From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Robinson, Kathy

Kathy 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 such a paper in the 1920s, as had Pleasant A. Nichols in the late 1800s. The Kentucky Voice newspaper is published monthly, and home delivery is $1 per month. Thomas Bell takes care of the graphic design and production, and the newspaper is produced by the Murray Ledger & Times newspaper. Kathy Robinson is also head of the non-profit "The Genesis House: A Place for New Beginnings," an economic development and resource center. Robinson and her husband also own a beauty supply store, which allows them to continue their ministry. For more contact Kathy Robinson at The Kentucky Voice, 1210 Bernheim Street, Paducah, Kentucky 42001, (270) 210-6874,


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NKAA Entry: Lawrence, Thomas A.
NKAA Entry: Nichols, Pleasant A.
NKAA Source: The Kentucky voice (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Murray ledger & times (newspaper)

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“Robinson, Kathy,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 19, 2020,

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