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Jan Hillard: We are all in this together, except for our partisan differences

It is expected that our political parties differ on many issues such as the economy, foreign affairs, and the role of government. These differences are reflected in public opinion and across political leaders. However, it would be reasonable to expect that partisan differences would significantly lessen during the current pandemic. Instead, the opposite is true. During the pandemic, partisan differences...

University of Kentucky students gain real-life experience during 24-hour crisis simulation

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information students earned real-life experience during a 24-hour crisis simulation. Students from the School of Journalism and Media became the Global News Network (GNN), acting and reacting as media would in a time of crisis. Much like real life, global news is fast paced and sometimes high stress, but the role...

Applications open for Hadley Creatives: Generation 3 professional development experience for local artists

The Community Foundation of Louisville is accepting applications for Hadley Creatives: Generation 3 (2020), a six-month professional development experience for local performing, literary and visual artists who are at a pivotal point in their careers. The online application opened July 1 at www.hadleycreatives.org and will remain open until Aug. 5. Developed in partnership with Creative Capital, a...

Campbellsville mass communications students meet with Washington D.C. media professionals

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Seven students had the opportunity to study in Washington, D.C. as part of the first CU Away trip offered by Campbellsville University. Students visited various media outlets and locations during their 11-day trip. “Students get tired of listening to teachers and to have an opportunity to hear from those who do what we talk about reinforces what we talk...

LG&E and KU rolling out upgrades to online outage map, including mobile interactive design

Whether it’s for a few minutes, a few hours or a few days, experiencing a power outage is never convenient. Getting detailed information about the outage enables customers to make critical decisions regarding what they need to do until power is restored. For nearly a decade, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company have empowered customers by providing this important information...

Keven Moore: It’s neither a bird nor a plane — OSHA is now using drones to improve inspections

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No…it’s an Occupational Safety and Health Administration drone? What? That’s right, folks, OSHA is in the midst of a technological revolution and has moved into the 21st century and is now using Unmanned Aircraft Systems to improve safety inspections. Whether these drones are called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Miniature Pilotless Aircraft or Flying Mini...

Hank Bond: Change is never easy but often necessary, as newspaper business knows well

Change.   In June of this year I will have been involved in the media one way or another since 1963. That will make it 51 years of learning, growing and building many life experiences.   While I have been fortunate enough to be around many media leaders and innovators, the majority of my career has been in the print media. I don’t discount time in radio or cable or even working the desk...

Lewis Donohew: Real conspiracy is simple fixes for complex problems

I have a relative I won’t identify who doesn’t trust government, no matter who is in power, and who leans toward Tea Party solutions to our country’s problems. He is a high school graduate and a very successful businessman who thinks newspapers – conventionally printed or online – are biased, and only trusts certain sources on the Internet, plus the right-wing commentator Glenn Beck.   He...