The Daily News (Kentucky)

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Daily News
TypeDaily newspaper (Sunday through Friday)
Owner(s)Boone Newspapers
EditorSteve Gaines
Managing editorDaniel Pike
Opinion editorSteve Gaines
Headquarters813 College Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky[1]
Circulation19,566 Daily
23,347 Sunday
(March 2013)[2]

The Daily News is a daily-except-Saturday newspaper based in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is published Sunday mornings and Monday through Friday evenings.


The current newspaper can trace its roots to the Bowling Green Democrat founded in 1854. A rival paper, The Daily Times, was founded by John B. Gaines in 1882 and the newspapers eventually merged into the predecessor to the Park City Daily News; now named the Daily News. The newspaper was still owned by members of the Gaines family until its sale in 2022.[3]

When the paper was called the Park City Daily News, the name was chosen due to a nickname for Bowling Green taken from an 1892 speech by Henry Watterson. Watterson, there to commemorate Fountain Square Park as the city's first park, opined that Bowling Green might come to be known as the "beautiful park city." Local businesses widely adopted the nickname until the town of Glasgow Junction, about 20 miles (32 km) north, changed its name to Park City, Kentucky, and the now-confusing nickname fell from local favor.[3]

The Daily News acquired The Amplifier, a local arts monthly, in 2007.[4]

In 2020, in the face of cuts in advertising revenue that was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daily News eliminated its Saturday print edition.[5]

After 140 years of local ownership, the Gaines family sold the Daily News to Carpenter Newsmedia, a subsidiary of Boone Newspapers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a family-owned chain of more than 90 papers. The sale took effect on June 30, 2023. The Daily News was the last independent family-owned daily newspaper remaining in Kentucky.[6]


  1. ^ "Rate Card" (PDF). The Daily News.
  2. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. March 31, 2013. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Daily News history". News Publishing, LLC. September 11, 2007. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  4. ^ The Amplifier - History
  5. ^ Gaines, Pipes (March 25, 2020). "Daily News to eliminate Saturday print edition". Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "Bowling Green Daily News sold to Boone newspapers". Kentucky Today. June 22, 2022. Retrieved June 30, 2022.

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