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Advocate moving Accent, H&G content to A sections

The Advocate-Messenger is reorganizing its features content and adding content from a new partner news organization, Kentucky Today, the paper has announced.

“Beginning on Tuesday, content that had appeared in our Accent and Home & Garden sections will now be featured in our A sections throughout the week,” said Ben Kleppinger, executive editor. “None of our local content is going away, but it will be presented in a more timely manner that also frees our news staff up to do more reporting.”

The page reorganization means The Advocate-Messenger’s A sections will be growing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The weekend edition’s A and B sections will also get bigger, while the paper will no longer print separate Accent and Home & Garden sections.

“We’ll be moving from four often smaller sections to two larger sections,” Kleppinger explained.

Weekend papers will still feature Accent content, including a feature story, community columnists, the New York Times Crossword and Boyle County Public Library events. The Looking Back page, property transfers and the “Personal Effects” column will also remain part of the weekend paper.

Additional Accent content will now be found in full color on A8 of Friday’s paper and A8 of Tuesday’s paper. The Keepsakes page will run in Wednesday’s paper.

“This change is about strengthening our paper’s content throughout the week and becoming more efficient with when we print pages, in order to maximize the time our staff have to report on local stories,” said Larry Hensley, publisher. “These changes will allow us to further grow the amount of local content we can put in each paper.”

Kentucky Today

The Advocate-Messenger has also announced a partnership with Kentucky Today, an online newspaper covering state government and UK sports.

Long-time journalists Tom Latek and Roger Alford, along with other Kentucky Today staff, will be providing The Advocate-Messenger with investigative and analytical reporting on state government. On the sports side, Kentucky Today sports writer Keith Taylor will provide comprehensive coverage of University of Kentucky sports.

“We are excited to partner with Kentucky Today because it gives readers top-notch state-level news coverage,” Hensley said.

Kentucky Today touts itself as “your one-stop source for today’s top state, national and world news, plus news from the business, sports and entertainment worlds. … without the hassle of subscription fees or logins.” It is an online publication of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the state’s largest religious organization with 750,000 members in 2,400 churches.

SO YOU KNOW

After today’s newspaper, local Accent and Home & Garden content will be found on the following days and pages:

• Tuesdays, A8: Accent articles and photos

• Wednesdays, A5: Keepsakes page

• Fridays, A8: Accent articles and photos

• Saturdays, A6: New York Times Crossword, Boyle County Public Library events

• Saturdays, A7: Community columnists

• Saturdays, A10: Looking Back

• Saturdays, A11: “Personal Effects” column and property transfers

• Saturdays, A12: Accent feature story

• Last Thursday of each month, A6: Bulletin Board