leo weekly http://wfpl.org en Congressman John Yarmuth 'Thrilled' Over Son Purchasing LEO Weekly http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuth-thrilled-over-son-purchasing-leo-weekly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressman John </span>Yarmuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>D-Ky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., says he is thrilled that his son is buying the alternative news weekly he founded almost 25 years ago.</span></p><p align="left">Last week it was announced <a href="https://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2014/04/29/leo-local-and-yarmuth-once-again/">Aaron Yarmuth is leading a group purchasing LEO Weekly</a> from the Nashville-based SouthComm Communications.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:33:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9271 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Yarmuth 'Thrilled' Over Son Purchasing LEO Weekly LEO Weekly Bought By Group Led By John Yarmuth's Son http://wfpl.org/post/leo-weekly-bought-group-led-john-yarmuths-son <p><strong>&nbsp;Update: </strong>LEO Weekly's incoming principal owner, Aaron Yarmuth, said he plans to immerse himself "in all things LEO" once the purchase is finalized.</p><p>Yarmuth said he's agreed to the purchase with LEO's current owner,&nbsp;SouthComm Communications. He's in the process of finalizing the list of local investors who'll join him.</p><p>As far changes, Yarmuth said he's interested in pushing LEO more into the digital realm—something that wasn't a concern when his father founded the paper in 1990.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:58:17 +0000 Joseph Lord 9240 at http://wfpl.org LEO Weekly Bought By Group Led By John Yarmuth's Son Senator Mitch McConnell's Campaign Bars LEO Weekly from 'Private' Press Conference http://wfpl.org/post/senator-mitch-mcconnells-campaign-bars-leo-weekly-private-press-conference <p>The campaign to re-elect Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell barred a Kentucky reporter from covering a press conference Monday afternoon.</p><p>Louisville Metro Police were called to stop LEO Weekly's Joe Sonka from entering a hotel conference room where McConnell was holding an event with fellow Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and a group of veterans.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:36:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8901 at http://wfpl.org Senator Mitch McConnell's Campaign Bars LEO Weekly from 'Private' Press Conference Noise and Notes: LEO Weekly's Winners and Losers http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-leo-weeklys-winners-and-losers <p>At the end of every year <a href="http://leoweekly.com/news/welcome-loserville-2012"><em>LEO Weekly</em> publishes a controversial edition that it dubs 'Loserville'</a>, which is a list of individuals and stories that the staff scorns.</p><p>It includes a who's who of Democratic and Republican elected officials, various organizations and topics, and this year was no different when it targeted Papa John's founder John Schnatter on the 2012 cover.</p><p> The staff argues that the penance is a sign that their issue is trying to make locals do better, but the very next week<em> LEO </em>comes out with an issue that highlights the good work of <a href="http://leoweekly.com/news/2012-people-issue-anthony-smith">organizers</a>, local <a href="http://leoweekly.com/news/2012-people-issue-brewmaster-%E2%80%94-leah-dienes">business owners</a> and <a href="http://leoweekly.com/news/2012-people-issue-deborah-yetter">journalists</a>.</p><p>Among those represented on that list were the Rev. Pat Delahanty, who is leading a charge to abolition the death penalty in Kentucky. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3183 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: LEO Weekly's Winners and Losers Program Could Provide Deportation Immunity to Young Immigrants in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/program-could-provide-deportation-immunity-young-immigrants-louisville <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">On August 15, the Department of Homeland Security began accepting applications for the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 1451 at http://wfpl.org