Metro Louisville, Jefferson County, KyGenWeb Project

 Newspaper Abstracts

First Edition            Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky           Free

Newspaper Links

If you have other links showcasing old newspaper articles, please consider sending them to your coordinator so as to share with everyone else.  The Kentuckiana Digital Library and the Library of Congress have both started sections where newspaper transcriptions are completed and placed online free of charge.   Check back regularly at each site for additional listings, as they appear to be cataloging differing papers at differing times.

"We will not be selling the files on CD, but rather will be putting it online free of charge both in the Kentuckiana Digital Library ( and at the Library of Congress in the Chronicling America series ("

"There is a very nice directory on Chronicling America that may be of assistance in locating some of the papers you need.  Part of what we are doing is making the papers fully searchable."

Director, Preservation and Digital Programs 
Provost's Distinguished Service Professor 
University of Kentucky Libraries 
104B M. I. King 
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

This was in response given to a question asked by Dana Brown of Louisville, as shared on the mailing list.



Other Newspaper Links:

Newspaper Abstracts - "Ancestors in the News"

Jefferson KyGenWeb Archive - Newspaper Articles

The Olden Times - Historic Newspapers Online

Louisville, KY Steamer Scioto Fire, Jun 1860

Louisville, KY Tornado, Mar 1890

Louisville, KY Ice Gorge, Jan 1893

Louisville, KY Warehouse Fire, Apr 1902

Louisville, KY Train Plunges Off Trestle, Jan 1892

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