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… Continue reading Former LEO Weekly Editor to be Yarmuth Communications Director
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… Continue reading 65,000 U.S. High School Graduates Per Year Are Undocumented, Unable to Enroll in College
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… Continue reading Lexington Blogger Takes Job With LEO Weekly
Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green has responded to a fake letter to the editor in LEO Weekly that depicts the city lawmaker lambasting reporter Phillip M. Bailey for covering ethical allegations against her.
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