The Library of Congress (LOC) has made available scanned and searchable images of newspapers from Kentucky, as well as other states, from 1860 through 1922 as part of their Chronicling America project. The newspapers from Kentucky include several from the central Kentucky area: Bluegrass Blade, Berea Citizen, Bourbon News, Winchester Sun and others.

The full database is available here and the Kentucky database is here. For more information, visit the Chronicling America website.