KY Press Service

Kentucky Press News Service

The KPNS posts Kentucky news stories on www.kypressnewsservice.com Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Once a publication has signed its agreement and joined the KPNS, it's assigned a user name and password to access the stories. Papers are free to publish stories in their own newspapers or web sites. However, if used on a web site, only links to the stories on the originating site — and not the stories themselves — are to be published online. KPNS participants can also rewrite stories into briefs for their papers, if desired, as along as they include the name of the originating publication.

A daily news budget is emailed to participating papers each day Monday through Friday. The budget lists the stories available. However, KPNS participants are free to use content as soon as it appears on the website.

To visit the KPNS, click here.

Basic membership in the KPNS is free to KPA members. However, there are costs to some newspapers depending on how they will re-use the articles. For an explanation of that and the costs involved, contact David Greer at dgreer@kyress.com.

Participants are required to sign the KPNS agreement which permits KPA to distribute their staff-written editorial content to other KPNS members, allows other KPNS members to publish that content and also sets the required amount of libel insurance. New papers or web sites can join at any time.

For more information about the KPNS or to join, email KPNS director David Greer at dgreer@kypress.com .