Yarmuth’s Mother Rescued From Flood Waters

The mother of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., was rescued from a vehicle in a rising creek in east Louisville, according to his office. The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning Tuesday morning and several roads in downtown and nearby the University of Louisville were closed. Edna Yarmuth, 85, was found in […]

Yarmuth Rips Romney Before Louisville Visit

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth has harsh words for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is scheduled to visit Louisville on Thursday for a fundraiser. On a conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee, Yarmuth highlighted a Romney campaign event at a shut down factory in Ohio. The presumptive GOP nominee tried to tie the […]

Political Guru Larry Sabato Speaking in Louisville

Political science professor and author Larry Sabato will be in Louisville on Tuesday as part of a lecture sponsored by the Filson Historical Society. Sabato is director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and is considered a leading analyst and guru of American politics. In July 2008, he correctly predicted that Barack Obama […]

LMPD Chief Challenges Residents to ‘Do Their Part’ Combating Crime

Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad told the Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee on Thursday his goal is to make the city the safest in America, but budget constraints mean residents must do their part to make neighborhoods safer. The chief has met with several community groups and local leaders since being sworn-in earlier this month […]

Activists Organize UofL Rally Over Trayvon Martin Shooting

Community activists and students at the University of Louisville are organizing a walkout and rally for Monday to raise awareness about the controversial shooting of a black teenager in Florida. Last month, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who said the teen looked suspicious. […]

Louisville Unemployment Rate Rises

The unemployment rate for the 13-county Louisville Metro area increased to 9.6 percent in January, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The report issued Thursday compiles the figures for the region that includes southern Indiana and shows over 60,000 unemployed workers. In December, the Louisville jobless rate was 8.9 percent. But officials […]

First Lady to Host Obama Fundraiser in Louisville

First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Louisville next month to support her husband’s re-election campaign. The Obama campaign has scheduled a fundraiser for February 23 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in west Louisville. It is expected to draw hundreds of President Obama’s supporters, who won Jefferson County in 2008 despite his […]

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 […]

Orchestra Says Musicians Have Accepted Contract Offer

The Louisville Orchestra labor dispute is over, according to orchestra management. The management had extended what it called a “final offer” to the musicians. The orchestra board agreed to sign any musicians who remain in Louisville to a contract for upcoming seasons. However, by June 2013, enough players would have to retire or leave the […]