The 2020 KPA News Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers was judged by members of the North Carolina Press Association, Louisiana Press Association, and the South Carolina Press Association. These are the results of that judging process. The KPA News Contest is conducted annually for all members of the Kentucky Press Association. The deadline to apply is in mid-October and the awards are typically announced at the KPA Winter Convention.

Booklets with the complete contest results, including comments from the judges, are being mailed from the KPA Central Office. KPA Is also mailing certificates to each newspaper receiving awards in this contest.

Special plaques have been made for General Excellence, Journalists of the Year, and the Jon Fleischaker Freedom of Information Award presented by the Associated Press.