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Published 3:10 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016


330 South Fourth Street     Danville, KY 40422     Phone: 859-236-2551     Fax: 859-236-9566

Founded: The Advocate-Messenger is the result of a merger by two newspapers in 1940 – The Kentucky Advocate and The Danville Daily-Messenger. The paper was purchased by Schurz Communications in 1978. In 2016, Boone Newspapers, Inc., took ownership of the The Advocate-Messenger.

Market Area: The newspaper serves the region in south central Kentucky, south of Lexington, with distribution primarily in Boyle, Lincoln, Casey, Mercer and Garrard counties.

Population: 81,300 adults live in the market area served by The Advocate-Messenger.

Customers: Market adults in Boyle County rely on The Advocate-Messenger more than any other individual media by more than a 2:1 margin.

The Market: Danville serves as a regional hub for industry, medical care, shopping and education. The industrial base includes such plants as R. R. Donnelley, American Greetings, Intelligrated Braking System, Philips Lighting, DANA Corporation, The Timberland Company and Berry Plastics who all have manufacturing and/or distribution centers in Danville.


The Community

The City: Danville, located in Boyle County, was recognized by TIME magazine as one of ten successful “Main Street” communities in the country and was included in the book “The 100 Best Small Towns in America.”

Education: Centre College is consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. Eastern Kentucky University – Danville Campus, Bluegrass Community & Technical College – Danville Campus, National College of Business & Technology -Danville Branch also reside in Danville along with the Kentucky School for the Deaf.

Medical: The Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and its adjuncts, Ft. Logan Hospital, A Children’s Place Day Care Center, Ephraim McDowell Wellness Center, and The Ephraim McDowell Assistant Living Facility.

Median Age: 46 years old.

Homeowners: 83% of adults own their home.

Household Makeup: 37% have children under 16 at home; 36% live in homes with 2 or more adults employed outside of the home.

Household Income: The median household income of market adults is $43,600.

Source: 2007 RTR/ESSEX3 Market Study;

Staff List

Administration/Customer Service


Jeff Moreland : Editor

Jeff Moreland

Robin Hart : Reporter

Robin Hart



Carrie Shields : Advertising Manager

Carrie Shields

Advertising Manager
Lee Smith : Advertising Consultant

Lee Smith

Advertising Consultant


Customer Service Representative


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Back-to-School resources at the library

Boyle County

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City moving forward with racial injustice discussions


Joint Jail Committee ‘still exists’


Danville Police investigating robbery at Liberty Gas Station


Couple raise a variety of produce in their spare time


10 new COVID cases reported in Boyle County Tuesday afternoon


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Boyle County

Four arrested following traffic stop in Junction City

Public Records

Boyle County property transfers

Boyle County

Boyle County court records


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Boyle County

Norton Center for the Arts announces CULTURE+ series


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