Herald-Leader Cuts Include News Staff

Several reporters at the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper will likely lose their jobs in an upcoming round of layoffs. Fifteen positions are being eliminated. Four of those positions are vacant and the rest are in news, advertising and operations. Publisher Tim Kelly declined to say how many of the layoffs are in the news department or… Continue reading Herald-Leader Cuts Include News Staff

Update: Fifteen Jobs Will Be Cut at Lexington Herald-Leader

Fifteen jobs at the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper will be cut. Four of the positions are currently vacant, and the paper reports that the cuts are necessary to overcome year after year of negative revenue. The jobs cuts will be in various departments, including advertising, news and operations. Some of the employees were offered voluntary severance… Continue reading Update: Fifteen Jobs Will Be Cut at Lexington Herald-Leader

Herald-Leader Publisher Retiring

The publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader is retiring. The 63-year-old Timothy Kelly has been with the paper for 22 years, 15 of which as president and publisher. He will step down on June 3rd. On June 6th, Rufus Friday will take over leadership of the paper. Friday is currently publisher of the Tri-City Herald in… Continue reading Herald-Leader Publisher Retiring

Stumbo Blasts Herald-Leader on House Floor

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Three days into his new job as Kentucky House Speaker, Greg Stumbo finds himself the subject of an unflattering article in one of the state‚Äôs largest newspapers. Relinquishing his gavel so he could deliver an impassioned floor speech, Speaker Greg Stumbo lashed out a front-page story in the Lexington… Continue reading Stumbo Blasts Herald-Leader on House Floor