New Website

Welcome to the new, exciting and fresh look of our new digital website, e-edition, mobile and social sites.

We're pleased to say we have relaunched our website, the-messenger.com, today and are excited to provide this new experience to our audience.

We hope you'll agree it's a rich, visually compelling and easy-to-use format for exploring news updates, photo galleries, videos, searchable databases, interactive features and other exclusive content for Messenger subscribers.

A cleaner design of the website displays photos and video. The photos are larger, too.

The new the-messenger.com home page is more visual and easier to navigate.

You'll find an improved search bar at the top of the home page to help you find information faster, as well as right-side and left-side arrows to help you click quickly to other sections or articles.

Share tools are easy to find. Our social media buttons "stick" with you as you scroll through an article and make it easier to share favorite stories.

And now you won't have to leave an article to post or read comments. You'll be able to click the comment icon next to the social media icons and immediately share your thoughts via Facebook.

Other new features include a "right-now" rail on each section front. The rail displays the latest content in that section — from stories and blogs to photos, videos and more.

We've redesigned and improved the weather page, too, with extended forecasts, severe weather alerts and interactive maps. And we've added quick links to help you dive into your favorite content.

In addition to these changes, we will soon launch a new the-messenger.com iPad app. And we're pleased to say that we are about to update our iPhone app. We've been aware of the frustration customers have had with the current version and apologize for that. We're eager to make the new version available and expect it to be ready for download later this month. Those apps go along with our new Android and mobile experiences.

There is still some detail work to attend to and the paint may be wet in a few places but the new the-messenger.com is live. We underwent this change to provide a more attractive, more user-friendly, and more versatile site. We hope we have accomplished this and we welcome your feedback.

Getting Started.

  1. Current Subscribers
    Your existing account information and subscription has been migrated over. Please login using your existing login email address and password. 

    If it does not recognize your username or password follow the directions below for new users but please use the same e-mail address you tried previously.

  2. New users.
    Since this is your first time here choose signup.

    Enter your contact details.

    You may make your username (aka screen name) anything you want (no special characters) Example MStickler, MikeS, Mr Mike, Bubba. If someone else has already selected that usernameyou must choose something else. (example MStickler1, MStickler2)

    You may also make your password anything you want and may reset it online as needed.

If you had a subscription to the "old" the-messenger.com it is very important that you use the same e-mail address that you used for the old website.

If you had an existing subscription to the old site and used the same e-mail address you should have full access to the new site as soon as you have saved your contact information.

If you have a subscription to the paper but have never "subscribed" to the website there's no reason not to do so now. It's FREE for all print subscribers of the The Messenger. All we ask is you call customer service and ask that they add your email address to your circulation information. It takes a couple of minutes for them to enter the information in the circulation system and the website and then you can sign in as needed.

If you don't have a subscription to the website or the paper, we still invite you to create a user account and explore the site. Every section will have some information available for free and there is a short free preview of every article. We hope you enjoy what's available enough to buy a subscription in the future.

If you have any trouble accessing the site our customer service personnel are available at 1-800-726-6397 or you may e-mail us at circulation@the-messenger.com

If customer service is unable to resolve your issue or if you just want to leave some feedback you may contact mstickler@messenger-inquirer.com.

We hope you'll enjoy the new digital lineup, a complement to our expanded offerings in print. Please let us know what you think of the changes to the-messenger.com.

As always, we thank you for making us part of your life.

Thank you,

Rick Welch, Publisher

The Messenger

221 S. Main St.

Madisonville, KY 42431

270.824.3282

rwelch@the-messenger.com

www.the-messenger.com

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