Paxton Media Group LLC (“PMG”) traces its roots to 1896 when a group of investors headed by W. P. Paxton launched The Paducah Sun, a newspaper in Paducah, Kentucky. Edwin J. Paxton, son of W. F. Paxton, became editor and publisher of the newspaper in 1900 and held both positions until his death in 1961.
Today, PMG is a diversified media company with interests in newspapers, printing, and broadcasting and is still owned and managed by third and fourth generation members of the Paxton family. PMG owns thirty-two daily newspapers and numerous weekly newspapers across the mid-western and southeastern United States. In addition, PMG operates WPSD Local 6, a NBC affiliate television station in Paducah, Kentucky and a specialty publishing division. PMG is based in Paducah, Kentucky.
WPSD Local 6 serves western Kentucky, southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, and northwest Tennessee.