Cincinnati, Kentucky Post Newspapers To Close Today

CINCINNATI (AP) - It's the last deadline for The Cincinnati Post, after 126 years.

The Post and its sister Kentucky Post edition have been struggling for decades, part of a national decline in afternoon newspapers and of multiple daily newspapers in U.S. cities. E.W. Scripps Co., based in Cincinnati, decided in July to close The Post newspapers when a joint operating agreement with Gannett Co. expired at the end of 2007.

Post editor Mike Philipps, a 30-year veteran of the newspaper, said the final editions Monday were focusing on the newspaper itself as a keepsake. Some 9,000 extra copies were planned beyond the paper's circulation of some 27,000.

The last edition of the Kentucky Post is scheduled for publication at 10 a.m. Monday - about an hour after the final Cincinnati Post is printed.

Kentucky Post will have online service

CINCINNATI (AP) - Though the last editions of the Cincinnati Post and its sister publication, the Kentucky Post, were printed this morning, a remnant will survive.

The Post reported E.W. Scripps will launch to report news from northern Kentucky.

It will supersede the current Post site and be affiliated with Scripps-owned WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

The site will launch Tuesday.

A headline in today's final printed version of the Post states "Web site to carry on Post tradition."

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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