after he tried to assist in the rescue of two teenage fishermen who were stranded in the rapids after their boat overturned. 


Joe Imel was honored at the Kentucky Press Association Winter Convention with a framed copy of his photograph and received $300. 


The Photo of the Year is chosen from photos submitted by AP member newspapers each month.



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.


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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