Changes by Georgetown, Maysville are temporary
The Bowling Green Daily News announced last week that it is no longer printing a Saturday edition. Saturday, March 28 was the final Saturday for its printed edition.
That means the Warren County family owned newspaper will publish as print edition Sunday through Friday and have an online-only presence on Saturdays. The move mirrors what the Lexington Herald-Leader announced effective in January.
Here’s a story by publisher Pipes Gaines about the Daily News’ new publication schedule:
In Eastern Kentucky, the London Sentinel Echo and the Corbin Times Tribune announced eliminating one publication day, effective immediately. And both moves are permanent.
The Sentinel-Echo is now published two days a week — Wednesday and Friday — deleting its Monday edition.
Mark Walker, who serves as publisher of both newspapers, wrote this on the Times Tribune page:
“…However, the sudden loss of advertising revenue has added to what had already been an eroding economic condition and has caused us to restructure our resources so we can continue to fulfill our mission of covering the virus story as well as other important local news.
“Effective next week, we will go from four-day delivery of the print newspaper to three days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This means the Thursday paper will replace the Wednesday and Friday papers.”
Last week, Georgetown News Graphic publisher Mike Scogin, announced that the Scott County tri-weekly was eliminating its Tuesday edition. It will continue Thursday/Saturday print days through the pandemic period.
And we found out today that the Maysville Ledger Independent is making temporary changes in its schedule, printing only two days per week. It’s three other normal print days will be online only. Jennifer Marshall, director of Operations and Advertising, reported, “We are currently publishing a print edition on Wednesday and Saturday with e-edition publishing on Monday, Thursday and Friday.”