Founded January 13, 2001, La Voz de Kentucky is the oldest Latino newspaper in circulation and the only completely bilingual paper in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley.
In the beginning, the newspaper began to Alejandro Gomez, from Mexico, who currently lives in Baltimore. Its transformation into a bilingual paper began when Juan Jose Galicia of Mexico, and Andres Cruz, of Costa Rica, bought it in January of 2003, and incorporated Randi Ewing as managing editor and writer.
Since that time, the editorial team, along with a group of collaborators, volunteers and students have published a bilingual newspaper every 14 days with a local community focus, centered on the immigrant experience in the Bluegrass and the developing processes of interaction and integration in Kentucky.
La Voz has won numerous prizes and recognition since its first year of operation. In 2001, it received 3rd place nationally as the best small Latino newspaper in the United States, Best Editorial Column and Front Page.
In 2005 the paper won the prestigious Drum Major for Peace award, given by the Lexington Commission on Race Relations, for its contribution of cultural diversity, peace and dialogue. La Voz has also been publicly recognized by different Latino organizations, including the Migrant Network Coalition, the Hispanic Association of Lexington, the Kentucky Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the Central Kentucky Community and Technical College, the North Central Area Health Education Center, the Latino Soccer League, and the Americas Baseball League, among others.
La Voz is also used by different public schools and Kentucky and California universities in their Spanish and English programs.
La Voz is published on Thursdays from their offices at 560 East Third Street in Lexington, Kentucky.
La Voz is an independent newspaper, committed to the just and equitable integration of Latinos in the Bluegrass. Our goals include presenting the reader with a critical, descriptive and objective look at the immigrant life and experience in Kentucky and in the United States.