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LEO Weekly Sold to Local Ownership Groupnew

SouthComm has reached an agreement to sell the Louisville alt-weekly to a group of investors led by Aaron Yarmuth, son of the paper's founder John Yarmuth.
LEO Weekly  |  04-30-2014  11:00 am  |  Industry News

NPR Turns to LEO Weekly Managing Editor for Bourbon Expertisenew

LEO Weekly managing editor/arts editor Sara Havens was interviewed for an All Things Considered segment on the watering down of Maker's Mark.
NPR  |  02-13-2013  5:20 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Folio Weekly Publisher To Join Southcomm

Folio Weekly publisher David Brennan recently announced that he will be leaving the publication to serve as the group publisher for SouthComm Inc. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  09-21-2012  12:10 pm  |  Industry News

LEO Weekly Names New Publishernew

LEO Weekly parent company SouthComm, Inc. has named Lowell Sun advertising director Lauren Feldman as publisher.
LEO Weekly  |  02-08-2011  3:55 pm  |  Industry News

Marketing Campaign for LEO Weekly Wins Local Ad Award

The LEO campaign, by local agency Red7e, won the Best of Show award, plus individual and campaign golds, at this year's annual Louisville Addy Awards. To see the campaign that won Best of Show, click here. To see other work Red7e did for LEO, click here.
AAN News  |  03-05-2010  9:08 am  |  Industry News

LEO Weekly Columnist Diesnew

WHAS radio personality and LEO Weekly columnist Francene Cucinello died last week after an apparent heart attack. She was 43. "Those of us at LEO who had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Francene are utterly shocked and deeply saddened by the news of her death," says LEO editor Sarah Kelley. "Her voice, while often controversial, was a mainstay in Louisville and beyond. She will be missed."
LEO Weekly  |  01-19-2010  9:02 am  |  Industry News

LEO Weekly Founder Will Run for 3rd Term in Congressnew

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth has filed paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State's office to run for a third term representing the state's Third District in the House of Representatives. Yarmuth, a Democrat, founded the Louisville alt-weekly in 1990 and sold it in 2003 before first running for Congress in 2006. His campaign says he has raised $660,000 during the 2010 election cycle to date.
Business First of Louisville  |  01-12-2010  9:21 am  |  Industry News

LEO Weekly Art Director Also Designs Posters for Marquee Indie Showsnew

In addition to his part-time work at LEO, Ron Jasin has over the past few years created gig posters for Shellac, My Morning Jacket, the Monsters of Folk, Band of Horses, and Connor Oberst. "This started out from staying up all night making flyers at Kinko's," he tells Louisville Mojo. "I feel really lucky to be able to do what I do for a living. In the end, I'm just a fan of the music like everybody else."
Louisville Mojo  |  12-17-2009  12:55 pm  |  Industry News

LEO Weekly Editor Takes New Gig in Nashville, News Editor Will Take Over

Stephen George is leaving the Louisville alt-weekly in January to become editor of the Nashville City Paper. Current LEO news editor Sarah Kelley will replace him, becoming the paper's first female editor. George, a Louisville native, has been with LEO since 2005 and has served as editor since May 2008. Both LEO and the City Paper are owned by SouthComm. (FULL STORY)
LEO Weekly Press Release  |  12-01-2009  4:34 pm  |  Press Releases

LEO Weekly Fares Well at Local SPJ Awardsnew

The Louisville alt-weekly won a total of 18 awards in the 2009 Metro Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists Louisville Chapter. LEO, which was competing in the Metro Newspapers/Wire Services division, finished first in five categories: Column Writing, Feature Photography, Feature Writing, Health Reporting and Review/Criticism (which it swept).
SPJ Louisville  |  07-06-2009  9:04 am  |  Honors & Achievements

LEO Weekly Reporter Assaulted, Files Chargesnew

Jonathan Meador, a freelancer for the Louisville alt-weekly, was covering a local Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner last week when he was assaulted by local businessman and GOP activist J.D. Sparks, who was apparently trying to get the reporter to stop videotaping the event. Meador will pursue charges of fourth-degree assault and menacing, both misdemeanors, against Sparks.

LEO Weekly  |  05-18-2009  1:11 pm  |  Industry News

LEO Weekly Tightens Beltnew

The alt-weekly's 17 staff members are taking a five percent pay cut this quarter to cope with the economic downturn, the 'Ville Voice reports.
The 'Ville Voice  |  04-14-2009  9:04 am  |  Industry News

Former Editor Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against LEO Weeklynew

Elizabeth Kramer, a former managing editor and arts and special projects editor at the alt-weekly, has filed a suit alleging that she was subjected to a hostile work environment and sexual harassment. Kramer would not comment to the Courier-Journal, nor would editor Stephen George or former editor Cary Stemle. Kramer, who worked for LEO from September 2003-November 2007, is asking for compensatory damages for physical, emotional and mental distress, as well as compensation for lost wages and other employment benefits.
The Courier-Journal  |  04-02-2009  8:34 am  |  Legal News

LEO Weekly Eliminates Listings from Print Editionnew

As part of a larger redesign, the paper has decided to pull listings from the printed page entirely. "We simply don't have the resources -- in people-power or page count -- to continue" printing listings, editor Stephen George writes. He notes that Louisville's Gannett papers have replaced much of their cultural reporting and criticism with listings. "We've realized that instead of trying to compete, we should fill the gaps," he writes. "Our real value to you, we believe, is our judgment and expertise on matters of arts and culture." To that end, LEO is launching a blog that will hip readers to cultural events the paper finds worthwhile.
LEO Weekly  |  03-12-2009  9:06 am  |  Industry News

Hospital Cites LEO Weekly Story as Reason to Shield Witnessnew

Lawyers representing Baptist Hospital East in a malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of hip-hop artist Static/Major contend that the privacy law known as HIPAA protects the identity of a patient who shared a room with the musician the day he died. To buttress their claim, the hospital points to a LEO Weekly cover story about the incident as an example of why the roommate's identity should be shielded. "If this patient becomes a witness to this suit, he will be subjected to similar to scrutiny (sic), and potential embarrassment," the defendants argue in a recently filed court document.
LEO Weekly  |  03-09-2009  1:05 pm  |  Industry News