Four Central Kentucky newspapers eliminate sports departments

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Sports reporters employed by four Central Kentucky newspapers were let go this week.

Derek Brightwell said goodbye to coaches, student athletes and parents at the district championship games after being told he was laid off.

The sports departments at the the Advocate-Messenger, Jessamine Journal, Interior Journal and Winchester Sun were eliminated. All are owned by the same company, Boone Newspapers, Inc.

Derek Brightwell finished packing up his belongings at work and then chose to spend Friday night doing…