The Advocate-Messenger

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The Advocate-Messenger
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Boone Newspapers Inc.[1]
Publisher Larry Hensley
Editor Ben Kleppinger
Founded 1865
Language English
Headquarters 330 S 4th St,
Danville, KY 40422
United States
Circulation 9,121 Afternoon
9,093 Sunday [1]

The Advocate-Messenger is a newspaper published daily (except Saturday) in Danville, Kentucky. The newspaper serves central Kentucky, with distribution primarily in Boyle, Lincoln, Casey, Mercer, and Garrard counties.


  • The Kentucky Advocate began publication in Danville on June 24, 1865 as a Democratic party supporter.[2]
  • The Kentucky Tribune began publication in Danville in 1843 as a Whig party supporter, later changing to a Republican party supporter. In 1887 it was renamed The Danville Democrat and in 1893, renamed again to The Danville News. In 1907, it merged into The Kentucky Advocate.[2]
  • The Boyle County Herald began publication in Danville in the 1880s and merged into The Kentucky Advocate in 1907.[2]
  • The Daily Messenger began publication in Danville in 1910.[2]
  • The Advocate-Messenger is the result of the merger in 1940 of The Kentucky Advocate and The Daily-Messenger.
  • The paper was purchased by Schurz Communications of South Bend, Indiana in 1978.
  • Boone Newspapers formed a subsidiary, Bluegrass Newsmedia LLC. In 2016, the subsidiary purchased the paper in 2016 along with The Winchester Sun, The Jessamine Journal, and The Interior Journal.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Boone Newspapers - The Advocate-Messenger". Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d Griffin, Richard W., Newspaper Story of a Town: A History of Danville Kentucky, Danville Advocate Messenger, Danville KY, 1965
  3. ^ "Four Central Ky. newspapers being sold". Lexington Herald-Leader. 2015-12-18. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 

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