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Presses stopped: Kentucky newspaper switches to online only

June 10, 2020 GMT

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — A southcentral Kentucky newspaper said is has converted to online only due to steep losses in revenue caused by the coronavirus epidemic.

The Glasgow Daily Times reported Tuesday’s print edition was its last. News will continue to be distributed on the paper’s website.

“The conversion from print to digital only for the Daily Times is necessary due to major losses of advertising revenue during the COVID-19 emergency on top of burdensome print delivery costs, newsprint and ink expenses, and the production outlay required to run the presses,” publisher Bill Hanson said in a note to subscribers.

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According to its website, the newspaper was founded in 1865 and began publishing daily in 1953 when the Glasgow Times and the Evening Journal merged. Most recently, it had published five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

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