4 Kentucky newspapers being sold next month

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Four Kentucky newspapers owned by Schurz Communications Inc. are to be sold next month.

Schurz said in a news release Friday that the newspapers are The Advocate-Messenger in Danville, The Winchester Sun, The Jessamine Journal and The Interior Journal in Stanford.

Publisher Larry Hensley said the transaction is expected to be completed in early January. Hensley will remain as publisher of all four papers.

The buyer is new Kentucky company Bluegrass Newsmedia LLC, managed by Boone Newspapers Inc. of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Boone acquired The State Journal in Frankfort in October and also manages newspapers in Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Michigan.

Schurz Communications President Todd Schurz thanked employees and said the new owner would offer the best opportunity for the companies to thrive.

Schurz Communications is based in South Bend, Indiana.

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