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Muhammad Ali - Honoring a Hometown Hero

The Courier-Journal's coverage of Muhammad Ali's life and passing in vivid imagery and gripping stories.

The Courier-Journal has chronicled Muhammad Ali's life since he was little Cassius Clay learning to box after his bike was stolen. When he passed, journalists at The Courier-Journal made their best effort to honor the hometown hero as soon as possible.

With rumors swirling, CJ editors held the press start for the final edition two hours later than normal. When word came at 12:19 a.m. Saturday, the news was sent around the world via courier-journal.com, apps, newsletters and push alerts.

The next day's paper was put together with four additional pages of coverage and hit the press before 2 a.m. 

The commemorative section was next and printed in time for Sunday's editions.