August 1, 2013 - An Archive of Historic Marshall County Newspapers Now Available Online.

newspaper archive photo. BENTON, KY --The Marshall County Public Library System now provides online access to nine newspapers published in Marshall County from 1891-2008. The archive is arranged by PDF files of historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The files offer users with a view into the history of Marshall County in its early years.


The archive includes the following newspaper titles: Benton Tribune (1891-1894), Lake News (1999-2005), Marshall County Enterprise (1919), Marshall County Messenger (1977-1981), Marshall County Star (1983-1984), Marshall Courier (1957-1972), Tribune Courier (1972-2008), Tribune Democrat (1934-1962) and Valley Sun (1961).

The library staff is very pleased to offer the digitizing of local papers and plans to continue adding to the collection as they receive the latest converted files. Patrons must have a current library card to access the files. For more information, please visit or call 527-9969.