For a few weeks, I will be listing Kentucky newspapers that were publishing in 1878. Shown will be the city of publication, the name of the paper, county and comments on the paper.
Ashland, Weekly Review. Boyd Co.Published on Wednesdays, independent; Wm. J. Lampton, Publisher. Covered 12 counties. One of two papers in the county. Established about one year ago.
Augusta, Chronicle, Bracken Co. Published Thursdays; John S. Orr, Publisher. The Bracken Chronicle was published 869-187?. The Bracken County Chronicle was published 187?-1886 as a weekly. The Bracken Chronicle again published 1886-196?
Bardstown, Record, Nelson Co. Thursday, Democratic; Murray & Middleton, Publishers.
Blandville, News, Ballard Co. Only paper in the county, established 1874. Juett & Malton, Publishers. Still publishing.
Bowling Green, Democrat, Published Saturdays; Democratic; R. S. Evans, Publisher.
Bowling Green, green River Pantagraph, Published Wednesdays; Democratic; E. H.Porter & Co, Publishers.
Brookville. Record, Bracken Co; published Wednesdays; Democratic; James W. Staton, Publisher.
Burkesville, Cumberland Courier, Published Friday; independent; C. L. S. Matthews, Publisher.
Burlington, Recorder, Published Thursdays; Democratic; W. L. Riddell, Publisher.
Cadiz, Democrat, Trigg Co. Published Thursday; Democrat; J. H. Wilkinson, Editor
Calhoun, Progress, McLean Co. Published Wednesday; independent, John F. Heafer, Publisher.
Carlisle, Mercury, Nicholas Co. Published Thursdays; Democratic; Kehoe & Vance, Publishers.
Carlisle, Ecletcic Teacher & South-Western Journal of Education, Nicholas Co. Monthly; educations; T. C. H. Vance, Publisher.
Carrollton, Carrollton Democrat, Carroll Co. Published Saturdays; Democratic; McElrath & Geier, Publishers.
Cattlettsburg, Central Methodist, Boyd Co. Published Saturdays; Methodist; Zephaniah Meek, Publisher
Clinton, Democrat , Published weekly; Democratic; J. H. Shields, Publisher
Cloverport, Breckinridge News, Published Wednesdays; independent; T. G. Given, Editor. Established 22 July 1876. Only paper in the county; covers Beckinridge, Hancock, Meade, Hardin and Grayson counties.
Columbia, Spectator, Adair Co. Published Thursdays; independent; Jones & Murrell, Publisher.
Covington, Ticket, Kenton Co. Published daily except Sundays; and weekly, Wednesdays; independent. F. M. Calkins, Publisher
Covington, Commonwealth, Harrison Co. Published Thursdays; Democratic; L. E. Casey, Publisher.
Cynthiana, Democrat, Harrison Co. Published Thursdays; Democratic; H. P. Diltz, Publisher.
Cynthiana News, Harrison Co. Published Thursdays; Democratic; A. J. Morey, Publisher
To be continued.
(c) Copyright 22 Feb 2012, Sandra K. Gorin