Three Danville newspapers merged 100 years ago and formed The Kentucky Advocate, according to an announcement July 1, 1907.
The Advocate, The Danville News and The Boyle County Herald became one with a combined circulation of 4,800.
"It is undoubtedly the best medium of circulation of any county paper in the state," according to the article.
The local newspaper became a tri-weekly and was published Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
The merger came about at "the earnest solicitation of the merchants and businessmen of the city and through their cooperation and assistance."
H.E. Woolfolk, who had successfully conducted The Advocate for many years, retired due to ill health. Publishers of the other newspapers became the leaders. W. Reed Embry was named editor-in-chief, W. Vernon Richardson became general manager, and W. Owen McIntyre, was named managing editor.