- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Paxton Media Group of Paducah has purchased The Mayfield Messenger from the Haskell family of Martinsville, Virginia.

Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.

Paxton Media publishes five other newspapers in the region, including The Paducah Sun, the Tribune Courier of Marshall County and newspapers serving Eddyville and Lyon County; Cadiz and Trigg County; and Metropolis and Massac County, Illinois. Paxton Media also owns WPSD-TV, which serves western Kentucky, southern Illinois, southeast Missouri and northwest Tennessee.

Paxton Media President and CEO David Paxton said combining The Messenger’s strengths with other Paxton papers will enable it to provide even better service to readers and advertisers.

Paxton is a family-owned business serving the region since 1896.

The Messenger was first published as a weekly newspaper in 1900 and merged with the Mayfield Times in 1923.

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Information from: The Mayfield Messenger.

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