The Daily News (Kentucky)

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

Daily News
TypeDaily Newspaper
PublisherPipes Gaines, Scott Gaines
EditorSteve Gaines
Managing editorsDaniel Pike
Opinion editorSteve Gaines
Sports editorJeff Nations
Photo editorMiranda Pederson
Headquarters813 College Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky[1]
Circulation19,566 Daily
23,347 Sunday
(March 2013)[2]
Sister newspapersSunday Express, Midweek Express
WebsiteOfficial website

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 is still owned by members of the Gaines family.[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 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]


  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. "Daily News history". News Publishing, LLC. September 11, 2007. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  4. The Amplifier - History

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