Robinson, Kathy Elise Conway(born: 1960 - died: 2019)
Kathy Elise Conway Robinson came to Kentucky from St. Louis, Missouri, in 1983; she accompanied her sister, who was in the military and had been transferred to Paducah. In 1988, Robinson wanted to sell music but recognized the need for a community news outlet, so she created The Kentucky Voice. The event marked the return of a newspaper that focused on the African American community in Paducah. Editor and publisher T. A. Lawrence had published a paper in Paducah in the 1920s, as had Pleasant A. Nichols in the late 1800s. The Kentucky Voice newspaper was published monthly, and home delivery was $1 per month. Thomas Bell took care of the graphic design and production, and the newspaper was produced by the Murray Ledger & Times newspaper. Kathy Robinson was also head of the non-profit "The Genesis House: A Place for New Beginnings," an economic development and resource center. Robinson and her husband, Ernie Robinson, also owned a beauty supply store, which allowed them to continue their ministry. Kathy Robinson died in Bowling Green, KY on September 19, 2019. She was the daughter of William Boyce Conway and Mary Ethel Henderson Conway.