Scripps completes Henderson (Ky.) Gleaner acquisition

Wed, November 01, 2000 by Tim Stautberg

CINCINNATI - The E.W. Scripps Company has completed its acquisition of The Gleaner in Henderson, Ky., from Belo Corp.The Gleaner is a daily newspaper, published Tuesday through Sunday, with a circulation of about 11,000 daily and 13,000 on Sundays. The acquisition adds to Scripps’ holdings in nearby Southwestern Indiana, where the company owns and operates the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press.Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, cable television networks and interactive media. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations and three cable television networks, with plans to launch a fourth.Scripps cable television network brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, Do it Yourself, and Fine Living, due to launch in the second half of 2001.The company also operates Scripps Howard News Service, United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT, and 31 Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com and comics.com.