Local Media Criticizing Special Session

In the wake of another special session after the 2012 General Assembly, the Louisville Courier-Journal is encouraging readers to add a “Kentucky Held Hostage” button to their Twitter of Facebook profile in protest. The newspaper asks residents if they are frustrated that state lawmakers have returned to Frankfort and gives them the option to post […]

Courier-Journal Ed Board Slaps Beshear Over Obama Snubgate

The Louisville Courier-Journal concurred with Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams in a weekend editorial, chastising Democratic Governor Steve Beshear for pretending to snub President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Kentucky. Last month, it was revealed the governor did not receive a formal invitation to participate when Mr. Obama visited Fort Campbell. However, Beshear’s […]

C-J Editorial Board: Green Must Go

In a methodical editorial, the Louisville Courier-Journal joins the five members of the Metro Council who moved to impeach Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, in arguing she must be removed from office. A bipartisan group signed a petition for removal Monday, which was delivered to the council clerk’s office and cites the two ethics complaints filed […]

Williams Running Hard Against Courier-Journal

In a message to supporters, Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams once again slammed Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, but also took swipes at the Louisville Courier-Journal. On Sunday, the newspaper’s editorial board ripped a Williams ad that touted his support of neighborhood schools over the Jefferson County Public Schools student assignment plan. The newspaper called the […]

Special Edition of On Point Live at 10 AM

At 10:00 am this morning, WFPL News will broadcast On Point live. The topic of the hour is prescription drug abuse, which is a major problem in Kentucky. The White House drug czar has called Kentucky “ground zero” for the problem. The Courier-Journal‘s Laura Ungar–who wrote the Prescription for Tragedy series–will appear on the show, […]

Layoffs Announced At Courier-Journal

The Courier-Journal has announced it’s laying off 51 employees. That number includes 17 people who accepted buyout offers. The layoffs are part of broader cutbacks by the newspaper’s owner, Gannett Company, amid falling revenues. Among those accepting buyouts were a number of veteran reporters and longtime columnist Byron Crawford. Rick Redding is a local media […]