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KY Newspapers on Microfilm 1787-1969

The following is a brief alphabetical list of microfilmed newspapers housed in Lexington Public Library’s Kentucky Room. This list provides a quick guide to the various newspaper titles on microfilm but does not include exact dates or list missing issues. Dates on the list are not inclusive. Most of the newspaper titles do, in fact, have many gaps. Please refer to the microfilm for information of specific issues and years.

Lexington, Kentucky Newspapers

Lexington Newspapers

  • Apostolic Times: 1869-1874
  • Castigator: 1819-1820
  • Daily Argonaut: 1898
  • Daily Kentucky Advertiser: 1883
  • Kentucky Gazette: 1787-1844; 1867-1910
  • Kentucky Reporter: 1808-1830
  • Kentucky Statesman: 1849-1873
  • Lexington Daily Press: 1870-1894
  • Lexington Daily Transcript: 1879-1883
  • Lexington Dollar Weekly Press: 1870-1894
  • Lexington Herald: 1896-1969*
  • Lexington Intelligencer: 1834-1839
  • Lexington Leader: 1888-1969*
  • Lexington Morning Transcript: 1884-1894
  • Lexington Observer and Reporter: 1831-1872
  • Lexington Public Advertiser: 1821
  • Lexington Weekly Press: 1874-1875; 1878-1886; 1894
  • Lexington Weekly Transcript: 1879-1884; 1889; 1891-1894
  • Little Red: June 2, 1832
  • Morning Democrat: 1900-1902
  • National Unionist: 1864-1865
  • Stewart’s Kentucky Herald: 1795 (2 issues)
  • True American: 1845-1846
  • Western Monitor: 1818-1820

* The Lexington Herald and Lexington Leader after 1969 are available in the Periodicals Department.

Newspapers From Other Kentucky Cities

Frankfort

  • Argus of Western America: 1824-1830
  • Daily Commonwealth: 1844-1864
  • Frankfort Commonwealth: 1867-1871

Louisville

  • Louisville Daily Union Press: 1864
  • Louisville National Union Press: 1864

Paducah

  • Daily and miscellaneous newspapers: 1824-1830
  • Miscellaneous newspapers (3 issues): 1885-1889
  • Sun: 1902
  • Sun Democrat: 1929
  • News: 1977

Richmond

  • Kentucky Register: 1872-1873

Winchester

  • Semi-Weekly Sun: 1879
  • Sun: 1922-1939
  • Sun: 1952