Kentucky New Era

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Kentucky New Era
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Taylor W. Hayes
Editor Eli Pace
Founded 1869
Language English
Headquarters 1618 E. Ninth Street Hopkinsville
Circulation 7,809[1]
Official website www.kentuckynewera.com

The Kentucky New Era is the major daily newspaper in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in the United States.

History[edit]

The paper was founded in 1869 by John D. Morris and Asher Graham Caruth, as the Weekly Kentucky New Era.[2][3][4][5]

In 1881, attorney Hunter Wood (1845–1920)[6] became sole owner of the paper.[2] Daily publication began in 1888, although the weekly also continued publication until World War II.[4] Since 1920, it has been the only newspaper published in Hopkinsville.[5]

In 1997, Hunter Wood's great-great-grandson, Taylor Wood Hayes, became CEO and publisher of the paper.[2]

Notable stories[edit]

Among the most bizarre incidents reported on by the New Era is the celebrated Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter with aliens in August 1955.[7][8]

TV 43[edit]

From its founding in 1983 through 2004, Kentucky New Era, Inc. also owned and operated local low-power TV station WKAG-CA.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. March 31, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Brief History of Kentucky New Era, Inc., Kentucky New Era website, Retrieved March 31, 2010
  3. ^ "The Second 100 Years". Kentucky New Era. October 7, 1969. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Todd County Kentucky, Family History (1995)(ISBN 978-1563111709)
  5. ^ a b Mary D. Ferguson (October 6, 1979). "New Book Tells Story of Paper". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ Couper, William (ed.) The Corps Forward p.241 (2005) (ISBN 978-0976823827)
  7. ^ "It Came From Kelly". Kentucky New Era. August 15, 2005. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  8. ^ Geraldine Sutton Stith Alien Legacy (2007) (ISBN 978-1425984168)
  9. ^ Melony Leazer (June 1, 2004). "Station Manager Buys TV-43". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Low-Power TV Gains Strength". The New York Times. May 14, 1990. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 

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