The Commonwealth Journal is a six-day (Monday through Saturday) morning daily newspaper based in Somerset, Kentucky, and covering Pulaski County. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. The writing staff are listed; Jeff Neal, Chris Harris, Janie Slaven, Carla Slavey, and Bill Mardis.
Founded separately as the Somerset Journal (1895) and The Commonwealth (1912), Somerset's two weekly newspapers began sharing office space and presses in the 1930s, eventually merging to become the Monday-Friday daily Commonwealth Journal January 3, 1966. The local owners added a Sunday edition October 31, 1982, before selling the paper to Park Newspapers on May 1, 1988. Park in turn sold the Commonwealth Journal in February 1997 to Media General, which dealt it to CNHI a year later.