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. The Sim Herald. Musgrave spent six days in South Mississippi Li“: I“..- #flw- . ..:._: .. .: . . , 3a; , fifigfig—EE‘E .
the week after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. She is a gradu— . "g 1 ”"3" .. ' I”: . its». . W gig}; EEE Erie—”=- 25:35-32 iii-3? ,4
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struck to do a job — report and write stories so The Sun i" , f. ‘ t < “r W _ ‘ 5.129,. kw”

Herald, my former employer, could get a newspaper out to i , ‘7‘ I I . ‘l " «I? ‘ 'IE lflfl .
thousands of people desperate for information. “"9 ”Ir : ' .. at“ ,‘l’r‘l . l
I made deadline that day and the days after, but I can’t ' ’ .‘u i .. Emailmvgwiu'ité , f:
say it was my best work. . . 1 ~- "
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Herald and the Lexington Herald-Leader, asked for volun— . ‘ _ ._ MM, ~-.* ’

- teers to go to Biloxi the day Katrina hit, I begged and k” . t~w2~v,: 1

pestered management to send me. I had just moved from MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA ”11;...sz tum” 3

- - - This neighborhood remains flooded two weeks after Hurricane / ”,ij .

13110)“ to Lex1ngton a Year 380- Katrina came through. The foul smelling flood water is contaminated I .. it"? ~*" .7

' with petrol chemicals, household chemicals and biological hazards. i‘ . . , ‘_ . ‘ f7

See REPORTER on Page 9 See FRONTS .91? P389336 .

' ' K I) ’ KPA’S lawsuit to open up the state’s juvenile court this fall on when it will hear oral argu—

Newspapers glve to A S court records. ments.

' ' " Last year, KPA filed the lawsuit, but it was In June, KPA past president John Nelson, ,.
Juvenlle court records sult turned down in FranklinCircuit Court. KPA Who initiated the lawsuit in 2004 when he i

, Forty-(seven Kentucky [newspapers have then filed an appeal with the U5. Sixth Circuit 3

. 'made .a, one-time financial commitment .to Court of Appeals. We expect to hear from the . . , See NEWS Ion Page 12 :f

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Kroemer becomes ass1stant publisher The Kentucky Press (Permit r 93% :CodntyNewe . ~ ,,
. published monthly by thejKentuc'ky V ,, ,. V 7: ’ ' " * ' V ,

Jim Kroemer has joined the staff of The Winchester Press Association IKentucky Press» District 13 .m Don White,.Anderson‘
Sun as the new assistant publisher. refigg Service, Inc. Md Classlpostage is I News , ', j, , ' . ‘yf ,

A native of New Haven, Md, Kroemer began his fil 'paid- at . Glasgow " KY .42141_ ‘ .y . V
career in journalism in 1968 as a reporter With the lesubSCriptionprice is $8 per year. District 14% Teresa Scenters,Berea .
News-Sun in Kendailville, Md g Postmaster: Send Change of addreSS to Citizen ‘ r 1

Kroemer joined Schurz Communications Inc., the g The Kentucky Press, 101' Consumer .5 ‘: ‘1 g Vs ' V I}
new owners Of The Sum in 2001 re 'Lane,"Franktort, KY, 40601, (502) 223- State At—Large . j . , '

”The Winchester Sun and Betty Berryman have a r* 8821., , , . , . Taylor Hayes, Kenmcky New Era ‘ V
reputation for quality and professionalism unmatched x . ‘ , .:_ OFFICERS . i ' _ Tom Caudill, Leadngton Herald- ,
in the newspaper industry,” Kroemer said. ”And I am e ., . V_ - ' ' Leader ' ' ” " "
thrilled to have the opportunity to join the leadership . KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION ,rWilli e Sawy ers, L 0 n d on Sentm el V
of this newspaper. I have spent my entire career in com- ' President -‘CharlielP0rtmarm’, ' V 7 . Echo , f ' .3 . , '
munity journalism, and I look forward to moving here KR SET/l ER FranklinFavorite . _ 2 , ' Mark Van Patten, Bowling Green ,
and getting to know the people of Winchester and .j T V: f ” ,V V . . Daily NeWs ' j 333 ' ,, ,
Clark County and getting involved in the life of the PresidenteElecte Alice Rouse, ,‘ ., , , . A, , , . .
community Murray Ledger and Tunes, ' ‘V , Division” Chairman .:: '

Kroemer and his wife of 39 years, Cheryl, have three children. ‘ " p .- g . . , , , , / News EditorialeDiVision _ Mike I ’

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Palr Jomlng Harrodsburg Herald staff j ~ , r 1 . . ,. , , ' , _ , v, W ; .
. . Treasurer ~‘Tayiorflayes, . i Advertising Division ~_,Steve ’ , .

One person has joined the full-time staff at The Harrodsburg Herald, KentuckyNewEra ,V V 'I . , , , p, Wheatley Elizabethtown News , '
and a student has begun an internship at the newspaper. ' 'y f " y' Y, , : ' ‘g-VEmeryfise u , . V, V , ,

Mark Moms has been hired as a full-time employee in the Herald print— PaSt President , 161m Nelson The , :5: I" .1 " V , g. ' v ' ,_
ing department. He comes to The Herald with a background in printing lAdVocateMessengeij Danvflle g g CuculafionDiirisio‘n V-i'Kriss WW
work at Danville Printing, Bay West Paper and Fleet Ink Company. ' ' 3‘}, ' fl ‘ " ‘er LexmgtonHerald-Leader ,_ ' ~

He and his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Devin, 16, and Krista, 12, It V, " : Board ofDireetors " ":V: '3 11312;"? 1 >1], ,V
”Side in Boyle County DemaifeedeordTheLakeAssocxatesidmsronChrffiefiham

Stuart Warren, a senior at Mercer County High School, has joined the NemcflvértcfiyeemmKenkayt-Ufifiggs”We ‘.
staff as a student intern. , . ' H . V, V , ,,_l _

Warren, son of Brent and Wanda Curtsinger, was an editor with the V’ 91’3de sled Dillingharn, Dawson 'V Journalism EducatiOnRepresentative
newspaper at MCHS last year and is interested in pursuing a career in jour- E, ’SpfingS'PxogfeSS , V, ' , , V ' Liz HanSen, Eastern’Kentucky ‘ _,

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David Whitaker, who is credited with establishing Western Kentucky Comeréoumair
University’s school of journalism, passed away Aug. 19, IohannfloclgNewsBmeau
2005, at his home in Bowling Green- He was 83- ~ . d7KefleyWermeieGeHeener
Louisville in 1953 and later worked as e copy editor at *5“? seedersetdzeedrmmtresryeersttseereerersst
echoed tn 1977 after the university separated the subject ~ esteemedeseedeeeeeCsrmdestvs

Whitaker, known by students and friends as 3058/ e} ReeheiMeCartyAéeemns
left the university in 1987- % 4% stemmeehelbeeseeem

He was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall . s Beattyvfllefinterpngefloflywillard,WANBusmessrk

As director of student publications at Western, he WHITAKER dfl'DmEStePrmufleYsmfi‘mgmberstmdfedors
was instrumental in developing the College Heights Neweieemeimayreremrysmrzuemmm
Herald into a professional and award-winning newspaper. _ 131111132 [’8 firstzmtialfidfiasé

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15 1t time for Kentucky Press Onllne
You’re holding this in your On Second é”? We’ve talked with some of you one of them to reply to Pam’s plea
M 1% hands. It’s what newspaper readers 7-5;; about this. And the comments are as that we might be able to help the Z '
i say they like about having the print- Thought ? .. f to be expected. Some say it’s time to publisher preserve those 100 years '
'1 ed product. ”When I’m reading a — w’ move it to online. Others ”like to of the printed word. ”
newspaper, I want to hold on to it.” é , have it in my hands.” Some think as Becky did respond, and her thor- 1’
'3 But is it time for Kentucky Press . " a newspaper association, we should oughness is worth passing on to
‘: Online? That’s one of the discus- By David T..'Ihor.npson produce a newspaper. And some you. Just in case sometime in the f
‘ sions the staff will be taking to the KPAExecutwe Dmador k" think it’s nothing more than a future, there’s a disaster and your i
3 board in October. We’ve mentioned postage. newsletter and far from being a bound volumes are damaged, it’s ,1
i it before — the idea that the printed More coverage. There are numer— ”newspaper." worth keeping this information with
3 Kentucky Press be changed to an ous resources we can direct you to The board meeting will be Oct. your disaster plan. '.
online version. by doing an online version. Need 20-21. And we want to take in con- The most important first step is '
I And we've heard some of the more information? Want to see some sideration how you feel. So let us to get the newspapers stabilized to ,
' 3 arguments against the switch. We’re research? Want to learn more about know. Call me or e-mail me or con- reduce mold damage. The only way ;-
f a newspaper association and since what newspapers are doing? With tact one of the KPA board members. to do that is to freeze the volumes.
we represent newspapers, we an online product, we can introduce But do that before the meeting. There are disaster recovery com-
N's should print a newspaper. Well, we a topic, write a brief and have the panies that can handle that.
‘ don’t print a newspaper; it’s more of link right there if you want to read ' ° ' ° ' Freezing halts the deterioration and .3
, a newsletter. And yes, I’d much more learn more. We can’t do that It happens every time there’s a buys you time until you can deal .
. rather have my hands around it with the printed product. disaster: ”Do you have a disaster with the restoration.
- when I’m reading. More coverage 11. Come legisla- plan in place?”lt’s kinda one of The first step is to blast-freeze the 1‘
I But it’s a monthly publication. tive season in January we’re looking those things you know you need to volumes to halt the spreading mold. 1
ml 1 There’s not a lot of timely material at ways of in corporating a legisla- have, haven’t had a reason to stop In a blast freezer, a company can
.1 in it. Some is reprinted from your tive bulletin each week. And just as long enough to put one together, but pull a vacuum and reduce and
v ; own pages; other things have been in ”more cover age” above ways to you’ll get around to it one day. Then remove the remaining moisture. j
«j ' sitting on a computer for 30 days, direct you to legislation, through comes that one day when you really This is called "freeze drying." Once
”Q: , _ ,9 waiting to be shipped off to a print— links to bills we’re watching closely. need it. the live mold is dead, the volumes 5
‘ er. Some of it’s old, some fairly new. More pertinent. This may be the Not long after Katrina’s wrath can be cleaned. Most disaster recov-
we ' p Sometimes you learn two months key, the one reason the staff thinks had settled down and people slowly ery companies "clean" or "sterilize"
‘5 later that a newspaper acquaintance it’ S the right recommendation. In the returned to their homes and busi- the volumes, but they don't provide Z
‘ has died. Even some with ”new” monthly printed product much of nesses in the areas not hardest hit, repair or rebinding services. :
r : ' jobs have been in that position a what we’ d like to draw to your reports came in from our colleagues Cleaning does not remove mold ;_
M . couple of months before you read it attention is outdated. It’s appeared about newspaper situations. stains. It just removes mold debris.
x I on these pages. in many publications already and Some were putting out the news- Be suspicious of "sterilize.” '
at”; It’s nowhere near as timely as it’s stale. You’ve read about it so paper in the living room of the pub- Nothing kills mold spores. If the
it; 1 your own publication, be it a week- why do you want to read about it lisher or editor, others on a loading volumes are dried, cleaned and ;
1y or a daily. And it’s nowhere near again? A month or two later. With a dock, using candles for light and a returned to an environment that is
«is: 3 as ”newsy” as your own newspaper. weekly online version, we can be laptop to type stories and produce not strictly climate controlled, the
Egg: y 3 What this publication is — is not a quicker. We can do some last-minute pages. Came another of a publisher mold will rebloom. Ideally, you
23.1}; newspaper. It’s a communication things that the present format /fre- who got his newspaper out for the would try to find someone to do an ;
_ tool to tell you what’s going on in quency doesn’t allow. And if we for- week, then went to buy something identification of the mold to know
fié? 7 the industry, what’s going on with get something now it’ 3 another four he didn’t have. Shoes. Except for the what potential bio hazards might
if: . KPA, where people are and what weeks before we, can make that clothes on his back, he lost every- remain. Once the disaster vendors :
$3: ': newspapers are doing. information available. thing. Including his shoes. do their jobs, you will need the help
$3 ' .. It’s not a money-maker. We’ve Wider audience. We’ve expand- Pam Wagner, my counterpart at of book conservators. Probably.
y tried to steer clear of much advertis- ed the Kentucky Press mailing list in Louisiana Press Association, sent a The Southeast Library Network
, ing because it’s meant to be a mem- the last couple of years, trying to plea to state press associations to (SOLINET) (based in Atlanta) pro— ;
$3.3»: ber service, not a revenue producer. reach as many as p ossible. We gave give guidance to one newspaper. vides preservation outreach servic— {
£33 There’s nothing derogatory about 11 our eri 0 di c al 5- C1 as s mailin While things appeared to be in good es. They have a Katrina disaster
‘ f’j having an online publication. Many pIeDrmit top do that Limitations of: order, the flooding had gotten to all response Web site ‘
,_ p of you have one in addition to the restrictions on how. many we could of his newspaper’s bound volumes. httpz/ /Wurwsolinetnet/Disaster_te ,
W ’3 print. version you produce: Bill “I distribute depend on how many Some 1102 years worth appeared 3.1:,PLCfm?,ClOC—ldf:7.61 ' (:31ch on g
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2,33} .3 to he board, v-fe'll probably try for a involved. ‘vVith the online version lad yea; .100th UK s Ellitjl‘O-‘ill‘n oper— mas link to a hm; \ tillLtOxS H110 :
Egg . weekly product, or at least every it’s unlimited. Every newspapef ation, it became obvious that Becky provide services: ,'
2%: f p other week. So the information will em loyee in the state, at least those - Ryder and Mary Molinaro knew all ' (httpzv/ /wwwsolinetnret/preserva-
g?" j i be more up todflteeqxifi - . "W‘ifi‘ e-inail,' can 'fia’ve‘ 'a‘ desktop ’ about " preserving "*‘n‘ew’spafiers: ‘ tion/Dis‘Recyendorscfm ;
. .__ ‘ - ‘4 - Less costly. »A -big..savings.on ,, 'c 6py'6f' Kentucky Pfe‘ss‘Oiiline. That’s their job at UK. I asked either See THOMPSON on Page 10 1
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Papers continue sponsoring high school journalism
The numbers are looking great as school There is plenty of time yet to Ke
KPA members step up and sponsor Oh By 5 , 0 Tribune-Courier, Benton, one sponsor your local journalism stu- restor
local high schools in the Kentucky ' 9&0 school dents. If your local school has verdit
High School Journalism Association. The Way 3 0 Meade County Messenger, already joined KHSJA on its own, sion
As this column was being written on ——- iii ' Brandenburg, one school you can still go ahead and make a hin e
the first day of fall, 61 high schools jfigfi, _‘ 0 Clay City Times, Stanton, one $50 contribution in your school’s Amgr
had joined or renewed their mem- m:%mg;:;fi L school name. That money will be applied defan
berships in KHSJA. Of those, nearly Director W 0 News Democrat &: Leader, toward our state KHSJA convention A
60 percent have had their member- b d- Russellville, one school which will be held April 12, 2006, at Kin ‘
ship dues paid by their local news— num er sponsore ' , 0 Sentinel-News, Shelbyville, one the Clarion Hotel & Conference Loufigs
paper. . Lex1ngton Herald-Leader, eight school ‘ Center in Louisville. for tt
Last year, KHSJA enjoyed signifi- SChOOIS . . Citizen Voice 8: Times, Irvine, Remember, you can sponsor one re or
cant growth as we saw membership ' Advocate Messenger, Danv111e, one school or more schools for just $50 per erpco]
swell to 106 Kentucky schools. seven SChOOIS . . 0 Springfield Sun, Springfield, school. We can bill you or even - Kent!
We are well on our way to meet- ONews-Enterprise, Ellzabeth- one school deduct the money from your KPS ad three
ing or beating that number since the town, five “110013 0 Woodford Sun, Versailles, one revenue check so that you never bro ac
membership deadline isn’t until ' Daily News, Bowling Green, school even have to cut a check. Talk about .
November. four SChOOlS Of the 61 schools, several have being painless. in 01:
So far, 15 Kentucky papers have ' Central Kentucky News never been members before, and Your sponsorship of a Kentucky mean
sponsored 36 schools for the 2005-06 Journal, ’fWO SChOOlS some of the sponsoring papers are high school journalism program about
school year. 0 The Gleaner, Henderson, one new as well. helps us grow our own. It’s a real A W
Here are the newspapers that so school Thanks to all who have spon- investment in the future of inspe
far have sponsored schools and the 0 Interior Journal, Stanford, one sored schools. Kentucky newspapers. dang:
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A little good news found in latest postal rate hike .
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‘ Washington, DC — Publishers for the past couple of years. Now to Civil Service Retirement System. deserve a major share of the credit. L. '
‘ using within county mail got a have our main class of postage Without the escrow payment, the This reduction isn’t a gift from the repor
\ piece of good news in September, actually go down is terrific news,” Postal Service said, the freeze in Postal Service. It is the result of beha]
wrapped inside the bad news that Buffington said. rates that has been in place since good cost controls by publishers, gers,
postal rates are likely to go up 5.4 Heath said NNA had learned of 2003 could be sustained a while who present ahighly presorted effi-
, percent in January. the possible reduction several longer. cient mailstream in the within- ‘
. For within €011th mail, the new . .. L ,. j. county mail.
5‘ rates will be a decrease of 5 to 6 mcostformulathatiedwthisggadresnltcmeauféfwmk ”Finally, quite frankly, the credit Po
percent, the National Newspaper NNAMSdQMOVBrtheYeammzlmmflgthefiflfltrlbmmflfmm goes to NNA. The cost formula that
Assoc1ation announced Aprll 8. f; ’, 1:53;;¢.§-=';.=g5’13333;.3,;I1;}:gyjfigiigjl;.':23:35.: ‘jffggfgg; _
. That assumes the Postal Rate With”:countymm;ZOPgStaldverhead'WhIChwetkmkwgdeserve led to thls 300d result came out Of GU
‘ Commission will accept the rates becauseourmalltsefi‘iczent,Wimpartammlocaicgmmunlng,” work NNA has done over the years
V requested by USPS- 152359555J; in limiting the contribution from ‘ aCt
Buffington, editor of The Jackson » VICEYRESIDEmogLANBMKCOMmNmNEWSPMERS'INC head " WhiCh we think we deserve e
. Herald, Jefferson, Gav said the new " , v. 3? '5 because our mail is efficient and la
rates were the result of several fac- important to local communities. By publ:
‘ tors that NNA has worked on for a weeks ago as it had followed cost If the rate commission approves working closely with the Postal and :
1 number of years. He congratulated statistics for within county mail, the increase, the rates would most Service and with Congress to ny t(
f the Postal Service and NNA’s but had not wanted to count on the likely go into effect early in 2006. ensure recognition of this preferred t1ves
. Postal Committee, chaired by Max new. savings untll the news was Heath also complimented the rate of mail, NN A has been doing and?
, Heath, v1ce pre51dent of Landmark off1c1al. ‘ . Postal. Serv1ce on the proposed its part to promote community _ G
. Community Newspapers Inc., for a The United States Postal Serv1ce reduction. He said three factors are . . . . . in 15
_. . . _ . newspapers and their Vlabllity in b 'lt
_ successful campaign to hold down requested new rates With an across to be credlted for the good news. . ,, “1
« - u - the mailstream. of t1
‘ postage for local newspapers. the-board increase of 5.4 percent— First, Postmaster General Jack
. ”Anytime postage costs — which which would include a 39 cent first- Potter has done a terrific job in . The proposal before the PRC relat.‘
2‘ are a huge expense for most news- class stamp. The primary reason for squeezing cost out of the Postal kicks Off a process that could take rem;
papers — can be held steady, it gives the increase is the failure of Service. If it weren’t for this as much as 10 months as the COStS Gutl
i a local newspaper an opportunity Congress to repeal a required con- Congressionally mandated escrow behind each rate are examined and Man
i to invest in ways that better benefit tribution of $3.1 billion to an payment, there would be no challenged. NNA Will participate in W111:
t their own local communities.We escrow fund made necessary by a increase proposed now. the PRC process on behalf of com- by_ t]
were pleased to have no increases controversy over payments to the ”Second, local publishers munity newspapers. . . P115;
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Kentucky Supreme Court restores libel verdict E
Kentucky’s Supreme Court account in the award for lost profits. ”ride malfunctioned” was broadcast 7
restored a nearly $3 million libel From a legal Both parties appealed the decision. three times after WHAS-TV’s own I
verdict against WHAS—TV in a deci— stand oint Under the First Amendment, records reflected that state inspec- L
sion rendered in late August that P : who“. appeals courts must re-examine a tors had not said the ride malfunc- :
hinged on what part First ' é jury’s finding of actual malice. tioned and twice after admitting to t
Amendment standards must play in By l0" Fleischaker y, The Court of Appeals determined Kentucky Kingdom that the state- i,
- KPA General "/;‘éi’f:- . -
defamation cases. Counsel that the ev1dence estabhshed actual ment was wrong and would be cor— '
A jury awarded the Kentucky Dinsmore 8 Sh ohl W malice regarding the "too danger- rected. ;
Kingdom amusement park in i ous” comment but not the state- Third, the WHAS—TV reporter '
Louisville $3.97 million in damages ”Kentucky Kingdom removed a key ments ”the ride that malfunctioned” admitted that his ”removed a key
for the television station’s repeated component of the ride.” and ”removed a key component.” component” report was false.
reports regarding a 1994 roller coast— In addition, Kentucky Kingdom Because the damages awarded by Also, the Supreme Court upheld
er collision that injured five people. argued that the broadcasts, taken as the jury did not differentiate Kentucky Kingdom’s use of a jour-
Kentucky Kingdom argued that a whole, were also defamatory. between the statements, the Court of nalism-ethics expert to testify that
three statements made during those Under the First Amendment, Appeals ordered a new trial. professional standards had been
broadcasts were defamatory: Kentucky Kingdom was required to In its Aug. 25, 2005 decision, the violated in support of its claim of g
a After interviewing a passenger introduce proof of "actual malice,” Supreme Court reinstated the $2.97 actual malice.
in one of the cars who stated: ”I in other words _ WHASJI'V had million verdict, finding evidence to WHAS has filed a motion with ;
mean everybody should know made the statements knowing they support a finding of WHAS-TV’s the Kentucky Supreme Court seek-
about how dangerous this ride is.” were false or with reckless disregard actual malice. The court relied on a ing a rehearing. , i
A WHAS—TV reporter said ”state as to whether they were false. The number of facts to uphold the jury’s If that motion is denied, the sta—
inspectors also think the ride is too jury found actual malice as to each [conclusion that WHAS-TV made the tion can then seek a hearing before ;
dangerous.” statement and awarded Kentucky ‘three statements knowing they were the US. Supreme Court. If the deci- 3L
0 During a story about the Kingdom $475,000 for lost profits, $1 false or with reckless disregard for sion stands as is, however, it serves ,
expected reopening of the roller million for damages to reputation, whether they were false. as a persuasive reminder of the care
coaster, a reporter referred to the and $2.5 million in punitive dam- First, the television station broad- that must be taken to correct and not ,
ride as ”the roller coaster ride that ages. cast the ”too dangerous” allegation repeat inaccuracies, verify credibili- j
malfunctioned earlier this week.” The trial judge set aside the after it had been told that it was ty and retain objectiveness.
0 Several years later, when award of $1 million for reputation false and after flagging its news Reporters and news outlets must 1‘
’ reporting about ,a lawsuit filed on damages because any such loss to scripts questioning the accuracy of abide by such basic reporting stan- 5
behalf of one of the injured passen- Kentucky Kingdom for its damaged the claim. dards in order to invoke the protec— . 3
gers, WHAS-TV reported reputation was already taken into Second, the statement that the tions of the First Amendment. ,
P.R. firm Guthrle/Mayes sold to three semor executives z
Guthrie Will remain agiment team,” Guthrie, 64, said. firm in 1986, following several posi— 0 AndylEggers, 48, has served as
IS ensures that the , quality, cre— hens in Kentucky state government, a Vice pre31dent and manages sever-
active in business ativity and professionalism that our including deputy secretary of the al account. teams. He directs the
clients have grown accustomed to Transportatlon Cabinet, and execu- firm 5 media training practice, plus ;
' will continue uninterrupted. Dan, tive director of the Public Service concentrates in the areas of crisis '_
he Started In 1977 Andy and Clair have been a driving Commission. Nichols also served as communications, media relations 1
Jack Guthrie, a pioneer in the force at Guthrie/Mayes for many executive Vice president and chief and event planning. He serves as ;
public relations field bOth locally years—much of our success is owed operating officer of Schmutz the day-to-day manager of the ,
and nationally, has sold his compa- to them.” Manufacturing Company. firm's national Toyota account. .1-
my to the firm’s three senior execu- ”The beauty of the purchase is 0 Dan Hartlage, 45, has served as Prior to joining the firm in 1995, '
' tives - Clair NiChOlS, Dan Hartlage that there won’t be any staff shuf- a vice president and oversees sever— Eggers spent 14 years as a newspa— :
and Andy Eggers. fling or change in overall leader- al GM/PR account teams. He is per journalist. Included in that role 1
Guthrie, Who started his business ship,” Nichols said. ”Our strength is involved in corporate communica- was a nine-year stint as managing i
in 1977 as a one-person shop and our people and our clients and we tions, product publicity, media rela— editor of Business First newspaper .f
built it into its current status as one are pleased that Jack will remain tions and media training of business of Louisville, as well as working as a I
of the largest independent public with the firm." executives. He has key experience in reporter and editor for a Gannett
relations firms in the southeast, Will The new owners: areas such as tobacco, agriculture daily paper in Florida. '
remain as Chairman 0f 0 Clair Nichols, 63, has served as and employment-related issues, and Following a six—year stint as chief ’
Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations. senior vice president and directs the manages the firm’s Philip Morris executive officer of the Kentucky 3
Management of the firm - which firm’s public-affairs practice, work- USA client activities. Hartlage Derby Festival, Guthrie opened his 7,
will retain its name — will be shared ing heavily with manufacturers, joined GM/ PR in 1993 and has 20 firm in 1977. Prior to the festival, he i
by the new owners. The purchase utilities, public agencies and chemi— years of experience in client-side had forged a successful public-rela— ,
price was not disclosed. cal companies. In addition, he over— and agency public relations, as well tions career with Philip Morris Inc., 7,
”I’m extremely pleased to be sees agency services provided by as daily newspaper and network- both in Louisville and 'New' York
handing over the reins to our man- several account teams. He joined the affiliated television journalism. City. 3

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