In Spanish, here in Kentucky: Authentic local materials for the Spanish-language classroom

Spanish teachers in Kentucky benefit from a wealth of cultural and linguistic sources that have been produced by Spanish speakers who live in our state

Ruth Brown, Fall 2023

This page highlights some of the many written, visual, and multimedia Spanish-language sources that are indexed through the Kentucky Hispanic Heritage Project website. These sources can show our students why Spanish matters, for them, here in the Commonwealth, by helping them to identify concrete and personal connections between their own experience, the Spanish language, and Hispanic cultures in our community.

Written sources

Newspapers and online media outlets


Creative and personal expression

These sources are available as part of the UK Libraries collection

Oral histories

Other written sources

Visual sources 

Many of these sources include text in Spanish

  • Casa de Cultura de Kentucky. “Photos.” Facebook (photos of past events and activities sponsored by the Casa de Cultura de Kentucky).
  • Festival Latino de Lexington. “Photos.” Facebook (images published by the Foundation for Latin American and Latino Culture and Arts, including past posters from the Festival Latino de Lexington).
  • La Voz Inc. “Photos.” Facebook (historical front pages from the bilingual newspaper La Voz de Kentucky).

Oral and video sources


Oral Histories

Radio y podcasts