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Boone buys 2 daily newspapers in Kentucky

Posted September 1

— The Harlan Daily Enterprise and the Middlesboro Daily News in eastern Kentucky have been purchased by Boone Newspapers Inc.

The papers, along with the Claiborne Progress, a weekly newspaper in Tazewell, Tennessee, were sold by Civitas Media of Davidson, North Carolina.

The purchases were finalized Thursday, the Harlan Daily Enterprise reported Friday. Terms of the sales were not disclosed.

Bill Sharp will remain as publisher of Harlan, Middlesboro and Tazewell. He was named to the position last November.

Sharp says he is looking forward "to a great future with people who care about community news and the local newspaper."

Boone, which has offices in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Natchez, Mississippi, owns and manages 75 papers, including three other Kentucky dailies: The State Journal in Frankfort, The Advocate-Messenger in Danville and The Winchester Sun.

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