Glasgow newspaper going exclusively digital

GLASGOW, Ky. -The end of an era in Glasgow as the city’s newspaper announces plans to discontinue its print edition.

The announcement was made in Tuesday’s Glasgow Daily Times by publisher Bill Hanson.

According to Hanson, the step is necessary due to major losses of advertising revenue during COVID-19, on top of print delivery costs, newsprint and ink expenses and more. The paper will still be available after today for digital subscribers.

Glasgow Mayor Harold Armstrong says he first heard about the paper’s shutdown of the print edition just last night and the loss of any job is devastating to the community.

The newspaper was first published all the way back in 1865 and was known as the Glasgow Times weekly newspaper. It became a daily newspaper nearly 90 years later in 1953.