Paxton Media Group has acquired the North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun (Indiana) from the King family.

Merger and acquisition firm Dirks, Van Essen & April represented the King family in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Plain Dealer & Sun has served Jennings County, Indiana, since 1864 and has been published by the King family since 1954. Barbara King has led the company since she moved back to her hometown in 1982.

Paxton Media Group is a family-owned media company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky. The company owns 70-plus papers across the Midwest and Southeast, including 13 dailies in Indiana.