kentucky new era http://wkms.org en Fort Campbell Will See Shortened Work Week http://wkms.org/post/fort-campbell-will-see-shortened-work-week <p>Fort Campbell’s garrison commander says civilian employees will be cut to four-day work weeks starting in July, as part of a furlough program <a href="http://wkms.org/post/sequestration-could-affect-ft-campbell-employees">stemming from budget cuts</a>.</p><p>Col. David Dellinger said the post’s school employees will have it differently - they will be required to take five furlough days between August and September.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:26:59 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32427 at http://wkms.org Fort Campbell Will See Shortened Work Week Attorney General Sides with New Era on Open Meetings Complaint http://wkms.org/post/attorney-general-sides-new-era-open-meetings-complaint <p></p><p>Kentucky's Attorney General has sided with the Hopkinsville's newspaper over&nbsp;open meetings complaints&nbsp;it filed against the city council.</p><p>Kentucky New Era reporter Carla Jimenez says she filed the complaints after a closed meeting of an April Compensation Committee where five additional city council members attended.</p><p>The committee discussed a proposed contract for Melissa Spurr who was then a candidate for city administrative officer. Jimenez says Spurr removed herself from consideration May 7th. Fri, 24 May 2013 21:13:28 +0000 Whitney Jones 31765 at http://wkms.org Attorney General Sides with New Era on Open Meetings Complaint Hopkinsville Newspaper Files Open Meetings Complaint with City Council http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-newspaper-files-open-meetings-complaint-city-council <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A closed meeting of </span>Hopkinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> City Council's Compensation Committee this week is facing some scrutiny from the city's newspaper. </span>Hopkinsville’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> budget officer, Melissa Sellers </span>Spurr<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is receiving a promotion to be the city administrative officer. The Compensation Committee Chairman Charlie Henderson invited members of the council to join the committee to discuss &nbsp;</span>Spurr’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> contract. The </span><a href="http://www.kentuckynewera.com/web/news/article_1c1c41e0-9cd9-11e2-ab1f-0019bb2963f4.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Kentucky New Era</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> contends the closed door discussion was illegal. Staff Writer Carla Jimenez is covering the story.</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:58:02 +0000 Chad Lampe 30175 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Newspaper Files Open Meetings Complaint with City Council Jennifer Brown on Rural Journalism and "Troublemaker" Reporters http://wkms.org/post/jennifer-brown-rural-journalism-and-troublemaker-reporters <p>Jennifer P. Brown knows how interesting, quirky, terrible and inspiring life in rural western Kentucky can be. Brown has been on the Kentucky New Era newspaper staff for over 20 years, and currently serves as the paper’s opinion editor. She’s covered a little bit of everything, from criminals to tornadoes to political races to homeless folks. She’s also a Hopkinsville native with strong family ties to the region. In July, Brown received the Al Smith Award for Public Service ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:21:48 +0000 Angela Hatton 21910 at http://wkms.org Jennifer Brown on Rural Journalism and "Troublemaker" Reporters Chip Hutcheson Talks Newspaper Career http://wkms.org/post/chip-hutcheson-talks-newspaper-career <p>Earlier this year, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inducted three west Kentuckians to the ranks of other great Kentucky Journalists: D.J. Everett of WKDZ/WHVO radio in Cadiz, Murray State University professor emeritus Dr. Robert McGaughey, and Chip Hutcheson of The Times Leader and The Eagle Post. Today we continue a series of conversations with these gentlemen.</p><p>For Hutcheson, journalism is a family business. His parents bought what was then the Princeton Leader when he was 10 months old, and he grew up helping in the newspaper offices. Sun, 09 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 21852 at http://wkms.org Chip Hutcheson Talks Newspaper Career