Browsing the Murray State University Newspaper Archives is a great way to research people, places and events in western Kentucky over the last 120+ years.
The digitized collection features newspapers from all across western Kentucky, many of which you’ve probably haven’t heard.
Best of all, the collection is free to use and is searchable. The scans open up as PDFs, which can also be searched for specific words, even though it can be a little tricky sometimes.
So here’s the link to this tool that I love using when researching local history. I hope you enjoy it!