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Search current and archived news at the local, state, regional and national levels

About NewsBank

NewsBank is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide patrons with access to a vast array of news content. This edition includes current content and archives dating back to the 1980s from over 4,000 U.S. news sources, making it an exceptionally comprehensive domestic news resource. It covers a variety of popular topics such as business, health, politics, careers, and entrepreneurship.

The 2024 Edition offers national, regional, and local news, enabling users to view multiple perspectives on nearly any issue, person, or event in the country. It integrates different news formats—including full-text articles, web-only content, and PDF-image editions—from more than 330 U.S. sources into one interface, ensuring deep local coverage.

NewsBank includes access to the Sentinel-EchoTimes-Tribune, News Journal, Lexington Herald-LeaderCommonwealth-JournalUSA Today, along with other regional, state, and national newspapers.

A key feature of this service is its “Suggested Topics,” which helps patrons quickly find relevant information on subjects like jobs, education, health, social issues, technology, and trending topics. These topics are selected based on user feedback and popular searches.

Additionally, all NewsBank resources are mobile-responsive and accessible remotely 24/7 on any device, enhancing user convenience and access.

What it’s great for:
  • Powerful Search
  • Articles dating back to 1980s
Works best on:
  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Mobile Phones 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re inside the building on our computers or our WiFi you get immediate access. If you access it from home, all you need is a valid library card number. If you don’t have one, you can get a digital library card within minutes!

You can also visit NewsBank’s website to get more help.

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If you prefer to speak to someone on the telephone, give us a quick call at (606) 864-5759.

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