Former LEO Weekly Editor to be Yarmuth Communications Director

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has hired former LEO Weekly editor Stephen George as his new communications director. A Louisville-native, George served as editor of the alt-weekly newspaper for two years and briefly worked for Yarmuth, who founded LEO in 1990, as a staff writer. The congressman sold the newspaper in 2003, but remained with […]

65,000 U.S. High School Graduates Per Year Are Undocumented, Unable to Enroll in College

In this week’s LEO Weekly, Joe Sonka wrote about the DREAM Act, through the story of a 19-year-old student who was brought to the USA, undocumented, at age 10. She now faces possible deportation if she tries to enroll in a university, and limited opportunities otherwise. Joe joined us on Friday afternoon’s State of the […]

Lexington Blogger Takes Job With LEO Weekly

Alternative newspaper LEO Weekly has hired added a Lexington-based blogger as a staff writer. Joe Sonka founded Barefoot and Progressive three years ago and will replace city reporter Jonathan Meador on Monday. Meador has taken a job with the Nashville Scene, another alternative weekly owned by LEO’s parent company, SouthComm. Sonka recently held a fundraiser […]

State of the News

It’s been a mixed bag of news this week. We’re still waiting to hear about a new state budget, but Mayor Abramson’s last budget as mayor has been released. There’s going to be a new library in Fairdale and a bigger one in the Shawnee neighborhood. Our Business First colleagues are hot on the case of business news and LEO turns 20. Join us on Friday for our weekly State of the News.  Listen to the Show