170-Year-Old Pulaski Citizen Newspaper Saved From Extinction by Main Street Media



The staff of the Pulaski Citizen is thrilled to share that the local newspaper will not be shutting down, as previously announced. Instead, the beloved community publication will undergo a rejuvenation as part of a larger media group led by new owners.

On February 13, just one week after informing the Pulaski Citizen team that the paper would only produce two more issues, David Lake of Pulaski Publishing revealed that the nearly 170-year-old newspaper had been sold to Dave and Ellen Gould, the proprietors of Main Street Media Tennessee.

After reading the article in the February 8 edition that disclosed the decision to cease operations, the Goulds made a visit to Pulaski to explore the possibility of adding the paper to their media enterprise. By the end of the week, a tentative agreement had been reached, culminating in today’s announcement.

The first edition of the Pulaski Citizen as a member of the Main Street Media Tennessee family will be published on February 22.

“Our family is thrilled that the Pulaski Citizen will continue to exist under the ownership of Dave and Ellen Gould,” remarked Lake, whose father Hershel Lake bought the newspaper in 1984. “The Pulaski Citizen is important to our family, and it’s a crucial part of our community. We can’t wait to see it flourish and expand as part of Main Street Media of Tennessee.”

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Main Street Media of Tennessee, headquartered in Gallatin, is a multimedia organization founded in 2013 that presently publishes 14 local weekly newspapers in 11 Middle Tennessee counties, in addition to three web-only publications and a streaming TV station. With the inclusion of the Pulaski Citizen, their portfolio will now include another cherished community news source.